This has been an unusual week, with stints behind the wheel of everything from the 1981 Impala to the not-yet-released 2015 Sonata.
To start with, a while back I mentioned that I’d been watch shopping. You can see the results of that above: the OMEGA De Ville Hour Vision Orbis. I’ve wanted an Hour Vision since they came out; something about having sapphire windows all the way around the case, it’s a neat gimmick and it makes the watch a bit thicker and more reassuring-feeling to wear. At the same time, I bought a brown-dial Seiko 5 automatic for tougher duty. I’m pleased to report that the Seiko survived a fair amount of time in the ocean at Palm Beach. I think the De Ville would do just as well but the crocodile strap probably wouldn’t.
Okay. The Impaladventure is complete and you can read both parts on TTAC this week. It was a great time although I was surprised at how poorly my post-accident self does with sleep deprivation and how quickly I found myself impersonating a zombie.
Yesterday, the 26th of June, I drove a rental Cruze from Louisville to Montgomery, AL to test the new Sonata.
We’ll have the review of this very competent new car on Monday at TTAC.
As fate would have it, my route to Montgomery took me down 65 and so I found myself in the drive-through of the Hardee’s in Franklin, TN exactly three years after the first time I was there. I don’t believe in fate/karma/whatever… but talk about odd. What a long, strange three years it’s been.
I should be home by Saturday and I’m looking forward to spending a few weeks with my son before I head out for another adventure. In the meantime, if you need me, I’ll be catching up on my sleep!