Sunday, July 14, 2013

This is a test. A test of the blogger iPhone app.

As a test of the iPhone app, I figured I would try to post something from my phone. We shall see if this works and try to determine if this is a viable option for adding content to this great blog. 

Thursday I took one of my vehicles in for the annual safety and bi-annual emissions I am subject to as a resident of the DC metro area.  On Thursday the great truck I drive back and forth to the hardware store failed its safety inspection.  Why?  Because of the light "behind the camper" is out. Really?  That is why you are going to fail this great truck that has served me so well?  Wonderful. Can you fix it?  Seems like a reasonable request. Oh no, we would have to remove the camper to perform that repair. Great. Now I have this great bug red sticker that says rejected. 

On the way home I pick up the required lamps. The plan is to fix this travesty on Friday. Lord knows I do not want my burn out light (behind the camper) to cause any problems. 

Today I returned to the inspection sight and got the proper documentation to allow tronster's truck to keep on trucking. I did have to wait until the inspectors lunch break was over.  A condition the only other guy at the station was unaware of. 

Inspect your vehicles early. 

Saturday, July 13, 2013

New York City!!

Road Trips are so Much Fun..

Recently Sunshine and I went on another road trip, over the next couple of posts, I will share with you are experiences of setting up the road trip, some lessons learned and places we visited.  I really hope you all enjoy the stories as much as we enjoyed living them.

Summer vacation time  is on its way.  It has been very wet here in Virginia.  Our typical July 4th consists of going to downtown DC and watching the parade then the fireworks.  A long day, considering it does not get dark until 9 pm and the parade starts at noon.  This year we took some time off from work, loaded up the SUV and headed to visit some friends.

Our first stop was New York City.  Sunshine is from the Philippines and her old neighbor has moved to New York. We decided to stop by and visit.

 Visiting friends in Queens, which if you are wondering is no where near Syracuse, we loaded on the subway and headed to Rockefeller Square to see were they put up the Christmas tree.  We get off the subway and see Radio City Music hall right up the street and take a moment to snap some photos.  
The subway was not busy, and our guide was not familiar with the area.  So we fire up the smart phones and determine, we need to take a right.  We start walking down the block and observe a class of young ladies having their picture taken imitating the Rockets. 

We Make it Rockefeller Square and lo and behold, there is a stone hedge area.  What is this all about.  I will have to provide an update later, I confess I have not done my research on that part of New York City yet.   Walking around the square we see the falls and the restaurants where the tree would go.  It is a great looking place and seems like you could have a good time just eating and having coffee.  We had a schedule a keep.  Not to mention the caravan was getting hungry and we needed to find some food.  Sunshine contends she has never been to Times Square, in the day time, so off we go.

Although we did not eat at the american staple fast food establishment of McDonalds, I did think the sign was very interesting for a burger joint. Later walking by McDonalds, this is a walk up place and I did not notice any tables. Does not mean they are not there, just I did not see them.

Keep coming back, Tronster will take you through the trip from DC to New York, New York to Cooperstown, The baseball hall of fame, Toronto and other exciting places we visited on our little road trip.


Monday, July 01, 2013

Guys and Dolls

Guys and Gals

On one of our road trips, we stopped off at a McDonalds.  McDonalds is a place to stop in a pinch. Its not a place I think of when I am hungry.  Well one of the McDonalds we stopped at had a great 50s theme.  The restroom doors were decorated.

Just thought I would share this little interesting tid bit of information with all of you.