Since the age of 14 my birthday wish was always “a new Corvette”. As retirement approached I finally got my wish, a 2008 coupe. Since retiring 7 years ago my wife and I have travelled over 86,000 miles, visited 45 states, 6 Canadian provinces, 38 National Parks, and numerous National Monuments such as Mt. Rushmore and Little Bighorn. On our first major trip we travelled Route 66 from Chicago to Santa Monica. Since that time we have made two more trips to the West Coast, once by way of the Pacific Northwest, and once through the Southwest. We’ve been up to New England, the Canadian Maritimes, the Blue Ridge Mountains, and the Southeast. We drive to Bowling Green and the Corvette Museum about twice a year on average. After the first couple of years we decided it was time for a new license plate, CN THE US.