Scheduling a Tee-Time at Osoyoos Golf Course with Grandpa

Prior to turning down Sumac Road to drive down to the end of the road and visit Shauna’s favourite vineyard we made a phone call to Grandma to pour the BBQ sauce into the crockpot as the pork shoulder should be about three-quarters cooked and it was time for the saucing. Hanging up the phone…

What Does a Geodesic Dome and an Apple Orchard Have in Common?

Part Three: Departing out the parking lot of Rustic Roots Winery we turned left onto Highway 3 heading back towards Osoyoos. On the way down to Rustic Roots we spotted a Geodesic Dome on the right hand side of the highway. More than anything I wanted to stop and pull out the drone to take…

An Arrival at the GP Lodge in Osoyoos, British Columbia

Part One: Upon arrival at the GP Lodge we were instantly let into their home and given hello’s and hugs from a distance. It was the beginning of a new COVID-era ritual each morning after rising from our slumber and in the afternoon when we returned from our daily adventures. The GP’s ordered up take-n-bake…

An Adventure in Hospitality at Hotel Zed in Kelowna British Columbia

We turned right off Route 97 onto Water Street for one block, then chucked a left onto Lawrence Avenue another block another left finally onto Abbott Street within seconds Hotel Zed glimered its bright hues into the early evening sky. “Just park alongside that van there,” I said pointing to a 1960’s VW Vanagon all…

Stories on the Road Between Cochrane, Alberta and Kelowna, British Columbia

Sometime after Cochrane we encountered hundreds of commuters heading west towards what we anticipated would be needing into the national park. As we neared the turnoff for Kananaskis Country at least fifty-percent of the vehicles peeled off onto the exit ramp. Ninety-nine percent of the vehicles turned left onto route 40 south creating a traffic…

A Three Hour Journey from Edmonton to Cochrane, Alberta

QE2 as its known in Alberta runs directly south out of Edmonton and just shy of three-hours you arrive on the outskirts of Calgary. Today, we opted to turnoff in Airdrie and verge onto route 567, driving through the town. “This place sure had grown,” said the wife. “Honestly, I wouldn’t know as I didn’t…

Uncharted Territory; an Early Start to a Road Trip

Yesterday we rose at 6:45am to the SURPRISE of the wife sitting on the couch reading her morning book. She smiled gingerly when I said “lets try to be out by nine,” I smiled and she starred then she tilted her head touched one of her new Samsung wireless ear pieces and responded, “what was…

The Man from Argentina and His Ugly Brown Suitcase

It was late in the evening on a Wednesday night when I had just entered back into the men’s locker room after working out with my training partner Mel. As I entered into the room I nearly collided with a man carrying a brown suitcase. His “excuse me”, was ladened with thick syllables and a…

What Does the Front Air Dampner do on a Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport?

You may or may not have noticed this long piece of black plastic as it hangs beneath the front bumper on the 3rd generation (2016 to current day), SR5, Limited and TRD Sport. At the moment I’m obsessed with aftermarket accessories, one of those being the front bumper. As I would like to also acquire…

A Laundry List of Modifications for a 3rd Generation Toyota Tacoma

Several months back whilst it was still winter outside the wife drove us three-hours south down to Calgary, Alberta as a gesture of good will, as I wanted to view a couple Toyota Tacoma’s at a couple of Toyota dealerships. In the end, I bought a 2016 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport with 64,000 kilometres (39,700…

Can 48-Hours Without a Cellphone, Change Your Weekend Habits?

Have you ever stood on a street corner with your phone buzzing in your pocket, or purse and wondered I wish technology didn’t exist, then you answered your phone anyways. Yeah those days have been coming my way more and more as we experience this interesting period of life called “living with COVID”. For most…

Are You For or Against the River Valley Project Called Prairie Sky Gondola ?

Late last week, whilst perusing Instagram we came across a comment by a reputable company called Edmonton River Valley and they were praising another company called Prairie Sky Gondola about an architectural rendering about a new facility that Prairie Sky Gondola wants to build in the main core of Edmonton’s River Valley. The stretch of…

How to Complete Eighty Drafts in Eighty Days

This is the most INSANE thing we have ever said to date in a blog post… there is literally EIGHTY DRAFT POSTS started all of them in various stages of completion. Some are just notes or a small list of words, or a topic which one of us was thinking about and popped a note…

Where Do You “Fit” In?

For the last ten-years I have been hearing about a topic which I never really considered until recently. It is the discussion about fitting life or activities outside of work and balancing those activities with the time commitments of work. Some people refer to this as “work/life balance” and others refer to it as “work-life…

Revelry and Rainstorms

Crisp water drips onto the eavestrough as the water continues dripping down the back wall of our condo building. Its accumulation on the window screen drips onto the awaiting window sill below. The drapes catch hold of cool wisps of penetrating air fluttering the monochromatic Ikea clothes into the stale air around us. The drizzling…

A Grape Escape in October

Yes, you read that correctly… its going to be a Grape Escape in October! We will be road tripping in the Tacoma down through central Alberta where we will veer off near Airdrie and head out to Cochrane where we will be stopping at McKay’s Ice Cream shop open since 1942 for the very best…

Planning an October Road Trip to British Columbia Canada

The plan for Friday evening was not supposed to be researching a possible road trip to the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia but instead was supposed to be further research into Affiliate Marketing, how to obtain links from a variety of advertisers and learning how to implement those links into a variety of social media…

How to Choose a Clever Name for Your Blog?

Well this seems like a no-brainer. You sit down in front of your computer and type in a fun sequence of words and BOO-YAH! You’ve created your clever blog name like tedlovestrucks.com although this sounds like a pretty easy thing to do, its not because some other guy named “ted” may have already snatched up…

A Spring Hike Along a Forestry Road in Nordegg, Alberta

“About eight years ago, my wife and I lived in South Korea and…” I started telling my story to the red masked bandit about this time when I decided to drive out to Nordegg, Alberta Canada to go on a spring hiking trip. Let’s quickly backup… In January 2012 my wife and I moved to…