Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Introducing . . .

Will explain the name in just a minute.

He kinda looks like a baby Acadia.

No more solid black interior!
And it's leather!
With heated seats!
The Farmer and I went a little crazy.

Yes, that's the grungy floor mat/rug out of C3P0. I threw it in there because I needed a floor mat fast. There is mud as far as the eye can see around our place these days.

Okay, about the name/gender issue.

I never named my vehicles until we got the first mini van. We got the van because of Jamie. Jamie was named after the character in Diana Gabaldon's "Outlander" series. (Highly recommend reading them. Highly recommend reading them in order or you won't know WTF is going on. You might not anyway.)

So, it was Tammy's idea to name my van Claire, after Jamie's wife. After all, I got Claire because of Jamie.

It was all good.

When we got the next van, she was Claire II or C2.

When we got the Acadia, which was Claire III or C3, I couldn't help myself and started calling her C3PO. 3PO was a girl because technically, she was Claire III.

Now, in keeping with tradition, the Equinox should be C4 — but I absolutely refuse to drive something named after plastic explosive! So he is R2D2. And he's a he because the Claire theme has ended.

Will try to take some interior pics soon. Yes, I can fit two big-dog crates in the back but the Farmer is going to have to build a platform/shelf/crate-holder-upper thing first. I'm hoping he'll do that tonight.

And I am NOT putting all the crap I hauled out of 3PO back in. Seriously. Downsizing is my theme for the year.


  1. opps lost my comment I think. It's very pretty and I can't wait to see the interior pics as it doesn't look big enough to contain 2 big dog crates! I have a Suburban that is going to have to last me a long time I love it but the new ones have hefty price tags and of course the price of gas is going to kill me this trial season. Have fun with your new car and let us know how it goes traveling to dog shows etc.

  2. Ooooooooooo...... Ahhhhhhhhhh..... I can't wait to try out the heated seats!!! R2D2 is very handsome!

    We are all VERY happy you didn't name him C4 - that could be pretty risky for you :-)

  3. Very cute!! Although, I'll admit....I was hoping for something CHERRY RED, or ROYAL BLUE!! Alas, the light colors win out for the dogs comfort. G
    Senior Silver always works well. (':

  4. You will LOVE those heated seats! They feel soooo good on the back on the drive home ;-)