My beloved Outback died in June. Rust in pieces, my dear friend.
To be more accurate, it did not so much die as the hydraulic clutch’s throwout bearing failed. Which is a $1000+ repair. It also was nearing the 190,000 mile service interval, needed new struts, and at least two tires, if not four. When we crunched the numbers, the estimated service costs were over $7000.
Only two and half times what we paid for the car itself. Ouch.
The repair research took a while, but in the end, we decided that we needed something a bit more road-worthy. Over the Fourth of July weekend, we found a new Roadwagon – a 2014 Kia Soul. Certified pre-owned, warranty, blah blah blah.
The Soul is a nice car, but it’s not the Roadwagon. I am an Outback convert, and I will have another one. Someday. Maybe I can find and talk the wife into a Baja. /steeples fingers
So, because I couldn’t take a roadtrip for June, I spent my time wandering around Woodstock. I found a bunch of things I hadn’t quite noticed before, and began to take the camera on my wanderings.
I’ve put together a gallery of photographs from those wanderings to share with ya’ll. Enjoy.
For my Patreon subscribers, any one of this photos can be printed for you in 8×10. If non-subscribers want a print, let me know and we’ll figure out payment.
PS: If anyone from Subaru America happens across this post and my Patreon project, I would love to include a plug for the Outback. I would just need a 2.5i, preferably in Lapis Blue Pearl, and I’ll even shoot in colour to show off the gorgeousness of the car. 🙂