This is really such a random Flashback Friday post. I think I’m very tired or maybe it’s the heat, or baby brain, or I don’t know, maybe I’m just a bit nutty, but tonight I’m having a trip back down memory lane to remember all the different cars we have had in our life to date. It’s actually quite interesting to see how our family has evolved through our vehicle choices, and also to see that there are all kinds of ways to get away camping! So, without further ado, here is the Fealy Family history in cars over the last 15ish years.
Lets start with Matt’s first hot rod ……………………………. ‘Little Red Car’. Matt’s older brother did say “are you serious??” (with a few expletives in there) when a 19yr old Matt took him to check out his first car purchase. It didn’t have much of a cool factor but Matt loved this car!!
Matt’s 1st Car – ‘Litte Red Car’
We used to pack it to the roof to go camping!
My first car was ‘Stevie’ the Festiva. Matt helped me buy her when I got my first full time graduate job and Matt finally got out of having to taxi me to netball 3 nights a week!!
Then a baby came along so we decided we needed a ‘family’ car. Introducing ‘Tezza’ Terios.
Tezza Terios – we were so excited about our first 4wd!
We would pack it to the seams to go camping too!
Then, another baby and another baby, and we thought we might have some more babies, so it was time for a people mover and we found ‘Graham’ Grandis.
Graham Grandis all packed up for a camping trip
With 3 kids and both of us working, it also meant we needed a second vehicle and this is where the second love (after me of course!) came into Matt’s life.
Much as Matt loved his motorbike, when Jack started going to school we realised that it was not very useful for picking kids up on! So after much angst, Matt decided it was time to say goodbye to the bike and hello to ‘Sammy’ Sirion.
Unfortunately ‘Sammy’ turned out to be a bit of a lemon and her engine died after only 2 years in the family so she was turfed out and we welcomed ‘Harris’ the Yaris, who you might remember we sold just last year to help fund our trip around Oz!
Harris the Yaris
Graham the Grandis was of course sold to purchase our trusty stead, Peter Prado who we think will be with us for many more years yet!
So there you have it, a family history in cars! Goes to show that you can still camp without a 4wd, although you probably won’t make it into any 4wd action magazines!
Do you remember your first car? Do you have a car ‘love’?
It will be interesting to see what our kids think of these cars in 20 years time!