New Whip

We bought a new (to us) car: a 2012 Toyota Rav 4. It is nearly identical to our previous car, except it’s a newer model. We loved it so much, why make a change? In El Salvador, our Rav 4 took us off-roading in the mountains for a camping trip, to an accessible-only-by-beach-or-boat beach house, on an 11-hour drive toContinue reading “New Whip”

Car Trouble

The dead battery.Last week my car wouldn’t start one evening when I was leaving work. I didn’t immediately think it was a battery problem, as I hadn’t left my headlights or interior lights on. But after a couple coworkers inspected the situation, they determined it was indeed a dead battery and someone was kind enoughContinue reading “Car Trouble”

New Ride

We bought a new car: a 2010 Toyota Rav 4. Although a few people told us we could get by without an SUV in El Salvador, most people we talked to said having an SUV was helpful — particularly for venturing outside the capital. I don’t have a lot of experience driving SUVs so weContinue reading “New Ride”