Tuesday, December 15, 2009

What's your favorite car?

Just a quick post before I go to work at the book store - the newest challenge is up at http://whatisyourfavething.blogspot.com/ as well as the winners for the favorite holiday challenge - great stuff!!!!! Be sure to check it out and then play along with us - what is or was your favorite car, method of transport, or even some other ideas? The DT always comes up with some fantastic and innovative stuff so come on over!
Over the years I have had some interesting cars - a blue VW beetle named Gretl, a Toyota Corolla with a stick shift - I didn't know how to drive a 4 speed when I bought it but Dan rode with me on the way home - a long distance with both city streets and the freeway - and I learned to drive it so that I drove it alone to work the next day! It is amazing the stuff you can do when you have to! I had a bright blue Geo Metro with hot pink detailing. Today I drive a 1998 Buick Century which Dan inherited when his mother passed in 2004. It had very low mileage and even now, it only has 70,000 miles on it (11 years old!) I haven't listed all of the cars that I have had or even any of Dan's cars - he used to have an Austin Healy Sprite - fun, fun, fun! I did my layout about the 1993 Saturn that I bought when Brian graduated from high school, I gave him the Metro and got this car - very comfortable and easy to drive. The photo is a Polaroid that they took at the dealership when I picked up the car. The patterned papers are My Little Yellow Bicycle and Making Memories, and the embellies are just some that were in my misc box. The little girl - Sally - in the car is from a Dick and Jane calendar (from just a few years ago - I got it at the book store).
Hope you have a great day and thanks for reading.


deana said...

That LO is so CUTE, Chris! I didn't get a chance to check out all the LO's in photobucket before Julie's post. So when I was reading her comment, I noticed your Saturn photo from '93. I have a photo of ME just like that, standing infront of my new Saturn. It was the first NEW car I purchased. And oddly enough, I want to say it was around '93, too! I'd have to look back in my old photo albums.

Hope you have a GREAT day! :-)

Anonymous said...

CUUUUUUUTENESS! LOVE that map and the pic too!

...and what a coincident if you and deana actually drove the same car! LOL. :)


ps- i seriously love your painting! i'm so glad it's on my wall! :)

jacque4u2c said...

Adorable layout! CUTE! CUTE! CUTE!

McMGrad89 said...

Aww. The first car I remember my family having was a VW Bug and station wagon. We had those until 1973 when we moved back to the lower 48. I was so sad to hear that my parents had to leave them behind. From that day on I looked for VW Bugs everywhere I went. I even told my dad that I wanted a purple one for graduation. No such luck. But there is always the dream of someday.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

my mom's first car was a blue bug too!!!! loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee your lo chris!! *love* :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Maggi said...

I remember them taking a pic of me when I got my first Saturn! lol Your layout is darling!!!

Anonymous said...

Now that I saw your layout up close, and read the journaling, it's even more beautiful!!!! WOWZAH! (and can you believe I NEVER owned a car myself... always drove in my men's cars - I prefer bikes!!!)

Hanneke said...

I love this LO, great photo and I love the girl in the car!! Don't really know about all those cars you mentioned, only know the Beetle, hahahahaha!!!!!