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Closure and Nelkin

Samuel Nelkin County Park

Ramsey Auto Body was done with my car this morning so they didn't take a full two days to do the job. It was only a bit over a day. So I returned the Hummer H3 and got my car back. It now has a brand new bumper, so please don't rear-end it. I don't want to have to deal with this mess again. After that, I went to downtown Ramsey for lunch and errands. At the post office, the postal clerk said I looked very happy when I was buying stamps. No kidding. This is the first time in 3 weeks I have closure on everything.

The weather didn't look that bad in the evening. It was only a very light rain. After the DST changeover, the sun sets at 7pm so I figured I had enough time for a geocache 13 miles away. So I went for Samuel Nelkin County Park Cache in Wallington. However, I went the long way because I missed an exit and there was a lot of rush hour traffic, so I arrived at the park at dusk. Even so, it didn't take long to find the geocache. It was in the 3rd tree I checked.

After that, I went to Garden State Plaza to run an errand and get something to eat. I had another Auntie Anne's coupon so I got a cinnamon sugar pretzel and pretzel stix. I thought I would just eat those there and then have a light dinner at home but hours later, I'm still not hungry. Pretzel diet? :) I saw half a dozen pretzel stands while walking around the mall so there seems to be quite a bit of redundancy. Are pretzels really that popular with the weekend mall crowd?
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Hummer H3 and White Castle

White Castle

I dropped my car off at Ramsey Auto Body this morning for the bumper repair. Then I got a rental car at Enterprise Rent-A-Car in Mahwah. Encompass Insurance has a policy of providing a rental of the same kind of vehicle as the one that was damaged. Since my car is a mid-sized SUV, they got me a mid-sized SUV rental. So what I got was a Hummer H3. This is mid-sized?? It's huge. It drives like a big, heavy vehicle and acceleration is a leisurely affair. (because I haven't learnt to step harder on the gas pedal) It is difficult to park properly because I could not see the parking space lines from where I was seated. (which explains why people who drive large SUVs sometimes take up two parking spaces) It's also hard to hear much above the roar of the engine. On the plus side, it offers plenty of leg room (This is the first automobile I've driven in which I didn't have to make the seat go all the way back.) and is quite comfortable. I think it's an interesting experience to drive one around for a few days since I'm not likely to own one.

In the afternoon, I took the Hummer H3 out for a land assault on the W.C Craving geocache. It's in the wooded area behind White Castle in Nanuet. The cache took all of two minutes to walk up to and find. Then I went into White Castle and had a pile of burgers.