Smart? Not So Much.

I must admit, when Smart Cars started appearing on the roads around here, I had a few choice comments to make about the validity of the name.  Okay, I'll concede that the gas mileage is decent, although I hear it's nothing like the 70 mpg that was originally claimed.   Its biggest asset appears to... Continue Reading →


A Friendly Warning

When you are sitting by the front door waiting for a child who is taking a long time to get ready, and the rest of the family is waiting in the car, it is probably best not to give into the temptation to get on Facebook to pass the time, because the tardy child might... Continue Reading →

Diary of An Intrepid Camper – Day Three; The Antique Store and the Biker Grandma

7:30 a.m.  The one night that I sleep blissfully all the way through the night and the Armchair Astronomer Husband tells me that he got up at 3 a.m. and could clearly see the Milky Way but didn't have the heart to wake me. 7:40 a.m.  The 10 year old has somehow gotten wind of... Continue Reading →

Diary Of An Intrepid Camper – The First Day; The Hike and The Lake

6:30 a.m.  So much for that good night's sleep!  There is a bird chirping on a log right next to our trailer.  Don't they have morning noise ordinances up here in the mountains? 7:30 a.m.  Having brewed a strong pot of the Magical Elixir of Wakefulness, I am ready to face the day.  As soon... Continue Reading →

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