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 [...]
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& [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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, Ford Escape. Ginger Ale coloured! Cc @fordCanada
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 [...]
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. — 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 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! — 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!
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 — 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 [...]
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 [...]