'Automobiles'

The New VW Bus

August 16, 2017

By Tab Byrum

Everything old is new again, a phrase you hear quite often as things from the past are redesigned, such is the case with the Volkswagen Bus. You used to see a lot of these little round top vans on the roads and you still see the occasional one now, but chances are we will be seeing a lot more of them in their new skins. VW announced last year they were taking their famous “VW Bus” back to the drawing board and creating a new 21st Century version and now we can see it. It is very sleek and has some of the same fun features of the original, including the ability of the front seats to spin around and face the back, just not while you are driving. I’m sharing some images of the new model and I’ll give you more information with the pictures, Enjoy!!! (above image via)

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Visiting Sandringham House

August 9, 2016

By Tab Byrum

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Back in April, I did several posts focusing on the houses and castles Queen Elizabeth calls home, Sandringham House is one of those homes and we were able to visit it in person during our vacation in England. Our friends, the Potts’ were visiting the Harry Potter exhibit north of London so Michael and I took a train out of London also headed north to Norfolk and the village of Kings Lynn. We traveled for about an hour and a half then took a short walk from the train station to the bus station where we caught a bus for the 20 or so minute ride to the Sandringham estate. Sandringham House sits on a 20,000-acre estate and it’s beautiful, everything is lush and green with huge ancient trees forming a canopy over carved out trails leading you to the house. The house is privately owned by Queen Elizabeth and is where she and the rest of her family traditionally spend their Christmas and New Year’s holiday.

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Oklahoma Restaurants: Pops

August 17, 2015

By Tab Byrum

This past weekend we took a little road trip and went for a burger at Pops Restaurant along historic Route 66 in Arcadia, Oklahoma. Pops is set up much like 1950’s diner with their specialty being burgers and fries and a multitude of choices in soda pop.

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You can find all kind of obscure brands of sodas here at Pops as well as all your old favorites and many of them are in the original packaging from your childhood.

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Fiat 500X

July 16, 2015

By Tab Byrum

It’s new car time at our house, one of those times that I really have mixed feelings about, I love the idea of picking out and driving a new car for the next 3 years but I don’t always enjoy the process of getting the car. I really dislike “making the deal” and never understand that when you ask me how much I can spend and I tell you the amount, why can’t we just go from there and not start in with all the BS of “if you can do this I can put you in this car”. Anyway this time the process was much more pleasant and there wasn’t any dickering back and forth. We had recently been seeing the TV commercials for the Fiat 500 X Crossover, it’s Fiat’s first SUV type vehicle and our interest was piqued.

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We went last Sunday afternoon to the local Fiat lot and looked and they had 2 of the Crossovers and we liked what we saw. So Tuesday afternoon I cleaned up and out the car we would be trading in and headed to the Fiat dealership. Once we got there we told them what we were interested in and we started test driving, we drove three different vehicles before finally settling on the Silver model with a black interior ( I swore I wasn’t having a black interior, so remember, NEVER say never). We worked out our deal and drove it home. We are very excited about the vehicle, it’s very fun to drive and comfortable, it has all the features we wanted including GPS and Sirius Satellite Radio, Front Wheel Drive and a backup camera.

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