365 Day Blog Post Challenge 2019
176. Tell how, when, where you learned to drive and any memorable experiences
I had a rather crash course into the world of driving.
I will never forget my first time actually getting behind the wheel of a car. It was one evening after dinner and my dad was going to drive my Grandma home. She lived just a few blocks away, but I always loved to go with my parents whenever they left to run errands, so I asked to tag along. As we went outside my Dad tossed me the keys and said that I should drive us. I guess this was a good way to handle this because if we waited for me to get up the courage to do it on my own, I probably never would have.
Like I said, my Grandma’s apartment was just a few blocks away, but it did required going on two “main” streets to get there. I managed to make the first right hand turn with no troubles and proceeded to make the left turn and then another right turn to pull up in front of her apartment. Hurray!! I got her home without any damage to any of us or the car.
After we waited to make sure she was safely inside, we headed back to the house. I managed to make the first turn fine, but the next turn I ended up going up on the curb as I turned. Oops! Cut that to short. Luckily I didn’t hit the pole when I jumped the curb.
Once we pulled up in front of the house, I did bumped the curb a few times when trying to park. But I made it!! It’s funny how we build things up in our head and then when we actually do them, most of the time they are not as scary as we thought they would be. From that moment on, I loved driving and couldn’t wait to get my license. I was so ready to have that independence that came with driving.