Monday, August 24, 2009

For ME????

A journey begins with a crazy idea! 

My husband and I have just returned from a fifteen day road trip. We covered over 5,000 miles of beautiful country while experiencing the splendor of 13 states. 

I am going to share a few photos and snippets of our journey for the next few days. I hope that you will ride along and enjoy it with me.

This journey really began last summer when my husband decided to surprise me with a new car. The car is the one pictured, a Nissan 350Z. 

I wasn't that into cars. I like a nice one that will get me from here to there without hassles but not so big on outer appearances. That is until I met this little beauty. I fell in love at first sight. We weren't really looking for a car for me so I just stood next to it with awe on my face and drooled. 

It was on the showroom floor at a Nissan dealership in Kansas City at the time. We just stopped in without plans for buying. My husband is a shopper without an impulsive bone in his body. He prefers cash to remain in his pocket rather than surrender it to a buyer's hand. I have noticed that he is very consistent with this way of life after living with him for over 30 years. 

So imagine my shock when he bought this car on the spot.......for me!!!!

At the time, I told him that I was pretty sure I was having a dream and please to let me continue sleeping because I was really enjoying it. 

For over a year I have driven this car and have only grown more fond of it. It is fun, oh so much fun to drive! 

Scotty told me that I had driven conversion vans and station wagons with kids in every seat available for so many years while raising our family, he wanted me to get to drive a car with only two seats.

I LOVE to drive this car, but I also LOVE to be driven....(there were a few intimidating moments on the trip when it would have been nice to have my own hands on the wheel. It would have subsided a lot of my queasiness, I am pretty sure.)

So my dear, sweet husband and I began to dream of taking a road trip to the Wild West country of the United States. Dreams morphed into plans. Plans morphed into experience. What a ride!!! It was absolutely wonderful!!!!!! Beyond our wildest imagination!

Come along and enjoy! I am excited to relive the fun with you! See you tomorrow!

2 Corinthians 9:6-7 (The Message)
"Remember: A stingy planter gets a stingy crop; a lavish planter gets a lavish crop. I want each of you to take plenty of time to think it over, and make up your mind what you will give. That will protect you against sob stories and arm-twisting. God loves it when the giver delights in the giving."

1 comment:

Laura said...

Cheri! I can see you tooling around in this beauty! What a sweet present from your man!

I can't wait to hear more about your trip. It's a dream of mine too to do a driving tour out west. Maybe someday, when the minivan is retired!

I am so loving my cd! So many of the songs speak to me. Thank you again for thinking of me, you are such a sweetheart.

Sending hugs,