It’s been quite a while since I’ve posted, but I promise I’ve been driving the TL as much as possible and traveling quite a lot.
Let’s start with early October, while our school was on a two week break, a group of friends and I decided to take a week long trip to my aunt’s beach house.
St. Simons Island has been one of my favorite places to go since I was a little kid. Its nice and secluded and was the perfect place for me and my friends to go relax.
The trip down there went relatively smoothly, me and my friend Makenna left from Mount Juliet about 6:00 AM on Monday (October 8th), and met up with the other two of group who live in Knoxville. Leaving Mount Juliet the TL rolled 136,000 miles.
We chose to meet in Chattanooga, about two hours from Nashville and two hours from Knoxville in order to take one car instead of two and it was on the way to the Beach House.
Once dropping of Hayden’s car in Chattanooga at a relatives, we set off on our journey into South Georgia.
About 3 hours south of Atlanta, we decided to stop off for lunch and to also see my Grandmother, who was very excited for our spur-of-the-moment visit. In the back you can see her 2014 Toyota Highlander. Although it gets quite dirty from the clay road she lives on, it has always been reliable and should continue to be for many years.
As we got closer to the beach house it started to rain, between the weather and the almost 9 hours of driving, we were exhausted and thought it be best to stay at the house that evening, not that we were complaining.
As you may recall, I visited this same aunt and uncle at their home in the mountains. They have recently sold that home as of late July and have since moved down to this house which have they have owned for a couple years.
Throughout the week we were able to take advantage of the beautiful weather, despite the fact that a lot of our friends, who had gone to Florida and Alabama, had gotten hit by the hurricane or had to evacuate.
Overall this trip was great and much needed! We will definitely be returning to St. Simons Island.
South Carolina-SASC 2018:
I concluded my fall break by attending a Student Council conference. The 84th annual Student Association of Student Councils was certainly an exciting event. In fact the same two friends from Knoxville that went on the beach trip were actually at this conference as well!
Dog Incident- November
Unfortunately the TL had its first incident around the middle of November, I was coming home from school on a very curvy backroad and as I crested a hill a pitbull jumped in front of my car.
The front bumper was cracked and some clips on the driver side came out of place but luckily I went out of town for Thanksgiving and the body shop was able to get a new bumper, and paint it within a week.
This past week!
This week was rather eventful, while it wasn’t particularly filled with automotive news and updates, It was filled with a lot of memories.
My dear friend Megna(not Megan haha), who I met earlier through Student Council invited me and another friend from Nashville down to Memphis which is about a 3 hour drive on I-40 West.
We left Wednesday afternoon and returned home on Saturday so not a bad little trip. Overall it was a very successful trip; we visited downtown and other than the confusing layout of Memphis and its’ surrounding suburbs it was a really fun trip! Thankfully I did not have to drive after we arrived at our hotel because I would have been utterly confused with the layout of the suburbs of Memphis. One minute we would be in Bartlett, the next Germantown, and if we were lucky eventually make it into Memphis and this was all in a matter of two stop lights.
As of right now the TL is currently sitting at 141,565