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Summer in Oregon – from the Cascades to the Coast!

It’s a known fact that people don’t watch much TV in Oregon in the summertime.  Why?  It’s stopped raining –well, for the most part, that is — and everyone is out of doors.  From the beautiful mountain trails in the … Continue reading

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Autumn driving tips and autumn trip ideas for Oregonians

Safe travels this fall in our beautiful state! Oregon Fall Foliage from Travel Lane County: http://oregonfallfoliage.wordpress.com/ Scenic Byways of Oregon from Oregon Interactive Corp: http://www.oregon.com/byways Autumn Driving Safety Tips from ehow.com: http://www.ehow.com/way_6170328_autumn-driving-safety-tips.html  Fall Driving Safety Tips from AARP:  http://www.aarp.org/home-garden/transportation/info-05-2010/Five_Fall_Driving_Tips.html  

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Summer dreams

Summer. I can almost taste it.   There is mint growing in the garden, and the scent makes me think of mint in my iced tea.  Roses are blooming – and so is the honeysuckle, whose scent makes me feel like … Continue reading

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Music for Road Trips

I just came back from a long trip to the Idaho Panhandle, to help celebrate a family birthday.  On the road, my thoughts turned, as they always do, to music – what kind of music did I want to listen … Continue reading

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For sale: 1964 Mercury, one lady owner, 576,000 miles

Such a great story! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-17603598

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Staycation this summer?

Planning on taking a staycation this summer? If you’re concerned about the high cost of gas – not to mention plane tickets and rental cars – staying in the local area is often a good option.  One of the nicest … Continue reading

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Fun car and commute facts from AARP

The latest edition of AARP Bulletin has some fun facts about our use of cars and our commutes in the Jan.-Feb. 2012 edition.  Titled “50 Minutes on the Road,” the article says – among many other things – that the … Continue reading

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More tips on winter driving

If you ever drive through (or even near) the northern half of the northern hemisphere during the winter – above or near the 45th north parallel – you know that the weather can change rapidly and unexpectedly. I drove through … Continue reading

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The cars – and trucks – in our lives

Somehow, that Thanksgiving holiday passed way too quickly!  In my family, it’s the Grandma’ – me – who goes over the river and through the woods to join family for any given holiday, an 8-hour drive.  I don’t know how … Continue reading

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Ready for another La Nina winter?

In general, pack your car for winter driving as if you expect to be spending two or three days in a stalled car somewhere in the snow. If you’re at all like me, you’ll throw in an extra change of clothes, a toothbrush and toothpaste, too! Continue reading

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