Friday, March 16, 2007

Baby you can drive my car...

This is what Jesús will be saying to me soon, or well, when I finish driving school anyway (Yes Mem, I'm really going to do it so you can pick your chin up off the floor now).
I signed up today with Autoescuela Navarra, which is practically like signing away your life's savings (guess I should have done this when I was 16 like every good American, only I'm not such a good American, am I?). Why did I decide to do this at the age of 37? Well, I'm not sure, I just woke up one morning and thought to myself "I gotta drive."
Do I really need to do this?
I've gotten along fine until now, much to the annoyance of my dear husband who has to drive me places. Well, not for much longer, although I have no idea how long all this is going to take. This morning I got my book and went to class expecting to find a bunch of 18 year-olds, but to my surprise the students were mostly about my age. I guess the morning crowd is mostly made up of desperate housewives and immigrants, so I should fit right in. Wish me luck!


  1. fantastic!!!!!!!!!I wish you luck! I know it cost a lot of money doesn't it, but once you can drive you'll like it I bet.Then you can go where ever and when ever you like and don't have to wait for the bus etc.

  2. Wow. When we lived in Korea, I had to take a special driving class and then a test to be allowed to drive in their country. What a complete nightmare after having driven for so long to have to be tested on all these foreign rules. And let me tell you, driving in Korea, you take your life in your hands every time you step into your car.

    When we were in Spain, I looked at all the road signs and traffic signals and patterns and decided there was no way I could figure it all out. But at least they drive on the same side as Americans. Good luck to you!

  3. Thanks kfk, the theory is bad enough, they want you to know all kinds of technical stuff, but I'm really dreading the practical classes. People here drive crazy, at least that's what it seems like. I've never driven before so not only do I have to study all these confusing rules, but I also have to get up the courage to get out there in the middle of all that chaos.