Thursday, August 14, 2014

Bucket List




A while back I asked Alan if he would take me to a parking lot somewhere and let me step behind the wheel of his year-and-half old Camaro.

For one reason and another, usually that I was busy, we didn't get it done until today.





Um, wow!

I grew up in the muscle car era...took my road test on a Pontiac Firebird, routinely drove a '69 Chevelle, and have driven all sorts of other cars and trucks. 

And I can drive a standard. In fact my first car was a bright orange Chevy, 3-on-the-tree 1/2 ton pickup. I even had another old Chevy that had been converted...by utterly incompetent kids...from an automatic to a standard. That one would only start on hills, and had flat tires every day. So I rotated my tires, myself, every day, and knew the location of every hill in three counties. (Normal tire rotation does include getting the one that isn't flat out of the trunk and putting on the car, right?)

However, I admit I was really nervous about driving his six-speed beast, even in a parking lot.

I did it though.

Didn't stall it a single time.

 Didn't get out of second gear either, but with more room I could have. 

The sweetest car I ever drove. So smooth, so nimble, so much more power than anyone could possibly need. It's probably a good thing that I never owned a car like that.







10 comments:

Throwback at Trapper Creek said...

Sigh...

Cathy said...

I need new reading glasses.
At first I read it as: " . . . and let me 'sleep' behind the steering wheel . . . ."
And I'm thinking . . . "isn't that sweet"
Ahahahhahahhaaa!!!
And now I appreciate what a wild child you are !!

joated said...

Nice!

Terry and Linda said...

Oh! Good for him...what a thrill for you! ZOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMM!!!

Linda
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lisa said...

Awesome, I had the chance but didn't, glad you did! I miss driving a standard, they sure are fun to drive!

ellie k said...

Hot car, it must have been a thrill to drive it. You have such great kids, that is a compliment to you. Did you find your coffee you were looking for? To day I saw it at Walmart. If your was mart does not have it they should be able to order it for you.

Earl said...

Okay, I understand the liking of the car, not my kind of auto, but I understand. What I think is especially great, is your son that cares enough to lend you his very best.

threecollie said...

Nita, it was so much fun!

Cathy, oh, my, it is comfortable car and he sleeps in it all the time. Alas, if I tried that I probably wouldn't walk for a week. lol. It was fun!

Joated, it was!

Linda, lots of zoom, more than anyone could possibly actually need! lol

Lisa, I had to think about it for a long time, but after a while I realized that everyone needs a little excitement in their lives and I didn't take it out on the road or anything.'

Ellie, it was! And I was so proud not to stall it. Thanks, and yes, the coffee is now back in the stores, thankfully and we are making sure to keep stocked up.

Earl, it was perhaps not unlike the Trusty Triumph. lol He was eager to let me drive it, so proud of it, and I guess he trusts me. He is a really nice young man if I do say so myself, takes care of anyone he can in any way he can. It was a lot of fun!

ellie k said...

I was going to send you coffee if you could not get it. Glad your mornings are back to normal.

threecollie said...

Ellie, that is so sweet and thank you so much for the thought! I am grateful to be able to get it again, and meanwhile we found a different coffee that my daughter likes better, so it all ended up okay. thanks again