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…

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…

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…

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…

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 Red Masked Bandit Tells a Story in a Rock and Gem Shop

Whilst I was looking through the three bins of rough stones another guy entered the store. There must have been half-a-dozen people in the shop and the owner went off to provide assistance to other customers. As I stood spraying water onto the pieces and seeing each side light up with a nice polished colour…

Weekend Findings Inside a Rock and Gem Shop

Pulling the steering wheel right the Tacoma’s front tires slowly moved us off 111th avenue and into the parking lot. People were standing everywhere outside watching a couple of graffiti artists paint murals on the building next door to the one we intended to enter. After parking the truck, I was concerned about the length…

A Book, A Tea and Two Early Afternoon Shop Stops

This morning started like any other Saturday morning. Woke up at 6:26am and headed for the bathroom then wandered into the kitchen when I noticed it was six-twenty-six in the morning. Yawning I pressed the kettle button as the water started to churn then my brains caught up to what day it was. “Shit, isn’t…