Car Guy Origins

My car fascination began in the spring of 1982 at the wide-eyed age of 12. It all started with a trip to the American institution of 7-Eleven. I grew up in a house that sat one lot removed from a … Read More

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The 1986 Scirocco

The first few months of 1988 were rough. For the most part, my hair had grown back after the boot camp buzz cut from the previous September. It had been a whirlwind from Air Force basic training to tech school … Read More

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An Xer Looks at Fifty

Fifty! How the hell did I get here this fast? I guess I’m not alone. Generation X as a whole is getting old and registering for AARP cards. Well, not registering but are of age to register for their old … Read More

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Fresh Corduroy

On a recent trip to Holiday Valley, New York, I jumped out of the Yodeler Lift line to get a photo of the almost pristine corduroy.

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Iceland 2018

I’m going to spare you all of the canceled flight, rainy weather and happy accident details of our trip to Iceland. Let’s face it, the internet is full of detailed stories about Iceland travel. Instead, I’m going to share things … Read More

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Holiday Valley, New York

Like you, I had never heard of Holiday Valley Ski area either. When doing a search for solid eastern ski areas, Holiday Valley showed up a few times as one of the best. Going north from Maryland into the snow … Read More

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Hidden Valley, PA 2018

It would not be a ski season in the Becker house without a weekend trip to Hidden Valley Resort in PA. This year’s trip was from January 5th to the 7th. After grabbing the boys from school on Friday the … Read More

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NYC and Boston

I have been meaning to post on our trip to NYC and Boston but time just got away from me. The original impetus for this trip was some of our boys really wanted to see NYC and our oldest is … Read More

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Disney

No, not Disney.  Perhaps I’m a bad parent, but I’ve never wanted to visit Disney World.  The few times my wife has open the topic of taking our three boys I’ve been less than enthused.  To be clear, my lack … Read More

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Starting a watch collection

I’ve always liked watches.  My earliest recollection of owning a watch was a Swatch back in the mid-1980’s.  From a fashion standpoint, Swatch watches were all the rage in the 80’s.  Like most other fashion conscious teens, I had a … Read More

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