Carol is still trying to figure out what got in me to buy a 98 4Runner (that would be a "third generation" T4R, ladies and gentlemen) and to give to the Miami Rescue Mission our (Mary's former) 98 Pathfinder, where the 4Runner has even more mileage on it. (The people who came by from the Rescue Mission loved the Pathfinder.) With the 4Runner, however, I got Don. Don is the former owner of my 4Runner.
Last weekend, Don and I changed the spark plugs, the oil, and the oil filter in my "new" car. This morning we flushed the radiator. I'm learning all kinds of things I have always wanted to learn how to do, and getting a kick out of Don in the process (or should I say "in the bargain"). He is in his early 50s, a retired Miami-Dade policeman, single (divorced), lives in Virginia Gardens, is a motor-cycle enthusiast, has a modest Mullet, and is a Toyota fanatic. He bought a spanking-new 4Runner. I met Don when he started coming to my Sunday School class several months ago.
I have discovered that there are all sorts of Toyota 4Runner and related websites out there. In the process at looking at them, I came across this one. Here the owner has an FJ, but he initially had a 4Runner. The photos of the camping adaptation of his rig makes me want to hitch up the camper and head to Western NC with the first breath of spring.