Tah-Dah!! Now that the appropriate mourning period for Junior has passed, we are proud to unveil his replacement. Its a Toyota Highlander, and is just an ever so slight upgrade over Junior. As in 17 years newer. He is, as yet, unnamed. So if you are hit with inspiration upon seeing his picture, we are open to suggestions.
He has quite a few bells and whistles, but two stand out as my favorite. 1. A built in garage door opener in the sun visor. This is particularly great because when we bought our house it only came with one garage door opener, and I have been unable to find a replacement. So for the last year and a half any time I leave the house I back Junior out into the driveway then go back into the garage to shut the door and then run out and duck under the closing door while jumping over the little laser thingy, and happily drive away. Repeating the process in reverse when I get home. So needless to say, I am quite excited about having a garage door opener in the car. 2. It has a little arrow on the dash that tells you which side the gas tank is on. This might have been designed with me in mind, because as Aubrey can attest, I always forget which side of the car it is on.
It has some other things too, like AC and intermitten wipers that I think I might enjoy. And the headlights point forward. And the windshield keeps the rain out. Its amazing what they can do with the technology these days!