First Published in the Tri-Town Transcript Sep. 17, 2014
It’s time to face reality. The Giant Sparkle, which Regular Readers know is our giant silver mini-van, (may it shine and twinkle forever) is a Giant Failure in the snow. And, as they say here south of the wall, winter’s coming. I’m not sure if the ‘frictionless’ setting was an after-factory add-on or came standard, but I’m done with the view it afforded me from the on-ramps and snow banks where it manifested itself.
So we began to research cars with all-wheel drive, that tall people could fit in, plus children with backpacks and endless gear, plus a pallet of snacks, plus the occasional giant dog, and had good gas mileage….