For the most part, I was alone while on this trip, but I did have some companionship during the trip.
Gerry joined me for the warm-up leg from Toronto to Kingston, which meant once I got the car I had to wait for him to finish up his day before we could hit the road… waiting waiting waiting… I’d say I was patient, but I’d be lying.
The Ford Escape itself was definitely one of my travel companions, too but I’m not much of a namer so it/she will be referred to as “the car”, the “Ford Escape”, “it” or “her” through out this tale.
It may seem strange to some of you that I consider the Ford Escape as one of my travel companions. It’s not because this trip was sponsored by Ford Canada who provided the car, though that too would make sense.
It’s because after spending day after day alone in a car, the car itself does become a travel companion. The features of the vehicle become a significant part of your experience, much like the characteristics of someone in the passenger seat would.
They can be the source of much joy and, at times, swearing when something doesn’t work the way you want/need/expect it to. And you talk to it, even if you know it won’t respond. Though in this case it did respond! The car came with Ford Sync which means you can tell it what to do. And I did. Regularly.
Note: this post is part of my Lex Go Further – A Ford Escape series sponsored by Ford Canada and Tourism Quebec. If you want to know more about what trouble I get into, you can read my disclosure statement here.