Thursday, July 10, 2008

What's wrong with a wagon?


So a few funny things about our car....
When Collin got home from his mission and went to pick out a car I didn't know what he was going to pick. Before his mission he drove a f-150, and had talked about that he wanted a jeep when he got home. To my surprise he pulled up in a wagon. um... Collin doesn't really fit the "wagon" mold, at least I thought. I soon fell in love with our car, especially the first winter when the all wheel drive, and butt warmers came into play. In Utah we were one of MANY wagons, especially in the avenues. I worked with probably 25 people and about 7 of us drove wagons. In our ward if you looked at the parking lot it would be a sea of wagons. There was even a couple in our ward that had one like ours.
So we haven't seen very many wagons here in South Carolina. One that we saw honked at us the night of the fireworks and we couldn't figure out why. We kept saying did we cut that car off? Because they honked and waved. It was dark so we couldn't tell if they were angry or what. It was kinda weird but we blew it off and didn't think about it again until the following morning. Our ward had a pancake breakfast to celebrate the fourth and twenty fourth. When we pulled into the parking lot there was a wagon ... with Utah plates. Long story short they were the ones who honked at us. They were just so excited to see another car with Utah plates they had to honk. No one would of guessed we would see them at church the next day (sense the sarcasm). They are a really nice couple that have two kids. The husband is from Provo and the wife is from Boise, They met at BYU and moved out here for a masters program. Again isn't it a small world?
Another story after the first day of orientation there was a school sponsored after party, at a bar with food and drinks provided. Collin went to make a quick appearance and then come home. He pulled into the parking lot next to a guy in his program. As they walked into the bar together the guy kind of smiled and said "wagon eh? family car right?" Collin just told him that it is a pretty standard car in Utah.
It is weird the little things that are different from state to state.

5 comments:

Anna said...

um, I live in Utah and don't know anyone who owns a wagon. except you. :) Sorry

Michelle said...

OK maybe it's just the AVEs

grandma blair said...

I love your wagon, and I think it is cute that you have one even in South Carolina.

Cindy said...
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Cindy said...

You have a cute wagon! At our church everyone pulls up in an SUV or a minivan.