If you gotta go, there's a bathroom app for that

How many times have you had a wonderful excursion interrupted with the cries from your child.

"Mommy, I have to go potty!"

Well, when nature calls, you can now answer with your Smartphone.

David Mesko, Senior Director of Marketing for Cintas, explains, "When you need to go, you need to know. So you can pull up Where to Wee and find a restroom and not only find one, but get to clean restroom."

The free app determines where you are, and where you can go, with its map of tiny toilets called commodicons, a combination of commode and icons.

The Where to Wee app has more than a million public loos to peruse, many graded from top to bottom.

"There will be green for a clean restroom, yellow for a not so clean restroom and red for a not very clean restroom at all. And then gray if it hasn't been rated at all yet," Mesko explained.

The public scores the stalls, so you can give it a thumbs up or thumbs down.

So what makes the list for a lovely lavatory?

Mesko says the restrooms are rated on "Overall cleanliness. Its odor, whether or not it has soap or paper and whether or not the toilets and urinals are clean."

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Another story topping our holiday list takes us back in time when computers were just a figment of our imaginations.

Charlie Poppe of Meadow Brook Farm collects horse carriages. He owns about 30 vintage vehicles, some dating back the late 1800's.

"These are vehicles that either belonged to a famous person or were made by a very famous company," Charlie said.

One of his two-wheeled vehicles was ordered on June, 5 1905 for Alfred Vanderbilt and delivered to their estate at The Breakers.

Another stately carriage was built for the 1876 Centennial in Philadelphia.

Poppe says after the fair was over, it was purchased by Franklin Delano Roosevelt's mother, Sarah Roosevelt. Many of Poppe's fellow carriage collectors can show off their rides at events like the Lebanon Christmas Parade.

Poppe says it's exciting to see all of that history in one place.

"For me it's like dying and going to heaven," he said with a smile.

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