2017 Chrysler Pacifica: Theory vs reality

Minivan lovers unite I love minivans, especially the van with the stow and go seats. I remember the first time I saw them and thought they were absolutely brilliant. I don't even have kids, and I love that minivan. I do have animals, and I had a dog when the stow-n-go seats came out. It [...]

Top Ten things people would do in driverless cars

Sex in an autonomous car? As South by Southwest (SXSW) winds down this year there was an entire schedule of automotive, design, energy and technology experts discussing the pros, hazards, and ethics of autonomous vehicles. Inrix, a transportation technology group, reported that 8 Billion hours were wasted driving in congestion in 2015 by U.S. commuters. [...]

Imperial Beach in a 2017 Hyundai Elantra

[tribulant_slideshow gallery_id="24"] Pier South Resort and Imperial Beach are a combination of Frank Sinatra meets Key West. Over the Coronado bridge, all the way down the peninsula Imperial Beach is a throwback to Key West, to the island ways. Life looks simple; the weather is warm, the breeze is soft, the people are pleasant. Hemingway [...]

Living the dream in a sailboat

[tribulant_slideshow gallery_id="23"] September 27, 2013 - We can’t believe it’s been over a month since we left our jobs but it’s been crazy busy. Of course, we had to start with a little downtime, so we spent some time at adult Disneyland aka Vegas. Since then it’s been endless weeks of getting the boat ready [...]

Three gallons of gasoline in three days in a 2016 Nissan Sentra

The resort at Pelican Hill [tribulant_slideshow gallery_id="20"] While others are covering plants, stocking wood for fires and turning up the heat, I am sliding open the balcony door at The Resort at Pelican Hill to breathe in the seventy-degree salt-tinged ocean air. The resort is right on the Newport Beach coastline, a perfect place for [...]

23 hours of fun in Florida in a Buick Cascada

Buick Cascada Convertible Miami, Florida has a vibe, a smell that comes off the ocean that puts your mind at ease. We're here for a quick 23 hours, but we are making the most of it. [tribulant_slideshow gallery_id="19"] I throw my stuff on the crisp white bed at the Edition Hotel, jump in a Buick [...]

2016 Rosebowl Parade floats, marching bands, equestrians, and Nellie

Floats Mascot Nellie, and Lou Ann Hammond, show you the floats, bands, and equestrians from this years 2016 Rose Bowl Parade. The Rose Parade's elaborate floats have come a long way since the Tournament's early days. Today, float building is a multi-million dollar business and float construction begins almost immediately after the previous year's parade [...]

Top ten Netflix binging movies and television series for the Holidays

Whether you’re sick in bed, or with a group of people for the holidays television can be your friend. Here are ten movies and/or television series to watch over the holidays. The fun part is that the descriptions are not just about the video, but it references other movies and/or television series the actors appeared [...]

Lou Ann Hammond Washington Post carchat

Good Morning Warren and Friends, How was everyone's Thanksgiving? It was wonderful at my little house on the hill. Lots of fun, friends and food and food and food. Last week I drove from Auburn, CA to Laguna Beach, CA. It takes about seven hours to drive without stopping. That's no fun, so we decided [...]

Chopped Junior and the Mountain Mandarin Orange Festival

[tribulant_slideshow gallery_id="13"] If it grows together it goes together. It's a saying I heard on the MasterChef Junior television show. I love those little kids and how creative they are. Auburn, CA has its own little creative cook. His name is Mason Partak. Twelve-year-old Mason has a business, Mason Made and he will be appearing [...]

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