It was my very first car, the one I took my drivers license test in, and the one I drove about 200,000 miles in up and down the west coast of the United States. This little red SUV journeyed as far north as Mt. Robson Provincial Park in Alberta, Canada and as far south as California's border with Mexico. It was the perfect car for road tripping through my 20s.
When I share stories about road tripping - I don't often mention the car(s) which allow me to take such fantastic trips. Of course when we've road tripped off-continent we rent the tiniest car we can get - but at home, it was my daily driver which served me so well for over a decade.
My 1999 Honda CRV was handed down to me in my second year of college. It always had a little extra from your standard model - outfitted with a front skid plate, slightly larger wheels, and fog lights. Early on it even sported a special cable which I could hook up my wheel model iPod. Additional features like the sunroof and picnic table built into the back truly made it the perfect car for road tripping.
Alas, at sixteen years of age, it's time for my beloved Honda CRV to go on to a new home. This is certainly not a car blog and I'm not the kind of person who anthropomorphizes my cars - but my Honda CRV has been such a huge part of my life in travel I felt it deserved a little celebration of it's journey with me.
So here comes the gratuitous car pictures, from as far back as I could find them; beginning with 2004 at the mouth of Highway 1 on the Northern California Coast all the way to 2014 in the exact same spot.
Suggested Road Trips
Photography By: Adina Marguerite Pease & Fugue Photography
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