Sunday, February 28, 2010

A few more notes from the road trip

There are a few details I forgot to mention yesterday.
After loading poor stubborn Goldie in the car (which we had bought half an hour earlier), we discovered that we needed gas.
The guy gassing up in the next line over kept trying to peek into the back of our car. Finally, he just had to ask Madman "Is that some kind of dog?"
Madman laughed and said, "Nope, she's a sheep." Now I would have been tempted to just leave it at that, and make the guy wonder (or ask.) Or I might have added "She just loves to ride in the car." But Madman took the higher road and explained that she was on her way to be bred.
I expect that guy is still shaking his head about the sheep in the back of the station wagon.

The "new" car is a Subaru wagon. We needed all-wheel drive (or I couldn't have gotten up the driveway for 6 months out of the year) and something big enough to haul stuff (like, for instance, sheep.) Though Madman got so excited that he'd found a car that we could afford to pay cash for, that he forgot to ask about the transmission.
Last time I drove a manual was in 1970.


sophanne said...

That person in the gas station was me. O.k. not really but it could have been.

gale said...

oooh fun on those hills you have up there!I lov ethat you drive around with a sheep in your station wagin. Only in Vermont.

gale said...

ps sorry about all the typos. I'm not illiterate, just a horrible typist and I forget to use spellcheck.

Tiggywinkle Knits said...

HAHAHAHA! My gas station guy thinks it's wierd that I haul my spinning wheel in the backseat!

You'll love the Subaru; several skiing friends have them and swear they are the best in snow.

Ha, my code word for the comment is "cringe"!

Bullwinkle said...

I still miss my old manual. (And I still clutch on reflex.) It'll come back to you. I wouldn't have suggested relearning during winter in VT with a sheep in the back, but you'll figure it out.

pacalaga said...

It's like riding a bike - you'll be back up to speed in no time.

Cookie said...

You were just taking her out for a Sunday drive. ;^)

A stick? Oh my...