05 October, 2007

A photo history of the Curwin Express

When we moved to Kibbutz Yavne, we didn't have a car of our own, but rather a small fleet of cars at our disposal (more or less at our disposal). When we left, we initially intended to try and make it in the big world without a car, a goal that we achieved for about two months. When we made the decision to move to a neighborhood without bus service, we realized that the no-car option was a thing of the past, and so invested in our first family car - a 1993 Subaru station wagon. It was an old car, but it tried hard, and with its help we spent almost seven years transporting ourselves and other large objects all over the country.


Surprising us all, our loyal, locked car was stolen early this summer, leaving us with a rental car from the insurance company. It was cute and spiffy, not at all what we were used to driving around.And then, when the we were scheduled to take a summer trip to the States, we turned in our yellow car. Upon our return, we received the same model in a more serious color. We never could decide what the color was - not quite red - in the end we called it burnt orange.

Just before Rosh HaShana, we bought our new family car - a 1999 Mazda Lantis 323. We can't quite tell what color this one is either, although it looks very blue in the picture. The registration has it listed as turquoise, but it goes from very greenish in the morning to deep blue in the evening. Obviously the color is irrelevant - we hope that it will drive happily for many long years.

5 comments:

Benjy K. said...

Not too shabby. But on this blog I was expecting Waldo to be in one of the pictures, or something. Still, very nice!

toby said...

Waldo, eh? Funny how I hadn't thought of that... well, keep your eyes open - maybe I'll work him in when you're not expecting it :)

yocheved said...

that was very interesting!
and some of it i didn't know!
very nice!

skap said...

Cute cars! I'm a little behind the times, but I'm catching up to your postings--the yellow car looks like a real car wannabe...

toby said...

That yellow car looked ridiculous, but it was a lot of fun to drive - we could squeeze in anywhere!