Posts Tagged: avalon

December to remember?

That’s the tag line Lexus has used the past few Christmases for their end-of-year ad campaigns.  While I’m not planning on getting a Lexus this month, I am finally leaning towards getting a new car. I like buying my cars and holding them for ten years.  Beyond the economic appeal of five years of no car… Read more »

A darker view of the world

On and off throughout this blog, you’ll find references to my intense loyalty.  To people.  To brands.  To foods.  It’s a good trait, without tipping over into compulsive. The past few years have brought about a dilemma, of sorts.  My car, a 2005 Toyota Avalon Limited, is a trusty and completely broken-in vehicle.  I know… Read more »

The Grand Road Trip – final thoughts

Swiftly bringing to a close the grand road trip ramblings because now it’s time to get ready for Halloween, my most fun holiday of the year!  Check out my YouTube videos all week for a look “inside” the making of a JMD Halloween. So, since this is a “wrap up” post, we’ll stray from the… Read more »

Traveling to the not-so-distant past

Day 1 of the grand road trip finds us in Jacksonville, visiting with some old (not in age, unless you consider me old and we’re not going there) friends. First, some props are due to my redoubtable Avalon.  With its seventh birthday just months away, the car (freshly detailed and shampooed) purred along the highways, cruise… Read more »

Oh what a feeling

Years back, there was a long-running ad campaign from Toyota featuring people jumping into the air with the title of this post.  As I prepare to take my Avalon on my road trip up the coast to Washington D.C. (and back, natch), I thought I would devote a bit of the blog to my relationship… Read more »