Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Goodbye, Old Friend

It finally happened. We sold our Audi! We've been trying to sell it off and on the last two years. It's good that we sold it, we got an okay price for it. But I'll miss driving it, especially in the snow. It was a nice car. It's gone with us on a lot of vacations, and we have a lot of memories with it.

The story of how we got it is a little unique. We had been looking for a luxury car online and dreaming about getting one. We were looking online on a Friday in October 2005 and found a good deal, but it was out in Georgia. Zariph talked to the guy who owned it on the phone and we decided to fly out there and look at it and probably buy it. So Friday night we booked one way tickets for both of us to Georgia. We flew out EARLY Saturday morning. I think we left our house around 4 a.m. We landed in Georgia later that afternoon. A guy from the car place picked us up from the airport. We looked at the car, took it for a test drive and decided it was the car for us. So, we paid for it, filled it up with gas (around $80 for the tank-gas was really expensive there) and off we drove headed for St. Louis, to spend the night. I think we drove until 1 or 2 a.m. The next day we were going to relax a little and tour around St. Louis, but Zariph accidentally booked our hotel in Denver for the wrong night. We had to drive all the way to Denver that day! So another long day of driving. That night was the scariest snow storm I had ever been in. I couldn't even watch the road, I'm glad Zariph was driving. I had to occupy myself with other things because I was so scared. There were a lot of people pulling over and spending the night in their cars. That's when I was first glad that our new car had all wheel drive. (It doesn't look like much in the picture, but the night before in the mountain was way worse!)Luckily, we made it to Denver safe and sound. I heard that they closed that road just after we made it through. So, it's good we came a day early. The next day we finished our big adventure and made it home with our new car!


Rachael said...

Sweet memories... even cuter pictures.

BookwormMom said...

I've been in a snowstorm like that once or twice...totally scary.

Sounds like you've had a good run with that car...and it's time to let someone else have a good time with it.

It's really good that you documented it through pics though!