Archive for March, 2014

Ho Won Restaurant, Calgary

Good restaurants may come and go, but few have the rock solid, steadfast longevity as Chinese restaurants like Ho Won in Calgary.  As I’ve written before, it’s one of my all time favourites. Dinner at Ho Won with Ingrid, Dad and my sister time-warped me back to our childhood.  The […]

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Tasty Tomato Italian Eatery, Edmonton

The Tasty Tomato Italian Eatery has been around for a long time.  Even though it’s in our neck of the woods, getting Ingrid to agree to go out for “Italian”  is like asking her to do my income tax return.  “No”, is her typical reply, “I’d rather eat at Tim’s […]

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You’re Invited! Motorcyclists raise funds to fight MS – Sat. Mar. 29, 7:00 PM

Edmonton resident Garry Kramer is embarking on the motorcycle ride of a lifetime.  This fall, he will be rolling his way to the southern tip of South America, Ushuaia, to raise public awareness and funds for the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada. A fund raising event will be held Saturday, […]

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Bushnell Trophy XLT 15-45x 50mm Spotting Scope

Bushnell Trophy XLT 15-45x 50mm Spotting Scope

I’ve always been fascinated with optics.  There’s nothing like a great pair of binoculars or a fine telephoto lens for photography to pull in that herd of buffalo grazing some half kilometre or more from the road. By good fortune, my friend Rick gave me this Bushnell Trophy XLT spotting […]

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2014 BMW X5 xDrive35i

2014 BMW X5 xDrive35i

Bottom Line:  Unquestionably stylish, the BMW X5 is a superb premium level SUV.  It delivers a deliciously tactile driving experience with excellent road dynamics, and its ‘base’ 300 horsepower turbocharged inline-six cylinder engine provides silky smooth, torque rich power to please all but the hardest core horsepower junkies.  Those demanding […]

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Daylight Saving Time – re-set your cameras!

Daylight Saving Time – re-set your cameras!

Here in Alberta, we’ve just “Sprung Forward”, advancing our clocks one hour to make the switch to Daylight Saving Time.  Our time zone is now Mountain Daylight Time (MDT). Of course, we’ve all remembered to adjust our numerous our household clocks (oven, microwave, electronic thermostat, and alarm clocks), auto, motorcycle […]

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2014 Lexus GS350 AWD F Sport

2014 Lexus GS350 AWD F Sport

I want one. Cold, hard logic makes the 2014 Lexus GS350 AWD F Sport a top pick.  Why would we pick it over its world-class competitors, such as the Audi A6, BMW 5-series, Cadillac CTS, or Mercedes-Benz E250 – all superb cars in their own right?  Click here to read […]

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Custom 2014 Yamaha Bolt

Custom 2014 Yamaha Bolt

We saw this 1970s-era flat-track racer-inspired custom at the 2014 Edmonton Motorcycle Show, and loved it.  Based on Yamaha’s new for 2014 cruiser, the Bolt features a 950 c.c. liquid-cooled V-twin engine and requisite low saddle.  Not the custom bike is fitted with dual front disc brakes (the Bolt has […]

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