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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

My First Hyperlapse

Testing out Instagram's new Hyperlapse app.


Sped up 2X

Oh no!

Hyperlapse took over my camera and microphone!

Hyperlapse wants access to my phone! Oh my!
Hyperlapse wants access to my phone! Oh my!

Get it here: Introducing Hyperlapse from Instagram

Monday, August 25, 2014

Zaftig's Breakfast is So Good


Zaftig's breakfast is so good, they serve it all day long.

Zaftig's
Inside the restaurant. There's also a small bar that you can sit at.

Brookline Location
335 Harvard St.
Brookline, MA 02446

Hours:
Sunday-Monday 8am to 9pm
Tuesday-Saturday 8am to 10pm.

Instaed of getting the typical eggs and toast breakfast, I went with the Zaftig's Combo. It's not on the Breakfast menu, it's under Starters.

ZAFTIG COMBO
All of our favorites! Cheese blintz, potato pancake, potato knish, sweet noodle kugel. 11.95

I love it.

Zaftig's
Zaftig's Combo.



Video tour of Zaftig's Combo.

Zaftig's
Here's a look at the crunchy and tasty Potato Pancakes.

At the register there are pastries and LARGE cookies!

Zaftig's
Chocolate Chip Cookies $1.00

Havas Moves into Old Filene's Building


Monday, August 11, 2014

Mercedes-Benz CLA250 Roadtrip Photos and Test Drive Highlights

After I did a video review of the Mercedes-Benz CLA250, courtesy of Mercedes-Benz of Burlington, they asked me if I wanted to take it for a longer test drive.

It was perfect timing since I was planning a road trip to the Finger Lakes in New York. So I accepted without any requirements on my part. They said it would be nice if I could share some photos along the way.

That, I took as a challenge.

ROADTRIP PHOTOS:

Here are some of my CLA250 photos from the trip. I'll be posting a review of all of our stops in a future post.

Taking off from the Larz Anderson Auto Museum in Brookline MA


I was excited when the MBUSA Instagram account Re-Instagramed this one!



COOPERSTOWN: OTESAGA RESORT


ITHICA: We Saw Lots of Corn


FINGER LAKES WINE: Glenora


CROTON on HUDSON


BECKETT, MA


BURLINGTON, MA
Turning in the car at the site of the future Mercedes-Benz of Burlington.



After spending 28 hours and 1,100 miles in the car, I can say that we loved everything about it.



TEST DRIVE HIGHLIGHTS:

- The CLA250 is fun to drive. Side view mirrors are BIG and helped see blind spots.
- Has great pick up from a stop, and goes really, really fast when you need to pass. ;-)
- Air conditioning was very good, with dual controls for each passenger.
- This test drive came with SiriusXM. I always enjoy that when I get it in a car.
- Bluetooth connectivity to my iPhone was easy to connect. Plays music seamlessly.
- The seats are very comfortable. After 1,110 miles in it, I have no back problems at all.
- Headlights were very bright on the Western Mass back roads, and the Mass Pike where it was very very dark.

Questions:

- When we were on the highway and a large truck blew past us, the car shook.
- There wasn't a spare tire in the CLA250. Do cars come with spare tires any more? Answer: AMG’s and CLA/GLA don’t have them. They usually have Extended Running tires.
- It took a while to figure out how to use the control knob for the multimedia display.
- We had trouble finding a good place for an the iPhone running the Waze navigation app. Would be nice if Apple CarPlay gets integrated in the 2015 CLA250. I'd give Apple Maps a try. Otherwise, an iPhone holder would need to be purchased.

Disclosure:
Thanks to Mercedes-Benz of Burlington partner, Craig Meece, from Allbrandautos.com, for arranging delivery and pick-up of the car. Craig is great. If you need help purchasing a Mercedes-Benz, or any make of car, contact Craig.

Thanks to the future Mercedes-Benz of Burlington for the test drive. Looking forward to a future partnership. Stay tuned.