Monday, October 24, 2011

Saying goodbye is a hard thing to do!

A week ago, I had to say goodbye to my Zoom Zoom.  This car was my baby – it was my college graduation present from my parents. I had it for six years and I had NO clue it would be THAT hard to say goodbye!

Here’s a few scrapbook pictures of me when I first received my Zoom Zoom!


My dad lied to me and told me that the car wouldn’t be ready in time for my college graduation day. Well, at my party as I was opening gifts, he handed me a key. I walked around the corner and saw my new car, a Mazda 6 parked in the grass with a giant red bow on top of it! I couldn’t stop laughing!  He tricked me!!!

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Once the laughter stopped, I shed a few tears. Apparently I’m an emotional person. I cried when I got my car and I cried when I got rid of it! HAH!

Anyway, here’s pictures of my Zoom Zoom right before I traded it in!

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I need a 26.2 sticker for my new vehicle!


My last pictures with my car…..


Yes, I really did cry. Isn’t that sad?! How on earth did I ever get so attached to an inanimate object?


Even my puppies didn’t want to say goodbye!  Last “car ride” in Zoom Zoom!

Yes, I was sad to get rid of my car – but it was six years old, had 110,000 miles on it, and was starting to have major things wrong with it. Instead of putting a ton of money into fixing it, we decided to purchase a new vehicle.

When we began our car hunt, I couldn’t find anything that really stuck out to me. I had my heart set on a Honda CRV, but after test driving it, I decided that I liked the Chevy Equinox instead! They didn’t have any on the lot that I wanted, so I custom ordered my vehicle a few weeks before our Alaska trip (in August). What’s nice about Chevy is that my husband received “preferred pricing” through his employer, so we received a pretty good discount on the vehicle!

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I got to test drive my new car a few days before we bought it.  Only 3 miles and still wrapped up like a Christmas present! :0)


I won’t lie, I was very excited to receive my vehicle, but as I watched our sales lady drive off with my Mazda, I broke down.  I cried all the way home (a 20 minute drive).  Yes, I was crying as I was driving my new vehicle.  My mom saw me at a red light and called me to make sure I was ok!  Pitiful, I know. I just had to grieve!  I’m totally ok now…and I was fine the next day, but saying goodbye is hard to do!! 

Here it is!!!!!


We didn’t get home until that night – we drove all over town to show my new vehicle off to my family!  It took about 8 weeks for my vehicle to come in so my family was anxious to see it!

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Excited about our new toy!


One of my favorite things is the sunroof!  I’ve used it a lot so far with our nice cool fall days!


The interior!  I didn’t get to see the two-tone leather before we bought it and I was kind of nervous about it, but I really do love it!!!


Here’s a look at all sides!

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My Chevy Equinox LTZ!  Isn’t it pretty? :0)


And it glows at night!  So fun!!! :0)

Have you ever had a hard time letting go of a vehicle or am I the only crazy one?!


  1. B Lee is feeling the same way about his vehicle. He's had it since 2002 and wasn't planning on getting a new vehicle yet, but getting in a car accident changed those plans. (Thankfully he's fine!) You can tell he's sad to let it go - it was a good vehicle!

    I love your Equinox! I had a Pontiac Torrent (very similar) and loved it :)

  2. Nice new ride!

    I am not a fan of driving, so I really wasn't too attached to my car (I sent it to my sister - now hubs and I share one vehicle) but I can definitely understand your sentiment. =)

  3. hehe! nerd. It's ok. :) I was sad when I got rid of my lucy the love bug, but my mom had it so it wasnt TOO sad. I was out of town when they traded her in for my mom's buick enclave, and I was so mad I didnt get to say goodbye to her, she was my first car! But in the end it was almost better I wasn't there. Then, the car my parent bought me at the end of college bobby still drives now so we still have it!

  4. Sweet car!

    My dad sold my car when I was in college and I never got the chance to say goodbye. I was happy that the new owner stopped by to let us know how much he liked it though.

  5. When you were going through this experience, I was thinking about my running shoes...the ones I used to complete Seattle FULL marathon with. I think all the memories you have with it, from day you got it to all the miles you ventured on your journey with it is what made it hard to part with.

    When I bought my running shoes that I knew was going to get me through my training and all the long runs, I remember being excited when I got it and thinking about all the miles we went through together. After my last 20 miler, I knew it was time to replace the shoes and break in the new ones before the full Mary.

    Yes, shoes are completely on a different...way different scale than a car, but I was sad to retire the shoes I trained in. I was sad that the shoes that endured heavy duty miles was not going to be there on my big day. Now THAT'S sad that I was sad over this!!! Lol

    But with a little time and TLC, I was ready to face the big day with a new running partner!!!...and it definitely didn't disappoint!

    Happy Trails To You...

  6. I have a Mazda 6, same color!! I love it. My baby has 105,000 miles on it. I hope it lasts for a few more! My friend has an equinox and loves it! Enjoy!

  7. Very nice! When I upgrade I will have a tough time deciding what to get since so much thought went into my current car.
    I miss my very first car that I bought. It was a second hand Nissan 200SX. It was a little zoom zoom that I could get in and out of everywhere. I wish I still kept it so I wouldn't have so many miles on the Nissan Altima 2.5SL that I bought in January 2006. It has 150,000+ miles on it!

  8. I love this! My mother had a Chrysler minivan, white with red stripe down the side, dark red interior. She sold it when I was probably 12. I cried and cried and would NOT get out of the car. The dealer at the lot drove me around in it for a good twenty minutes before I go out. That was a bit much for a 12 year old, but hey I loved it!


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