On the Road/Driving
Okay, I have had a driver’s license for over a half-century(!), so being on the road is not a new experience, by any stretch of the imagination. My driving teeth were cut on the highways, byways, and parkways of Long Island, of course, so suburban driving was my “natural” milieu. In fact, from 1967 through 2008 I owned (in this order): a 1956 Chevrolet pick up truck, an MG Midget, a 1963 “Caribbean turquoise” Ford Econoline Van (went to Woodstock), a VW beetle, A Ford Bronco, a Plymouth Scamp, a Datsun F-10, a Plymouth Sundance, a Toyota Celica, and a Toyota Rav-4 (which I drove to Fairbanks, AK).
My father, for a good part of his adult life, was an auto mechanic, a parts manager, and a service manager (at both Sears & JC Penney Automotive Centers), so cars were an integral part of our life (family autos included a Ford Fairlane, a Plymouth Valiant, a VW Beetle, a Dodge Dart, a Ford Falcon & a Plymouth Barracuda!). In other words, cars & driving were always there. Nonetheless, my return to the Suburbs in 2014 has made me aware of some of the fun and foibles of driving.
Chapter Two: On the Road/Driving is my personal rendition of what it’s like to drive in the Suburbs now. This may, of course, just be my jaded point of view --- and singular experience on the roads of the particular suburbs where I currently reside. Or maybe not.
Whatever the case, here’s Chapter Two of Wilbur’s Suburbo: One the Road/Driving. Hope it’s a fun ride for you.
Thanks for reading.