My first test-drive ever in a 500E covered nearly 2200 miles (3540 km) of the North American continent in 5 days. Up until this event, all I ever saw, felt, heard or knew about a 500E was what I had read & dreamt about.
It was a miserably cold, dreary early winter of 2009...the kind of winter without snow or sunshine, just dirty, frozen filth lining the roadways. With no snow to cover this depressive filth, the only pleasant sights were the few remaining colorful lightings from the Christmas & New Year’s holidays; but even these last vestiges of comfort & joy were slowly being turned off for another year until none remained.
Such was the official start of what I call the Mid-Winter Blues.
I had to get the hell outta here! I had to do something special to battle the Mid-Winter Blues before its bitter grip tightened. The only cure could come from a memorable journey somewheres much sunnier, warmer & interesting.
Boy, did I have a Mid-Winter Blues Tour I’ll never forget!
The following thread recalls the events of a memorable roadtrip taken by just me & a 1993 Mercedes Benz 500E across half of the United States of America. I was able to explore new places, reconnect with old friends, discern reality from legend & synthesize with the mechanical biorhythms of a car we all admire.
Starting from the beginning & ending safely home in my garage, I’ll be adding chapters here throughout our current winter in hopes of beating back those infamous Mid-Winter Blues any of us may be experiencing. To smile is to succeed.
A Happy New Year to all!