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Indiana, bison and cars

I’ve always wanted to take my kids to Indiana to visit the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum. You see, that car is a part of my family history. My grandmother’s uncles invented that car.


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Carless and proud of it (sort of)

So yes, according to the news these days, I’m part of a growing trend (those who don’t own a car). Granted however, it’s not by choice but I came across this article the other day and it made me feel a little better. The article is entitled “Paris Bans Cars, Makes Transit Free to Fight Air Pollution” by John Upton over at the Grist.

With Paris being one of my favorite cities and one that I have been fortunate enough to visit, I thought how cool is that?



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They’re off!

Okay, I dug around and found a couple of car articles in honor those guys over at Car Talk.

The first aricle up is for my oldest son and is entitled  “Check Out NASCAR’s New 100% Electric Pace Car at Treehugger.

 The other one is for me because if I ever get a car for the kids and I, this would be the one. The article is entitled “Nissan Announces e-NV200 all-electric van, production slated for 2013” and is also over at Treehugger.
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Going and going and…gone

I don’t talk much about transportation here but perhaps I will today in honor of this article over at Yahoo! It’s entitled NPR ‘Car Talk’ duo retiring; reruns to continue. Now while I don’t have a car and I haven’t listen to them for quite some time, if you have to drive a car then these guys will help you make it last as long as possible and that’s a good thing.

We’ll miss you guys!
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Classic cars

When we celebrated my youngest son’s fifth birthday back on February 7th I meant to put this post up on classic cars (but I couldn’t find it back) because he loves cars so much.

Anyway, now I have so check out this classic old-time looking racing car from Audi in the article “Audi’s E-Tron Type C is an Electric Cruiser with Classic Styling” by Yuka Yoneda over at Inhabitat.

See ya on the streets!

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The best things come in small packages

After having the best time putting together a puzzle of the United States together with my youngest (Julian, who is four years old) how could I not post  these two additional articles for him.

The first one is on a monster bike entitled “A Bicycle (Monsterbike) a Car Wouldn’t Want to Crash Into [VIDEO]” by Zachary Shahan at PlanetSave. I think Zachary said it best at the end of his post when he stated, “what a way to end bike month”(or something close to that).

The other is one I found last year is entitled “Video: Biofuel Powered SkyCar Takes Off: at GoodCleanTech.

Happy Trails!

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What I’m thankful for

Every night when I put my kids to bed, I ask them what they’re thankful for. For me each night, it’s them. So here are a few posts on topics they love.

First up is Evan. For him I have a couple of articles on volcanoes. The first one is entitled  “Electric Ash Found in Evjafjallajokull’s Plume, Says UK Rsearchers” at Science Daily. Very funky.

The other one is on a volcanoe closer to home, Mount St. Helens entitled “Mount St. Helens Aftermath” by Andy Soos at the Environmental News Network. This was acutally the topic of his Science Project this past school year.

For Gwen I have one that I couldn’t agree more with, “Outdoor Bacteria Can Make You Smarter, and Happier” by Jeff Kart at Treehugger. She’s proof positive of that.

The other one, while an extremely depressing story, is about a man whose grandfather she admires very much. It’s entitled “Cousteau Dives Into ‘Nightmare’ U.S. Oil Slick” over at the Grist.

Finally, for Julian I have one about a car that I think he will love entitled “Toyota Releasing Prius ‘Alpha’ MPV in 2011” by Ariel Schwartz at Inhabitat. Very cool and it’s about time.


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