Wind to fly a kite
Posted on 9 Oct ’11 by Earl
“Waiting for the fish to bite or waiting for wind to fly a kite. Or waiting around for Friday night or waiting perhaps for their Uncle Jake or a pot to boil or a better break or a string of pearls or a pair of pants or a wig with curls or another chance. Everyone is just waiting.” ~Dr. Seuss
Earlier this summer Bonnie and I stopped waiting on one of our “dreams/wants,” an indulgence – we found a little used convertible sports car, a 2006 Mercedes Benz SLK 350. This was the car we took on the “2011 Fall Road Trip” and we experienced fall foliage as never before. We truly love the experience and there will be many road trips ahead. It’s the first car I’ve owned which far exceeds my driving skills on twisty mountains roads, and yes, I did push it close to my own limits and Bonnie wasn’t even screaming. Perhaps I’ll find a class at a driving school.
As a side note, the SLK 350 has an iPod connector and we used my iPhone with the GPS Drive application by MotionX to provide navigation on the trip. This combination gave turn-by-turn voice guidance and worked beautifully…as good as most dedicated GPS device in my opinion. It gives guidance but doesn’t continually “nag” at you if you decide to take a side trip. It also does search for POIs in the area allowing one click navigation to or dialing of related phone numbers. Recommended!