We had been living here in San Antonio for a few years, but really hadn’t met a lot of people or had a lot of friends with the same interests yet. So one Friday night we decided to go to Biff Buzby’s Burgers. Nate said he had heard about a car meet-up that was every week on Friday nights. Reluctant to go, but wanting to get out of the house, we headed on out to Biff’s. This was a HUGE changing point for us both. We pulled in and parked next to a look-alike of Ginger. It was Paul Woeppel’s red and white Shelby who had just had hail damage. That started up a conversation with Paul and Traci (Paul’s girlfriend) right away. During that same night we met a lot of others with mustangs and started some amazing friendships. When we left Biff’s that night, on the way home Nate and I were talking and he asked what I thought about this and being part of a club again. I told him they were all so nice, but I didn’t want to get wrapped up into this “car thing” again. I was honest and told him I didn’t want to sit in parking lot after parking lot every week-end. I didn’t enjoy it the first time and didn’t want to do it again. Nate agreed with me and left all the planning up to me of what we did or didn’t do with our new car friends. WELL, that was two years ago this coming Memorial Day weekend! If you know us, you can see how that weekend changed our lives completely. Never in my wildest dreams, did I EVER guess I would be the car person I have become!!
After a few more trips to Biff’s, we met more and more of you all and started to realize the “family” we had made. I was booking the calendar every weekend with events and finding myself sitting in a parking lots again. This time around, I didn’t mind it at all because I had made some really great friends and was having so much fun with it. I was still bugging Nate to drive his car and he was still giving me a hard time and didn’t want me to drive it. It took lots of me bugging him and lots of pressure from all our friends along the way, but slowly he started to let me drive Ginger. The more I drove her the more I really liked it. Nate would tease me that I was getting into this “car thing” and knowing a little more and liking a little more as time went on. I would say something about a mustang and shock myself about how much I knew. To this day I am still saying, “this is not me, I am not a car chick…I am a girly girl that likes pink and shiny stuff….who is this person I have become??”
I really never wanted a mustang, I just knew I wanted a convertible of some kind next. But since Nate let me drive Ginger the more the Mustang started to grow on me. Sometime last year I had decided that the next car I would buy would be a convertible Mustang. I was pretty sure I wanted a white California Special convertible. I also knew I wanted it to be a 2016 to 2018 because of the cooling seats. But I wasn’t in a huge hurry, so I just kept dreaming about it. I kept shocking Nate when I started pointing out when I would see a California Special or other Mustangs that would have certain things or not have it. I think he realized I wanted it more than I even noticed. So in late December Nate told me that were going to start looking to get me one. I knew if we were going to start looking now, I would have to give and take on some of my wants, BUT the convertible was not one of them.