pck at pck at
Tue Apr 30 17:34:07 EDT 2002

Koho not Bauer but that's ok. :-)

We looked at the Avant, it's just not big enough for one kid to have friend
come along. I'm not real thrilled to drive it, but on a trip it is nice.
Recenttly I spent a Sunday afternoon driving from Spokane  to Seattle (after
the wreck) in the back of a suburban with a tv, the window is nice, the road
games are fun, but when the two movies we watched were over we were in the
driveway and not once was the phrase "are we there yet" heard.

If we go some where around town we use my car for most chores unless we have
a space issue.

The other thing is trying to get the wife into an Audi, all she ever
remembers is when we work on them. Heaven forbid I ever have to spend more
than $30 to fix anything! I hear about it for a month!


----- Original Message -----
From: <maximum at>
To: <pck at>
Cc: <200q20v at>
Sent: Tuesday, April 30, 2002 4:23 PM
Subject: Re: insurance

> On Tue, 30 April 2002, pck at wrote
> > Let's go on a nice long trip with 3 kids, hockey gear for 2, 4 bikes on
> > rack, refrigerated cooler plugged in, a bag of VHS movies and see who's
> > happier at the other end.
> I give, Bauer, Raleigh, Igloo, Disney, and the oil companies?
> Sorry, I couldn't resist.
> I could use all the tips I can get on mini-van avoidance.  I'm not
> knocking those who have them, and I don't have kids yet (late in the
> game I'll be) but I've already begun preparing my wife that a mini-van
> and/or SUV is NOT in our future.  I'm definately a wagon (what the hell
> is an avant?) guy.
> BTW, am I the only person left who thinks that rather than the VHS
> going in the back, the best movie is out the window?...and whatever
happened to
> "car games?"  You know... find the license plates etc.  Why do I get
> this sinking feeling that if I bring my kids up the way my parents did
> (we had to suffer occasionally... that's life... watching the movie
>  you wanted required a silver screen and a big room) that my kids
> will despise me?  Fortunately (at least for now) my wife won't drive
> a car without a stick shift (manual for you kids out there) so I got
> that going for me ;-)
> Royal aka 20RoT

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