Saturday, January 31, 2015

New Year, New Wheels

This January, we had a new addition to our family...

Say hello to Ghillie, our beautiful new vehicle!

Ghillie is a 2008 Jeep Patriot, and a huge step up for us. We had been praying and searching for our next vehicle since before Christmas break, and we are so thankful that the search has ended and we can now enjoy more road trips in a very reliable vehicle!

Charlotte, meet Ghillie. :)

Our first mileage milestone. We bought it just in time for this!

We have already broken it in with driving across town and going on a few short road trips. We even had to test out the 4 wheel drive on a muddy, dirt road in the rain. We especially enjoy being able to drive the limit and merge easily onto interstates, reaching 65 before the entrance lane ends!!

Selfie from our first road trip in Ghillie!

Charlotte has tested out the back row and our seats up front, and has declared Curtis' lap the best for riding. ;) We are also excited that we can now fit 5 people in here comfortably! No more cramming in the back of a truck cab!

There are so many other new features that we are loving - working air conditioning (a wonderful thing when living in AZ!), power locks (our last truck had the "reach across"), and a button that controls the windows! Folks, it's official, we have entered the 21st century! 

Now ever since we've gotten this car, we've been aching to go on some adventures...

1 comment:

  1. It’s great that your search has finally ended, and that you’ve found one that you feel comfortable driving. I can see that you really like it, even Charlotte does. I hope to see some great road trips and adventures with Ghillie on your blog soon. Happy driving!

    Byron Walters @ Bob Dunn