Sunday, July 12, 2009
Tech Free Vacation
For the past couple of weeks I have been out of the blog-o-sphere, as I was on vacation. Surprisingly, I was without regular access to a computer, and thus I gave up on blogging, though there was much to discuss. Perhaps I should just give in a get a Blackberry or iPhone - or not.
Several thoughts on my trip:
I love my Pontiac Montana. Six states, 4000+ miles, and running like a dream. Say what you want about American cars, but my GM is truly a fine automobile and I absolutely lament the loss of the Pontiac brand. Several years ago, they did away with the Montana - which is an exceptional mini-van (if it is even a minivan) - and my wife and I were truly saddened. And then it got worse. The new GM will not feature Pontiac - how sad.
Through no planning on my part, I was in Los Angeles during the Michael Jackson Memorial. In fact, I drove past Forest Lawn Cemetery, on my way to the Observatory in the Hollywood Hills, during the actual memorial. Luckily I missed all the hysteria, and traffic. The highlights of my time in LA included Santa Monica Pier's carousel, Sprinkles Cupcakes in Beverly Hills, and the La Brea Tar Pits.
There is a lot of space in Utah. A lot.