Monday, May 25, 2009

Sundial Bridge Roadtrip

After 5 long years, Mr. Howard finally sold his truck! Although he has thoroughly enjoyed having a lifted truck and has put sooooo much into it, it was time for a change. The gas alone was killing us and 6 months ago when gas prices went up, we both wondered how we'd ever afford keeping it. Unfortunately, at that time when he tried to sell it, it was only worth about $6,000 less than we sold it for a week ago. Selling his truck allowed us, not only to save money in gas prices and car payments, but also allowed him to buy a dream car: A 2009 Mini Cooper!!

Because he was itching to put some miles on the car to take it for a drive and because we have made it a mission to do as many day and weekend trips around Northern California as we can (see Monterey, Chico, Tahoe, Apple Hill, and San Francisco), we decided to go up to Redding to see the Sundial Bridge and Turtle Bay Exploration Park. We left in the morning, visited the bridge and park, stopped for lunch on the way home, and then saw the movie Night at the Museum 2 before making our road trip complete!
Our New Mini (taken with the iPhone)
Mr. Howard on the bridge (Sacramento River below):
Sundial Bridge in Redding:
Mrs. Howard on the Bridge
View from one side of the bridge

3 comments:

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What a great day! I love just getting to hang out with you. Can't wait for the next motoring trip!

LittleDreamer said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Looks like fun! Great car, Luke!

Courtney Handl said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

did you come home and collapse? Long tiring days are great preperation for parenthood!! Awesome car Luke! But I don't think the tree stump in our yard will fit in it! ;)

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