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November 11, 2010

I Have To Admit It Makes Me Feel Younger!

It really does - usually I don't get to hung up on my age, but there is something about doing certain things or certain songs that just make me feel young!   I love driving a pick-up truck!  Don't get me wrong I love my very nice Explorer - it hauls us all and a few friends, I can drive it in the fields and quite frankly it is not a mini-van (no offense intended)!  But it just feels good to drive a truck now and then!

I had to go pick up cattle feed ingredients this morning so I swapped out my Explorer for Chris' truck.  I ended up driving it all day - picked up feed stuff at the elevator, took lunch to the field, had to run a part for the plow back over to the field and then cause it was here at the house and my Explorer down at the hog barns I had to drive it to take My Cowgirl to FFA Crops practice and then again to pick her up!

I just love the feeling of driving down the road - sittin' up high, window down, radio blaring (singing along loudly) and the smell of a true work truck - a combination of grease, dirt, fuel and yes hogs!  It is not a fancy truck but we love it - we bought it new in 2000, actually ordered it (a first) - it is exactly what Chris wanted - red, Ford, 4x4, diesel, manual transmission, hand crank windows!  My only request was cab lights - real pick-ups have cab lights in my world!

It was a perfect day to drive it and it made me feel younger, which always makes me smile!

4 comments :

  1. I think maybe you are fixed in the stick shift unless it is a truck or sports car you can't get a floor shift. That would remind you of your younger days. You Go Girl!!

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  2. I'm smiling for you! May have to roll the windows up next week, but today was the perfect day for a perfect drive/ride. Got Molly Hatchet blaring "Flirtin' with Disaster"? LOVE that song, and I am showing my age! ;-)

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  3. Oh, I drive a pick-up everyday and I love it! I'll have to blog about it sometime ;) Enjoy your truck-time!

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  4. You just gave me a flashback to high school!
    (haven't had a real pick up since then)
    I do miss my Suburban (aka "Mom truck")--It still imparted the truck attitude with the kid-hauling space.

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