Born to Run
This summer I discovered Audible thanks to BabbleBoxx while road tripping through Alabama and Tennessee. Kiddo was learning how to become an astronaut at Space Camp in Huntsville, and I was exploring as much of the deep South as I could with Bruce Springsteen as my co-pilot. I had bought the hardcover of “Born to Run” the day it came out, but I never found the time to sit down and actually read it. It was starting to collect dust with the other books I had ordered, but I really wanted to read this one in particular.
During the trip, I started to feel a bit lonely on day 2 or 3, so I downloaded his autobiography and listened to it while navigating through the Smokey Mountains. There was something warm and familiar about his smokey velvet voice that made me feel like a kid back in New Jersey again. It was bittersweet, and non-fleeting. I clung on to that feeling for the next few days. Suddenly, those six days weren’t so lonely anymore. It was me and my sidekick, The Boss, pulling outta here to win. Who would your co-pilot be? Download the book of your choice and a 1-month free trial! Audible allows you to download audiobooks to your smartphone, tablet, iPod or mp3 player.
On The Road Again
Do you remember being a kid and loving weekend mornings because they meant Rooty Tooty Fresh ‘N Fruity breakfasts at IHOP? I do. Long summer days, running through sprinklers, road trips, and AM Gold on the car stereo? Life was so much simpler then, and sometimes I wish I could go back in time. I had this crazy idea on my drive to recreate the type of summer days I remember as a child with Kiddo, but I wanted Hubs along for the ride, so as soon as we made it back to California, I packed up the wagon and we headed east for Palm Springs. Our first stop? You betcha… it was IHOP. It’s hard to believe IHOP is celebrating it’s 59th birthday next week. They were kind enough to include a generous gift card in this month’s BabbleBoxx, so our breakfast was on them! In honor of their 59th anniversary, on July 18th, IHOP is offering guests a short stack of pancakes for only 59 cents during the hours of 7am and 7pm at participating restaurants. Thanks IHOP!
Into The Great Wide Open
My husband tells me all the time that he can “save the world” with duct tape. I thought he was dreaming until we tried the double-thick, super-aggressive, T-Rex Tape in the BabbleBoxx. It is super-durable, extra-thick, sun-resistant and works longer and stronger than other utility tapes in all kinds of weather. So it doesn’t matter where we go, weather-resistant tape won’t let us down. T-Rex tape has three layers, a tough, thick, polyethylene skin; a thick heavy thread; and co-extrusion that is a double adhesive which is melted through the threads using heat and pressure. I can’t think of a good reason NOT to keep a roll in the car for road trips. You never know when you’ll need it.
Road To Nowhere
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