Saturday, July 15, 2006
Something new
We got ourselves a new car on Friday. We have been an one-car family since forever. There wasn't really no need for a second car.

John either carpooled or takes public transportation to work. He still will, but now he drives one of the car to the bus depot and has a choice of buses to take, instead of waiting for one.

Now the kids are older, they have more activities between them. One car just isn't doing it. A few times we found outselves in very cramped time-frame. We literally had to get one kid from one place and "fly down" to another to pick up the other one.

So I get to drive the new car and I'm loving it.

Have you been watching the new show on USA network Psych? It is so funny, and I am having a crush on James Roday.

We took the kids to the Long Beach Aquarium this afternoon. Amber was so excited seeing all the fish. She just sat in front of the big tank and didn't want to move. By 5:30, JE was saying he was hungry, so we headed across the street to eat at Bubba Gump Shrimp Co Restaurant & Market. It was a take from Forrest Gump. It was a very casual place to eat. The servers was super friendly, and if you answer their four trivia questions right, you got free dessert. We only got three questions right, not that we could fit dessert in our tummies. But where was Xinh when we needed her?

Do you know how many Jennys are in the movie Forrest Gump?


Blogger Xinh said...

apparently I didn't know the # of Jenny's either.

Blogger Amber said...

I remember you wanting a hybrid Highlander, did you get it?

Anonymous Luminati said...

ooh What kind of car did you get?

Blogger Liz said...

It is a 3-row Toyota Highlander in Indigo Ink Pearl, aka a blue color.

Blogger Capn John said...

We didn't get the Hybrid. We were mainly concerned with a Hybrid for economical reasons as opposed to being environmentally conscious. The hybrids start at $5,000 more than the regular Highlanders, and the Highlander hybrid's fuel consumption is only marginally better than the regular Highlander (like 5mpg difference). According to the salesman this is the norm for the larger cars/SUVs; the larger model hybrids (Highlanders, Escapes, etc) are not as efficient as smaller hybrids (Prius, Civics, etc). He was an awesome salesman, he practially told us not to buy the more expensive car :)

Anonymous Auntie Em said...

I'm told that the way they get the milage up is to strip the car bare (of any fancy things) to the point where it's light enough to require less fuel. In fact, if they just strip the car anyways, and not bother with the heavy electrical engine, the regular car'd still get the same gas milage as a hybrid. So much for that!

Congrats on the new car! I want pics, pics, I tell ya!

(there was some problem with the visual verfication, ie it didn't show, when I first try to post this, so I'm assuming it didn't go through. if you are seeing doubles, I appologize!)

Anonymous ficklechick said...

How exciting! Congrats! I love the new car smell. Where are the pictures? We want to see. :)

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Blogeois said...

Congrats on the second car! Soon you'll wonder how you ever got along without it.

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