Friday, May 27, 2011

Our New Ride




I'm super excited to have a mini van!

Except for the fact that Japanese streets are so narrow that I felt like the corolla we have been driving was too big.

Mike asked me which insurance package we should get.  I suggested the most comprehensive one, since the chances of me scraping up against something are pretty high.

Or backing into something.  In Japan, you are expected to back into parking spaces.  The Japanese people manage to gracefully back into tiny parking spaces even in their mini-vans.  I consider myself to be a decent driver, but I always end up parked rather crookedly.  Even after going back and forth a dozen or so times trying to get myself straight.

7 comments:

DeCaires Family said...

That looks suspiciously like and MPV. Probably a huge mini van over there. We love and you will too! And here in the states we feel like we are busting at the seems in that car!

Fran said...

I like it!

Mrs. Mike said...

Ah, yes, DeCaires familly, we were thinking of you when we bought it.

kelsey said...

jeal

kelsey said...

And also, this isn't fun anymore. this not being able to call you any old time. tell me this isn't really the beginning of 3 years of this. argh. it's always 2:30am where you are when i have something very important to ask you like, 'how do you roast sunflower seeds?' i made the simply in season sunflower chip cookies tonight. so yummy. i really did need to ask you about roasting the seeds. fortunately there is the internet, so i asked it.

Mrs. Mike said...

Argh is right. Now I'm getting all choked up.

I don't know how to roast sunflower seeds anyway, if that's any consolation.

Samantha said...

Ah it's bringing back so many memories of driving in Japan.