Upon our return to Portland, we took some pictures of the rental car before it got hosed off so I could avoid the "excessive cleaning" charge. A simple rinse wasn't enough -- had to bust out bucket, soap, and sponge for this one. All things considered, we did a pretty good job making the thing dirty.
Tailgate glass handle.
After cleaning the car, we drove downtown to Ruth's Chris Steakhouse for dinner.
Inside the door well.
The following day, the car was due back to the airport in the evening to coincide with my departure from Portland. We took advantage of having a large vehicle for the day and ran a few errands for Darrick. First stop was to the Rock store, where Darrick bought probably close to 1,000 lbs of paver stones, loose rocks, and sand for a path on the South side of his house. In hindsight, we should have waited to clean the interior of the vehicle until after this excursion... but it wasn't too bad. Rock unloaded, we ventured over to the new Portland IKEA for lunch, people-watching, and to buy Darrick some cheap furniture for his kitchen and basement.
Back at his house, we performed a quick assembly session and I showered so as not to be stinky on the plane... and then departed for the airport, headed back to Sacramento.
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