by William R. Frankenberger, The Villages, Florida
We thought it was quite unique to have red, white, and blue Subaru vehicles.
The white Forester is our 12th Subaru. Our daughter currently owns the STI and red Impreza.
by Dottie Fitzgerald, Fitzgerald Subaru, Rockville, Maryland
Thought you might enjoy seeing our dog Hannah, aka “Calendar Girl,” proudly wearing her Subaru fashion. She received a lot of votes, so she got the cover and the month of March on the 2013 Mid-Atlantic German Shepherd Rescue calendar.
by Nancy M. Herbst, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
I’m writing to share my experience with being the owner of my third Subaru. I started with a Legacy, then a 2004 Legacy Outback Sedan, and currently a 2010 Outback. The first two Subaru vehicles had over 180,000 miles, and my current one has 75,000 with lots of life left in it.
Several years ago, when I owned the Outback Sedan, I was working as a home health physical therapist. I was at a patient’s home in a rural area. He had one lane that led to his property.
During my visit, a windstorm blew down a tree across the lane, which blocked the only exit. Since it would be hours until the tree could be cleared away, he directed me across the cornfields to the main road. The Subaru had no problem.
I’ve enclosed a picture of myself with four friends who grew up on the same street over 60 years ago. For the past 12 years, we have traveled to a lake house in the Pennsylvania Poconos.
The amazing thing is that five women can pack for four days in the Outback. We also have ample room for a comfortable three-hour drive.
I LOVE my Subaru and plan to always be a Subaru owner.
by Barbara Escher, Bozeman, Montana
I am a 62-year-old ice climber. I started climbing at age 50.
The photo is in the Ghost Valley, approximately one-and-a-half hours from Calgary, Canada. As the guidebook says, “You’re on your own, pal.” We “4-wheeled” through rivers, snow, boulders, and ice.
My guide commented on how impressed he was with my Forester, especially that we never scraped the undercarriage.
Read about ice climbing in the Winter 2013 issue.
by Winfield Cline, Spokane, Washington
In August, we had a family get-together in Sandpoint, Idaho, including four generations, 19 people, and six Subaru vehicles. (My wife, Molly, and I own the two silver Foresters.)
There were two from Colorado, two from Idaho, and two from Washington. The oldest was a 1997, the newest a 2012.
We kept them busy pulling watercraft to the lake and bikes to the trails.