Meanwhile, back in civilization, my best friend was working at a summer job.  He convinced me to come down and work with him.  The only hitch was that I didn’t own a car.  So, my uncle had to drive me down, with all my worldly possessions.

As a side note, I didn’t get a driver’s license until I was 18.  I didn’t have a car and saw no point in having a license to drive nothing.  But, I did learn how to drive with a Mercedes.  I learned how to drive a stick shift in a dump truck (after asking my friend’s dad how to do so and then got in the truck and drove off).