Friday, May 18, 2018

Top Gear at Bonneville

I'm really looking forward to my trip in August. Now I'm looking for a fun rental car.

Turbo cologne

San Francisco bar pilots video

Living in the San Francisco Bay Area, we see huge container ships all the time and take them for granted. This video shows just how nerve wracking it is to skillfully guide them into the Bay.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Long weekend in Sedona, Arizona

My wife's very outdoorsy younger sister married an even more outdoorsy guy last weekend. We went to Sedona for the wedding.

We flew in to the Phoenix airport and had to drive another 2.5 hours north to Sedona. This Bondurant driving school car was on display at the baggage claim area.

Our quarters were very rustic. My 13 month old son really likes to mimic. Here he is, pretending he has allergies like me.

No key, not even a doorknob.

We stayed on the property nearly the entire time. I went to town to pick up some allergy medication and bottled water at a CVS drug store. These motorcycles (a BMW and a Suzuki) with British plates were parked next to me. That YJ Wrangler in the background was pretty sweet.

The food on-site was fantastic. This was one of my breakfasts. Fried trout (from a lake next door) with corn fritters.

Spending Mother's Day morning on the front porch of our cabin.

Wedding day.

The property is a working farm. We had cider that was made with 13 different varieties of apples grown there.

On our way back to Phoenix after the wedding, we stopped at Montezuma's Castle. It's a five-story residential complex from the 13th century. It had nothing to do with Montezuma or the Aztecs.

And in Phoenix, we spent a little bit of time with my wife's parents at a Japanese garden. It was a very relaxing trip.

Putin drives truck over new bridge connecting Crimea

Sixt rental cars

I generally rent from Alamo and Thrifty because I am a cheap bastard. I am seeing these orange Sixt kiosks at American airports more and more often. I saw another one while in Phoenix. I asked for a brochure and they even rent Gelandewagens. Unfortunately, Sixt is not available at the Salt Lake City airport, or anywhere else in Utah for my Bonneville trip.

Friday, May 11, 2018

By the Time I Get to Arizona

A Public Enemy classic.

How do you feel about John McCain's legacy?

Thursday, May 10, 2018

American energy use in one diagram

I'm not convinced that my i3 gets its energy from solar.


Wednesday, May 09, 2018

Porsche 919 Hybrid in Spa

For the record, Vettel did a 1:46.577 at Spa last year.