Lucky me, lucky me, my wonderful husband surprised me with a brand new Honda CRV Sport in a lovely shade of sage green for our anniversary. It was hard to say good bye to my beloved and trusty Elliot my Honda Element, but I have made the transition rather quickly. The new car is named Elenor...works well with the existing nick name Ellie. Sounds a little silly, I know, but I have had a wonderful relationship with Elliot over the last few years and he's taken me over 152,000 kms safely while I've been out and about. Elliot never let me down, always started on the coldest of winter days, was able to make it up Scenic Caves Road in the worst conditions and took me to the cottage (my favourite place in the world besides Collingwood) always a happy road trip. Elliot and I had a remarkable relationship. He will be missed, but I'm looking forward to a great relationship with Ellie, the sleek looking, smooth running new car in my life (with a fantastic sunroof). Thanks to Ward Bond and the Team at Blue Mountain Honda for taking such great care of us through the transition and always giving excellent customer service. Special thanks to Nick for quietly answering all of my really stupid car questions without making me feel stupid. The next step is to get 'mycollingwood.ca' on the rear window. Tomorrow I'm off to see Brian at Park Signs to get the new decal because they do an amazing job of matching the paint colour for a very sophisticated looking colour spot of brand awareness. Big hugs and kisses to Dan. That's a pretty amazing present. And Suzan if you're reading this...no eating in the new car and no feet up on the dash when you're waiting in the car for me to finish grocery shopping.