90,000 miles…WOW! Seems like a miLEStone! to me. Just had to share the when and where I was when my car his 90,000 miles today with all of you!
Out for a Sunday drive. No, don’t I wish! I was headed to Bowie, Maryland from Arlington, VA. “We” just went for a fill up and a car wash (hello, $61 later!) and were headed to 495 North!
I get to my friend’s house. Friend is a newfound client of Do More With LES and former coworker at PPSV. She is ready to have her first baby ANY day now, so as a part of nesting, a little Lauren time was in order! We had fun and were very productive.
On the way home, my car went from this:
… to this…….
Very exciting, wouldn’t you say? OK so I celebrate the small things in life and find the little pleasures in life to be a little too exciting, but think about it? How many miles do YOU have on your car? How many did you have when it became your very own?
I bought my 2006 Honda Accord on July 31, 2007. It had 22,685 on it. I bought it used off the lot at Jack Taylor’s Alexandria Toyota. Felix was my sales guy and Jen Walker was my chief negotiator. I wanted a sunroof, this I knew! This one, on the test drive, didn’t have a sunroof. The next day when I went to pick it up, thank you, Jennifer, it had a sunroof! Today, we had it all the way open to celebrate the big event!!!
Where have I traveled to put on 67,315 miles you ask? Well, since that’s probably a rhetorical question you probably don’t want to read on, but I’ll tell you!
Chesapeake to see my brother & family – many times!
Charlottesville to see friends & family & weddings, too – many times!
Nags Head – because my brother drove it there for Beach Week! (& bought it a new tire!)
Delaware – to visit my chief negotiator’s beach house – a few times!
Dulles – too many times to count!
National – way too many times to count!
BWI – A LOT, especially recently!
Stevensville – a lot of fun weekends, how many miles is Rt. 8 roundtrip, anyway?
Baltimore – to see the Nats v. O’s – once or twice!
North Carolina to visit Elon & Darren in Winston Salem – ok a lot to Elon, and once to see Darren! Brian & Heather, too!
Where else? Oh, Sandbridge at least twice! (that was the maiden voyage!)
Not very far North or West, sadly…we’ll have to work on that!
Lucky for me, I have good people taking LOTS of good care of my car on a very regular and all too routine basis. There’s Ben at Liberty Mutual, Mike at Lindsay Collision, my dear old Dad, and OK I’ll admit it, I’d be nowhere without Yates Automotive! I’d say it’s been there a lot, too! Special thanks to Jason, Ben, Rob & James, of course, for all of the TLC they provide!
At the end of the weekend, I have a lot to celebrate, a clean car with a full tank of gas, good friends, better clients and most of all my health! (Oh, it’s been to MANY a local hospital, too, especially lately!)
LS4BLU, why? Because, I love you, Dan!