Stardate: Saturday, April 20, 2010....
It is time to make the long long drive back to Las Vegas. Since
our flight back to DFW leaves at 11:00 AM, and we had to allow
enough time to return the convertible, we had to leave at 4:30
We groggily got up, said our goodbyes to my mom, and packed up
The Beast. I drove, my sister in the front seat next to me, and
we crammed the back seat full of suitcases, boxes, and The
Daughter. The girls could sleep on the way if they liked, but
this was not going to be easy for The Daughter...she didn't have
room to stretch out, lay down, or do anything except sit there
and be cramped and miserable.
The top stays up during the whole trip back, after all, it is
dark and cold outside. We arrive back in Vegas by about 8:00 AM.
My brother in law is up, and already making us breakfast, as he
knows we will have to head to the airport, turn in the
convertible, and get through security.
So, what have we learned here? Let's recap:
A convertible would probably be a nice toy to have if you can
afford it. If you are OK with parking it in the garage and only
putting down the top for the few weeks out of the year where
it is not either too hot or too cold, then fine. You aren't
going to be using it for the normal family car unless it is just
one or two in it.
My brother in law was happy because my sister had been after
him for a few years to get one, but now that she has had her fun,
she has 'gotten it out of her system'.
And you know, I really feel bad for The Daughter...because she
is the one that was so excited to get it, it was her idea. And
it turned out that she only got to ride in the front seat with
the top down TWICE...the trip from the airport to my sister's
house, and then from my sister's house back to the airport. I
feel really sad for her, because now, when I ask her how she
liked the convertible, she says she hates it!
Peace be with you.