GMC Yukon XL Test Drive
For the final week of the kids' summer vacay, I borrowed a GMC Yukon XL Denali. To be honest, I'm not sure if "Denali" belongs in the full name of this full-sized luxury SUV, but that word is prominently written on the car so I'm going with it.
Sure, it's big, but how big? Here's the Yukon XL handling all the wood required for the new loft bed my wife built for the two little ones.
And throwing my bike in there was ridiculously easy. Look at all the room to spare.
It turns out Hamilton is the city of waterfalls and home to more than 100 waterfalls and cascades, so we took a road trip to the Hammer to check out a couple of them along the Bruce Trail. This beaut is Sherman Falls.
This is Tiffany Falls, which seems to attract a lot more people.
Note to self: explore more of the Bruce Trail.
It was an amazing week and now that the kids are all back in school, it's time to get some work done.
I took a couple of weeks off to spend time with the family, first camping and then renting a cottage in Muskoka. There are five of us, two tents, a cooler, several sleeping bags, a BBQ and, well, everything else. To borrow a line from Martin Brody, we're going to need a bigger car.
GM Canada came through with a bigger car. Except it's not just big, it's absolutely humongous. The GMC Yukon XL has seats for nine and a mind-boggling amount of space in the trunk. Here's the little guy for scale.
I had come from a Mazda Protege, so it took me a little time to adapt to my new size, but in no time I forgot I was driving a small bus. It was a quiet, smooth ride to Sandbanks, and its 5.3L V8 EcoTec3 engine was a welcome change.
What a great week!
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