Category Archives: Driving

Mother’s Day: A Perfect Blend of Food, Family and Used Car Stories

On Mother’s Day our two twenty-something children descended on the family home with fistfuls of lovely yellow roses and grocery bags filled with the makings of some really good eats. And the New Jersey “spring” cooperated and gave us a perfect sunny … Continue reading

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Going in Circles: South Carolina vs New Jersey

Here in South Carolina, they are plentiful. I’m talking about traffic circles, my friends. Approaching the one in Bluffton for the first time, I was amazed by the number of instructional signs that led up to the traffic circle itself: … Continue reading

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First Looks: The Greater Bluffton, S.C. Area

My husband Mike and I have been on the hunt — “Operation ReloSouth” — for the perfect retirement location. We want to live in a less-expensive, more relaxed area of the country near water. With better weather (no snow) than what … Continue reading

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Road Trip: Hampton Lake, S.C. or Bust

My husband Mike and I have been on the hunt — “Operation ReloSouth” — for the perfect retirement location. We want to live in a less-expensive, more relaxed area of the country near water. With better weather (no snow) than what … Continue reading

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Audi A5 Cab: A Diva Disguised as a Car

In November 2010 I purchased my dream car, a highly engineered 2011 Audi A5 cabriolet. Dazzled by her Arum beige exterior and super-comfortable adjustable leather seats I drove her home convinced that a new and exciting chapter in my driving … Continue reading

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Jersey Women Don’t Pump Gas

Logic told me that I couldn’t drive the 10-plus hours from Montclair, NJ to Dayton, OH and back on only one tank of gas. But I didn’t want to dwell on the alternative. I’m spoiled. Sort of. You see, I … Continue reading

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Audi A5 Cabriolet: It’s Always Something Around Here

My softball playing daughter Tory and I were gone less than 24 hours; she had to be on the ball field at 6:30 a.m. today so we left yesterday and stayed overnight near the field so both of us would … Continue reading

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Wayne, N.J. Motor Vehicle: A New Driver’s Introduction to Bureaucracy

My daughter Tory’s friend Eva passed her road test today and earned her provisional driver’s license in the great state of New Jersey. Yay for Eva! She earned an A in my book for her calmness and competency under pressure. … Continue reading

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Fun in the Sun: Jersey versus Vegas, Baby

My husband left for Vegas before dawn cracked this morning. He’s having fun in Sin City at a convention. And me? I got up early and headed outside for fun in the sun right here in Jersey. I pruned for … Continue reading

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A Sunday Drive: To Wightman’s Farm Stand and Beyond

With my lovely Audi A5 away at Big Ten College last weekend, I drove my husband Mike’s Honda CRV, which we affectionately call “the brick,” all weekend.  If you’ve driven in an Audi then climbed directly into a CRV you … Continue reading

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