Monday, August 6, 2012
My 2004 Toyota Highlander hit 100,000 miles about a month ago. I thought it would be cool to get a photo at 99,999 miles. That's a lot of nines!
Then 100,000 came next. A milestone in the life of my car who I affectionately call Fiona Rose. She's almost 8 years old now. As far as Toyota's go, she is probably at mid life. Maybe ready for AARP but definitely not ready for retirement. At least I hope not.
She's taken me so many places, like Rockport for afternoon tea by the ocean or a nice dinner followed by a sunset photo shoot. We've gone to Cape Cod for daytrips and she's even ridden the ferry to Martha's Vineyard. I think she likes boat rides.
She often goes to Maine and New Hampshire and she's been to Rhode Island several times. She definitely loves to sit by the ocean.
She holds my coffee for me on a daily basis and sometimes the aroma of take out food sticks with her longer than it should.
Sometimes she is vocal but most of her ailments have been minor except for the accident in 2009. She had to be "hospitalized" for three weeks and despite her many recycled body parts she was as good as new when she returned to me. She is a trooper.
So as we hit the 100,00 mile mark I hope we can have many more adventures and good experiences before we eventually part ways.