On the trip to Albany we drove Diana's new Lincoln Hybrid MKZ. The MKZ runs on both battery and gas. Most of the power comes from the battery, and it holds only about 12 gallons of gas. On the trip to and from Albany we used just under 11 gallons, and our MPG was 40.5. "Forty point five" miles per gallon is outstanding! The trip was a total of about 7 hours. Another factor with the car is that when I'm using the Cruise Control it resists a lane change unless I engage the right or left blinker. It also alerts me if I move toward either the right or left travel lane lines. It even gives me a yellow light on our outside mirrors if someone is coming from the rear and is in our "blind spot." Even more important than these points is that if someone pulls in front of us the speed of the car adjusts automatically and keeps an established distance from the car ahead. Just incredible safety features. The car rides well and the seats are very comfortable. Diana and I agree that this Lincoln Hybrid MKZ is the best car that we've ever owned.
I also had several other surprises this past summer. I crossed Larry Grace's UNLOCK YOUR DREAMS with Stamile's RINGS OF WONDER. I had a number of nice flowers that I've seen two summers in a row. Although the flowers were nice, I was disappointed that there weren't more branches. I decided to keep several plants that I had numbered, and I planted them in a new row. When these were replanted they really started to grow, and then they just grew and grew and grew. I didn't get any rebloom scapes, but I think that over the last two summers these plants were just planted in the wrong place. Because of the growth that I saw on the plants, I hope that I will see more braches this coming summer. What I like about the flowers is the circular rings, and I also like the strong yellow color on several of the flowers.
Little Lily Rae is coming to be with us this coming Thursday, and I can hardly wait. All the time we have together is just such a blessing. When she was here two weeks ago the both of us just talked and talked and talked. We both like to talk. Yesterday I went to the store to purchase grapes and fruit cups for the little beauty. And tomorrow I'm going shopping again for several additional items that I know she likes. She is the best!
Oh, I almost forgot. I've updated my website. You might take a look at the following address: kennesawmountaindaylilygardens,com.