My New Ride

My new ride!

Four years ago I sold my car. Since that point in my life, I traveled by foot, bike, bus and taxi. Lately, though, with the time pressures of a new job, I startd renting cars to get around. Oh, that gets expensive. So, yesterday morning, I saw an ad in Craigslist for a 1991 Volvo 740 Wagon, painted in my favorite blue. By the afternoon, she was mine.

I have mixed feelings. But, with the kids living on the other side of town, I expect this will make things a lot simpler.

And so this weekend, what are we going to do? Road trip!


4 Comments so far

  1. atlas (unregistered) on March 1st, 2007 @ 7:39 am

    Nice car and Volvo makes or at least made good solid cars, also I agree about the blue it is one of the nicer shades…

    Ever been out to the wine country?
    Something I enjoying doing on an occasional Sunday is driving out 99 to Dundee and having lunch at the Dundee Bistro. Not really a road trip, but a nice drive and nice lunch nonetheless

    P.S. I used to have a Volvo and my mechanic was truly terrific… he made house calls ,worked out of his own garage, and charged a very fair price for his services. Swedish Volvo Massage and his name is Brian Day 971-219-1299… I have not called on him for a couple of years but would imagine he is still in business.

  2. Josh Bancroft (unregistered) on March 1st, 2007 @ 11:59 am

    Nice ride, Alex. The perfect Portland vehicle – it seems like these things are everywhere! There must be a good reason for it. :-)

  3. PAgent (unregistered) on March 1st, 2007 @ 1:06 pm

    Thank GOD you didn’t get a Subaru! :-)

  4. divebarwife (unregistered) on March 1st, 2007 @ 4:10 pm

    hee hee – PAgent – thanks for tossing that out there for me :-D

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