I can’t remember that last time we took a summer driving trip. I know it can’t have been that long ago. It seemed like, for our first 20 years of marriage, that was the only type of trip we could afford. We traveled from Washington to California, Oregon, and British Columbia often. While we may have scrimped on vacations back then, one thing we never pinched pennies on was our car tires.
I’ll admit it. I know a lot about tires, but I’ve never even checked my tire pressure. My husband maintains my car, it’s something he enjoys doing for me. At this time of my life, it’s not likely I’ll start doing car DIY, so it’s comforting to know that should I ever require new tires, Sam’s Club can take care of me.
Water conservation is a hot topic this year and not just in California. Here in Washington it’s pretty dismal as well. I couldn’t help but notice on my last trip over Snoqualmie Pass that Lake Keechelus was well below its average level for this time of year. It’s so low that the tree stumps that are usually hidden until well into August are already visible.
Cheryl Connoly, Ford’s Manager of Global Consumer Trends and Futuring, has the job of looking at trends beyond automobiles to see what’s influencing their customers. She was recently joined by Mario Armstrong (@marioarmstrong), the Today Show’s Tech Guru, to share what she thinks is important to consumers and how those trends will affect the direction Ford will be taking in coming years.
Ford is so sure that their performance line is on target that they’re bringing out 12 more through 2020.
There are some things that are sacred in a marriage like the rooms of the house that you designate as your own. It’s a silent takeover, but it’s understood from the beginning and no one dare cross those lines. For me it’s the kitchen, for my husband it’s the garage. We each have our sanctuary where we go to spend a little time alone and it allows us to have one area in the house that we don’t have to compromise on.