Cool pet ride!

I spotted this handsome BMW motorcycle on a street in Florence, Italy. It featured some unique storage gear.

DSC_3507Note the carrier on the rear of the motorcycle.

DSC_3505Looks like a specific build for “Pedro.” Here’s a closer look:

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There is a blanket in there and leash to keep Pedro ensconced in the unit while on the roll. A great piece of equipment from someone who surely enjoys travel with the pet.

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BMW from Hertz, Spain (2104)

During my most recent visit to Spain, I had the pleasure of driving a very nice car. Thanks to various points and promotions from Hertz, I was able to secure this BMW 3 series:

3 Series BMW rented from Hertz, Barcelona, Spain.

3 Series BMW rented from Hertz, Barcelona, Spain.

What a pleasure to drive this car. It was equipped with a GPS navigation system that worked very well. It’s diesel engine was quite efficient, especially given it was paired with a six-speed manual transmission. Here’s a photo of the instrument cluster just before I began the drive:

Instrument cluster in 3 Series BMW rented from Hertz, Spain.

Instrument cluster in 3 Series BMW rented from Hertz, Spain.

Take note of the trip odometer which shows all zeros. Then, at the end of the drive, when I arrived in Madrid, I snapped the next photo:

Instrument cluster at end of driving across northern Spain.

Instrument cluster at end of driving across northern Spain.

Again, note the trip odometer and see that I drove a total of 2,517.3 kilometers. That’s a fair distance. So many wonderful stops along the way, many of which you’ll find here on The Bent Page. Plus, the scenery was outstanding. And this machine performed like a champ. Thanks, Hertz!

Mini Cooper, Aruba

Some years ago, I owned one of the new Mini Cooper cars. It was a great machine, a roller-skate that was fun to drive. I was surprised to find a few of the original Mini’s here in Aruba. Such as this one at the Sky Dive operation.

The car is in good shape for living on a tropical island. I chatted with the owner and hope to do an interview with him for my Doin’ Time With Dan videos. Here’s another look at the car.

I imagine there are lots of relics rolling around the Caribbean, and not just in Cuba, either. There are a number of classic cars and pickup trucks here in Aruba, not to mention things like juke boxes, Coca-Cola machines, and so on. Sometimes the sights are not on the beach. Keep looking, you may find a diamond in the rough!

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