“I’m the mom without a van.”
- The Ride
- The Driver: Kristen Kinter
- Car in Question: 2011 Mini Countryman
- Spotted at: Lucky Cafe, 1111 21st Street, Sacramento, CA 95811
- Odometer: 13,500
Q: Awesome car! What can you tell us about it?
A: It’s a 2011 Mini Countryman.
Q: What is your car’s main use?
A: Around town and long distance trips.
Q: Tell us about your farthest trip.
A: We went to Newport Beach. It took eight hours, but it was very comfortable! I can fit our whole family, two tents, sleeping pads, four sleeping bags and two suitcases in the back of that car!
Q: How much time do you spend in your car?
A: About an hour and a half a day. I’m a stay at home mom and I’m in my car all the time doing pick ups and drop offs and errands for their school.
Q: What’s your favorite day trip from home?
A: Kings Beach–except twice my kids have thrown up in that car on the way there. Once you get on Highway 50 when you start winding up right before the view of the lake, blegh! Once it was Samuel and once it was Addison. One time, after I got it all cleaned up, I left the hatchback open and all of our stuff started flying out the car on our way back to the freeway. Every time we go to Kings Beach my kids throw up!
Photos and interview by Kimberly Brenneman
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