My travel companions for #LexGoFurther–A Ford Escape

For the most part, I was alone while on this trip, but I did have some companionship during the trip.

Clobby and his Travel Buddy Gerry

Gerry joined me for the warm-up leg from Toronto to Kingston, which meant once I got the car I had to wait for him to finish up his day before we could hit the road… waiting waiting waiting… I’d say I was patient, but I’d be lying.

The Ford Escape itself was definitely one of my travel companions, too but I’m not much of a namer so it/she will be referred to as “the car”, the “Ford Escape”, “it” or “her” through out this tale.

Just Hanging Round The Dash

It may seem strange to some of you that I consider the Ford Escape as one of my travel companions.  It’s not because this trip was sponsored by Ford Canada who provided the car, though that too would make sense. 

It’s because after spending day after day alone in a car, the car itself does become a travel companion.  The features of the vehicle become a significant part of your experience, much like the characteristics of someone in the passenger seat would.

Ford Escape Ready to Drive

They can be the source of much joy and, at times, swearing when something doesn’t work the way you want/need/expect it to. And you talk to it, even if you know it won’t respond.  Though in this case it did respond!  The car came with Ford Sync which means you can tell it what to do.  And I did.  Regularly.

Other characters that may pop up in photos and stories – Travel Bunny, Gerry, Clobby, Mom, Dani, Beckie, Jenn, Jason, Dad, Wee Peachie, Sandy, Molly, and Sam.

Prepare for WAY too many photos of the Ford Escape, Travel Bunny, the road, the cutest puppy in the world, snow and more snow, and the Ford Escape again.  

In Quebec

Note: this post is part of my Lex Go Further – A Ford Escape series sponsored by Ford Canada and Tourism Quebec.  If you want to know more about what trouble I get into, you can read my disclosure statement here.

Alexa Clark

Alexa is a digital marketer and author with over 20 years in digital & interactive communications in the food and tech industries. Alexa's CheapEats Restaurant Guides, for both Toronto & Ottawa, were Canadian best sellers. She is a recognized authority on social media and has been named one of Canada's 20 Leading Women in Social Media.

4 thoughts on “My travel companions for #LexGoFurther–A Ford Escape

  • March 4, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    and yes, of course Travel Bunny is one of them.

  • March 4, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    Love the photo of Mom in her parka! So similar to my warm cozy one—and when we were young, we often did that—separate shopping , similar choice!

  • March 4, 2013 at 11:20 pm

    Ha, it took me a second to figure out how a photo of mom’s winter coat showed up in this post… the links, Lexa, the links! But yes, it’s a new warm and cozy one. You guys have always had similar tastes.

  • March 5, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    Actually she was my taste-tutor! 😀


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