Saturday, July 7, 2007

It's the Luckiest Day of the Century...AND....

...today marks my 10-year anniversary of being traffic ticket free!!! Yes, folks that means the last time I received a traffic ticket, in my case a speeding ticket, was on July 7, 1997, in Baker City, Oregon. I was 19-years old and my BFF, Teresa Garcia and I were traveling back to Utah from a trip to Portland and Seattle when I was pulled over by a state trooper (driving a Camero!) on I-84. $284 later and 4 months of payments took care of that bad boy! I remember vowing to myself I'd never get a traffic ticket again--they were so expensive and yes, it wreaked havoc my car insurance premium.

10 years have passed and I have kept my promise. I find it quite ironic that the 10th anniversary is on the luckiest day of the century. I wonder what that means?!?! Okay, so I'm not a sign-seeker but come on....that's pretty dang cool!

Over the last 10 years I haven't been the most perfect driver; however, the older I get the more I err to the conservative in my driving. I also don't want to ever give up our kick-butt insurance premium! Ryan is well on his way to achieving the same milestone....he only has 4 years to go.

So, here's to 7-07-07 *and*
no traffic tickets in 10 years! Cheers!



p.s. As a special note to anyone traveling to and from Oregon via I-84...don't even dream of going 1 mph over the speed limit in the Baker City area...the entire town is a speed trap. My sister and a couple of friends have received speeding tickets in the same place! There's definitely a pattern here. wink wink.

3 comments:

Lindy said...

Okay, so I'm jealous about that anniversary. I got 2 in the last year (all related to working for Jim, I swear), and Aki just picked one up last week. Although I should say that he hasn't had one in years.

Wilson B. Thompson said...

I have to correct you on your statement. I, your brother, have not received a speeding ticket in Baker City, or anywhere else in Oregon. Only speeding ticket I received was in Northern California, coming down the mountains out of Oregon. Anyway, belated congrats on your 10 yrs!!

Stormy said...

Wilson, I stand corrected and I apologize for the oversight. The post has been corrected. So maybe this will encourage you to read my blog more often. :) ...that way you can check for any errors much sooner! ha ha ha. Love ya!