Sunday, February 14, 2010

Star trekkin' across the universe...

Star Trekkin' across the universe,
On the Starship Enterprise under Captain Kirk.
Star Trekkin' across the universe,
Only going forward, still can't find reverse. 

Oh Dr. Demento. How we love thee. 
We took our own little trek across what felt like the universe.  
On the way we had a very momentous occasion:
Nena, our beloved Jetta, hit the 200,000 mile mark. 
We bought her just before we headed to California to get married almost 4 years ago.  I think she had 145,000 miles then.  We've had some good times with Nena.  And just so you know-- she has a bit of a flair for the dramatic.  Not only did she hit 200,000 miles without so much as a hiccup but she did it right at the stop sign at Crescent Junction.  
I kid you not.  It was awesome.  (In the picture it's the wooden pole in the middle there.  I couldn't get a picture of the stop sign from the other angle because I was watching the odometer roll over. PS I was riding shotgun- NOT driving.) As you may have noticed we were at Crescent Junction about a quarter after nine in the morning.  If you've ever driven that road or know how long it takes that would mean we'd been on the road a while.  Well.  Let me tell you...we were at Sean's sister's house in Salt Lake for a sibling pot luck.  I didn't take pictures there sorry. Soup. Bread. Salad. Brownies. Good times and great oldies.  We'll we were staying the night with Tiff and Tim so we could visit a bit and get on the road bright and early-- which for us is not usually before 7. As tradition would have it we stayed up a tad bit late chatting. So Ian didn't go to bed until 1 am (a few hours past his regular 8 pm bedtime).  He threw his first lay-down-screaming-for-forty-five-minutes-like-a-banshee fit.  Oh man. It was rough.  (Sorry Tiff and Tim for keeping you guys up) so then he zonked.  We figured he'd be asleep for a good while.  At 3:30 he woke up from a bad dream and started screaming again.  We decided to just head out on the road because I wasn't all that tired and the boys would sleep in the car.  We got lost a little finding the freeway but I think it was Nena getting in the perfect amount of miles for her dramatic little show hours later. 

So while we may be star trekkin across the universe I hope Nena keeps on keepin' on.  We love her and will be sad the day we have to give her up for whatever reason.


  1. Rock on, or should I say, roll on, Nena! May you enjoy another 200,000 trekking across the universe.

  2. Go you! i'm glad to know there are cars out there that last that long!