Month: September 2017

Essential ingredients for a fantastic fall road trip

Fall is the best time of year for a road trip. It’s not too hot. It’s not too cold. The days tend to be bright and sunny, with crisp mornings that beg for a really good cup of hot coffee (or cocoa), just before you begin your trip. Whether you’re destination-bound or just out for a Sunday drive, there are a few things that can … Read More

2016 FIAT 500X – Autoblog editors share their thoughts

I (almost) always enjoy reading reviews of the FCA US LLC brand vehicles. There are some with which I wholeheartedly agree. Some, of course, with which I don’t. But most provide a perspective I either hadn’t thought of or didn’t realize. Recently, I ran across Autoblog’s “2016 FIAT 500X Long-Term Wrap Up | Exceeds expectations,” and I found some of the editor’s remarks amusing. So … Read More

Laws that make you go, “Huh?”

It’s been awhile since I’ve done a “bizarre road rules” post. So, with all the news going on in the world, I thought it might be time to take a look at the lighter side of life again. Enjoy. Sometimes, as I’m researching these, there are items I read that still cause me to pause, ponder and then give my head a good shake to … Read More

Six essential ingredients for a fantastic football tailgate

I love football season. I also love tailgating. But unless you’re somewhat of a professional tailgater, it can be a lot of work. I don’t know about you, but I’d rather get out there and have some fun than be cooking and/or running after things. So, after a few learning experiences of my own, here are a few key items that I’ve learned can really … Read More

A Ram 1500 AND a FIAT® 124 Spider – why not?

Nearly a year ago I bought my Ram 1500 Sport and I love it. It’s roomy. It’s comfortable. It has Uconnect, which I love. I could go on and on about why I love my Ram truck. But there is something missing. Why? Because while I love my truck, we live on some fun, windy roads that beg for a small, sporty, fun-to-drive car that … Read More

Chrysler brand and National PTA team up to help schools win

Recently the Chrysler brand announced it has become a national sponsor of the National PTA. “Across the country, PTAs work hard to support their school communities and increase family engagement in education, which has been proven to improve student and community outcomes,” said Jim Accomando, president of National PTA. “National PTA is pleased to team up with the Chrysler brand to help PTAs support their … Read More

Before cell phones we called them car phones

There are so many things today that, while prevalent during my formative years, don’t exist anymore – floppy disks, cassette tapes and coin-operated payphones, to name a few. These are all items that, when mentioned at the dinner table, cause a look of confusion on our 11-year-old daughter’s face. Let’s take a moment, now, to remember the car phone. Ah, the car phone.   Do … Read More

2018 Dodge Durango SRT® named to Wards Top 10 User Experience list

These days there is much more to owning a vehicle than just driving and maintaining it. Test driving a vehicle includes also testing all the “extras” that go along with the vehicle. From how difficult it is to program the navigation system to pairing your smartphone, technology and easy-to-use features are becoming ever more important to today’s driver. So, Wards created a Top 10 User … Read More

Football season is here!

September is the start of fall, fall means football and football is BACK! Tonight kicks off the 2017 season and I could not be more excited. (Well, maybe if my team were playing, but I digress …) That means it’s time for some lip-smacking, tailgating fun along with some good-natured smack-talk between fans of rival teams. It’s time for armchair quarterbackin’. It’s time for yelling … Read More

From all of us to all of you, Happy Labor Day!

In 1894, Congress officially made the first Monday of September each year a legal holiday that celebrates the American worker. Over the years, it also has come to signify the official end of summer. Today, we join you in celebrating the American workforce and we hope the summer of 2017 brought you tons of fun in the sun. Happy Labor Day everyone!