Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Our new car!!

Our new car!!!

OK, so it is not actually new, but it is new to us. It is a 2002 Mercury Sable Wagon. Yep, that's right, 2002! We have a car from the same century! It is really clean and nice, and drove like a brand new car, or at least what I imagine a new car would be like. It does have leather seats, and being vegan we had to really consider whether we could own a car with leather seats. Andy is looking into seat covers so we at least don't have to see the leather and think about it all the time. It may seem strange to others for us to not like leather, but to me it seems weird to be sitting on dead animal skin. It just seems so gross when you think about it.

I never imagined myself actually driving a station wagon, but when you have a family of 5 and a large dog, a small car just won't work, and we weren't impressed with any of the used mini-vans. The kids all fit in the second row, but there is 3rd row seating in the back, facing backwards. The kids are so excited about this car - they could have played in it all evening.

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