Pittsburgh Region Cadillac LaSalle Club
From the Desk of the Director
July, 2008

Ah, the lazy, hazy, CRAZY days of summer….

It’s sort of the unspoken rule that the Fourth of July is the half-way point of summer — I cannot believe it is already upon us! Summers lasted forever when we were kids — each day filled with endless possibilities and adventures only limited by the borders of our imagination. We lose that in adulthood — as adults, there just never seems to be enough time to get to everything on the list or schedule, and this summer is no exception.

I find myself looking to the projects awaiting me in the garage, several car events planned for July and August, and—of course— many other responsibilities involving work, family life, and various day-to-day obligations. I find myself, in these moments, longing for the sand to fall a bit more slowly through summer’s hourglass — as it did when I was a child. Maybe the trick is to view each day as I did as a child: anything is possible; embracing the unexpected as a potential adventure and using my imagination could make even mundane chores fun, fearless, risky. Above all, I cannot forget summer is a time to relish friendships and the time spent with those important to us– as we did when we were kids.

In this issue of the Caddy Chatter, you’ll see that, through Pittsburgh Region CLC events, we have ample opportunity to spend time with our friends. You’ll see two of the three major June events recapped in this issue (pages 4, 5, and 6) and you’ll find information on the two upcoming July events (the AACA Museum Meet & Car Show on July 12th and the Annual Rohrich Car Show on July 26th). Don’t forget to look ahead to August events, too—especially the Grand National (see page 2)! We hope you’ll be able to join us and enjoy the fellowship these gatherings provide!

Jack is now eight-months old. He’s rolling over and back, chattering, laughing… he’s curious about everything and finds fascination in things Steph and I take for granted. His favorite color is orange, he loves everything we’ve fed him so far except baby-food bananas (prefers the real thing), he doesn’t see what the big deal is about television, and he’s especially fond of walks and bouncing around in his car/exersaucer. Perhaps through him, I’ll be able to recapture some of the aspects of the summers of my youth… maybe I won’t be able to slow time down — but I can appreciate what I do with each moment a bit more. Here’s hoping your summer is filled with little moments you’re appreciating, too. Until next time, drive smart, drive right, drive Cadillac!

David McHugh, Director