Thursday, February 19, 2009

crossing Africa

This is from the blog of two people who crossed Africa in a Fiat Panda. I don't think I would want to take this trip (well, maybe). What a cool thing to travel. I have never test driven the Panda. I honestly don't know if I'll like it. It looks like a real fun car. I don't actually know what has gotten into me, but I want my car to be fun to drive. Juergen has the very big "practical" beast of a car. It has loads of room and feels like a house on wheels. Fun is not a word I would use to describe Juergens car (sad but true). I generally travel in my car alone, or with one or two kids. I take short trips in the city. I need something easy to park, and cheep to run. I hardly ever drive on the autobahn. I guess so much of my life is pretty dull. Driving does not need to be fun...but I want it to be fun. Maybe it's a midlife crises? I love my family but some times I feel like I never give myself what I "want". Is there anything really wrong with liking a sporty little thing of a car? It has 6 airbags, and a solid roll cage for safety. I don't plan on drag racing with it. I just want it to steer like a sports car, and move like a sports car. I have a young heart, and some times I feel so old.

1 comment:

caring for the garden said...

Amy, it is perfectly OK to want and need a means of getting away from stress. We all have stress, but I can't think of many people who on a day-to-day basis live with as much stress as you do. So whether it is a car, your fieplace heater, or just going to the park alone please do not feel guilty for it. If you take the time for yourself, you will be more refreshed and the whole family will reap the benefits. I love you, Mom