Looking back … The Road Best Traveled 2017

At year-end, it’s tradition to take a look back at where you started and how far you’ve come throughout the year, right? Okay, maybe not for some, but in general that’s why we do all the “year in review” stuff, right?

And so, without further ado, welcome to the The Road Best Traveled year in review – a look back at 2017, Chrysler Capital style!

January found many dashing through the snow and hopefully not too many of us had to rock our way out of a jam. We took charge, had bright ideas and saw things clearly.

Heating things up in February was challenging with the cold temperatures, but a breathtaking beauty was introduced during the Super Bowl that helped us forget our woes.

Looking forward to the promise of spring, we considered a new direction in March, avoiding the potholes and enjoying the wind in our hair.

Is it ironic that April not only houses National 4X4 Day and also National Car Care Month?

Speaking of commemorative days, May had its share. Together we celebrated the odometer and Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. In May we celebrated mothers, the kick-off to summer and perhaps the most decorated of them all, Memorial Day.

In June we drove for a cure, drove to find our favorite coffee (well, mine anyway) and drove to find some unique and enjoyable vacation spots. And we kept the drive alive in July with road trip ideas for your bucket list.

Instead of providing a list of necessary items for our back-to-school list in August, my 11-year-old daughter provided me with a well-thought-out list of why a Jeep® Wrangler should be her first vehicle. I have to give her credit for creativity. And we also looked at why the Wrangler is the ultimate all-season vehicle. Maybe we can revisit that topic in five years or so, when a vehicle for her is actually on the back-to-school shopping list.

Finally, September rolled around, along with all things football – like planning the perfect tailgate. But of course, there is more to life than football (REALLY???), so we got down to business with the PTA, some rules of the road and Spiders.

In what seemed like the blink of an eye, suddenly it was October. We were celebrating our Renegade Spirit, heading down to Sesame Street and … recalculating. Mild fall temperatures extended our convertible season while we knew the time was right to prepare for winter’s worst.

While there was plenty going on in November, it seemed the best time for a simple thank you.

And finally, here we are, back in December, preparing for a New Year and hopefully staying safe as we travel throughout the holiday season.

On that note, I would like to thank all of you for reading/following throughout the year. Here’s to a happy and successful 2018!