After more than 5,500 miles of behind-the-wheel experience in all kinds of weather, on all kinds of roads including the Beltway and the most dangerous intersections and interchanges she will use and encounter in DC, Chug’s youngest got her license.
Chug requires at least 5,000 miles of driving with him, and it took her slightly more than 1 year to get enough miles and for Chug to feel as comfortable as a father will ever feel when a child gets their driver license for him to say, “You’re as ready as you’re going to be.”
Next week, he’ll send her to get the oil changed and the car washed, the tires rotated and then an alignment…. And she will now drive to soccer practice, a double edged sword as Chug will miss the time chatting.
Drive safe: buckle your seat belt, lock the doors, adjust the mirrors, put the cell phone away, and always observe the 2 second rule. God speed.