While the sedan is certainly more fuel-efficient and, more importantly, starts when I turn the key, it is much less holiday-friendly than the mini-van was. Oh well, c’est la guerre, we made everything fit, and that’s what counts! The gifts weren’t actually problematic as we brought more than we took away, but the suitcases… Dear God, the suitcases… trying to fit a week’s worth of suitcases in a sedan is nearly impossible for a family! Now I know why the family had trucks when we were kids.

You know… if I ever have merchandise for the strip, I’m thinking the “Tickle Me NewsGuy” is a must…