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Saturday, July 26, 2014

Friday Trip and other stuff,

a couple of things happened here,  This happened on Thursday afternoon in my subdivision.  

My 2010 Focus rolled 100,000 miles.  I happen to look down and saw this.  I immediately stopped and grabbed my camera.  I remembered when I was younger, cars didn't "do" 100,000 miles on the average.
     On a different note, I went to my mom up in Tenn to pick up my son from "Camp Grandma"./  He has had a busy several weeks, from summer camp with the Boy SCouts, to going to San Francisco to going to camp grandma,  School starts up week after next.  But on the way up there I stopped at my favorite knife store Smokey Mountain Knife Works in Sevierville Tenn .  Apparently they sell firearms now also.  I picked up some ammo, a few boxes of 5.56 along with some  politically incorrect bumper stickers for my tool box at work and a "Secret Squirrel" patch for my riding vest.   It was a quick trip but I am glad to be home.  


  1. I have a 2000 Ford Ranger with 129-thousand miles on it, and a 2005 Toyota Sienna with just over 193-thousand. But I also remember buying "old" cars in the 70s that were usually no more than six or seven years old, and usually had no more that 80-thousand miles on the odometer. I typically paid between three to five hundred for these 'clunkers' back then, and typically got 15 to 20 thousand miles out of one before needing a major repair. That's when I'd sell it for scrap, and go buy another.

  2. Yep, definitely lasting longer than they did back in the day... :-) Nice bumper stickers too!