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A Thanksgiving Throwback Thursday ...

A Thanksgiving Throwback Thursday – Thanksgiving Dinner on a Plane
In honour of our friends in the US, a little Thanksgiving #TBT – Thanksgiving Dinner on a Plane. This is from 2009 when we we traveling on Thanksgiving so our dear friends packed us a feast from their groaning board before we caught a cab to the airport. Tips For Thanksgiving Dinner on Plane get your food portioned into multiple conta [...]

Fresh Snow on the Road.

Fresh Snow on the Road.
One of the best things about traveling in Canada by train or bus immediately after a snow storm is that it’s so pretty. In fairness, it’s always pretty but the dusting of or piling of, fresh clean white snow makes everything look like it has been painstakingly crafted for a holiday special. But it’s not that commercial, it& [...]

Genes for Good Hair and Bad Temper

Genes for Good Hair and Bad Temper
I have been blessed with good hair and bad temper genes. If you interrupt me to to discuss the former while I am trying to stop my groceries from spilling all over the road, you will likely trigger the later. Here’s what happened. As I was packing up my bike with a huge load of groceries, I hear a voice: “Is that your natural hair?” I look up [...]

Active Park Assist – #LexGoFurt...

Active Park Assist – #LexGoFurther – A Ford Escape
I admit it, Active Park Assist was the one feature of the Ford Escape that made me nervous. You give over control of the car to a computer which is using sensors to determine distance, angle and rotation.  Then letting it make all the decisions to delicately placing your vehicle between 2 other people’s vehicle. Now I’m not saying [...]

Fun With GPS in Quebec – #LexGo...

Fun With GPS in Quebec – #LexGoFurther – A Ford Escape
I loved having the GPS as my navigator on this trip. Not only was it another voice in the car, it suits my adventuring approach to travel.  I could set my destinations without reviewing the route in detail, leaving the route and sights along the way as a bit of a surprise without risking not getting where I was going. In fact, there was one [...]

The Red Ford Mustang That Started It ...

The Red Ford Mustang That Started It All – #LexGoFurther – A Ford Escape
There were a lot of road trips and a lot of driving in my youth. I remember fondly the yellow Volkswagen Beetles, the blue Datsun, the burgundy Peugeot, but the car that stands out the most is the red Ford Mustang. My grandmother’s car.  My grandmother was a sporty, speed freak and she really wanted a red Ford mustang. So she got a red [...]

Snowmagedon and the Ford Blue Party 2...

Snowmagedon and the Ford Blue Party 2013
On Friday in the midst of the biggest blizzard of the year, so far, we bundled up and headed out to attend the Ford Blue Party, affectionately hashtagged #FordBlueTO, a big party hosted by Ford Canada in preparation for the upcoming Canadian Auto Show. A great group of people braved the weather to make it out and while the place wasn’t packe [...]

my ride for the week, Food Escape

my ride for the week, Food Escape
My Ride For The Week, Ford Escape. Ginger Ale coloured! Cc @fordCanada

It is an Interesting Ride – Cab...

It is an Interesting Ride – Cab Apps in Toronto
Wow, the Taxi Cab App business is booming. First Uber with black cars, SUVs then Uber Taxi; Then Beck Taxi launched their app; and today Hailo – The Toronto Taxi App launched! It’s getting busy in the space and pretty competitive too. These apps are laser-targeted at me.  As I mentioned in  Intracity Transpo aka Getting Around Toronto i [...]

Intracity Transpo aka Getting Around ...

Intracity Transpo aka Getting Around Toronto
When reviewing my week last week I realized that I had used almost every single one of my go-to transpo solutions for getting from here to there in Toronto.  Not such a big accomplishment if you own a car (which I don’t), or never leave home (which I do), and last week was very busy. Seemed like the perfect time to do a round up!  (and why n [...]

Painted and ready for touch ups.

Painted and ready for touch ups.
Painted and ready for touch ups. — Originally uploaded by LexnGer The bike is now painted with Tremecoat hammered charcoal and in 90 minutes I’ll see just how good a taping and masking job mom and I did. Touch ups and then basket time!. Loving the lexification of my bike!

Bike – first round of customiza...

Bike – first round of customization done
Bike – first round of customization done — Originally uploaded by LexnGer Picked up my new bike from the shop this morning. I took it into Cycle Solutions on Parliament which is good, close and employs our cousin Patrick, a great combination of features in a bike shop. I got a full tune up and new lock-on grips (which are is th [...]

Drowning my no-bike woes!

Drowning my no-bike woes!
Drowning my no-bike woes! — Originally uploaded by LexnGer In a Cuppugiro (upside down cappuccino) and couple of mini biscotti… whilewatching one cyclist after another bike happily by and tease me with theirability to roll.I wanna roll like that!

Missing the Basketmobile

Missing the Basketmobile
Two weeks ago, we were working our asses off. My primary joy in each day was waking up and cycling to our new office, and at the end of the day getting on the basketmobile and cycling home.  I love biking in the morning when the tree-lined streets are dappled with sun and the birds are singing, and again late at night when the empty stre [...]

Littlest Aardvark Meets Duct Tape

Littlest Aardvark Meets Duct Tape
Littlest Aardvark Meets Duct Tape — Originally uploaded by LexnGer Given the number of people on the island and the number of kayaks, we had a 2:1 ratio.  So I decided it was time to put the Littlest Aardvark in the water. By the time I was ready to put paddle to water and shove out from shore, the stern of the boat was filli [...]

Autoshare is Our Friend

Autoshare is Our Friend
I just got the Autoshare newsletter in my inbox, and found the following: “An honourable mention also goes to this happy AutoShare member for their photo. “ with a link to this photo of Gerry. After having spent all Friday driving around in an Autoshare car, it was pretty cool to get a shout out. Our Autoshare membership has made [...]
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