learning to drive

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Baby, you can drive my car

Consider yourself warned: Catherine passed her road test today. This former baby can now drive a car. (I can’t show you a photo of her with her license just yet. She has to wait 48 hours before she can get that at the DMV. I don’t know why, and she’s pretty sore about it.) Of … Continue reading

In the driver’s seat

Today marked Catherine’s first driving lesson with an actual instructor and there were plenty of nerves to go around. She was anxious, too, but did quite well, taking a two-hour tour of lower Fairfield County, up to Westport on I-95, through Norwalk, Darien and Stamford, picking up the Merritt Parkway somewhere along the way. She … Continue reading

Taking it wheel slow

It was impossible to stay away — you knew I couldn’t! Last night after dinner, after I’d loaded the dishwasher, packaged the leftovers, scrubbed the sink, and wiped down the counter tops and my new stove top, I laced up my sneakers and headed a half-mile south to the elementary school where driving lesson No. … Continue reading

Give me a brake — Chapter 1 of Catherine’s adventures in driving

It was a big day for the Vaneches. Catherine got her learner’s permit. She balked at spending time each day studying the DMV manual, even when we were in Seaside, NJ, earlier this week, but it paid off: It’s official. Four months after turning 16, she can learn how to drive. This is how she … Continue reading