My last post to this blog garnered five comments over two days from “Bradley.” The comments were all links I didn’t follow. I’m almost certain that “Bradley” is a spam bot. I welcome both new readers and comments on my blog, but the comments are moderated to spare me and my reader the annoyance of spam bots.
According to a TV report I saw this morning, a man flew from California to New York, went to his estranged wife’s house, and shot her sleeping boyfriend five times, killing him. The perpetrator plead not guilty, claiming self defense. I am not a lawyer and I haven’t stayed in a Holiday Inn Express in a year and a half, but I’m pretty sure that isn’t going to work.
Our anniversary trip to Washington was a success. We drove to DC, retrieved our daughter-in-law from Dulles Airport and went out to dinner at a nice restaurant on Saturday night. I’m not being paid for the endorsement, but it’s the second time we’ve enjoyed dinner this year at Ristorante La Perla on Pennsylvania Avenue just before you enter Georgetown.
We apparently got married at a good time of year to do things. There are usually baseball playoffs on our anniversary, for instance. Our niece got married on the day before our anniversary. And this year, the day after our anniversary was the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington. We thought we might go to the Smithsonian for a while on Sunday before heading back home. But the marathon ran right past the museum, so we decided to avoid the area and just head home.
The trip down and back in our new Hyundai was comfortable. The EPA estimated highway mileage for the car is 24 and we did 25, so I’m happy with that. We could probably have done a little better if we had gone less than 10 miles per hour over the speed limit. Of course, if you drive under the speed limit on the New Jersey Turnpike when traffic volume permits you to go faster, you’ll get run over, so we didn’t do that.
One disadvantage to owning an SUV, CUV or minivan is no trunk. So, if you give your car over to valet parking, you can’t leave anything in the trunk because those vehicles don’t have trunks.