Category Archives: Vacations and Travel

Molly’s Big Day

Molly had a pretty big day today. Involved her usual morning of napping, eating and playing mixed in with an afternoon adventure to St. Augustine.
Newsworthy items:

  • First visit to St. Augustine
  • First mashed potatoes
  • First fish (broiled Mahi Mahi)
  • Crawling-like motion with true forward progress
  • Came eye-to-eye with a seagull
  • First trip to a marina
  • First time on a floating dock
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Test Drive

Test drove some cars today. 

VW Tiguan: Fun to drive, roomy in the front and back seats. Almost like a GTI in handling. Comfortable ride. Seems quite versatile. Typically solid interior fit and finish. And this was on the S edition. SE brings roof rack, improved seat material (IMHO, not a whole lot nicer), improved audio. I think the S is pretty solid in and of itself. 

 

Jetta TDI: 40+ MPG with diesel, even better in real-world conditions. It is mated to a DSG transmission which I didn’t notice (possibly because there were no paddle shifters? They would seem a bit out of place on a diesel.) My impression: it seemed to putter around town with only minimal pushing on the pedal. Huh. After all I’d heard about the torque with the TDI, I was almost disappointed. Almost, until I stomped on the pedal. It took off. Just took off. Huh. Also noticed some wierd vibrations at certain RPM’s, I guess the kind one would expect in a diesel. In the end, I still might buy one someday just because how…novel the car drove. It was unique and fun, well appointed at standard entries without fuzz.

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White Chocolate Pretzels

We love white chocolate pretzels. Don’t ask why. They’re in the same class as burgers from the Virginian: just one of those cravings that creep up from time to time.

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Thanksgiving at the Beach!

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North Carolina

Vacation! Erin and I realized we haven’t been on vacation since, oh, about March.

So far, this has been beautiful. More pictures to post later.

The Blue Ridge Parkway....

The Blue Ridge Parkway....

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