February 1st (well the 2nd because the 1st was a Sunday) was my last car payment!! I cannot believe that I no longer have a car payment; and I can't believe I've had the same car for 5 years! I love the car just as much today as the day I bought it!! Of course in the past month I've had two minor problems with the car; go figure, Murphy's law!!
I know it might be silly to love a car so much, but if you think about how much time one spends in a car and how important a reliable car is, then maybe it's not so silly. I've spent countless miles and hours in my car, radio blasting; I've laughed, I've cried. The time I spend in the car has brought some great opportunity for thinking, and countless conversations with toddlers, family and friends. Since a large part of my life has been spent in the car in route to somewhere, it holds lots of memories. Ok; enough of me and my sappy car love story ;)
Anyway here are a few pictures of my awesome car that were taken this past week. I can't tell you how good it feels to no longer have a car payment, and still have a car that will last me a very long time.
Next to some of the local wildlife
After a little 4-wheeling to the river
The river where my dad fished for 30 years; I have a picture of his truck in almost the same spot from 4.5 years ago when we went to sprinkle his ashes