9.02.2010

A BIG Mile Marker


I do not drive anything fancy.  I drive a 1996 Nissan Maxima, Maroon: the exact color of the dress I am wearing today.  My car is named Lucy.  Lucy and I have been through a lot together.  Today marked a large mile marker, the 200,000 mile marker to be exact.  I caught it on camera above to remember the moment of delight when all six of the number flipped in unison (while driving but ignore that fact please).  

Let's reflect back on what Lucy and I have shared together:
I have cried in that car.
I have kissed in that car.
Cross country road trips.
Singing at the tops of my lungs to my favorite playlists.
I have killed several deer while behind the wheel.
I have shared secrets.
Made friendships.
Given a ride to a (somewhat stinky) hobo (not recommended).
I have slept in the back seat overnight.
I have gotten 2 flat tires, but never broken down.

That doesn't even begin to explain the journeys we have shared together.  Thank you Lucy for what you have provided.  You may not be pretty, but you serve me well.

34 comments:

Liesl @ FabulousFashions4SensibleStyle said...

What a fun and creative post, Rachel, I love it!

I once marked that exact milage on our family car a few years ago and my dad and I watched all the numbers turn...so I know the excitement! :)

Thanks for sharing some of the times you and Lucy have had and I'm sure there will be many more!

Liesl :)

P.S. What something provides over looks is always a good way to go in life! :)

lara said...

This is not a car... it´s a part of your life. This is a perfect communion between it´s engine a your brain... better your heart
Kisses

Sarah B said...

This sounds just like me and my first car - an old Mini. I took a pic of the odo ticking over as well (and I was driving as well!!). The only things I didn't do in my car was hit moose (none in Tasmania) and pick up a hobo :)

VMcreation-fashion-studio-atelier said...

Hi,darling Rachael:-)*

I have never drive in the car and today...realy exciting,I go for the FIRTS time!I take my first auto drive lesson!!!

Thank you SO very much for you lovely,lovely comments,sweetheart:-)))*

Love and warm hugs,
***Violetta***

Carmel said...

Aahh - A real love story. I remember my first car (many years ago) and all the adventures and firsts I went through. These days I drive a very unromantic truck, but it does the job. May you share many more journeys with Lucy.
Carmel
x

Debby said...

You are just too adorable, Rachael!! xo

Couture said...

Great post!

Diana Mieczan said...

Lucy and you are such a great team...Congrats to you both!!!..hahah:)
Kisses,sweetie and have a great day

Wild and Precious said...

haha love it! what a sweet little car full of memories!! glad you were able to capture this true "mile" stone on film.

Signe said...

Hihi, long live Lucy! :)

Scientific Housewife said...

That's so funny that you captured it!

elizabeth said...

how fun! congratulations to you and Lucy!

tifsong said...

you're so safe!
:)

i have a 97 Nissan ALTIMA and his name is BIG ASH.

because he's black, but graying.

and it sounds like Big A$$ (can't tell what that is, right? ha!). and that makes me laugh.

when can we meet up with our cars and eat a burger together or something? i'd like to share your sweet presence.

Jessica said...

This is such a cute post! I've never really considered everything I've been through with my car, but it's funny to think about all of the memories made there and where it's taken me. I love this idea!

Josie said...

So exciting! El Pri, the car I drive when at home, and I have a similar relationship.
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

Lily Riani said...

those trusty car where you cant part right.... i know what you mean. however i recently sold my car as i given way to many probs.

Marie Z. said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one who gets excited when their car hits milestones on the odometer! I wish you many more memories with Lucy ; )

Katie said...

What a sweet ode to Lucy! And how well you must take care of her! I hope my Sybylla makes it as far as your Lucy ... :)

yellowblue said...

It brought to mind images of friendships, and I pictured a montage of scenes taken in your car.
I adore this post.

cailen ascher said...

congrats to you and lucy for your milestone : )

-cailen & mr. beaumont (my trusty ride)

britni @ Antika Moda said...

wow, what adventures you and Lucy have had!!

Evi said...

i LOVE this! i just got a new car and need to think of a name for it because nothing says "i love my car" more than giving it a cute name :)

Nelah said...

What a cute post! I have never driven any cars that long yet but I am sure it is more that a "car" that gets from point A to B, it is full of memory.

oh dear watson said...

Oh.. I am so nostalgic about cars... I also get a little teary-eyed when I switch cars.

junghwa by amy stewart said...

Rachael!! It's been a long long time. I'm back! How are you? Your blog is still as lovely as ever. Congrats on your Lucy hanging in there for so many miles. :)

Hope you have a great weekend!!!

Melissa said...

Aw, Lucy!! It's so true that our cars become fairly big players in our lives, somehow. What a fantastic ode to her!

Taylor said...

THIS IS AWESOME!!!! I love the 'deer's and all the other memories you have in that car!!!

Melissa Blake said...

Cars have a way of becoming such a big part of our lives, don't they? Great story!

Molly said...

I can't believe you captured the moment on film!!! That is so awesome.

Happy 200,000 miles, Lucy.

Moosette said...

I LOVE this post! It is crazy to think back on all the adventures one shares in their car! I cant believe you have hit deer!

Happy 200k!

Kristin said...

Dude. That is huge. WAY to go Lucy!!

communikate. said...

Ah.. I love when cars are good and keep going and going like the energizer bunny!

Glad you've had some happy memories with her!

Rachey Smart said...

AWESOME Rach! My scooter just hit 1,000 miles and I took pics too:)

Beatriz said...

Eek! This is so sweet. My car has a name too. His name is Campbell. Because he's red. And he looks like the juiciest little tomato. We've had some fun times too ;)

Hope you're doing wonderful Love!
B.

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