Category Archives: Transportation

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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TSA Precheck at Liberty International Airport, Terminal B: Out-of-Control TSA Agent

The last three times I’ve flown I’ve had “TSA Pre-check” above my name on my airline ticket, which in my world makes me a rock star. In layman’s terms it means that when I reach the airport’s Transportation Safety Administration … Continue reading

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Facing a Fear: Act, Don’t Think.

Have you ever ridden a Segway? My husband Mike and I figured it would be fun  so we signed up for a 3-hour nature tour along the coast of Monterey, CA. On Segways. The weather was glorious:  sunny, pleasantly warm and … Continue reading

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Never Say Never: Aye, Aye Captain!

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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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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Car Shopping: BMW, Infiniti, Volvo, Audi, Lexus

Choices! What Car Would You Choose? Car shopping is fun if you approach it the right way. I mean, we need a new car since my son Max totaled our old one, right? My husband Mike chose the last few … Continue reading

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VW Bug with a Bug?

Is It Fatal or Just Really Annoying. . .and Costly? Take a look at her. Yeah. Take a good look at Sunny, my daughter Tory’s beloved VW Bug. Cute, isn’t she? Like a little chick, all yellow and innocent looking. … Continue reading

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Mother Nature and St Patrick’s Day My Italian friend Anna and her son Federico got to see the aftereffects of the Big Storm. We drove around town on Wednesday morning looking at the large trees that were toppled, bringing with … Continue reading

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Riding Shotgun

Just Shoot Me Now I’ve begun riding shotgun, but not by choice. My daughter Tory is in the driver’s seat of her little yellow VW Beetle, whom (yes. It is a ‘whom,’ not a ‘what.’) she’s named ‘Sunny.’ She finished … Continue reading

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Food Shopping—A Life Altering Experience

We have four food stores in town: A&P, Shop Rite, Kings and Whole Foods (otherwise known as Whole Paycheck). I pretty much shop at Shop Rite because the vegetables and meat are usually good, it’s economical, clean, closest to our … Continue reading

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