So after countless family drives, ferry trips, beach days, temple trips, youth dances, dump runs, Elder's Quorum moves, Costco shop outs and school events we have officially retired the Loser Cruiser this week....It was time. She still has tons of life left in her, but our family needed something more practical. So we are hoping to pass her on.
I was actually a little sad as we turned the licence plates in...There are tons of great memories tied to that van....
The fact that Dallyn could never stay awake in it.
The fact that our pre teens were horrified when we pulled it in the drive way the first time and made us drop them off a block away from school.
The fact that we participated in every youth function for the last 6 or 7 years.
The first time Grant drove it to work, and somebody said "What did you go and buy a big Mormon Van for??? "Because I is one!?!" Grant replied with a twinkle in his eye. To a suddenly sleepless co-worker sheepish co worker.
The fact that it never broke down, except once in our driveway.
So beyond reliable, we truly loved her.
But...It was time.
We now own this "yet to be named" Dodge Grand Caravan...Isn't she practically pretty?
Still a van, but I guess no more "Mormon Van" jokes. And Grant said NO, to putting the bumper sticker on the back that says "Condoms prevent mini-vans" Dang-it!
I guess...Superman doesn't share my sense of humour :)
So a fond farewell "Loser Cruiser" we will miss you! (maybe?)