I have dreamed of racing a car on a track in a real race ever since then. I have gone to drag races, NASCAR races, American Le Mans races, GT races, autocross races and go kart races. I even went to Porsche Driving School and the Richard Petty Experience to fulfill my fantasy of being a race car driver. Then I found it.
His reply stuck with me, he said “you should make your competition, not join a competition. We don’t gauge ourselves by any measure other than our customers. That said we do watch two words, Four and Seasons.” The statement said a lot about the company, it’s direction and it’s training. All things I needed to work on.
Some of these tools are so obvious we have them, use them and see them around us every day and don’t realize it. In the book The Millionaire Next Door , Ford F150s were listed as the most common vehicle of the millionaire class. Since I’ve been driving an F150 for almost 15 years now, this one is obvious to me.
The final note for the FX-35 was the fuel economy. For a normally aspirated vehicle it was uncommonly high. The trip from San Francisco to Lake Tahoe to Reno was less than a half tank including a full lake tour on New Years Eve. In Reno I made the mistake of filling it up and washing it. I returned it with nearly ¾ of a tank after paying the $65 tank fee.
After years of trial and error, I finally got a recipe that I think is worth sharing. Like the Oat and Nut pancakes at IHOP, this may take a little getting used to if you aren’t used to eating whole grains. I call them Settlers Pancakes since there are no processed or bleached grains and I figure it must be closer to the breads the first settlers had with watermill stone ground grains.
So here we are at noon, lazy and thirsty on the big Monterey Cannery Row style patio. My wife wandered over and grabbed a margarita while I wandered to the beer truck. Now this is Disney living. Standing at the beer truck, it was after 3 on my body clock but clearly the rest of the guests didn’t feel the same.