As I predicted, Carrie turned her 50,000th mile this weekend just as we were leaving Sedona. We’ve laughed, we’ve cried but mostly we’ve motored. I had meant to leave my camera out for the occasion but packed it by mistake so there is no 50k shot, nor are there any pictures of the cool roundabouts (now I am a US citizen do I have to say turn circles?) that Sedona has. It may be 10 years since I drove in the UK but it still felt odd to go the ‘wrong way’ round. Damn, 10 years since I drove at home??
Anyway, with the 50k reached, I’m now driving without a safety net. There’s no way I can afford MINI servicing or repair, or want to drive the 150 miles to Escondido for an oil change, so will seek out a decent lube shop for the oil and keep fingers tightly crossed on the repair side. I did have a fleeting thought that I should trade her in for a swap of something easier to maintain but after 730 miles of, mostly 80 mph, freeways this weekend I am sure I would not have anywhere near such fun in a different marque. And that 730 miles at an indicated 27mpg which isn’t too bad, I suppose.
I’ll be uploading some pictures from the trip tonight, will put a link here, plus I think I have a new banner picture for this ol’ site.
Oh, and there’s still no sign of my driver’s licence… grrr