An early nickname for the locomotive was the “Iron Horse”. In the spring of 2009, I followed the path of the first Transcontinental Railroad as I moved from California to Arizona to Vermont. The sale of railroad land grant lands had lead to the settling of the “Great American Desert”, and I was thankful for the opportunity to pass back through my once desert home on a farewell tour.
Horsepower is a term that was originally meant to compare the power of engines and other machinery to the power of draft horses. My 2008 Toyota Matrix proved to be no match for a draft horse. With just a few miles over 100,000, the transmission died just after the move to Vermont. An unplanned automotive purchase resulted in a 2008 Scion xB. It’s a great little car – plenty of room for the people and the dog. The built in iPod dock is also a nice touch. Especially after you buy the Griffin adapter so that it charges your new iPhone 3GS.
2003 Toyota Matrix
Cosmic Blue Metallic
2008 Scion xB
Blackberry Crush Metallic