R IS FOR ROADTRIP
I’ve had the most numerous amount of adventures with my little cars.
Some of my fondest memories come from the road trips I’ve undertaken. My first car was a manual with 4 speeds and reverse. For a little car it was pretty fuel inefficient and couldn’t accelerate very well. I should have been more grateful that my parents had bought me the car and paid my insurance for a number of years because that car was indestructible and aptly named by my friend, Terias McKlay, the Pygmy Hummer.
My next car was a newer, automatic version of my first car. I had it such a short time that the only thing I can remember is selling it to a different friend of mine.
My third car was yet another newer version of the previous car, once again a manual version though this time with 5 gears. That was the vehicle I had driven from Alberta to Cape Breton and back in 2008. What an adventure that was. I had wracked up more than 200,000km on it before my dad convinced me to trade it for a Red Hyundai Accent.
While I did end up owning a Smart Car for a short period of time, it was the Accent that I put on 90,000 km in the last 3 years. Even though I find driving the huge distances sometimes boring and cumbersome, especially with a time constraint, I’ve always had a huge sense of freedom when I’m driving far too fast on a prairie road.