In 2016 I got myself my first brand new car. She was a shiny Soul Red Metallic Mazda CX-5 I named Ruby. I specifically got a utility vehicle because I knew I wanted something I could take on adventures. At the time, though, that's all I had...this generic idea of going on some kind of adventures. Over the past two years that idea has become much more clearly defined. The CX-5 took me all over the place. From trips to So Cal, various hikes, countless climbing trips, to car camping in the dead of winter in Tahoe. That vehicle definitely treated me well and helped make my daydreams of adventure a reality. Now, in 2018, I've upgraded to a Mazda CX-9 I've dubbed Merlin. I've had the car but a week and already find myself enjoying the gorgeous views here in Mt. Shasta. With more seats to haul more friends and more gear, I look forward to where the future takes us.