Fall Tour 2018 – Day 3:  Orofino, ID to Whitefish, MT

Fall Tour 2018 – Day 3: Orofino, ID to Whitefish, MT

Day 3:  Orofino, ID to Whitefish, MT – 305 miles Men traveling together without the presence of women is a unique experience   There’s a different ambiance, and I’m not talking about being able to make the air thick with expletives and trashy locker room talk.  I think it’s true that […]

Shelby GT350 car cover

Shelby GT350 car cover

We’ve put our 2017 Shelby GT350 into winter storage, now that that snow has landed, and sadly stayed, here in Alberta. Our 2017 Shelby GT350 came with a Ford accessory, fitted car cover.  According to the car’s window sticker, the car cover is described as, “FULL VEH COV ‘DLR-INSTLD-ACCY”, with […]

Tiffin Fresh Kitchen – Fresh, modern, stylish East Indian cuisine, Edmonton, AB

Tiffin Fresh Kitchen – Fresh, modern, stylish East Indian cuisine, Edmonton, AB

East Indian cuisine is a mystery to me.  Unknown spices and curries are foreign not only to my taste buds, to their names are unfamiliar to my ear.  Yet, I’m drawn to the newness and flavourful suprises of the dishes whenever I get to experience them. Our friends Harold and […]

Solution Finish Black Trim Restorer – product review

Solution Finish Black Trim Restorer – product review

I’m a little obsessive-compulsive about how my bikes look.  I want them in as near perfect condition, with the proviso that I ride my bikes, and they are definitely not in the Garage Queen class of revered objects of art. My 2014 BMW R1200RT was beginning to show some aging.  Even though […]


Cars

Deltran Battery Tender – Prepping the 2017 Shelby GT350 for winter storage

Deltran Battery Tender – Prepping the 2017 Shelby GT350 for winter storage

I’m terrible at automotive mechanics.  Two left hands, leftover parts. . . you get the picture. Anyhow, I decided now that the snow has flown (and stayed) here in Alberta, I needed to prep the 2017 Shelby GT350 for winter storage.  Everybody, please stand back. . . As a motorcycle […]

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Motorcycles

Solution Finish Black Trim Restorer – product review

Solution Finish Black Trim Restorer – product review

I’m a little obsessive-compulsive about how my bikes look.  I want them in as near perfect condition, with the proviso that I ride my bikes, and they are definitely not in the Garage Queen class of revered objects of art. My 2014 BMW R1200RT was beginning to show some aging.  Even though […]

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Eat

Tiffin Fresh Kitchen – Fresh, modern, stylish East Indian cuisine, Edmonton, AB

Tiffin Fresh Kitchen – Fresh, modern, stylish East Indian cuisine, Edmonton, AB

East Indian cuisine is a mystery to me.  Unknown spices and curries are foreign not only to my taste buds, to their names are unfamiliar to my ear.  Yet, I’m drawn to the newness and flavourful suprises of the dishes whenever I get to experience them. Our friends Harold and […]

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Travel

Fall Tour 2018 – Day 3:  Orofino, ID to Whitefish, MT

Fall Tour 2018 – Day 3: Orofino, ID to Whitefish, MT

Day 3:  Orofino, ID to Whitefish, MT – 305 miles Men traveling together without the presence of women is a unique experience   There’s a different ambiance, and I’m not talking about being able to make the air thick with expletives and trashy locker room talk.  I think it’s true that […]

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Fall Tour 2018 – Day 2. Sandpoint, ID to Orofino, ID

Fall Tour 2018 – Day 2.  Sandpoint, ID to Orofino, ID

Day 2 – The best sports car road in Idaho?  P2 – 30 km of driving Nirvana We’re still reveling in the outstanding pizza we enjoyed last night at Second Avenue Pizza in Sandpoint. Honestly, the Second Ave Chunky Supreme pizza ($23.95) was one of the best pizzas I’ve had […]

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Deltran Battery Tender – Prepping the 2017 Shelby GT350 for winter storage

Deltran Battery Tender – Prepping the 2017 Shelby GT350 for winter storage

I’m terrible at automotive mechanics.  Two left hands, leftover parts. . . you get the picture. Anyhow, I decided now that the snow has flown (and stayed) here in Alberta, I needed to prep the 2017 Shelby GT350 for winter storage.  Everybody, please stand back. . . As a motorcycle […]

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Fall Tour 2018 – Day 1. Dining and driving in a Porsche 911 Turbo

Fall Tour 2018 – Day 1.  Dining and driving in a Porsche 911 Turbo

We managed to squeeze in a last minute, 4-day late fall tour in October before the first snowfall.  Cagey timing (and damn good luck) helped us avoid the all-too-possible risk of early snow at some of the high mountain passes in Idaho and Montana we were headed for. Unlike last […]

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2003 Porsche 911 Turbo – Legendary ‘Turbo’ is still a world-class sports car

2003 Porsche 911 Turbo – Legendary ‘Turbo’ is still a world-class sports car

Miscellaneous ramblings on driving a 15-year old Porsche 911 Turbo For eons, Porsche’s legendary 911 Turbo coupe has been King of the Hill of the German marque’s sports car lineup. Just like today, the 911 Turbo Coupe was – and continues to be – an aspirational car – one that […]

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2019 Audi preview gala

2019 Audi preview gala

Edmonton’s Southgate Audi hosted a gala preview last night of selected 2019 models.  The much anticipated, all-new for 2019 flagship SUV Audi Q8 took centre stage, with the German company’s ‘big’ 2019 luxury sedans – top of the range A8L (long wheelbase), sporty 5-door A7 and mid-size A6 sharing the […]

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Ferrari of Alberta hosts demo day for a lucky few

Ferrari of Alberta hosts demo day for a lucky few

It’s 2-degrees Celsius and there are snowflakes in the air.  It’s really cold. But a lucky few invited guests have congregated at a private facility to test drive two new Ferraris – a mid-engine 488 and front engine Portofino. Carlo Galasso, dealer principal of Ferrari of Alberta, is our gracious […]

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Tokiwa Ramen – quirky Japanese eatery serves up delicious (but limited) dishes

Tokiwa Ramen – quirky Japanese eatery serves up delicious (but limited) dishes

The last time I got my hair cut, Fatima, a fellow ‘foody’ and I were talking about new restaurants we’d tried recently. I mentioned we had just been to Tokiwa Ramen, a new Japanese ramen Japanese noodle soup house in Edmonton’s new, fashionable Brewery District.   Our lunch companions had discovered […]

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Sweet Capone’s Italian Bakery, Lacombe, AB

Sweet Capone’s Italian Bakery, Lacombe, AB

One of my favourite drives is to drive secondary Alberta Highway 2A south, from Edmonton, through Wetaskiwin, Ponoka and through the pretty little town of Lacombe in Central Alberta. Over the past ten or fifteen years, Lacombe has been listed as one of the most desirable small towns in which […]

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Northern Chicken, Edmonton, AB – a new favourite

Northern Chicken, Edmonton, AB – a new favourite

It’s taken us a long time to try Northern Chicken, frustrating, since it was named one of the best new restaurants in Edmonton by a local magazine not too long ago. Fried chicken has never been top-of-mind when it’s time to adventure into the world of a new dining experience.  […]

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Old warhorse gets put to pasture – joins permanent collection of the Reynolds-Alberta Museum

Old warhorse gets put to pasture – joins permanent collection of the Reynolds-Alberta Museum

On Friday, June 29, 2018, our family’s 1983 Mercedes-Benz 300D was loaded into a trailer, to join the permanent automobile collection of the renown Reynolds-Alberta Museum in Wetaskiwin, Alberta. George Yip, my Dad, bought the car new at Lone Star Mercedes-Benz in Calgary in 1983, and the Mercedes has been […]

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