View Single Post
Old 04-12-2013, 12:29 AM   #5
jdcvictory11's Avatar
Drives: '11 LT/RS, '95 Camaro Conv.
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Posts: 885
I drove the car off the lot with 302 miles on the clock.

Stopping for a celebration lunch.
Name:  Out to Lunch.jpg
Views: 711
Size:  100.6 KB

I knew that I would soon have to leave my car and head back to Okinawa where I was stationed. It was a tough decision to buy a brand new car, knowing that I would not be able to drive it. The plan was to make extra payments while I was over there making pretty decent money, but that didn't work out too well. Instead I spent the extra money on mods to help set my car apart and make it my own. I left the car with my mother in law with 1142 miles on it. She promised to take good care of her.

Fast forward 18 months.

I received orders to Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas Nevada. I was finally getting off the rock and reuniting with my baby. The last few weeks before traveling were so nerve racking. I picked up the car with 1335 miles and the perma-grin was back instantly. Almost Everything was in perfect order. The barn cats who were guarding the car from mice and rats, used my car cover as a scratching post. It is pretty much garbage now.

I opened the car door and the new car smell still filled the cabin. It was almost like I had not been gone. I did how ever have to relearn how to drive the car; getting used to the clutch, the blind spots and shifting points. Everything came back pretty quickly.

First stop was my parents house, where I was greeted with this:
Name:  IMG_0073.jpg
Views: 714
Size:  174.1 KB
Name:  IMG_0075.jpg
Views: 704
Size:  186.8 KB
A whole treasure of boxes

These are just a few of the highlights:

Name:  IMG_0081.jpg
Views: 662
Size:  218.3 KB
Name:  IMG_0082.jpg
Views: 692
Size:  147.0 KB
Name:  IMG_0079.jpg
Views: 701
Size:  211.0 KB
Name:  IMG_0080.jpg
Views: 699
Size:  201.8 KB
Name:  IMG_0083.jpg
Views: 678
Size:  143.9 KB
jdcvictory11 is offline   Reply With Quote