A Peaceful Evening Drive

Went for a drive last night – just a casual cruise – and my goodness it was so relaxing.

It was a beautiful evening – about an hour before sunset, and warm enough to have all the windows down, but not so warm that I needed to close the windows and run the air conditioning.

The Keithmobile is a really great cruiser – as I’ve said before, it’s not fast per se, but acceleration is effortless when you need it. And the torque from the diesel makes it super-easy to just loaf along casually, not rushing, just cruising gently.

I didn’t even have my music up (as I often do when driving for fun); instead there was just the sound of the wind and the quiet rumble of that little turbo-diesel up front.

The sun was slowly setting off to the west, painting the sky in those beautiful late-summer colors, with the tops of the clouds off to the east glowing gold in the last light of the day.

Eventually the sun slipped below the horizon and I headed home before it really got dark, but even though it was a relatively short drive, it really helped calm me down after a long & stressful day.

Some people hate driving, while others see it as just a thing you do to get from point A to point B, but I have always loved driving for its own sake, and even when I have no place to go it is always enjoyable to me to just drive. (And doubly so when it’s my amazing Keithmobile that I’m driving!)

By Keith Survell

Geek, professional programmer, amateur photographer, crazy rabbit guy, only slightly obsessed with cute things.