It is really nice to start the New Year out with a new toy and when I was contacted to test-drive a new Toyota Highlander Hybrid I was more than excited, especially since we’re looking for a vehicle that will be good to drive in winter through Snoqualmie Pass. I knew I had it for a week and I would get a full tank of gas.
I didn’t know I’d be the only one who could drive the car.
And that is where the amazing part of this whole experiment became apparent, because even though I’m always driving when it’s just me and the kids, I NEVER drive when my husband is around. He’s always been the one who seems to love to drive and I am happy playing DJ and food-passer-backer for the kids. And then I realized, it’s not just that he loves to drive, he’s actually TERRIFIED when I drive.
So now the week was really exciting.
I drove us to Mercer Slough.
And to Snoqualmie Pass with all our ski stuff-it even snowed a little on the way up.
And to the cabin where it did look nice parked in our almost-built garage.
We trekked to the Tacoma Glass Museum.
ALL ON ONE TANK OF GAS! And we all survived with me at the wheel.
I loved that the dashboard showed when I was using battery or gas to power the car.
And the heated seats were lovely.
And this glass roof. Oh, this was amazing. This really made me feel like I was driving something special.
And I drove in snow, sleet, rain and sun.
It all was special.
Because I was in the driver’s seat.
We really need to do this more often, even though the hubby may have gotten a few teeny grey hairs because of this.
Thank you a million Toyota for lending me this vehicle.
(PS. FYI-as a I mentioned before, I was lent a Toyota Highlander Hybrid for a week and I was given a tank of gas but I wasn’t required to post and these are all my own thoughts)