Today is my last day with my 2003 MINI Cooper S. After 10 years, and 125,215 miles, she will move on to her new home, and new owners, tonight. Hopefully, she brings them just as much joy as she has brought me over the past 10 years.
From the first time I saw the new MINI, I knew I wanted one. After graduating college, and getting my first job, I saved until I could afford the MINI I wanted, exactly as I wanted it optioned out. In April 2003, I placed my order on an Indi Blue and White MINI Cooper S. I waited over the course of three months, and tracked her build and transport, until I took deliver on July 14, 2003.
Am I the only one that find the idea of human-sized rabbits, that lay colored eggs and break into your house to leave chocolate and other goodies? At least my son agrees with me and thinks so…granted, he’s 2-years old. While he was non-interested (and by non-interested I mean scared to death) of the Easter Bunny again this year, he was VERY interested in dying Easter eggs. He even understood the concept this time around, unlike last year when he wanted to smash the eggs and drink that nasty water, vinegar and egg dye concoction.
Regardless, it was a lot of fun watching him have fun dying Easter eggs. Below a slideshow of my Easter 2011 Flickr Set. As always, if you are a friends or family contact on Flickr, you will see more photos from the set. Enjoy!
We had a nice family day in the city, on what turned out to a pretty nice mid-March day. The temperature outside struggled to get out of the mid-40’s, and there was bit of a breeze blowing in off Lake Michigan, but being outside in the sun was nice…and the sun definitely made it feel warmer than the mid-40’s.
I was hoping the rain that fell during the afternoon would still be evident as I was leaving work. To my delight, as I reached the MINI, I found the rain water nicely beaded on the roof of my MINI Cooper S, and some rather nice light to work with. I ended up shooting the photo below, which is really one of my all-time favorite iPhone photos…
Rain collected, and a tree reflected in the sunroof of my MINI.
Photograph taken with an iPhone 3GS, and processed with Camera+ for iPhone.