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Monthly Archives: April 2009

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Urban Cowgirls Guide to the Ford King Ranch Truck

Traditional wisdom has a single woman walking dogs, hanging out in the grocery store gourmet aisles, visiting art galleries and more to meet men. But recently I discovered a much easier way. I drove a Ford 150 King Ranch Truck (more)

Get in gear for better gas mileage with eco-friendly tires

With warmer weather working its way across the country, people's attention is again turning to the environment and spring and summer driving. And as fuel prices continue to climb, gas mileage needs to be a consideration, as much for budgetary (more)
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South Dakota

There was no map for sale in any Colorado or Wyoming gas station at which we called. There were maps from Kansas to Idaho, from Colorado to Montana, but none of South Dakota. Even the map of the Western States (more)

CONNECTICUT RIVER VALLEY FALL FOLIAGE DRIVING TOURS BROCHURE AVAILABLE IN ON-LINE BROCHURE

Edited by Madelyn Miller, the TravelLady In early and mid-October, leaves throughout Connecticut are at their peak of countless beautiful hues, making the region perfect for Fall foliage “leaf peeping.” A colorful, new pocket brochure, produced by the Central Regional (more)
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A Fall Road Trip in Oregon

A Fall Road Trip in Oregon By Char Reed If you’ve never visited the Pacific Northwest, I recommend you plan a trip to Oregon as soon as possible. This magnificent state is, I believe, the crowning glory of the Northwest (more)
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Mount St. Helens – Still Smoking

 “Loowit”, Lady of Fire, and “La-we-lat-clat”, Smoking Mountain, are names the local Northwest tribes living in the valley called Mount St. Helens in Washington State. They are apt names, as we have witnessed since 1980. Native Legends tell of her (more)
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For the love of Emma

  Taking your furry friends on-the-road this holiday season   Our little Emma is a member of the family. Of course we want to take our Maltese with us whenever possible — weekend getaways, vacations and visiting out-of-town family and (more)
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The Datsun Deities and the People who Worship Them

The Datsun Deities and the People who Worship Them by Madelyn Miller, the TravelLady Mr.K-Yutaka Katayama, who is affectionately called “Mr.K.” has a simple life philosophy: Love cars, love people, love life. Born in 1909 in a remote Japanese village (more)
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A Letter to Santa

Dear Santa!!   We’ve tried to be good automakers this year.  We’ve worked diligently on our new fuel efficient cars, we’re tried to add more wow to the body style and we’ve  really upped the anti on safety.   We’ve (more)
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Don’t tell them its little secret

Here’s another luxury option for the urban wagonette consumer.  The Audi A4 is similar to the Audi A3 but is about 2 feet longer (more storage space), has updated engineering and is a little more expensive.  The A4 comes in (more)
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Congratulations, Y’all

Take over 40 automotive journalists, lead them to a rustic ranch with 2 off-road courses, and throw in a bull for good measure. Offer them a chance to drive nearly 50 new vehicles and then add some manufacturers reps to (more)
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2010 Suzuki Kizashi Sport Sedan Excites

by Linda Water Nelson   When Suzuki started promoting its Kizashi concept a couple years ago at the New York Auto Show, it looked as though something great was coming – that’s what Kizashi means in English.  They delivered on (more)
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2009 GMC Yukon Hybrid – Over the River and Through the Woods…

by Charity Boozier   The week that I test drove the 2009 Yukon Hybrid was the week of Christmas 2008.  And yes, we did go to grandma’s house.  So what does every family need when traveling to grandma’s house? Storage, (more)
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2010 Chevy Traverse – My kind of car

  Good for family:   The Chevy Traverse is great for family driving and especially doing any traveling during holidays or summer vacations.  With the roomy and comfortable interior, any trip seems shorter than it actually is.  The three rows ensure (more)
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Art Zimmer’s Golden Spirit

“A car with your name?  You have to buy it!” Shirley Zimmer told her husband, Art Zimmer.  The car was a 1987 Zimmer Golden Spirit and Art Zimmer is a successful self-made businessman in Syracuse, New York. He was lucky (more)