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The Burger Joint, Edmonton, AB

The Burger Joint, Edmonton, AB

Today was a ‘lazy day.’ I got up first thing this morning, ran the Audi over to the dealership for a complimentary free exterior car wash, then came home and watched the national news. At lunch, I had the hankering for a nice, juicy burger, something I don’t indulge in […]

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2018 Audi A4 Quattro 2.0 TSFI – random thoughts on long term ownership

2018 Audi A4 Quattro 2.0 TSFI – random thoughts on long term ownership

I’m feeling rather smug these days, thinking what an excellent choice our 2018 Audi A4 Quattro 2.0 TFSI has been. After seriously considering various other luxury premium brands (Mercedes-Benz C300 4Matic and BMW 328i X-Drive), I took the leap and ordered the A4 exactly how I wanted it. The main […]

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Epicurean tourism – random thoughts

Epicurean tourism – random thoughts

Some of my friends laugh at me, because a main attractor when I travel is the variety of new restaurants I can potentially discover. Having said that, there are other of my friends who are hard core, dyed-in-the-wool foodies who celebrate our passion for finding the unique, quirky, special, ‘you-can-only-find-this-dish-here’ […]

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Klim Outrider vs BMW Summer 3 pants

Klim Outrider vs BMW Summer 3 pants

Riding season has finally arrived. After a long, cold winter and a lethargic season of couch-sitting and watching Netflix, my old, well-worn and comfortable BMW Summer3 pants (Men’s Size L) mysteriously shrunk in the closet. I’ve worn the Summer3 pants since 2012, and they quickly became my favourite riding pants.  […]

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Formosa Bistro Taiwanese Restaurant, Edmonton, AB

Formosa Bistro Taiwanese Restaurant, Edmonton, AB

I’ve been itching to try Formosa Bistro, a Taiwanese cuisine that opened on Edmonton’s south side about one year ago. My trigger point was a few weeks ago, when CBC Radio One’s morning show was featuring a panel discussion of the various food reviewers’ favourite dishes and restaurants they’d dined […]

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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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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 […]

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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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