I took the Honda Ridgeline for a long weekend Up North. Most of my time with the truck so far had been in the rain or snow, 40 miles at a time, during my commute to and from the Autoblog office as the Michigan winter dragged on. I had planned trips Up North (always capitalized by most Michiganders) to the family cottage on Lake Huron, but abandoned them due to nasty weather. Even if it was sunny and warm on any given day or week here in the Detroit area, we got weather reports from relatives who live in Ocqueoc year-round that it was still pretty nasty up there.
That would have been fine — I love an icy adventure to Northern Michigan — except the main reason for heading up was to bring a set of furniture, generously donated by my wonderful mother-in-law to the cottage. I didn't want to expose two dressers and a pair of nightstands to freezing rain and snow for four hours, then have to unload them. Finally, though, spring sprang in southeastern Michigan, and we loaded the bed of the Ridgeline with our fresh furniture and drove up to the cottage.