Friday, June 28, 2013
I have been coming to Greece with my husband for 20 years and finally last night I drove somewhere for the first time. I don't know how to drive a stick shift car which was what my father-in-law has. I have tried to learn (even took driving lessons in the summer) but with the crazy traffic here and all the hills I never had the confidence to go out. I drove with my husband a few times but that was more even more stress! So last week we bought a car with automatic transmission. We got a great deal on it due to the financial crisis--lots of people are parting with their cars. It is a Ford Maverick which is the European version of the Ford Escape, the car I have at home. The kids wanted to go to a movie last night and so I drove them. It was only a 5 minute drive from my house and so a good first trip. I imagine it sounds completely pathetic but I was so proud of myself. I usually feel so trapped here at the house and now I feel the world opening up.