When you drive a Cranbrook, why not take a drive through Cranbrook?
In this case it’s a 1951 Plymouth Cranbrook. Drew and Nancy Rogers recently were married and decided to spend their honeymoon on a drive through this city, in a car named after the city.
The Plymouth Cranbrook was the same one that Drew restored himself when he was just out of high school and took Nancy on dates with.
“We decided to take it up here,” he said. “It works out well that we got to see the town that it was named after.”
Drew said according to the history on the car it was named after this town.
“Of course we don’t know, but that’s what they say,” he said.
Drew said he didn’t think the car was that rare, but admitted he’d never seen another one.
“We got married in Hayden Lake, Idaho, just outside of Coeur D’Alene,” he said. “So we just decided to take a honeymoon through Cranbrook to Banff.”
Nancy said they really wanted to get a photo by the new Cranbrook sign at the south end of town in front of their 1951 Plymouth Cranbrook.
They both said the trip has been going great so far and the car is a smooth rider.
“It’s like driving your couch on a trip,” he said.
The car just floats down the street.
“Of course with an old car it’s always an adventure,” he said. Nancy quickly added that there were no problems yet and hopefully there won’t be any.
“We’re heading up to Banff and then back down to Idaho,” he said. “Then to Walla Walla, Washington, then that’s the end of the road.”
From Walla Walla they will go back to Oklahoma for a short vacation.
“Then it gets much more complicated,” he said laughing. “We’re actually going to be moving to the country of Mozambique in Africa. I’m starting up a small vegetable farm over there.”
Nancy said they plan to spend the first year or two of their marriage in Africa.
Then after that they plan to settle back in Walla Walla.