Saturday, October 18, 2008

100,000 Miles

Isn't she classy?!


Aurelia with Grandma at the Tendermaid.

L to R: Jeanne, Joanie, Karen, Nancy, yours truly, Aurelia.

Touring the Spam Museum.


Yesterday I met my Red Hat group at our office where we piled into one big car and drove to Austin to tour the Spam museum and eat at the Tendermaid. It was an opportunity to show my friends where I grew up, went to school and church, and worked for a time. Coincidentally, Peder, Sarah and Aurelia also drove to Austin yesterday to see Steve and to go to the Hormel Nature Center. Since Peder knew our Red Hat Sewciety had planned to eat at the Tendermaid, they chose to do the same. It was fun introducing them to my friends.

When I parked my car in our office parking lot, the odometer read 99999. Oh boy, this meant the 100,000 mark would turn over just as I was pulling into my garage later in the day! I've known it was approaching for a few weeks, so I'd been toting my camera in my purse. You may take this kind of event for granted, but I have never kept a car as long as I have had BUGGIE. My *trusty car had its tenth birthday September 8. I'm hoping for many more miles and years of service from her. I like my car as much today as the day I did when it was new. For me it is comfortable and fun to drive.
*I hope crossing over the 100,000 mark doesn't mean things will be falling apart. But just today before pulling out from my church parking lot, a friend drove up beside me and I powered my window down to talk to her. Guess what? The window will not go back up! So tomorrow I'll be going to the shop to get her repaired.


MamaD4 said...

Congrats on reaching 100,000 miles and still loving your BUGGIE.

It's hard to explain to anyone who hasn't had a Volkswagen, isn't it?

I hope that she serves you for another 100,000 miles!

And she still looks fabulous :)

Brian said...

Congrats!!!! She looks great!