Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Bugnoir on the Alaskan Way Viaduct

I attended Activerain.com's Raincamp event last week (June 20 & 21, 2011). A great event by the way and I got to see many of my online real estate friends.

Todd Clark    Debe Maxwell    Steve Shatsky    Lori Cofer    Brad Andersohn 
Charles Buell    Glenn Roberts    Phil Leng    Renee Burrows    Rich Jacobson
and many more...

After working in the city for about a year and a half again I've been thinking about selling my beloved 2007 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer and getting something smaller.

I love my Explorer and I bought it 'one year old used'  back in late 2008. It was the perfect vehicle to travel my territory, Washington and Oregon. It was great for driving mostly freeways and the open road and I could pickup clients and staff to easily taxi to events. Freeway driving was cool and on average I got @ 27 miles to the gallon. Often driving to Portland, Salem, Albany, St Helens, Scappoose, Beaverton, Corvallis, Astoria, Seaside, and on occasion down to Coos Bay, Bandon, Grants Pass, Medford and Ashland, I really enjoyed the comfort and the feeling of security being up a little higher than most cars with the ability to see what's going on around me.

Now I drive mostly around town in my neck of the woods (Seattle Metro) and mostly commute between home and my office on Eastlake Ave E in Seattle. I love the city yet the lanes are narrow, parking is always a challenge (and expensive) and it's mostly for compact cars. I've gotten more dings front back and both sides this past year parking in pay lots never intended for my truck (or were they?) then I did in the 3 years I drove to Oregon.



Anyway, one of my favorite cars from forever ago was my 1966 Beetle. I did a little looking around and just casually thinking about... maybe that's what I need now, a newer Beetle. Small footprint, better in-city gas mileage, and way easier parking in the city.

It was just a passing thought. I wasn't on a mission or obsessed about it (like I can get about some things). It was just a thought, hardly registered, then synchronicity takes over and I see Beetle's everywhere over the last couple of weeks.

I was leaving Raincamp on Tuesday, June 21st and entered onto the Alaskan Way Viaduct from the Bell Harbor Conference Center on the Seattle waterfront for home in Renton. I saw about 5 Beetle's then pulled up behind this one.

BUGNOIR... I cracked up! I'm thinking the universe is talking to me now! You think?

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