Well, it looks like we will be joining the mini-van dark side. I always said I would NEVER drive a mini-van, but recently realized that with two wheelchairs in our current car (Acura MDX), I, quite literally, have no where to put groceries. Forget vacation, there would be no room for luggage either.
A mom posted on an adoption group I'm on about a mini-van (Honda Odyssey) her elderly neighbor was selling. It seemed to be a good deal, so we went and looked at it. Despite the fact that I think he has graced multiple walls, curbs, and poles, the van is in good shape. It runs great and checked out well at the mechanic. The outside needs a little work, but they took slightly less than they were asking, so even with putting work in that it needs (new bumpers and new weather stripping on a door), we are still getting a great deal at below blue book. We think we can sell my car for slightly more, which will give us a little extra to tuck away for a rainy day (and that is always nice!!)
We will be officially buying the van on Thursday! I will admit, I am sad and will miss my MDX, but I know I am making the right choice for the family, and that is what matters. I am excited for the extra room and the captain's chairs. I know this van will serve our family well. I can fit two wheelchairs, three kids, and even get the dog and/or groceries and/or luggage in there, so that's pretty impressive! Not sure what we'll do if/when we adopt again, but we will cross that road when we get there ;). I'll update on Thursday with a few pictures!