We have a 1998 Dodge Grand Caravan. It has a cassette player. Like some of us around here, it is showing its age.
It did get a new battery this year, and we figured that would be the van’s last battery. Still, one day this week, the van wouldn’t start. The van feels like a member of our family. It’s been around almost as long as two of our actual family members.
I said to my younger son (who also joined the family in 1998), “It might be time for the van to go to Van Heaven.”
He thought about that and said, “You mean Van College?”
Aha. Yes. That is a good way to think about it. Our nest is about to get empty, with the boy, and possibly the van, heading out. Toy Story 3 meets Cars?
Our van has been awesome. Probably wouldn’t buy a flex fuel vehicle again. Van heaven indeed.