Monday, October 5, 2009

Motorino

No it's not a quarter year life crisis, no I don't think we're crazy, no we don't live in Europe, but YES we did buy our own little motorino! Can we just say, "When in...{New York City}?"

With a little help from our scooter-riding friends in our ward, nice deals at the Vespa dealership {thank you, Leonard} and some logical reasoning {believe it or not there was some rationale to this purchase - i.e now we have a way to get out of crazy NYC in any event} we purchased a midnight blue Vespa LX150 and are loving every minute of it!!

- 25 minutes to get from Broadway and 107th to Prince and Mercer {for our out of state friends: from the top of Manhattan to the bottom}
- no stinky, smelly, dirty subway
- we get to see so many parts of the city that were lost as we traveled underground
- PARKING...anywhere!!
- playing chicken with taxis and giving high fives to people hailing a taxi {not really, but I want to}
- more time to hug Jonathan
- 10 minutes to church
- winks from male passersby {"You know, chicks, motorcycle..."}

11 comments:

The Wright Fam said...

SWWEEEET!!!! We are officially jealous!! That looks like so much fun!! The caramel apples look so yummy too and make me think of your mom! :-) And how cute are you to throw Jon a surprise birthday party!! You guys are seriously too cute! :-) We want to come to New york and play!!! We miss you guys so much!! Love you!

The Brooks Family said...

Very fun.

Lee and Jane Curtis said...

SOO cool!!--and soon to be so cold~ Mom,'s advice WEAR THOSE HELMETS!!

The Hansens said...

I love it! You guys are riding in style now!

Ben and Heidi said...

So fun! I've always tried to find a reason to get one of those, guess I'll have to move to the big city!

rubi said...

so so so soooo incredibly jealous!

Jed said...

Dude! I knew we should have got one too! Dang!!

Kylie and Drew said...

FUN! We are parting with ours because it is no longer rational. :) I love you Jamie you make me laugh! :)

Kyle and Lesley said...

A Vespa? I couldn't be more jealous. Let's not even talk about it.

Ok, but first can I drive it around the block next time we're in NYC?

Kelsi said...

Lucky! I have ALWAYS wanted one of those! Love it.

The Wright Fam said...

Hey! When are you guys heading home for Christmas?! We want to make sure we get to see you.. it's been waay too long!!! We are so excited to catch up!! By the way, you said you are just starting the application process..?! YOu'll have to fill us in on the latest!!