#LexGoFurther – A Ford Escape

I’m going on a Road Trip and I need your help.

Here’s the deal:  Tuesday I’m starting a driving adventure to-and-from the island in a frozen river in New Brunswick which I call my second home.

Ford Canada is providing the transportation – a Ford Escape – to allow me to make this a real adventure, and to keep me safe and warm while I’m doing it.

You can provide some of the inspiration!  I’m looking for fun, interesting and tasty stops along the way.   You know, those places you always stop just 10 minutes off the highway so you don’t have to eat corporate highway food; that wonderful little waterfall that is so beautiful in the winter; the pond hockey tourney being held in your home town next week.  Those kinds of things!

My route will taken me along the Trans-Canada Highway from Toronto to Saint John with guaranteed stops in Kingston, Montreal, Quebec City, Fredericton and Saint John,  and of course anywhere I can find something fascinating to see, taste or learn about.

That’s where you come in!  You can provide some of the adventure! I’m looking for your ideas of interesting, fun and tasty stops I can make along the way!  What I should see, where I should stop and what I should eat.

I’d LOVE to hear what trouble you think I should get into! 

Leave a comment below, tweet me @alexaclark, send me a facebook message, share something with me on Pinterest  and add the hashtag #LexGoFurther.

You can follow my adventures here and on the #LexGoFurther hashtag too.


Note: this post part of my #LexGoFurther – A Ford Escape series.  I will have more information on my relationship with Ford in a post soon, and you can read my disclosure statement here.

Lex & Ger at FordBlueTO

Note 2: No, I won’t be bringing Gerry (at least not past Kingston) or driving this great blue Mustang Convertible (it would be a little cold in this February weather!)  This picture is from the Ford Blue TO Media party last night where got to pose .  They wouldn’t let us pose making out in the backseat though.  I know. I asked.

39 thoughts on “#LexGoFurther – A Ford Escape

  • February 9, 2013 at 7:21 pm
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    @alexaclark @FordCanada Which route are you planning to take? Through Quebec or the USA?

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  • February 9, 2013 at 9:02 pm
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    @alexaclark @fordcanada off-shore from Percé in Gaspe giant rock with a hole is one of the world’s largest natural arches sitting in water.

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  • February 9, 2013 at 9:03 pm
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    @alexaclark @fordcanada then, eat delicious fish & indulge in real poutine. we played a game with the incline warnings looking for steepest!

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    • February 9, 2013 at 10:08 pm
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      @annafoat Love that game… I’ll definitely consider my timing to see if I can loop in the Gaspe. I would love to! #LexGoFurther

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      • February 11, 2013 at 2:56 pm
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        @alexaclark we saw 36, dad turned off car 2 coast but lost power steering, turned on midway – blew off muffler #dysfunctionalchildhood:)

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        • February 11, 2013 at 3:04 pm
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          @annafoat Ya, I won’t be trying that 😉

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        • February 11, 2013 at 3:10 pm
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          @alexaclark memorable was getting a custom welder to make us a new muffler and pipe en francais in rural Quebec – and then telling mom after

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  • February 9, 2013 at 9:57 pm
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    @Digiteyes I’m headed through Canada, of course. 😉  Kingston, Montreal, Trois Riviere, Quebec City, Riviere du Loup, Edmunston, Hartland, Fredericton, Saint John. #LexGoFurther fordcanada

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  • February 9, 2013 at 9:59 pm
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    . @annafoat Love that game… I’ll definitely consider my timing to see if I can loop in the Gaspe. I would love to!  #LexGoFurther fordcanada

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  • February 10, 2013 at 4:01 pm
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    Looking for your suggestions and ideas of interesting places to stop, eat, visit and explore along the Trans-Canada from Toronto Montreal, Montreal to Quebec City, Quebec City to Edmunston, Edmunston to Saint John.

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  • February 11, 2013 at 3:39 pm
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    try Fromagerie Lemire in Drummondville PQ, you can see it from the highway. It is a huge cheese shop and restaurant with awesome curds and fab poutine.

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  • February 11, 2013 at 7:52 pm
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    Stunning photo. Sounds like you’re off for an exciting road trip.
     
    Some our our go-to lunch spots in Montreal are Bagel Etc., Schwarts, Laika, Café Santropol and eggspectations. Kingston Pan Chancho Bakery and there’s a good pizza place. I’ll see if I can remember the name. We used to go there at the beginning of end of PAB. On car trips we often go for fast food on Division Street because it’s not as busy as the stops on the highway. 
     
    Drive safe!

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    • February 12, 2013 at 2:06 am
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      @EdenSpodek Thanks Eden, those are great suggestions and I’ll add them to my list. (and Pinterest too).  If I’m on Division Street in Kingston I’ll drive right by those fast food spots, go park at mom’s and get a Hoagie at the Hoagie House… mmmm Hoagie House!

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  • February 11, 2013 at 8:24 pm
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    .@alexaclark Might be a bit out of your way, but a stop at @beausallnatural would definitely be worth cutting off the 401. #LexGoFurther

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    • February 12, 2013 at 2:04 am
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      .@jennifer_jj I’m actually considering a little side trip to Ottawa if time permits so @beausallnatural would be enroute. #LexGoFurther

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      • February 12, 2013 at 2:12 am
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        @alexaclark Have you had breakfast at The Imperial on Bank St.? Very good locally sourced deliciousness!!

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        • February 12, 2013 at 2:49 am
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          @AlwaysCheyenne No I haven’t, yet. Spent many a night in Barrymore’s in days past though. Thanks!!! for the reco #LexGoFurther

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      • February 12, 2013 at 2:42 am
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        @alexaclark Yay!!! When do we get to see the whites of your eyes? Need a buddy for your trip to @beausallnatural?

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        • February 12, 2013 at 2:46 am
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          @jennifer_jj “considering” I still have to pass it by my mother.Ottawa means I’m not driving back through Kingston it’s a delicate subject.

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        • February 12, 2013 at 2:57 am
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          @alexaclark I totally understand. It’s a delicate dance. I know it’s selfish, but I still hope you end up coming this way.

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    • February 12, 2013 at 2:04 am
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      and thanks for the #LexGoFurther @jennifer_jj @beausallnatural

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  • February 11, 2013 at 9:30 pm
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    Thanks Alex, after hearing you rave about it for years it’s definitely on my list!

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  • February 13, 2013 at 1:15 pm
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    @fredtourism Done!

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  • February 13, 2013 at 1:29 pm
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    @FredTourism @alexaclark If you listen to @karenpinchin suggestion, keep going down the rd. to @picaroons & wash it down w/ a local brew!

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    • February 13, 2013 at 1:33 pm
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      @janemurphie @alexaclark Ooh. Good one.

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    • February 13, 2013 at 2:34 pm
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      .@JaneMurphie I’ve heard great things about @picaroons. Thanks! Cc @FredTourism @karenpinchin #LexGoFurther

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  • February 13, 2013 at 2:32 pm
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    Thanks @FredTourism did you know I was born in Fredericton? (file in info you’ll never need to know 🙂 #LexGoFurther

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    • February 13, 2013 at 3:27 pm
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      @alexaclark we may have read that somewhere 🙂 Be sure to ask for the @picaroons tasting! We’d love you to come back for #DineAroundFreddy

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      • February 14, 2013 at 12:03 am
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        .@FredTourism I would love to come back for #DineAroundFreddy – want to send me dates & a link (I could google, but I’m on the road 😉

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        • February 14, 2013 at 1:25 am
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          @alexaclark that would be great! Dates are March 14-30. Will send you link once site is live. #DineAroundFreddy

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  • February 13, 2013 at 3:27 pm
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    @FredTourism tell her to come to the schnitzel parlour

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  • February 13, 2013 at 5:03 pm
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    @alexaclark Girl, I’ve got you covered. My reco: Le Lapin
    Sauté in Quebec City. Divine. http://t.co/iUBCqQcO #LexGoFurther

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    • February 13, 2013 at 11:34 pm
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      .@JulieTyios my hotel is just over the cliff from le lapin sautee , so I’m going
      If they have seats. #LexGoFurther

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      • February 14, 2013 at 3:26 pm
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        @alexaclark You must. MUST. It’s too bad it’s cold for the patio, but the interior is just as lovely. #LexGoFurther

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        • February 14, 2013 at 6:25 pm
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          .@JulieTyios wait until you see what the staff at le Lapin Saute did with the Travel Bunny when they took him to the kitchen! #LexGoFurther

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        • February 14, 2013 at 6:28 pm
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          @alexaclark Oh dear, I should have warned you about the rabbit special… *gulp* #LexGoFurther

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