Fun fact, Babe and I went to driving school together! He passed the test with flying colors his first time. I.… well I needed a couple more tries at the parallel park part. Which I still claim is not my fault. The instructor I had tried to teach me the “duct-tape on the steering wheel” method. It didn’t work.
We are not car snobs. This is completely evidenced by the history of cars we have driven. If it started, warmed up most of the time, and got us to next party, class, job, etc we happily accepted it. Stasha’s topic this week was 10 things about your car. Here is a list of the 10 cars that Babe and I have traveled through time with.
1. My first car was a light blue with matching fabric interior, Plymouth K Car Reliant. She was a good little car that happily drove me to and from school, work, and dance rehearsals.
2. Babe’s first ‘car’ was not in fact a car. it was a 1988 Ford Econoline… or what we prefer to call it; the party wagon. I’ll let you imagine the rest from there.
4. Also during high school and through college Babe drove his favorite car the Volvo. This lovely had over 250,000 miles on it before it got a new home. Rumor has it she’s still running strong in Florida as a to and from the golf course car.
5. A portion of my college years were spent driving the boat. Once my Grandfather passed away I was deemed worthy to take over his vehicle. I could move myself and a roommate out of our Sorority house in this bad boy.
7. For a part of our lives in Cleveland Babe got to drive his Mom’s old car… a red Sunbird Convertible. He got lots of interesting looks driving down Lake Shore Drive with the top down and his tie blowing in the wind.
8.The first car I bought with my own money was a Saturn Ion. It had a sunroof and 6 miles on it when I picked it up. Saturn was the most customer-service friendly dealer and service shop I’ve ever dealt with. My brother-in-law has her now. That was a really good car.
9. Babe always said when he finished law school he was going to buy his own car. A big car with leather seats and a CD player that worked. He graduated in April and he bought the GMC Enovy that same month. She’s still with us. The boys always pick driving with Daddy’s car when they can, they think it’s so much cooler than mine. They’re right.
10. With the addition of car seats I knew I’d take the plunge eventually. And honestly, I love it. The robot doors, the dash, the DVD player. I’m just fine driving my precious cargo around in it.
We plan on driving both of these cars until they simply can’t drive anymore. Biggest can’t wait to drive Daddy’s GMC, I told him that I would record that statement and remind him of it when the time came!