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    Default first time driving to santiago

    brace yourselves, my fellow dr1ers, i have a license and i am not afraid to use it
    yesterday miesposo let me drive his car to santiago. i found it a pleasant trip, by all means. miesposo, on the other hand, seemed to take it badly. i think this one hour has shortened his lifespan more than his cholesterol level
    i did ok-ish, keeping in mind that i have had little practice. miesposo all the time kept on murmuring "drive faster" with occasional "SLOW DOWN!!!!" - men, they can never make up their mind i admit i was going too slow, about 50 miles an hour on average but i do not have enough experience to be able to control the car well when at high speed.
    the worst moment was when i hit a big hole, a crater, in the middle of the street. i did not see it until the last moment so i took it almost at a full speed, any smaller car would end the trip right there.. but it turned out that apparently it it better to do it at high speed than with the breaks on.
    in any case, i managed. and i will learn to do better.
    thank you for reading.

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    Congrats on your accomplishment!

    Couldnt have been too bad if your hubby came back with you!

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    yeah, but he was driving on the way back :-)

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    Well done, anyone who drives to and through Santiago deserves a medal. Having said that, you sound like my wife and I would be driving back as well.

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    dv8, thanks for the good laugh. Now, you are an accomplished woman!

    Lindsey

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    Driving in Santiago is paradise compared to driving in Santo Domingo.

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    DV8,
    i am a Male,
    so take it 150% from the positive side.
    a asure ya he's been satisfied with your first testride.
    at least from the reading of this great sunday afternoon post
    i assume he took ya with him when He drove back???
    that meens he will let ya drive again,
    one day,
    somewhere,
    ...
    o.k.,
    yes, i am still laughing,
    hey, not about you,
    just about my imagination of the whole ride.
    a little tip from a male who will not even think about a license for the Mrs:
    don't ask him right away next weekend to leave ya the car to drive with some girlfriends to Santago for some shopping, ha ha.
    just let some time pass by.
    he..,
    have to stop now.
    have a great sunday eve
    Mike

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    little correction, i only drove TO santiago, just before the city we changed seats, miesposo has little patience to direct me and we had little time to do many things...
    and mike, not only he took me back home with him but he also bought me 3 pairs of shoes
    maybe that was to make me never drive again?

    the other day i took the car to go to the salon, coming back i gave miesposo car keys with the words: "the longest and most nervous 2 hours of your life are over"

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    ha ha ha
    no no no
    3 pairs of shoes could just mean his way to tell ya what a good driver he thinks you are.
    of course we would never tell such in words,
    hey,
    at leas WE are the man and know how to drive since birth, ha ha.
    next day at the salon could mean both:
    * what i stated above been a good guess
    * 2nd: he gave up and counts anyways on a soon dead, so the car doesn't matter that much anymore, ha ha
    Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank the Tank View Post
    Driving in Santiago is paradise compared to driving in Santo Domingo.
    I agree with you on this part.

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