Wednesday, April 4, 2012
I'm Driving In My Car
I haven't had a car in so long that it took me a few days to get used to driving a small car instead of a 25' motorhome. For awhile I continued to drive the car as if it were Minnie. I took the corners slow and wide, backed up very slowly and drove it as if it were a truck. It also felt like I was sitting on the ground. Once I got the feel for it I love the fast response time, the ease of backing up, the sharp cornering and fuel efficiency. What I miss are big side mirrors, my cushy captain's chair, being elevated and my toilet.
I have now had the car for a week and I have been visiting friends, gone out to eat, been to the courthouse, been to the post office, been shopping (more than a few times), been to the bank, taken some clothes to Goodwill and been to four different RV dealers (I am looking to trade in Minnie). I have a few more days with this car and I still need to get passport pictures taken, get a haircut, go to the Gem Faire, go to a drumming circle and attend the season opening Eugene Saturday Market.
This has felt like a very busy, hectic life style and I don't think I will miss it when the Prius goes home.