This was one of my favorite photos from our trip to Europe in 2007. It was taken at a rest area, just off the autobahn in Austria.
After putting about 2,000 miles on the new BMW in less than two weeks, it had gotten quite dirty, especially in Italy, where it had picked up a lot of bugs. When we stopped for lunch, we saw this car wash, so we decided to give the new baby a bath before taking it back to Munich.
It’s hard to believe this photo was taken over four years ago. We still have the car, which doubles as a commuter vehicle and as our Las Vegas road trip transportation.