Many of my friends know and love Beatrice, my '92 Subaru Loyale station wagon. Beatrice found me in West Virginia back in 1995. Two years later we together traveled across the country to Boulder, CO; Beatrice carried all my earthly possessions (except for a couple thousand comic books that remain in WV to this day) in her ample chassis over the two-day journey. In the nine years since then, Beatrice has seen me through repeated commutes from Boulder to Denver (1997-2000) and from Denver to Boulder (2000-2006), racking up the mileage on a daily basis.
Beatrice and I celebrated a milestone last week when her odometer finally passed the legendary 200,000 mile mark. Congratulations, Beatrice! Here's hoping you hold up for another 100,000!
At some point, I should probably consider looking for a new car.