This is my rental ride this week, a 2013 Dodge Challenger. I decided to shell out a bit more from my own pocket to upgrade over the dull compact that company policy authorized. Why? Several reasons:
1) When I was a kid I always thought the old Challengers were one of the coolest looking cars in the world, and the new ones are one of the best retro muscle car looks out there. So ever since they started coming out I've wanted to drive one.
2) Because this is going to be one of the greatest weather weeks of the year for MGB driving in Michigan, and I'm missing it. So I had a nice rationalization on that front.
3) Because Tommy Boy damn well wants it that way. (For those who don't know Tommy Boy, he's a former Detroit Rugby player who bought a new Challenger this week.)
I don't have much to say about the sunset itself, except that I was sitting down on the cliffside and eating a tasty veggie burrito during most of it. There may be better sunset experiences than sitting on the cliffs at San Gregorio eating a tasty veggie burrito. But I'm sure it's a short list.
Looking out at the cliffs and the sunset:
From the top of the cliffs:
After the sunset I loaded up the Challenger and drove back to the Bayside via one of my favorite driving routes in all the world: La Honda Rd. from San Gregorio to the top of the mountain, then Skyline Blvd North along the mountain top to Route 92. Much of that used to be my daily commute when I lived in La Honda in the 90s. What really amazed me as I thrashed the Challenger along that enormously windy route was looking back at how fast I used to drive it in the Mighty Plymouth Acclaim.
Finally, one last photo. The Challenger atop Skyline Blvd., looking out at the San Francisco Bay.
All in all, an excellent drive!