A few days ago, I broke a dry spell of four months without driving in one of the most fantastic ways I could imagine. Here's a picture of me with Clyde, the wonderful Skoda Octavia wagon my girlfriend and I rented to tour Switzerland. This all–wheel drive companion carried us comfortably over highways with stunning views and dark tunnels, while the diesel engine effortlessly pulled us up the steep mountain passes. On top of it all, I honed my skill with its six speed transmission and truly developed as a driver while navigating the alpine switchbacks.

I'm preparing tons of gorgeous pictures, a few good stories, and an Oppo review of the Octavia, so you can expect the full writeup sometime next week. Hopefully you can share in the fun I had on this trip when it gets posted. In the meantime, here's another pretty picture for you.