Yes this was me hauling trees from the local IFA store to my house. In the MINI VAN!!! Who ever said you need a truck to haul stuff? Dude, I put 9 trees in there. NINE!!! The IFA guy said we could never do it and asked if I had a truck I could come back with. I told him I'd give it a go. I'm going to give myself a big old pat on the back for this one. I had the genius idea to roll down the side door windows and weave the tops of the trees out of the window.
And while we're on the subject of mini vans...if you don't like them you probably haven't driven one. I know, that's a catch 22 because why would somebody be driving one if they don't like them? But I'm telling you, I really, really like my mini van (almost just said love, but I shouldn't get carried away now). Seriously, it's a great car. There's so much room, it's easy to get in and out of (especially when you're hooking kids into their seats), and it drives super smooth.
Now, would I rather have a truck? OF COURSE! But it's just not in the cards for me right now. Sigh...
Here I am checking my blind spot. : )