I really hate the expression, “a new set of wheels.” I immediately imagine it being said in a ‘sleazy lounge act” kind of voice, “Whoa, man, I got a new set of wheels!,” because I know someone who uses the phrase … and sounds just like that… and I don’t like him much. It’s one of those things.
So, San Geraldo and I did not get a new set of wheels but we did get a new car. After more than five years of living without a car in Spain, we decided it was time to broaden our horizons. We love public transportation, but there are too many places we haven’t visited due to lack of easy access or the need for planning in advance (rental car). Advance planning is not one of our long suits.
Even buying a car is a spur of the moment thing for us.
We knew what we wanted (we had the car before in the States and it was our favorite… ever).
We wanted it immediately.
It was a 3-month wait for one of our preferred color choices. So, we took the one and only car available in Málaga. In the one and only color they had. We’re not picky.
|NO, THAT’S NOT IT!!! (SITTING ACROSS FROM OUR BUILDING RIGHT NOW.)
NOT OUR STYLE. I SUPPOSE WE ARE JUST A LITTLE PICKY.
|THAT’S MORE LIKE IT! IT’S A 2016 TOYOTA PRIUS.
WE HAD A PRIUS (2004) IN THE STATES AND IT WAS OUR FAVORITE CAR OF ALL TIME.
For our first excursion we drove 15 minutes up the mountain to Mijas Pueblo.
|LUNCH AT BAR LA MARTINA ON CALLE MÁLAGA, MIJAS PUEBLO.|
|THE VIEW OF HOME FROM MIJAS PUEBLO. A WORLD AWAY AND ONLY 8KM (5 MILES).|
|SAN GERALDO CONTEMPLATING OUR NEXT ADVENTURE.
THE WORLD IS OUR OYSTER.