High temps in the low 80s, leaves on the trees and cars, trucks and SUVs full of beach umbrellas, paddle ball sets and coolers. Welcome to the unofficial start of summer–we made it! This Memorial Day weekend, AAA is projecting the the most holiday traffic on area roadways in 14 years. What that means is that, along with your sandals, sunscreen and beach ball, it will be a good idea to pack your patience.

Don’t forget snacks and cool drinks for the ride to the shore or the Poconos this weekend as traffic can back up quickly and keep drivers stuck for quite some time. Before you hit the road, it is a good idea to do a quick safety check around your vehicle. Be sure to check tires, wipers and fluid levels because the side of the road is no place to spend a single second of a holiday weekend. Remember, if you ever have any questions about the safety of your vehicle, the expertise of a Quick Lane at Garnet Ford professional is only a phone call away.

We would be remiss in this post without acknowledging the reason behind this weekend, and, frankly, so many other amazing freedoms we enjoy as Americans. This weekend we remember those US Military servicemen and women who made the ultimate sacrifice. We honor their service, their memory and the families left behind. We thank you and will never forget.