Archive for April, 2017

Ocean scuba diving excursion in Thailand no-go
Travel

Ocean scuba diving excursion in Thailand no-go

On the island of Ko Lanta, a short ferry ride from Krabi in southern Thailand, we’re on a scuba diving expedition. Daughter Jenn insists that scuba diving will be ‘fun’, a nonchalant statement for a thirty-something, highly adventurous woman. ¬†Not so much for an aging baby-boomer who grew up on […]

The Highwood, Calgary’s hidden jewel restaurant at SAIT polytechnical school
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The Highwood, Calgary’s hidden jewel restaurant at SAIT polytechnical school

Ingrid and I got our first ever taste of the delicious fare offered up by The Highwood Restaurant, the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology’s ‘real world’ classroom for the school’s respective Culinary Arts and Hospitality programs. The Highwood is a restaurant/classroom where students get to practice what they’ve learned, but […]

Joe Rocket Nitrogen 2.0 waterproof leather glove
Motorcycles

Joe Rocket Nitrogen 2.0 waterproof leather glove

I’ve been looking for a new pair of waterproof, insulated leather motorcycle gloves for some time, and until a few days ago, with no success. I’ve used a pair of Joe Rocket waterproof gloves for 8 years, and liked them because even though they are insulated for cold weather riding, […]

Calgary Porsche opens 23-car showroom at new location
Cars

Calgary Porsche opens 23-car showroom at new location

When I visited Calgary a few days ago, my good friend Gary suggested we drop into Porsche Calgary’s new facility. Gary owns a gorgeous Porsche Carrera 4S, dark green with a tan interior, and bought the iconic German sports car from this dealership at their old location. The new showroom […]

The Workshop Eatery, Edmonton.  Highly touted, yet disappointing
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The Workshop Eatery, Edmonton. Highly touted, yet disappointing

For a special birthday celebration, we lunched at The Workshop Eatery, a new restaurant highly touted by local Avenue Magazine. I was excited to our first visit. ¬†Avenue Magazine rated The Workshop Eatery as one of the best new restaurants in Edmonton, placing it in the top 3. We made […]