Monday, July 20, 2009
Road Trip... Second Day
After many, many hours of sleep for me (14, and I still felt like I had been run over by a truck!), we decided to try again to see those cars in Carrollton. I switched seats with Keegan, because he had a hard time in the back during our Oklahoma trip the day before. Those long legs just don't fit too well in the back!
As we began, I was amazed at how hot it was outside; then I looked at the temperature on the thermometer:
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Yikes, another 100++ degree day! Were we crazy?
I continued to enjoy the scenic views we had:
And fields of...something...
On and on, until we saw something familiar: Castle Hills addition! Yes folks, we were right by our destination the night before!
We saw the first car, and it was very disappointing. It felt like riding in a box of junk. Ugh. The second car was owned by a young lady, and her ad said, "Good conditioning, female owner." Ba ha ha ha! It was NOT in 'good conditioning'. It had body damage that was not repaired well, crackling paint, a bald tire with the steel belt showing, and it was messy! Huge disappointment!
As we drove home, we anticipated another few days of searching for just the right car. Suddenly, Ricky pulled over and turned around in a little town kind of close to home. There was a very pretty site:
This car was a bit different than what we were looking for originally. We liked the Honda Accords, this was a Toyota Camry. It was also a bit newer than what we looked at before. The car appeared in great shape! Ricky contacted the owner, made an appointment to test drive it the next evening (I had to work), and after some discussion, decided to buy it! Hooray!
I am very thankful for this new-to-me car, because it means better gas mileage, no more money sunk into the mini van, and a 'cool' ride for a change! It should last us a long time!
New car for Michelle....SCORE!