My First – Wine and Dine Half Marathon 2010

Wine and Dine Medal 2010
For October’s First Friday Flashback, I figured I should talk about running my first half-marathon. My first half-marathon was three years ago this weekend in the most magical place on Earth.  No, not Penn and Tellar’s stage in Vegas, Disney World.  My wife and I decided our first half-marathon would be the inaugural Wine and […]
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Enterprise Rental – a review

In the last 4 months, I have rented and driven nine different cars.  Six have been rented in the last 6 weeks.  All the cars have come from the local Enterprise Rent A Car.  I do like Enterprise, if for no other reason they offer a variety of cars from different brands.  If you are […]
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Car Review – 2013 Toyota Corolla

2023 Toyota Corolla
When I rented the 2013 Toyota Corolla, a white one no less.  I got exactly when I was expecting to get.  An all-around good car.  C’mon it’s a Toyota Corolla.  Not only has this car brand been around since three weeks after the Big Bang.  Okay, maybe not quite that long, but since 1966. And […]
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Car Review – 2013 Mazda5

2013 Mazda5
After my Honda CRV was stolen, we had to get a new car.  We were already thinking about a minivan, or something with a third row of seats.  With two kids, two dogs, and all the crap they require when you go somewhere, we needed the space.  Also, we could never get another person into […]
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Car Review – 2012 Ford Fusion

2012 Ford Fusion
  The 2012 Ford Fusion is another good car.  The car I drove had over 35,000 miles on it, and I put on another 600 in one day, mostly freeway, but some mountain roads.  This is a full size car, and had tons of space.  They redesigned car in 2013 and made some significant changes. […]
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Car review – 2013 Nissan Altima

2013 Nissan Altima
Of all the cars I have rented, this 2013 Nissan Altima was the most impressive car I have ever driven.  Okay, I drove a Hyundai Santa Fe with 4-wheel drive that went places I wouldn’t have thought it could.  But this Nissan was a great car.  I have driven other Nissans in the past.  My old job […]
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Car review – 2013 Hyundai Elantra

2013 Hyundai Elantra
The 2013 Hyundai Elantra was one of the most enjoyable cars I have driven in a long time.  This may have to do with the fact that I was alone, on an empty mountain road, with basic coverage insurance on the rental car.  Which, the guy told me, “if anything happens, just walk away.”  That […]
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Car review – 2013 Chrysler 200

2013 Chrysler 200
I have said this before in my review of the 2013 Dodge Grand Caravan, I am not a fan of Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep vehicles.  Their trucks and vans are pretty good, but their cars and SUV’s have not impressed me for at least 15 years or more. Okay, I will admit that the Challenger is a beautiful […]
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