Memory of the Month: Spring break!

By on March 29, 2013 at 9:04 AM

Posted in: Odds & Ends

Each month, we share an image from GEICO’s past and invite you to exercise your caption-writing skills.

We’ve been enduring some unseasonably chilly weather around the nation’s capital of late, so when I came across this photo, I immediately wanted to step right into it. Just look at these happy GEICO employees, out in their shirtsleeves on a balmy day, getting ready to take this sweet ride out for a little lunchtime cruise. Meanwhile, here in 2013, on Monday morning I watched snow falling outside my office window most of the day.

Correction: what I meant to say is that I occasionally glimpsed that snow falling during those fleeting seconds when I had a free moment to look up from my work to see it. Yeah, that’s better.

And Tuesday, it was cold, cloudy and gloomy all day. March doesn’t seem to have gotten the message about going out like a lamb. Anyway, the suggestion of carefree, warm days with the open road beckoning isn’t the only reason this photo appeals to me. It also reminds me of my own learning-to-drive experience, which came behind the wheel of my father’s black VW Beetle.

They don’t make ’em like that anymore.

Does this photo jog any memories for you? Let us know in the comments.

11 responses to “Memory of the Month: Spring break!

  1. Jason says:

    I wonder if they realize they are at an awesome car show!

  2. Michelle B says:

    This reminds me of Herbie.

  3. Jim says:

    Holiday Rooooooooooad, Holiday Roooooooooad!

  4. Jon Buchanan says:

    Viva, Las Vegas
    Viva, Las Vegas
    Viiiivaaaa… Las Vegaaassss

  5. Susan Henderson says:

    Ok how many people do you think we can get in this bug?

  6. Jo says:

    Can anyone say…. ROAD TRIP !!!!!!

  7. Steve says:

    Early attempts at creating “The Wave” were less than successful.

  8. Jane says:

    OH, those were the days my friend of ties for men, hose for women, restricitive undergarments too, probably no pants for women and long pants only for men, short hair, horn rimmed glasses or cat eyes and bright red lipstick. We;ve come a long way, baby.

  9. Sam in Austin says:

    @ Jane:

    … and a heavy greasy pomade for men that won’t let your hair move..
    Today, I pay a lot of money to make my hair messy … and people said its pretty! :)
    My Dad have that VW bug, but we call it “Turtle” because it so dang slow!

  10. Mike says:

    Mr and Mrs Bugpunch and children never understood why they passed so many ill-mannered kids hitting each other every year they drove to their lovely vacation home.

  11. GoGirl says:

    When vacationing in Orlando, the Vanderbugg’s realized belatedly that their day was running short…. so they took pictures in the Disney parking lot and went to the motel for rest.