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Sunday, October 3, 2010

Road trip 1984 (Travel Flashback)

This is one of my favorite pictures of Laurie, half-blurred behind the wheel of a convertible somewhere in central California in 1984.

We were driving from San Francisco to LA for Paul and Elisa's wedding, the only long drive we ever took together. We kept the top down the entire way, blasting the Beatles and Tom Petty and "Girls Just Want to Have Fun."

The convertible was a company car provided by her law firm. She loved how silly and over the top and completely inappropriate it was. It suited her perfectly.


PKleven said...

As I recall, Laurie's philosophy was that if you had a convertible you had to drive with the top down, barring actual and significant precipitation.

Kathleen said...

Yes, even though after 4 or 5 hours on the freeway, I found the whole top down thing a lot less fun, Laurie was unyielding.

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