We were pretty pumped when we realized that our trip was going to work out perfectly. We were about 10 miles from home and 10 miles from our goal milage. We cruised around the Bountiful Temple and were on our way down the hill to our homestead when the dashboard lights killed! Cruel world! We were smacking the dashboard hoping to revive it, but to no avail! So we drove in darkness, hoping that we hadn't missed the ceremonial milage switch. We stopped in front of our house and turned on the overhead light: 199,999.9. We cruised in the driveway and watched it turn: 200,000. Perfect.
Thursday, September 6, 2007
Our beloved '94 Honda has been a trusted friend for about 2 years now. So, you can imagine our excitement when we realized she was about to hit the 200,000 mile mark. Dan began surveying his friends (via Facebook) for suggestions of where he should be driving when the 9's turned to 0's. We finally decided on Labor Day that we should just get in the car and go. We piled in the Accord and drove to the Layton Walmart.
It was Dan's suggestion that we buy "The Blue Danu-be" some gifts. We wandered up and down the automotive aisles looking for a special something to show our friend our appreciation. We eventually settled on some armor-all cleaning wipes and an oil treatment that promised to fix the oil leak we've had for over a year.
Dan couldn't wait to try out the "money back guarantee" that was only written in Spanish. So, he poured in the concoction in the parking lot while I swabbed the dash and windows with our new glass and interior cleaning wipes. The car never looked so good. Okay, maybe it has once or twice since we've owned it. Sadly, she's been a little neglected in the car-wash department. With 13 miles still to go, we headed back toward home but stopped to use our free Slurpee and Big Gulp coupons at 7-11. We drove to a park in Centerville and watched a gigantic dog play fetch. Dogs scare me so I was a little on edge because the dog was so dang huge! Maggie used her new-found straw sucking skills to down that Slurpee. She loved it!!