We got it! The kids have named her Big Red and we couldn't be happier.
She's a 2009 Explorer. She has less than 24,000 miles on her. She has only a few tiny scratches on the exterior and did I mention? She's red!
Is it annoying that I keep calling her a she? Probably. Just for you then, I will do my best to refer to all cars in this post as "it" instead of "she" so as not to be annoying.
I have always loved a red car. When my dad got me my first car at the age of 16, I told him, "Get me anything as long as it's not brown or green." And I was secretly hoping for red. And guess what he came home with?
Yep. A brown car. Technically, it was a copper-colored 1980 Honda Accord. (This was in 1986). My heart sank when I saw it was brown but I quickly got over my 16-year-old self myself when I realized - I HAD A CAR!
My friends and I named it the Copper Penny. And let me tell you, that car was a good one until we sold it in 1993. I had just gotten my first real job out of college and bought myself a two door Saturn SC2. And guess what color it was?
It was red. Oh how I loved that car! I sold that car in 2002 when we bought the Explorer. And while I loved the black Explorer I secretly missed having a red car.
Now I just have to make sure the kids don't scratch it with their bikes, get dirt on the interior, eat anything in it and... Who am I kidding? It will probably be full of mismatched shoes, used Kleenex, and missing homework assignments by the end of the week.
Oh well... at least she's RED!!!!