What a morning!  :)  I am sittin’ pretty in ‘my’ new car.


As explained this morning, I am participating in Chevy’s Girlfriend Getaway, a promotion for local bloggers.  I get to drive the Chevy Traverse for a month, and I’ll be blogging about it on the Girlfriend Getaway website.


Meghann also is participating, so Ryan drove both us of to the local television station to pick up our vechiles.


After meeting with the Chevy reps, we got a tour of our cars.  These crossover SUVs are INTENSE – so many awesome gadgets (like OnStar navigation, which is probably the neatest thing I’ve ever seen) and seven seats!  SEVEN SEATS!  That’s enough for a whole brood of imaginary children.


Suffice to say, the Chevy Traverse is already 100X more amazing than my 2002 Civic.  I can’t wait to put down those seats, slip my bike in the back, and go!


If you’re a female blogger and live in the Dallas/Fort Worth or Houston area, you can enter the same contest!  Check it out!


Although the Traverse is great, it’s not quite as cool as this car (go Hurricanes!):




Post-Chevy, I raced safety drove the speed limit back to my house and put together a really fast lunch:


I made an egg (which had 1 egg and 1 egg white) and cheese sandwich using a wonderfully soft and squishy hoagie bun.  I prefer whole grains, but sometimes you just want fluffy white bread!


Plus, veggies and fruit!


The Garmin 305 Raffle


I had to end the Garmin 305 Raffle early due to technical issues with PayPal; however, the raffle raised an amazing $1,035 for Echelon Gran Fondo and the Livestrong Foundation.  Thanks to everyone who entered!

Garmin Forerunner 305 GPS Receiver With Heart Rate Monitor

The winner is… Kristin M.!  I hope you enjoy your Garmin, Kristin!  🙂


Question of the day:  What was your first car and how did you get it?   I consider the Civic my first car because I just borrowed my parents’ cars when I was in high school and didn’t have my own.  My mom actually gave it to me as a college graduation present.  I earned enough scholarship money and didn’t need to use all the money she had saved for my college education.  How awesome is my mom?  I’ll never forget that great gift!



  • Angela @ A Healthy FIt February 24, 2010, 2:17 pm

    My first car was a Mercury Topaz. Oh yeah, it was a sweet ride. ha ha! It was my mom’s old car and I got it when I was 16 and she got a new car. I was just lucky to have a car to drive around at 16.

  • Laura @ Strong and Steady February 24, 2010, 2:18 pm

    The very first car that I bought on my own was my Civic 🙂 I love it so much!!!

  • whit @ whitinspired February 24, 2010, 2:19 pm

    My first car was a 1996 Saturn. My parents bought it from my grandma when I turned 16 and she could no longer drive. It was probably the un-coolest car ever, but I loved it and was sad when I had to give it up!

  • Daniel February 24, 2010, 2:20 pm

    Wow, that egg sandwich looks great! I would have diced the celery and put it with the eggs though, but that’s just me, haha.

    And I’ve yet to own a car! I figure it would be silly to buy one and pay for the extra insurance costs when I walk on campus anyways.

  • Megan @ Megzz Wins At Life February 24, 2010, 2:21 pm

    My first car was a chevy cavalier. It was my baby!!!

  • Andrea @ Run, Eat, Date, Sleep February 24, 2010, 2:22 pm

    My very first car was a 92 Honda Civic Hatchback I bought when I was 16. 🙂

    That Chevy looks amazing! PLENTY of room for those imaginary kids. LOL! Can’t wait to see it in person next Saturday!

    • Julie February 24, 2010, 4:43 pm

      Mine was a 92 Honda Accord…..mint green. That baby was f-ugly 🙂

      Good luck with your OB presentation Caitlin!!

      • Allison K February 24, 2010, 5:52 pm

        I too had 1992 Mint Green Honda Accord–who thought of that color? It was actually not my first car though…and I just sold it last year!

  • Heather (Heather's Dish) February 24, 2010, 2:22 pm

    what an amazing car! i so wish i was still in dallas so i could win…are they coming to colorado at all?!?!

    my first car was a 1986 toyota camry. it was standard transmission, and i miss it every day!

  • Katy ( The Balanced Foodie ) February 24, 2010, 2:22 pm

    My first car was my moms Hyundai Sonata, which I lovingly named “Sonny” she got a brand new civic and gave me hers, which I was happy to take! Then I got my sister’s old car when she moved to NYC until that lease was up, then my father-in-law let me drive one of their cars, a jeep and now I am car-less! But excited to get a car that I get to pick, hopefully soon! 🙂

  • Tonyne @ Unlikely Success Story February 24, 2010, 2:27 pm

    Congrats to Kristin M.!

    The car looks amazing!! My first car was a ’78 Olds Cutlass, it was HUGE and 18 years old at the time. It was loud and overheated constantly. It had a V8 engine which I promptly blew becuase it was then that I discovered my foot is made of pure lead. I had that car until I was 21. It was good to me. 🙂

  • Beth February 24, 2010, 2:27 pm

    My first car was a Toyota Corolla (before all the bad press!) My parents gave me $2,000 to put down for a college graduation present and I’ve been making monthly payments ever since. Only 17 of 60 left to go! 😛

  • Alison February 24, 2010, 2:28 pm

    My first car was a 1988 Pontiac Grand Am that my mom and I bought (I paid half) after I graduated high school in 1995. The first brand new car my husband and I bought is our 2000 Honda Civic. It’s 10 years old and, despite the fact that it currently has a dead battery, it has been the best car; it still gets 29-30 mpg.
    Enjoy your month with the Traverse!

  • Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday February 24, 2010, 2:29 pm

    I bought an ’05 Pontiac Vibe last year. It’s my first real car.
    I absolutely love it. I love how there’s a hatch and the seats fold down so I can carry so much stuff in it!

    • Bethany (@ NotUnlessI'mBeingChased) February 24, 2010, 2:32 pm

      My hubby drives our ’05 Vibe and I usually try and steal it from him because it rocks! Glad to see there’s more Vibe love out there :).

  • Courtney February 24, 2010, 2:32 pm

    Geo metro aka “the rollerskate” sophomore year in college. No air conditioning, no power windows, but yes on the cd player. Priorities!!!
    adventures in tri-ing

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is February 24, 2010, 2:33 pm

    Mine is a Honda CRV, and I bought it myself! I drove a car of my parents’ thru highschool and college. 🙂

  • Kelly February 24, 2010, 2:34 pm

    Have fun with your SUV! My first car was a Volkswagen Cabrio, I got it for my 16th birthday and I loved it! It was green with a tan roof. Sadly, I totaled it in October of my senior year of high school.

  • Kristi February 24, 2010, 2:34 pm

    Oh Dear God-my first car was terrible! I came home to find out my parents had taken money out of MY savings account and bought my first car with it. Can you guess what my first car was-you never will so I’ll tell ya. It was a 1983 Chrysler LeBaron Convertible with wood paneling-yes wood! I will admit it was cool to have a convertible, but not this one-the roof leaked and the car always died on me…. I guess I learned the value of money from this car and I also learned how to fix it when it broke down on the freeway or at a stop sign 🙂
    ~Kristi (www.krittie.wordpress.com)

    • Morgan February 24, 2010, 4:16 pm

      I always wanted a LeBaron Convertible for my first car! I think my dad had an 83-87 model. Who knows-it was awesome though!!!
      Instead, I was stuck with a 1987 Volvo. Until it was stolen (best day of my life).

      • Kristi February 24, 2010, 4:25 pm

        I WISH my care was stolen-instead I rolled with the punches and totally decked it out-the interior was a rusty brown color, so I added leopard dice, leopard shag seat covers, gold beads and a leopard steering wheel cover-it was hot!

        • Morgan February 24, 2010, 4:26 pm

          My sister rocked a 1984 Mercedes Turbo Diesel. Max Speed was 30 MPH. I actually miss that car.

  • Bethany (@ NotUnlessI'mBeingChased) February 24, 2010, 2:34 pm

    My first car was a 1990 Ford Escort, silver hatchback. Sexy. Basically, the envy of my high school parking lot ;). If you went faster than 55 mph (which I did, um, “on occasion”) the front end kind of bounced around. The adult me thinks that’s incredibly unsafe, the teen me didn’t know any better!

  • brandi February 24, 2010, 2:35 pm

    that’s so exciting! and I love the color.

    My first car was a Honda Civic hatchback, maroon, with a moon roof that was as old as i was 🙂 But I loved it! I got new speakers in it, and I loved that old car.

  • Carolyn February 24, 2010, 2:37 pm

    We still have my first car. A 1990 Toyota Camry which I had painted with flames for my college graduation. Yes, seriously. It recently blew up a little, though, so we’re searching for a new one. 🙁

  • megan February 24, 2010, 2:38 pm

    my parents bought me my first car too… a toyota camry. my dad loves camry’s…i think because of all their safey features! well, before all the recalls that is.

  • Kendall @ Whisk Her Away February 24, 2010, 2:39 pm

    I still have the first car I ever drove! A red 2003 Toyota Solara.

    I technically don’t own it, because my parents completely paid for it. I love it to death though, and don’t see myself driving a new car for a while. Plus, I’m scared about the resale value right now because of the Toyota scandals. Hopefully they help their image…FAST.

  • Matt February 24, 2010, 2:39 pm

    My first car was a toyota avalon. I am actually still driving it! I got it from my mom as a hand me down. It is a pretty nice car and gets me from A to B. It isn’t flashy, but it does the job.

  • Kristin February 24, 2010, 2:40 pm

    I can’t believe I won! Thanks so much for the opportunity Caitlin, winning AND helping a great cause just brightened up my whole week =]

    By the way, On-Star is one of the most AWESOME additions to have in a car. You should definitely get some use out of that while you test the SUV- so handy!

  • Traci February 24, 2010, 2:41 pm

    I didn’t get my license until I was almost 21, and then my parents gifted me a 1989 Olds Cutlass Ciera with over 200K miles on it. I’ve only been driving for 6 years and I’m already on my fourth car! I have a Dodge Caliber now and I love it.

  • Estela @ Weekly Bite February 24, 2010, 2:43 pm

    My first car is a honda civic 🙂 Still have it too!

  • Katie@ Two Lives, One Lifestyle February 24, 2010, 2:45 pm

    I love the color of the Chevy- it looks like a big candy apple! My first car was a hand-me-down volvo that I LOVED and now I have another hand-me-down Civic from my mom. I haven’t ever purchased my own brandy new car.

  • Janna (Just Flourishing) February 24, 2010, 2:45 pm

    Lucky you! Have fun driving!

    Oh man… my first car was an OLD Maxda MPV.
    This lovely specifimen(http://www.reliableminivan.com/includes/images/Mazda_MPV/94.jpg)

    Ew. Haha. I had to drive it through high school. And then I crashed it. Good. Times.

  • Heather @ Side of Sneakers February 24, 2010, 2:46 pm

    I literally have the exact same first car story. Borrowed my mom’s, then she ended up giving it to me due to scholarships!!

  • Gwen February 24, 2010, 2:47 pm

    My FIRST car was a 1985 Chevy Spectrum Sport – it cost $500 and the stipulation for it being purchased for me was I had to cart my little brother around! It was a great first car and we ended up selling it for $500 when I went away to college (in DC where I didn’t NEED a car. Of course now I wouldn’t live without it!). The Traverse looks AWESOME! Chevy – bring your promo to NoVA/DC!

  • Sammi February 24, 2010, 2:52 pm

    I totally thought that egg & cheese sandwich was made on a baked potato at first. haha
    During high school I mainly drove our 1994(?) pontiac bonneville but then my sister got dibs on it when she wanted a car up in fairfax. Rather than getting stuck with the astro van (yuck!) for a long time, I bought my first car back in January 2009! (It’s still a baby! Just over a year old:)) It’s a 2009 honda fit & I love it! It’s a stick shift which took some getting adjusted to. I saved up a ton of money so I was able to pay off quite a bit of it but I still had to take out a loan for the rest. So far I’ve paid off about half the loan. It’s a 5 year loan but it should be all paid by next year, hopefully!

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg February 24, 2010, 2:52 pm

    How much fun!!! So cool!

    I agree with you– there something about an egg sandwich on WHITE bread that just tastes so good sometimes 🙂

  • Ambre February 24, 2010, 2:54 pm

    My first car was a 1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee that I shared with my sister. Not a fun car – it died on us driving our 1.5mile drive to our high school! What the heck?! LOL OH and the steering wheel cover fell OFF into my lap. I did love it though. 🙂

    I live in DFW and would LOVE to enter that contest, but I don’t have many followers on my blog 🙁 darn. So, I forwarded it to my friend who has a few more followers on her blog 🙂

  • Freya @ foodfitnessandfreya.wordpress.com February 24, 2010, 2:55 pm

    That is one giant car! I reckon Maggie and James might just fit in there if they breath in :p
    My first car was a Vauxhall Astra with 200,000 miles on the clock! He served me very well, and was sold on for a reasonable £100 😛

  • emily February 24, 2010, 2:55 pm

    I’m another person who started with a Vibe! I shared a car with my mom in high school and my first “real” car with with my husband (from the in-laws, so thankful!!!) my sr. year of college.

  • Morgan @ Life After Bagels February 24, 2010, 2:58 pm

    my first car was a white sundance (totally forget the brand) I’m not really a car person, in fact I haven’t owned one in 5 years!

  • Karissa @ CardioFoodie February 24, 2010, 3:01 pm

    My first car was a 93 Honda Accord. I worked from the time I turned 16 to buy the car and pay ins, gas, etc. Cars are expensive!

  • Tracey February 24, 2010, 3:04 pm

    How cool! I can’t wait to see pictures of the outside of the car.
    My first car was a really old Maverick. It was brown and couldn’t make it up the smallest hills in the rain. Seriously, I had problems making it over speed bumps when it was raining outside!

  • kalli@fitandfortysomething February 24, 2010, 3:08 pm

    How awesome is that! You look so cute in the car!
    My first car was tooooooo long ago. They don’t even make it anymore-a vw 16V scirocco! I was smokin hot in it…..Hee hee with 80’s big hair…..

  • sarah February 24, 2010, 3:09 pm

    A 1989 Toyota Corolla hatchback – a hand-me-down from my grandpa. One time, the motor for the windshield wipers broke while it was raining and I had to pull a rope tied to the wipers to clear the windshield. I was SO COOL.

  • Sarah @ See Sarah Eat February 24, 2010, 3:09 pm

    My first car was a 1989 Toyota Corolla that I bought with money I earned working my first job at a grocery store (back when I knew how to save money, ha ha). I wish I still had it sometimes, it ran good and had a cd player! Unfortunately I was in a wreck a few years ago and it got totalled.

  • Leah @ L4L February 24, 2010, 3:10 pm

    My first car was a Pontiac Sunfire! It cost $3k and I paid for half of it with my own saved money and my dad paid the other half.

  • Megan @ Healthy Hoggin' February 24, 2010, 3:11 pm

    My first car was a hand-me-down from my parents– their old Toyota Corolla! I loved it so much!!

    Love the pretty red color of your ‘new’ car! Is it hard to drive such a BIG car, though?! I’d be terrified of parking!!

    • Caitlin February 24, 2010, 3:17 pm

      so far its been easy! the rear view mirrors have a really cool feature in which you can see the blind spot behind you AND there’s a back up camera.

  • Laura@FindingAHealthyBalance....after a 100+ Pound weight loss!!! February 24, 2010, 3:17 pm

    My 1st car was a Honda Civic as well! I bought it when I was 18 after saving for over a year (for the down payment that is) and I had it forever until finally upgrading to a Honda Accord and now I am on my 2nd Honda Accord and still loving it!!! =)

  • Abby February 24, 2010, 3:17 pm

    LOVE THAT CAR! My first car was a civic, too!!! My uncle gave it to me when I was in highschool. It was about 14 years old, but it was a tank! My dad sold it when I went to college! In May I bought my first car with my hubby–a 2007 Civic (OF COURSE)! I love those cars! I feel like we have a lot in common…running, Pitt, civics… ok, just those, but still.. 🙂

  • Betty February 24, 2010, 3:17 pm

    My first car was a 1995 chevy cavalier. I loved that car.

  • Robyn February 24, 2010, 3:18 pm

    ’94 Nissan Altima!

  • Stina @ Girl Can February 24, 2010, 3:27 pm

    My first car ever was a 96 Chevy Astro van which my parents gave me to drive. They were the owners, but I was the only preson who drove it. I actually loved that car. My friends and I nicknamed it “The Nav” (van spelled backwards). I was really bummed when my parents decided to trade in the van and give me their 2000 Saturn instead.

    My first car that was actually bought-and-paid-for mine is the 2008 Hyundai Elantra I drive right now.

  • Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] February 24, 2010, 3:28 pm

    I too, didn’t have my own car in high school, as I lived across the street…and used my parent’s when need be. My first car, Little Blue, was/is a 2008 Honda Civic Coupe =]

  • Rachel (suburban yogini) February 24, 2010, 3:34 pm

    Oh man, my first car was a souped up Ford Fiesta (do you even have those in the States?). It was silver, with alloy wheels and a “Go Faster” stripe…. Seriously, it was soooo tacky.

    I crashed it into a tree the day after I passed my driving test :/

  • LindsayH February 24, 2010, 3:37 pm

    thats awesome! i need a new car so bad, mine is a total pile. my first car was a 1986 VW golf. man i loved that car, it was “vintage” and had so much character. i was away at college and my dad drove it into the back of a dump truck! right now im trying to decide what kind of new car i should buy.

  • Darci February 24, 2010, 3:39 pm

    how fun!!

    my first car was a 1991 ford escort…w/all the options automatic seat belts & all!! 😉 lol

  • Amanda February 24, 2010, 3:39 pm

    My very first car was a 1991 Ford Taurus. I saved for almost a year to buy it (it cost $1,200). Not the classiest of cars, but I sure loved it. It was coated in bumper stickers and, after an ugly accident, had a wooden plank as a front bumper, which my artsy friends and I painted. I bought a new car when I graduated high school (my first Big Girl purchase, car payments and everything!) and I sadly had to sell my Taurus (it went for $200).

    PS. Let me know if that contest comes to Kansas City!

  • Monica @ Musings of the Granola Girl February 24, 2010, 3:51 pm

    My first car was a 2002 Red Eclipse that my parents got me 6 months after I turned 16..

    So technically the first car I “had” was this huge green 1995 ford aerostar van. It was obnoxiously loud and the alignment was off! I was so embarrassed driving it for the first 6 months!

    The eclipse still is my car and is slowly but surely breaking down 🙁

  • lauren @ Eater not a runner February 24, 2010, 4:09 pm

    I had a Ford Taurus that was my older brother’s before me. he had smashed off the side mirror and it had MORE than a few dents 😉 I rocked it!

  • Paige (Running Around Normal) February 24, 2010, 4:22 pm

    You look so sassy in your Traverse! Get it, girl! (with those 7 extra seats! haha)
    My first car was a Ford Mustang passed down to me. My family was definitely a Ford family. And I married a guy who favors imports! Now I have a Honda CRV, and I love it.

  • Lily @ Lily's Health Pad February 24, 2010, 4:23 pm

    My first car was a Toyota Echo. My parents bought it for me when I turned 16. I still drive it 10 years later…

  • Lauren February 24, 2010, 4:29 pm

    Baaaah! What a great car! I just moved to Texas but Austin…….wish it was happening in my area! lol

    Have fun! 🙂

    My first car was a Jeep…we were in love.

  • Beki February 24, 2010, 4:31 pm

    My first car was a ’94 Ford Explorer!!! (I called him “Mr. Car”) It was old, with flaking paint and stained interior, but i took better care of him than i do my truck new truck now. haha He was the Greatest!

    • Molly @thevegandorm February 24, 2010, 4:38 pm

      I had/have when I’m at home a 1999 red Ford Explorer, fondly called by my friends as “Dora the Party Explorer” because it could hold so many people haha!
      Leather seats (heated in the winter!), a sunroof – I still love it!
      It was my family’s farm/cabin car (we kept it at one of our farms/where our cabin is, until I hit 16.

  • Kara (@ Kara's Marathon) February 24, 2010, 4:38 pm

    My first car was my mom’s old car – a baby blue ’86 Cadillac. It was pimp-tastic! Thankfully, by the time I started driving it (2000) it was so uncool it was cool again; everyone wanted a ride in the bouncing blue Caddy! 🙂

  • Diana February 24, 2010, 4:41 pm

    My first car was a blue Toyota Corolla. My sister nicknamed it Rocky. My cousins now drive it. Keepin it in the family 🙂

  • Ali February 24, 2010, 5:00 pm

    How cool!!!! I am sure Kristin will enjoy her Garmin! I looooove mine!
    My first car was a 1992 mint green elantra! So ugly. But I loved it!

  • *Andrea* February 24, 2010, 5:02 pm

    you look HOT in that car!! my first car (still my car now) is a black Ford Explorer 🙂 i lurveeeeee SUVs.

  • Allison K February 24, 2010, 5:59 pm

    ok, I’m pretty sure of all the comments, I had by far the worst 1st car. It was an 1977 Ford Granada–my dad got it a police auction for $200! It was an ugly brown color, the headliner was ripped, so whenever I accelerated it dumped padding from the ceiling all over the person in the back seat, I had to open the trunk with a screwdriver and replace the power steering fluid every 3 days!
    The car had…alot of charachter..I named her Ursula! I only had her for 5 months…when winter hit my mom made my dad get me a “safer” car for the snow. A 1991 jeep cherokee that I drove through higschool. Since then I’ve had 2 1992 Honda Accords and my Husband and I just (last week) bought our first “new” car..a 2008 Honda CR-V..a far cry from Ursula!

  • Jacquie February 24, 2010, 6:26 pm

    My first car was a 2004 Honda Civic when I went to Elon. I had been driving my mom’s old minivan after she got a convertible, but about a month before I was leaving for school, it died 🙁 At Elon, we could have cars, so I was able to get little blue civic.

  • Cassie @ A Very Busy Mind February 24, 2010, 6:52 pm

    My first car was a ’94 Pontiac Bonneville which was a hand-me-down from my mom. It was a good car, but I put it through HELL. Had some really good times in that car, though. It was so BIG – like driving a boat!

  • Kelly February 24, 2010, 7:07 pm

    My first car is a Honda Accord- I still have it 🙂

    How did the presentation go? Maybe it’s tonight…

  • Lindsay Perrone (goodiesgalore) February 24, 2010, 7:10 pm

    What HUGE day for you. How amazing! I wish I could go see you present. Watched your new video and it gave me the chills. Congrats.

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing February 24, 2010, 7:18 pm

    That sounds so cool!! Have fun with all the gadgets haha!
    Sometimes I crave white bread.. especially french bread!! yum!

    My first car was a piece of crap (otherwise known as a 98 pontiac grand prix). But I was lucky to have a car.

  • Kelly @ Healthy Living With Kelly February 24, 2010, 7:32 pm

    My first car was a Nissan Sentra. It was used with only 11,000 miles on it. We got it from the dealership (it was used as a demo car) and I LOVED IT! I was lucky enough to have my parents buy it for me when I was 17 and I rocked that car all the way through college and then some. It was an awesome car! I now drive a 2004 Honda Civic which as the first car I ever bought (and paid off) all by myself! 🙂 I think I am ready for something new but not having a car payment is awesome!!!

  • Lindsay February 24, 2010, 7:36 pm

    My first car was/is a 1999 Ford Escort that my dad bought me when I was 15. I’m going to be 23 in a week and I’m still driving the same car!!! Lucky for me I think my dad’s going to be getting me an upgrade when I graduate from college here in a couple months. Here’s hoping!

  • Allison February 24, 2010, 7:57 pm

    Hey Caitlin. Just wondering if you saw this Nightline special last night called, “Is it ok to be fat?” It addresses both the health and image aspects of being fat and thin. http://www.hulu.com/watch/130074/abc-nightline-tue-feb-23-2010

    • caitlin February 24, 2010, 9:53 pm

      i havent seen it but thanks for passing it on! i’ll check it out!

  • Amy H February 24, 2010, 8:06 pm

    I read your blog everyday and I am sure you have answered this before, but do you ever feel bad about eating eggs? I am a vegetarian (probably more like a vegan, although I don’t call myself that) Although I haven’t had an egg in probably 2 years, I have been craving eggs lately. However I just can’t justify to myself how it is ethically okay to eat an egg. Any suggestions?

  • Becky February 24, 2010, 8:50 pm

    Love the new whip! Hope you have lots of fun wheelin’ around for a month. My first car was an ’84 Camry. I was born in ’84…nuff said!

  • Heather February 24, 2010, 9:04 pm

    My first car was a new 2001 VW beetle. Lime green. I drove it for 6 years through HS and college, love Lucy as I call her, now my mom drives her! She thinks she is so cool!

  • christy from pittsburgh February 24, 2010, 9:28 pm

    Hi Caitlin!
    love your blog. you inspire me everyday!

  • Erin (Travel, Eat, Repeat) February 24, 2010, 9:28 pm

    My first car was a hand-me-down from my grandparents, through two cousins, to me. A 1989 Toyota Camry, still going strong after 20 years. We had to “put it down” a few years ago because it wouldn’t start half the time… a big problem! 😉

  • Nutritious Foodie February 24, 2010, 9:40 pm

    Very cool! I love the color.
    Do you know the deadline for the TX one?

    • caitlin February 24, 2010, 10:14 pm

      i don’t know the details – i’m sorry! it’s probably on the website ?

  • Catherine February 24, 2010, 9:42 pm

    My first car was a chevy blazer i got for my 16th birthday. I live in the city now though and have no use for a car so it’s sorta become another car for my parents (I think that may have been the plan all along) Sweet ride!!

  • Cynthia (It All Changes) February 24, 2010, 9:49 pm

    My first car was a 1998 White Mercury Sable. When my dad had to replace the engine he got a new car and gave me the rebuilt one. So nice and made student teaching so much easier.

  • Ana February 24, 2010, 10:03 pm

    love these first car stories! mine was a 93 awful maroon and silver Ford Ranger, aka the Danger Ranger. in the last year the air died, the rear view mirror kept falling and wouldn’t stay put, the radio died, and so did the wiper fluid things on the windshield. fail. and i drove it until 2 months ago.

  • Jenn @ Livewellfit February 24, 2010, 10:10 pm

    I had the UNI-LIGHT! At least that is what we nicknamed her. It was an old taurus that had these ridiculously LARGE headlights in the front. 🙂 Oh she was a dream.

  • Nicci February 24, 2010, 10:17 pm

    I love SUV’s and I’ve never driven a Chevy before. My bff loves her Chevy truck too.

  • M. February 24, 2010, 10:57 pm

    I just wrote this on Meghann’s blog too….
    Thumbs DOWN to Chevy Traverse gas guzzling huge machine trying to use wonderful young female bloggers so they can target that audience.It is such an eco nightmare car,let alone to have a sinle person or couple drive something like that…such a negative message for our environment.
    But thumbs up to you Caitlin for having a lovely blog which I do enjoy!
    Hope you’re ok with me saying my 2 cents…just felt so dismayed by Chevy.
    But you bring me up when I am feeling down 😉

    • Caitlin February 24, 2010, 11:09 pm

      it’s ok! you can share your negative OR positive thoughts on this blog as long as you keep it kosher (which you did, thanks!). i agree i do not like the gas mileage on the car. i wish it was more environmentally friendly.

  • Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) February 24, 2010, 11:13 pm

    My first car was a Chevy Cavalier and I bought it with my own $3000 🙂

  • Caitlin @ Right Foot Forward February 25, 2010, 12:52 am

    I still have never owned my own car! I drove my mom’s car in high school, and had no car at college. Now, I live in NYC, where no one needs a car! Someday…

  • Susan February 25, 2010, 9:29 am

    Suh-weeet new ride Caitlin!! I love driving big cars like that. Visibility is so much better when you’re high up, parking on the other hand can be an issue 😉

    My first ever car was a $500 1993 Dodge Shadow, bought in 2007! It was a BEATER to the max. It was a bright aqua colour with the paint chipping off. Towards the end, the muffler fell off so I’m pretty sure I was breaking noise laws with it. Whenever I would start it in a parking lot, the people around me would jump in shock 😛 When I graduated university, my family all chipped in money so I could buy a much nicer 2005 Ford Focus. She’s a beauty, but now up for sale cause I’m moving far away to a huge city!

  • kat February 25, 2010, 11:15 am

    My first car was a blue 1987 plymouth voyager minivan nicknamed “American Thunder”. I bought it from my dad for $300. It burned so much oil and created a huge smoke cloud that at red lights people would roll up their windows… At least I had a car though!

  • A@ Please Don't Eat Me! February 25, 2010, 11:57 am

    i would love to have the chance to drive one of those for a month! no offense but do you know of any bloggers out there who have kids, etc who are going to be using it? thats my dream car, with two kids now and a million nieces and nephews, i want to know if its really as family friendly as it looks..

    my first car was a 78 chevy nova, won worst car in high school yearbook! we called it the Triple B, or Big Brown Bastard.. it was a mess.. lol

  • Joanne February 25, 2010, 4:05 pm

    I loved my first car: Pontiac Sunbird. It was red with red leather (pleather) interior. It was a standard and when I was in college, we used it for pledging. This little car held 12 girls at one time. Poor car 🙁

  • Allie March 1, 2010, 11:29 pm

    My first car was a 1990 Toyota Celica – bright red with a manual transmission. It had those awesome pop-up headlights! I loved that car, and then my little brother totalled it :(. I felt so cool and sporty in my little red sports car, though!

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