December 06, 2012

Flowing with Ford- part 3- The Final Drive

The final day of the Ford Fusion Event and almost literally BB's final drive.

The day started off well enough, more than well enough.  Babushka woke up energized from so much pampering- and ready for more. 

 It was such a glorious morning I decided to go to the beach before breakfast.

Bello verdad?

After the excelente breakfast we were paired up with our driving partners, who in my case was also Excelente.  I don't know how I got so lucky, but my partner was none other than the remarkable and muy caballeroso Mr. Ricardo Rodriguez-Long.  Read the link, you'll see I'm not being Cuban (exagerada) he truly is remarkable.  Being a resident of LA I was more comfortable with him driving on the mountains and as it turns out, with him being my tour guide.  Como sabe el Sr.! He was a wealth of information and stories; between him and the scenery I almost forgot about my plane ride.  Bueno, I did miss the first one, but that's another story all together. Continuing.

Marvelous Malibu.

Following the Ford flags, we arrived at our switch off point.

Starbucks- they know the way to a gal's heart.

Now see that little girl reading?  It's a statue- unreal right?  Also unreal is the car I was expected to drive was a stick shift.  Oh Ford, JU SO FONII!!! True, my first car was a stick shift, but that was countless moons ago, and on unfamiliar roads, y on mountains??  

At Ricardo's insistence we tried to have Babushka drive.

Babushka with Ricardo Rodriguez-Long 

First off, poor Ricardo had to back out of the parking space for BB because I couldn't get it to go that way. 
He should have stopped there, but caballero and brave soul that he is he wanted me to try out the car.  

Ahuh.  Okaaayyy.

Babushka went out of the parking lot, around the corner and right back into the parking lot.  

We were both so very glad when he took the reins again.

It was now nearing the end of my Ford Fusion event adventure, but Ricardo insisted I visit one more place. Who was I to turn down the invite of my new friend?

Y que rico estaba!  Both the food and the company were wonderful.  In all honesty I could have continued seeing the sights and listening to Ricardo for the rest of the day, but I had a plane to catch and a Leadership Summit to attend.  Babushka had more flowing to do, but the time I spent here,  my days with Ford-

what a ride!!!

Babushka besos a todos.  Cuidensen.

OJO There may be affiiate links in this post, 'cause BB's gotta have her cafe!   ; )  

Bohemian Babushka
Bohemian Babushka

Groovy Spanglish speaking Grandma of 6 who loves life and all its adventures. Motivational while still keeping it real, Babushka shows how all things looked at with gratitude are good, and how to say to la vida- JU SO FONII!!!