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Month: October 2016

Review: 2016 VW Passat SE TSI

A New Car This is my review of the 2016 VW Passat SE TSI, which my wife and I picked up last month.  When we turned the key, it had 7 miles reading on the odometer from our dealer, Hewlett Volkswagen in Georgetown Texas.   We took advantage of VW’s labor day sales promotion for the Passat which allowed us to move into the Passat from a 2013 VW CC Sport, which we traded-in. This review is being written a little over a month after delivery, and the odometer now reads over 6,250 miles.  I have labeled our recent...

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Travel with Open Eyes

Trip Preparation Earlier this month (October 2016) my wife and I finished a five thousand five hundred mile round trip that covered eleven (11) States from Texas, to the Oregon coast, and then back again to the Texas Hill Country.   A conscience effort was made during this trip to look for political signs along the way (presidential election cycle), as well as to take note of the style of homes used by most Americans as we chugged along.   I was specifically looking for how homesteads varied among the States and regions.     The roads we used were mostly less...

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