I've had a little relaxation time to consider my options. Since I can't tow my car 4-down and didn't want to buy a tow dolly (I'm not a fan of towing a vehicle anyway), I sold it. A nice couple from my old neighborhood in Berkeley, CA purchased it and picked it up today.
I'm going to miss the car. My mother bought it new in 1993 and when she purchased a new one in 1997, she gave me the Ford Escort with 11,000 miles on it. Yes, it was literally driven by an old lady to church on Sunday and the grocery store once a week. I flew down to Las Vegas to pick it up, spending the day with her and driving it back to Berkeley late that night.
It now has 69,424 miles on it and has been taken care of. The Pacifica, CA rust is encroaching and the car needs to move inland.
When I speak with my sister in Buena Park, CA, we still refer to it as "Mom's car." Before I bought my previous RV and throughout the years, the trunk held a tent, sleeping pad, quilt, Coleman stove, water, food, first aid kit, space blanket, emergency sleeping bags, hand warmers, paper towels, toilet paper (very important), and some stashed cash. The new owners will get the tent and sleeping pad.
Now I need to go somewhere else and deciding where that will be. What fun! For the first time in my life, I can go anywhere I like.
If you had the same options, what would you do?