we finally got snow, real snow! As much as I've enjoyed the warm bike-riding conditions and NOT freezing my buns off at the crosswalk, we did need the snow. November was so dry. Plus, we as a state depend greatly on snow for the all important tourist dollar. Not to mention the all important spring runoff. So YAY for snow! Oh, and it's real pretty too.
This was another positive week, striking a nice balance between work and play. Yesterday as we were boosting the economy at the car dealership, I texted Chaco:
"We're trading the Subaru today. You probably won't like it"
He was also not a fan of the Element. One of my selling points to Magnum was that Chaco wouldn't like it, so how fun to get one!
Later, I e-mailed a photo of our purchase to Chaco. He replied:
It's proving to be a fine choice, however. As mentioned, one reason we chose it was because we could haul our bicycles. We weren't sure if we could get all five in, but we went for it. Magnum tried out the theory today and easily got three bikes in without even removing the back seats all the way. We're pretty sure we can get in 2 more bikes, no problem.
Until now, when we've wanted to do an all-family bike ride somewhere other than out our front door, we've had to haul the bicycles in our 5' x 8' covered cargo trailer. Then there's the matter of parking. I figured, with the Element, we can sell the trailer - another selling point!
Maybe if I show these to Chaco, it'll cheer him somewhat. Or maybe I'll just let him wallow a while.
Anyone need a 5' x 8' covered cargo trailer in lovely condition? Say you saw it here and get the AbbyNormal discount! Thing is... you'll have to come to my house to get it..