Saturday, August 11, 2012

Travel Tip

Most you probably know this, and possibly do it, but I've found for road trips, renting a car is a great way to make my own car last longer. Last weekend I made a quick trip to Seattle for a family wedding and rented a Toyota Prius. My first time behind the wheel of a hybrid!
The gas mileage is awesome, but there is a learning curve--a slight one--when you're handed a key bob with no key! I pressed the unlock button, slid behind the wheel and searched for the key. I pressed the sides of the black gadget hoping the key would flip out like a switch blade. Nothing.
Finally I found an attendant...a nice young man who thought he was dealing with a geriatric:) and  he kindly pointed out the key is wireless...something like my iPhone WiFi connection! What a novelty. I followed his instructions, laid the gadget in the cup holder, pressed my foot  on the break and pushed the power button on the dash. The dash display flashed all the information you can imagine and the electric motor made not a sound:)

This is old hat for those of you with hybrid vehicles, but very exciting for someone driving a seven year old Subaru Outback with a regular key, engine and gear shift! Don't get me wrong, I love my Subaru, but it was fun to try out the current technology.

Renting a car for your road trip isn't only a great way to save mileage on your car, but a great way to test drive the latest and greatest!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Just Plain Lucky update

Okay, so I'm terrible at blogging like I should, but I have been busy writing! The galley's for Just Plain Lucky arrived on Tuesday, just as I sat down on my 2nd day  of vacation to work on my new manuscript I'm calling, The New Adventure, at least for now:)

But that's all right! At least I had a couple of days to go through the galley's and make the correction list. They are now winging their way back to my wonderful editor:)

Please check out my facebook page at  for a twitter post I found explaining the difference between, which and that. All those little things writer's need to be reminded of!