I was one of the few youngsters in my group of high school friends who didn’t have a car.
I had to bum rides from whoever I could whenever I couldn’t borrow my mother’s minivan.
Back after that my great friend and I just wanted to spend endless hours driving with amazing music playing on the car boombox. This is what my friends and I would do more than anything else when gasoline was cheap back at that time. Although once I hit 18, my great friend and I were often “smoking” in the car as much as I don’t like to disclose to it these mornings. My associate and I would get something actually strong, feel the effects, and then space out to some trippy sounding music that we’d take turns curating. This was right at the start of the smartphone era so my great friend and I all had CDs and MP3 players at the time. I inherited an SUV from a family member after I graduated from high school and I’ll never forget how great I felt getting that car detailed for the first time and putting my stuff inside to make it “mine.” I had CDs all over the place by the end of my freshman year of school. Unblessedly, the cooling system in that car only lasted for six months after I got the coolant recharged during my detailing visit. The mechanic thought that it just needed new coolant, however my great friend and I later determined that it had a leaking compressor. You could top off the coolant in the car’s cooling system, however then it would drain within six months of monthly use, leaving you back where you started again.