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I just saw a Subaru commercial.  Reminds me, I should write about the Urabus (Subaru backwards).  It's pronounced, "Your-a-bus", and that's what Matt and I call Subarus.  Before I dive into this topic, I should just say that Matt and I drive boring, cheap, frumpy cars.  Nothing cool about our Caravan and Mitsubishi.  I've never had a sweet car.  Even in high school I drove my parents purple minivan.  So yes, I wonder what it would be like to drive a hip car.  But that's not going to happen.  Have you ever seen the vans made for wheelchairs...not hip.

When Davey was born, Matt and I became frequent drivers of Foothill Drive, otherwise known as Subaru Drive.  This stretch of road is the path to the University of Utah, Red Butte Gardens, Hogle Zoo, Stein Mart, and Primary Children's Hospital.  We are always amused by the number of Subarus on this road.  It's rare to see a white Honda Odyssey (Utah's state car).  Instead, dozens of Subarus converge on this road.   Skiers, doctors, students, Sugar House trend setters...all driving Subarus.  During one trip up to the hospital, Matt and I decided to document all the Subarus.  I snapped away on my camera, trying to focus as the cars zipped by.  I missed so many.  But here are some shots from ONE TRIP.  Are we the only ones to notice this?










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  1. That's really funny. I would have never noticed.

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  2. Is it pronounced "your a bus" or "you're a bus?" I need to keep these things straight!

    ~Randy

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  3. I have noticed lots of Subarus up around the U campus, but have never paid attention to the number. I can't believe you saw that many in one trip!

    Natalie

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  4. Ok so I just came on your blog from Facebook and I had to comment... Andy and I have done this same thing on this exact same road. We do it every time we are in the area. We don't take pictures, we just count and see how many Subarus we can find. Sometimes we even compete and see who can see the most. So funny!!!

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  5. We'll have to be on the lookout during out next trek up that way. Hilarious!

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  6. See Millie all of those "I spy with my little eye...."games between Texas and Utah have paid off.

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  7. You have a very keen eye, Millie! I’m so amused with the photos. It seemed like in every turn, there’s a Subaru. I can’t help it, but their slogan keeps blowing on my mind: “The world’s favorite four wheel drive”. It surely is my favorite.

    Leisa Dreps

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