Here’s the problem with moving from Michigan to California, and then marrying a Californian, and then having a family. They all want to go and play in the snow every winter. Personally, I had enough of that crap when I was growing up in Detroit, and I never really got into ice-skating, skiing, snowmobiling, snowboarding, hockey, or any other winter activity that didn’t involve fishtailing or e-brake turns.
As is customary each year, this past week my family coerced me into making yet another annual pilgrimage to see the snow. Only this time around, we had to go quite a distance, since the Los Angeles area is having its driest year in, like, forever, and our local mountains are utterly barren of frozen white stuff. So we packed this 2014 Toyota 4Runner Limited, and headed north to Mammoth Lakes, the rugged SUV proving absolutely perfect for the trip.
Except, of course, for the abysmal fuel economy.