Scientizzle, I don’t think we voided the warranty just by driving it, but what do I know? Becky is the one who signed the paperwork. :) I know the car survived unscathed (not undirtied, but unscathed)…
Dude, if you thought driving the highway was bad for you, try driving it in a frickin Honda Pilot! The thing is a behemoth monster of Biblical proportions.
And er, the car was unscathed, but I did clip the mirror on the inner rock cliff when this dufus refused to back up or believe me when I signaled that he should go if he thought the road was wide enough for both of us. Asshole. Not only was he the uphill driver (aka, the driver who is supposed to back up in these situations) but I had someone behind me so I couldn’t back up. Ugh! Anyway, thank God for mirrors that have those sweet hinges so they bend instead of breaking off. Grrr. The guy had plenty of room on his side too; dumbass just couldn’t judge his car.
The natives who clearly drive the road all the time were much more fun to maneuver around because they know exactly where their cars are and one bloke passed me with about four inches between our cars. If my mirror had been lower, it would have been rather unpleasant for both of us.
I love driving though, so even in a giant SUV of death that handles like a freakin boat, the highway was so fun and I did have quite an enjoyable time assigning point values to pedestrian targets who seemed to believe that the middle of the road was as good a place as any to stop and take pictures.
Yeahbut BLL (not BZL :), yer Supposed to uphold fambly Tradition by (a) driving Sometimes :> and (b) whilst Doing so, turning Hard smackdab into the Cliff-face whilst executing a brilliant 3-point 180 for to go Back & get a better Look at some goddamn Sheep or something. :> Whot kind of a yankmick AREyez annyways? :} You think the Ring of Kerry is wot Senator Jawn gave to Theresaheinz? :]
PS ~ yer man the car-rental man ~ “Ah well an’ no one was Injured, sure’n dat’s th’ Important t’ing an’ all dat matthers besides. Th’ rest is Only Money. / Dat’ll be Two hoondred Pounds if yer please.”
We met you two newlyweds on the Pacific Whale Foundation whale watch in Maui and hope you are having as great a time on Maui as we always do. Try doing that road back from Hana at night in the rain with the locals screaming by you!! We also did the entire circle around Haleakala and were just loving the beauty everywhere. Post your picture of the people from Ocean City, Md. and Sacramento, Ca. soon. I would love to see it.