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May 31, 2012 (2:57 pm)
I had a '92 SHO.
Right off my street was an undivided 4 lane state highway, 2 lanes each way.
Usually I drove in the left lane then cut over to the right when it was time to exit.
After having a lot of snow, we had a warm day followed by a cold night.
Like everyone, I was thinking black ice, so i decided to play it safe and drive in the right lane.
Up ahead were a Bronco and an Escort wagon and could see the next traffic light had turned red.
I checked to my left and there was a car next to me.
When I looked ahead again, the Bronco was nowhere to be seen, but the Escort was stopped.
I was thinking, boy that Bronco ran the red light.
As soon as I hit the brakes, I realized I was on black ice.
I didn't want to ram the Escort in the back and I couldn't get into the left lane because of the other car.
Only choice was to run it up the snow bank.
It went up the snow bank and I looked right at the driver though my moon roof!
At the intersection, the snowbank ended and my car banged back down onto the pavement.
It seemed to run ok, so I went to work, looked underneath when I got there. Nothing was leaking.
I called the local Ford dealer and asked them if they could check out my car.
They said the lower right suspension arm was scraped up but not bent and the alignment was fine.
I convinced myself it wasn't as bad as I thought it was until I saw a line carved in that snow bank at least 5 feet above the pavement when I drove by it on the way home.
#11 of 14 Re: I have a few to share. [hpmctorque]
by Karen@Edmunds HOST
May 31, 2012 (4:17 pm)
I wouldn't say I hate camping now, but if given a choice, I'll always opt for the cabin in the woods with a hot tub on the deck.
A/C? Uhh, no.
#12 of 14 Re: I have a few to share. [KarenS]
Jun 01, 2012 (5:38 am)
My Dad loved to go camping as well. We had a dark green 1972 Ford Country Squire wagon back then, so there was plenty of room for our gear. That car had A/C, but Dad rarely used it.
This car is a dead ringer for it except Dad's car had the optional bumper guards on each side of the center grille:
#13 of 14 Re: I have a few to share. [lemko]
by Karen@Edmunds HOST
Jun 07, 2012 (6:42 am)
Ohhhh, my Dad would have loved that, but Mom would have thought it too luxurious.
#14 of 14 Springtime in the north country
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jun 07, 2012 (6:59 am)
Late May/early June is a great time to do the Alaska Highway. The leaves aren't out but the critters are. A friend of mine drove up to Anchorage from Texas last week. On the section around Watson Lake he saw 11 black bears, a grizzly with 2 cubs, 2 porcupines, some bison, lots of caribou, 3 moose and some sheep. That was just on June 3rd.
Once the leaves come out, the critters are much better hidden.