14.07.2010 - 14.07.2010 20 °C
Today we planned the day around buying a car. We found a 1998 Dodge Caravan on the Internet that looked much like what we were after for our tour. We went and had a look at it, and decided it was perfect for what we needed, all for a cheap price of $1,500. The car has airconditioning/heating, CD player, very good tyres, central locking, and plenty of space. Corey decided to drive home, in which we ended up in us being honked at several times and we got lost, so we stopped at the local Walmart and purchased a Tom-Tom GPS. The GPS was only $88 and worked a treat. Upon walking into Walmart, I said to Anika, “I remember the documentary “Bowling For Columbine”, and seeing bullets for sale in Walmart”. As we wandered around the store not only did we see bullets, but full size guns for sale too! You could buy paintball guns for $80, compound bows and serious BB guns. WOW, Americans/Canadians really like guns.
Anyway, back to the car story. We had to catch a Taxi to the mans house in which the car was for sale at. We then needed to arrange insurance. After arriving at the insurance company, (which was on the complete opposite side to the city to the car) we were told we should go the Registration Office to see if we are able to obtain licence plates without having a mailing address. We then found out that we were not able to register a vehicle without the mailing address, but lucky enough Dennis (our couch surfer host) was willing to let us use his house address. We then went back to the insurance company and got the insurance, only to find that the man we bought the car off did not sign the bottom part of the sale papers. Grrrrr. We then caught a Taxi all the way back to the mans house, got him to sign the papers and then proceeded to the registration office and we were finally able to register the vehicle.