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We Welcome Family Members, Both Old and New

We have had an epic week of activity here at our house.  It started nine days ago with the arrival of grandsons Zach and Preston, ages 12 and 11.  This was followed two days later by the boisterous yet happy entrance of Son, DIL, Klye, 13, Keli, 9 and Ethan, 6.  When we add in my father, 86 and us, 75 and 64, we have a body count of 11 for every meal gathering (which seemed endless and flowing from one to the next).  We also achieve a cumulaive age count of 402!  Son and contingent left about 9PM last night. I think all 3 children zonked asleep before their car left the driveway!   Both the dishwasher and dogs have had a thorough workout; so much so that all three dogs snored like drunken sailors last night!

Yesterday, bright and early before the others were even awake, we headed an hour north to Tampa where the nearest Mini dealer is to be found to bring home our newest family member, age 0!  Total time from build at the plant in Oxford UK, shipping from Poole UK to arrival at dealership was 6 weeks to the day!  That's pretty unbelievable.  Yesterday was warm and sunny.  The ride with the top down south on I-75 with John indulging me and letting Tina Turner blast from the IPhone that somehow magically plays from the car's stereo, was such fun!



I'll try to get caught up with all of  you, but it's not going to be easy or quick...

Reader Comments (3)

top car for top people
looks great with the roof down

March 30, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDavid

Congratulations on the safe delivery of a gorgeous little car, doesn't get much better than that. Hope you enjoy many happy motoring miles together.

Much love from us all x

March 30, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLouise

What a fantastic motor!! Looks great, and a great choice of colour. Have loads of fun xx

March 30, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJack gill

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