June 10th, 2006

Student Driver

A rite of passage

He passed! Critter now has a driver license good thru his 21st birthday (plus some grace time to get around to renewing it). We get a small discount because he's a good student, and we'll get another after he completes a driver-training course, but we still need to review deductibles or coverage levels -- the insurance is predictably pricey.
  • Current Mood
    happy happy

Summer Vacation: on the road

As I write this, Critter is driving. We set out from home yesterday at 2:12, after Critter got his driver license. Since we're in my newly- returned beetle, we started out cross country, via 169 & 33, to the Blue Grass Parkway. On a beautiful spring day, we easily shaved a half an hour off of our drive.

We got to our Hotel in Memphis at 10:45 CDT, after stopping three times, variously for food, gas, and conveniences. I drove most of the route; Critter ended up behind the wheel for the stop-and-go traffic thru Nashville. I wouldn't have chosen to put him in that position, but he handled it well.

What's more amazing is that I was able to be awake and alert thru our arrival in Memphis -- considering my last sleep had ended at 2pm Thursday...
  • Current Music
    One Door Away from Heaven, an audiobook by Dean Koontz