|Chris and Jeff (not Elmer) in front of our ride|
|Our borrowed-car route|
Special thanks go out to our friend Elmer, who saved us a bundle in car rental fees during our seven-week odyssey throughout the eastern U.S. He loaned us one of his cars, a 1980 Mercedes (the first I’ve ever driven!) that he runs on vegetable oil, but which he switched back to diesel for us. We drove from central Florida to Indiana to upstate New York to Massachusetts to Atlanta and back to central Florida, for a total of approximately four thousand miles. Not only did the car always start without a hitch, but it held all the paraphernalia we require when we attend conventions (boxes of books, posters, display panels, decent clothes, etc.). What a great guy!