5 June 2009

Driving Miss Lana

Last week I had a cancelled appointment which meant I had a free day.  This fit in perfectly with Lana so we could visit nearby shops similar to ours.  Nearby for us means within 50km/30 miles.  It also meant a good chance to test drive the new VW Bug.
A local VW enthusiast heard we had a 1968 bug and volunteered to have a look at the engine. He came out and spent about 90 minutes fixing this, fiddling with that, and twisting the thingummy (aren't I technical) and the car was running so much better.
A convertible Bug is really a Summer car.  The day we drove was wet and cold, but this just added to the experience. I  tried to take some nice photos from inside the car, but even with the camera's image stabilisation, the minimalist suspension meant shaky pictures.  But I'm sure you can get the idea.  A car that has fluffy purple hearts has got to be "cool". Every time we went over more than usual bumpy roads and we bounced around, Lana just laughed.


jugglingpaynes said...

Oh! That brings back memories. I grew up with VW Bugs. My father was always tinkering with the engine. They do shake a lot! LOL!

Peace and Laughter,

Bretta said...

I've enjoyed catching up with your family. Love Lana's bug/beaver ;o)

Ann Y said...

It's so great to hear all about your new venture. It looks and sounds like even the children are enjoying it all.
I still hope someday to get back to Australia. Our friends keep reminding us of our promise to return.