We have been settling nicely into our new ride. New-to-us, that is. It is a Ford E-350, 2010, 18K miles.
It took us, oh...about 3 seconds flat to get it dirty. "Lived-in."
The kids are so proud, and keep telling everyone we have a new van...and asking if they want to see it. Elisabeth brought her piano teacher out to see it after her piano lesson on Monday.
I can't count how many times LK has proclaimed "I LOVE our new, big van!"
After our first ride in The Silver Bullet, Noah made this pronouncement: "Our new van is SPECTACULAR!"
I am finally getting used to the fact that it is higher than our previous van. Much higher. I made a few not-so-graceful exits the first few days...half-sliding, half-falling right out of the driver's seat down to the pavement.
Coming from driving a mini-van, the driving and handling is really not very different at all, I'm very thankful to say. If I was just changing from a little sedan or something like that, it would be a different story.
When Jas and I were at the hotel over the weekend, our valet was much-impressed. When he drove it up to us, I slipped into the passenger seat as he said "This thing is AWESOME...it's like a battleship!"
Battleship...that's the way we roll now.