Friday, August 19, 2016

Recap Of Week 3 Driving Lessons For Alex


Song:  Into The West

Cover:  Calikokat103





Other than Alex's long drive last weekend...
Alex has been practicing his highway merging as part of his new route...
what I call, 'The North Star Route'.

It involves several 4 way and 2 way stop signs...
getting on a major highway...
merging on to another major highway...
and driving past his high school...
then getting back on the highway...
then merging on to another highway...
and then driving past his university...
then driving up to his mountain college...
and then driving back home on an expressway.


Now...
from now on...
whenever Alex needs to go to any of them...
he will be driving himself there 
(with me in the passenger seat as his driving instructor).

On many of his trips to his schools...
I will just wait in a student lounge or the car while he is in class.

This will allow me to catch up on my reading...
and at his university...
I will also eat at my favorite Mexican restaurant
 before I retire in the student lounge with my favorite book.



This is the first highway on-ramp...  


to this highway.


Alex is so much more smooth with his merging.



This is the other highway upon which he had just merged.


We are driving past his high school here.


Alex then drives back up one highway...
merges onto another highway...
and then exits on to a major street which goes in front of his university (UNR)...



and he then goes on to a major expressway to a major highway...
whereupon he drives to his mountain college...


and then briefly merges on to the highway...
turns off on to the major expressway...
and turns off towards home.


Just a few miles from home...
we then pull into a park.




This 'tree' is actually a transmission repeater tower.

It is just on the other side of the park.


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Alex has improved so much with his driving.

We will continue with his highway driving and merging practice...
and I will add another route for him to practice next week.

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Tomorrow...
Alex is going to drive to a portion of Lake Tahoe.

We will take the Truckee turnoff...
as this route is very gentle since we will be driving up Highway 80
(no sharp mountain turns).

We will drive all the way to the mouth of the Truckee river at Lake Tahoe...
and have a nice lunch just off the river...
and we will then return along the same route.


Alex is looking forwards to driving this route.

He is gaining in experience as he applies his skills to new routes...
and so, gains justified confidence in his skills.


















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