About the Car

This is my car – a 2007 Mazda 6.  I bought this car back in the fall of 2006, brand new, and it’s been running great in the 55k+ miles I’ve driven since.  I feel this is just the right car I need to take a three-month trip.  It’s comfortable, has space to hold all my luggage and supplies, and it’s got a good size engine to get me up the mountains I will encounter.

My Mazda 6

Those who followed me along in my 2005 road trip might recall I drove a 1997 Plymouth Neon on that journey.

Me with the Neon in front of a Joshua Tree

Although the Neon served me just fine, I would consider the Mazda a definite upgrade.  One of the best features is that it is much roomier.  When it is time to rest, I can recline the seat and stretch my legs to just before the pedals.  Back in 2005 it was a bit crammed, so I needed to put my feet up on the dash.

  1. Melissa
    May 2, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    RIP, Green Goblin. zoom zoom zoom, mazda. 2010 roadtrip FTW

  2. May 4, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    Hi Joe,

    So excited to keep up with you about this! Georgia to NY by way of Alaska — amazing tagline!

  3. menchaca
    May 25, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    my neon – you should have taken the offer? it was going to make a great go-cart for Liam

  4. Reva Barno
    June 24, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    Yes, Joe, I’m reading every day. Your photos are beautiful! Small world. I didn’t realise you had been in Acworth. I’ve friends living there (previously from Endicott) Phone and mail contact for years. I don’t know how you went from NY winters to GA summers. Enjoy!

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