Pulling Your Trailer

Pulling Your Trailer Whenever I think of the word “trailer,” it reminds me of my “roots.” The address on my birth certificate is nothing more than “trailer park.” My mother constantly reminds me of that to keep me grounded. My father was a welder and we traveled with the pipeline. It must have been stressful…

Vehicle Maintenance / AC Tuning

Vehicle Maintenance / AC Tuning Ah, vehicle maintenance, you got to love it! When do you know that your car’s air conditioning is not functioning properly? When the interior is melting like a Salvador Dali painting? It’s hard to believe that not too long ago, men wore business suits, neckties and even hats in a…

Anti-Lock Braking Systems

Anti-Lock Braking Systems The Statue of Liberty is not the only world renowned object designed by the French. And what a gift she was! I can’t imagine how many people it took to gift wrap old Large Marge. There’s also French bread, French fries, French toast (which is just battered French bread, really) and how…

Driving In Traffic and Passing

Drivers Education 101 says, when driving in traffic and passing other vehicles, always do so on the left…unless you’re in England, in which case you probably would be taking a cab home anyway, or the Tube since you’ve drank yourself silly. And don’t forget to signal before changing lanes to pass that other vehicle, for…

Nighttime Driving

Nighttime Driving When the sun goes down, the potential for bad things to happen increases. According to my mother, “Nothing good happens after dark.” I think she was lecturing me when she said that. But traffic deaths are three times greater at night than during the daytime, according to the National Safety Council. In addition,…

Trusting Other Drivers

Trusting Other Drivers I don’t know about you, but I have trust issues. And I certainly don’t trust other drivers around me while they are texting, tailgating, road raging, etc. How comfortable do you feel telling the person driving you around that they should not be texting while driving? Especially when they have passengers in…

Trip Planning for Tourist Traps

Trip Planning for Tourist Traps What a novel idea Walt Disney had when he chose to have every ride at Disney World exit through a gift shop. Walt Disney World is the ultimate tourist trap. And, being located in the state with the highest population of senior citizens, it’s likely the most dangerous driving excursion…

Traffic Signals

Traffic signals (lights) were first installed in 1868 in London, England. The English are always the first at everything. They’re always first at drinking you under the table, first at driving on the wrong side of the road (perhaps also due to drinking) and first at speaking English, of course. Traffic signals alternate the right…