Monday, June 07, 2010

Beach Ridez

So I'm driving along the other day and I see this cool old car and the first thing I think is "Beach." (The second thing I think is "take a picture!") I'm all for luxury (hubby will attest to it), but something about a ranch wagon with sea colored paint, white walls, and sweet longevity makes me long for ride like this to use strictly for pretty beach days. This ride was made for sandy feet and piles of boogie boards (in my mind, anyway :)

Then there's the Thing. I grew up in an area of LA that teemed with VWs. My brother Danny is the ONLY person I know who gets my mini-obsession with them, but he's only 16 months younger than me so he grew up with them too. Over the years, I've owned four VWs, in different styles, but never a Thing. This is a cherried-out one I found last year. Isn't she pretty? Hubby thinks I'm nuts, but wouldn't this be a groovy ride to throw a board into (you know, if I surfed and all ...) and take a spin out to the Rincon (ala Beach Boys)?

If I had a choice, I'd take the Thing, no doubt. But if someone bequeathed me the Country Sedan in sea blue, I wouldn't squawk ... ;-) How about you?

5 comments:

Vader's Mom said...

If I lived at the beach, a Thing would be parked in my driveway. Love them!

Ronel Sidney said...

I love the Thing it is very nice... haven't seen one of those around San Diego... maybe I can be the first (a girl can dream can't she)

Deborah said...

I love both of them and yes, I can imagine boards hanging out the back. I wish I could find these in middle Tennessee this weekend for a car show we are doing at my church. But I think we'll probably have mostly souped up trucks!

Anonymous said...

I know the feeling.......that is a such a great ride......i also grew up having vw "bugs" and love the old cars too....God gave me a low rider husband, who I married 2 times and who likes the desert and I am a beach nut......(go figure) your Thing is sooooo cute.....love it....i have a pt cruiser and am in love with it.......you are a lady after my own heart.......God Bless

Vicki said...

I love them both. If I could, I'd have them both. The wagon for shopping and stuff like that. But I'd be cruising in the Thing as often as I could, going to the beach or going on day trips or long weekend getaways.