fun in the sunset

# 5104

# 5104

It was a beautiful evening at the Lake on Monday for a lot of folks.

Bonus photo!

# 5088

# 5088

Anyone thinking this photo is a commentary on conspicuous consumption would surely be wrong.  Possibly.

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21 thoughts on “fun in the sunset

    1. oneowner Post author

      Thanks, John. I test drove the MINI. Twice. It’s easily the most fun to drive car I’ve ever driven. It could make my short list as the Focus replacement, which, hopefully, won’t be for a while.

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    2. oneowner Post author

      I just went to the link to see your car. SWEET!!! I drove the coupe last year and WOW, what a car. I don’t think you could have picked better.

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  1. ehpem

    Nice shots! You must have to look really carefully to find a Mini in the States, never seemed to be many of them in the first place. I learned to drive on one so have a soft spot for them. They never seemed so small as the do these days though.

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    1. oneowner Post author

      Thanks, ehpem. The original MINI is very hard to come by but the new MINI has dealerships popping up all over. There is even one in Rochester now.

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      1. ehpem

        My spouse has a cousin in the Upper Peninsula Michigan, and she has a Mini (BMW version) – so they must be pretty much everywhere. There were an awful lot of the Mini (Austin version) around here in the 60’s and early 70’s and I still see one several times a week. Very much a cult car now. They were an awful lot of fun to drive. The original Honda Civic was nearly a dead ringer for these cars – a real rip off. And a perfect example of how to make a car better and grab the market. Where is Austin now, after such a great opportunity?

      2. oneowner Post author

        I had an early (maybe first gen) Civic that was about the same size an the modern MINI and I loved that little car. It wasn’t the fastest car on the road (far from it) but it was a lot of fun and it handled very well, got great mileage and you could park it anywhere.

    1. oneowner Post author

      No kidding, Melinda! But there are far more F150s here than MINIs. Is a Texas MINI bigger than regular MINIs? Isn’t everything BIGGER in Texas?

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  2. Paul Maxim

    Actually, I think image #2 is more of a comment on “reasonable color selection” versus “really, really bad color selection”. Who thinks up these colors? And why do people buy them? In case you’re wondering, I’m talking about that god-awful green thing that looks like it was pulled out of a 3-year old’s toy box……..

    Besides, according to yesterday’s newspaper the best way to reduce carbon emissions is to stop eating meat (or get the damn cows to stop pooping and farting). Honest. That’s what it said………

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    1. oneowner Post author

      For many people, the car is an extension of themselves and some people are just garish. I’m certain this was not an original color for the early MINI cars and someone had it restored and painted this color intentionally and choose this over approximately 16 million other colors. Even white would be better (possibly).
      Is the FAR SIDE back in the paper???

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      1. Paul Maxim

        I don’t know, Ken. I’ve seen this color before. I’ll bet it’s an “original”. Even so, I was mostly kidding. People can have whatever color they want, right? Even if it proves that they’re color blind…….

        The cow thing – I was serious about that. I’ve heard that before. A large percentage of the methane that finds its way into the atmosphere comes from cows, pigs, etc. It does sound a little like a FAR SIDE cartoon, but it’s apparently credible.

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