Tuesday, November 18, 2008

I Love My Van

I really like my van. My reliable, mostly, Dodge Grand Caravan. Tried and true I have stuck by it for almost 9 years and it has stuck by me. We have had our problems...a new engine at 107,000 transmission at 175,000 miles....multiple serpentine belts over the past 6 months trying to find one that won't fall off in the rain. But every relationship has it's problems and even with these problems, I love this van. We hit a big milestone today which I just had to share. I even pulled over on the side of the road and took a picture to remember this day by. I have been watching our odometer faithfully for the last few days and today it finally hit the big 200,000 miles. I don't know how much longer we will be keeping the van but I know I will always have fond memories of my van.
(of course stow & go seating will go a long way to ease my pain)


Heidi @ GGIP said...

That's awesome! We had a friend who timed their 200000 miles so that we could ride along when it hit the mark. We had a bit more free time then, but it was fun!

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

Yea for 200,000miles....we have a Dodge Caravan as well and sure hope that it hits that milestone as well.
Love the recycling idea about coupons....unfortunately, I don't have an area like that, but someone just mentioned asking your local newspaper guy to leave his extra Sunday paper...what a great idea. :)

Heidi said...

Wow! That is great. I am sorry I can't show this to my husband. If he sees a fellow Heidi with another Dodge Caravan and the milage you have, he may make me keep mine forever. And although I love that you got that much out of yours, I am fearful of mine.

heidi said...

HEY! We had a caravan, too. In fact, one of my youth group kids used to make fun of me. He said I named my kids after vans. First was Sienna, and then Cara. Get it..Cara-van. HArdy Har Har.


Tee hee!