Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Riding in a car with a boy


I was seriously struggling still with today's memory.  What do you all not know about me??  I guess it's hard when I am practically an open book.  But then Eric and I went and got lunch real quick this afternoon and it hit me.  I love riding in the car, windows down, sun shining with Eric.  Then I remembered this funny story that happened over 10 years ago. 

When Eric and I first started dating he drove this white Dodge Daytona, we called it "The White Stallion."  It was an older car, but Eric saved up all of his pennies and bought it.  We thought it was the greatest thing in the world.  We would drive around for hours, windows down, sun roof open, and just listen to music, or talk, and hold hands.  We were two young teenagers in love.  I look back now and think good grief, how could we afford the gas.  But let me date myself here...when I started driving 10 years ago, gas was literally 89 cents a gallon.  That makes me sick to think about it! 

Okay, so to the funny story...

Even though Eric's car was a little older it was still blessed enough to have power windows and locks.  Eric and I had not been dating too long (maybe 6-8 months) when one day we drove over a set of railroad tracks and the locks started going up and down and the windows at first locked up, then they went down, then back up, then down again, all while the door locks are still going up and down.  I seriously thought we were going to die, or this was a really bad scene from a Lifetime movie.  We both had no clue what was going.  Then we started laughing, because truly, what else are you going to do. 

After that day we drove my manuel windows and locks car around!

16 comments:

Mommies-Miracles said...

That's too funny! Thanks for the story, I really enjoyed it!

Jenilee said...

that is too funny! thanks for sharing it! it would feel like you were driving Herbie or something! thanks for joining in!

Kristin said...

Haha!!! I bet you were freaking out at first! I would've totally died laughing too though :D

Veronica said...

That is too funny! When my Hubby and I were in high school we used to drive his old beat up Ford Taurus around. It was a pile of junk but we loved it. I was totally remembering the other day how that car would do the weirdest things too. Oh, nothing like the good old days! We've come a long way since then, that's for sure!

Kristen said...

That is sooo hilarious!!

Kelly @ Sufficient Grace Ministries said...

Thanks for the giggle...cute story, Kate! I like your title, too!

Hope you are doing well...thinking of you and praying for you often.

Love to you...

Kaz and Amy said...

Too funny! I loved reading it! Hope you have a great Wed!

He & Me + 3 said...

Really? That is just crazy. That is like my horn story. Driving down the road two separate times same place in the road my horn beeps for no reason...hand not even near the horn. Cue twilight zone music. Crazy.
Too funny for you all.

Stacey said...

How funny!

visiting from Wednesday's Walk!

http://staceyplaisance.blogspot.com

Linda said...

Kate,...I liked your story about "The Demon Possessed Car" ride! Ha! That was funny. I was picturing you guys and trying to imagine the looks on your faces when the locks and windows were doing that.

Thanks for the giggles.
Love, Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

melanie said...

What a great story! So random and a little freaky about the locks and windows! LOL And I don't know anything about because I just stopped by from Wednesday's Walk so this was a lovely first introduction. :)

Blessings!

Verna said...

Thanks for making me smile. I can only immagine what was going thru your minds when that happened.

Oh, to have gas at 89 cents a gallon. When I started working it was 25 cents on gas war....(The good ole days)?

Steph T. said...

THose are good times right there girl! Love it!

Holly said...

I love riding with the windows down and the sun shining on a warm day. It's so nice!

Sounds like something from a ghost movie! lol

September said...

Kate! I have missed you! I am either a really steady blogger,, or a really absentee..
either way - isn't this great that Jenilee is doing the Wednesday Walk? I am enjoying reading the different memories.
Your car story is hilarious! Truly!
I can not even imagine how freaky/funny that would be -
it does sound like a part from a movie! Haha!
Take Care Kate - I think of you often -and will continue to rpay for you!
~September

Becca said...

HA! That is pretty funny! I think I would have started freaking out and done everything I could have to get out of that car immediately!