Archive for August, 2014

Paint Protection Film – Save Your New Car’s Finish

Paint Protection Film – Save Your New Car’s Finish

You just bought a new car and want to preserve its flawless, perfect paint for as long as you can, right? The answer is PPF – Paint Protection Film, like that manufactured by 3M. We get the inside story to these nearly invisible ‘clear bra’ paint protection systems from one […]

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Kudos to Nikon Canada

Kudos to Nikon Canada

Every traveler needs a good camera.  For me, a compact DSLR is the camera of choice for ‘serious’ travel photography. In 2010, I bit the bullet and plunked down money for a then mid-priced Nikon D5000 with an 18-55mm kit lens.  The camera and lens is relatively small, light weight […]

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2015 Subaru WRX – Latest fuel economy stats

2015 Subaru WRX – Latest fuel economy stats

Our CVT automatic transmission 2015 Subaru WRX continues to deliver superb, real world fuel economy.  Considering this is a 268-horsepower turbocharged all-wheel-drive sedan with automatic tranny, the fuel economy is simply remarkable. The Subie now shows 4752 km on the odometer, and this past weekend, our drive from Calgary to […]

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2015 Subaru WRX – Impressive fuel economy continues

We’ve just finished running through the third tank of premium unleaded fuel since acquiring the 2015 Subaru WRX with CVT automatic transmission, and the fuel economy continues to impress. This fuel economy figure is based on actual fuel used and distance traveled calculations. Driving conditions are about a 90:10 mix […]

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2015 Subaru WRX – Living with it

2015 Subaru WRX – Living with it

With little more than two weeks under our belts, what have we learned about our new 205 Subaru WRX with its optional top level Tech-package and CVT automatic transmission? Our new 2015 Subaru WRX makes me smile every single time I get behind the wheel!  This is one supremely competent […]

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Allegra Restaurant, Cranbrook, BC

Allegra Restaurant, Cranbrook, BC

A visit to Cranbrook for a wedding led us to this tiny, family-run fine dining resataurant.  Susan and Mark, a Calgary couple who were also at the wedding, raved about Allegra, saying, “You’ve GOT to try this restaurant.  It’s as good a restaurant you’ll find in any large city, like […]

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B.C.’s Government House – Gardens

B.C.’s Government House – Gardens

Government House is the official residence of the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia.  The current facility opened in 1959 and is the third building built as a residence on the site; the first two were destroyed by fire. There are numerous gardens at Government House and the beautiful site is […]

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