What You Learn in 15 Minutes

I did something unusual today… Woke up early, away from home, sitting in a hotel room, the day’s activities not starting for a couple hours, I decided to head down to the breakfast area. Normally I skip this, not being a breakfast person. I grabbed some fruit and yoghurt, found a table for two in…

Road Trip

We’re on the road today… heading to Ottawa. This time for fun… not work. There are a few small road trips planned over the next couple weeks. A couple parties to attend and some more backyard planning to do. I’m looking forward to it, the road trip I mean. Nothing like a good road trip…

The Rental

It’s off to the nation’s capital once again… this time in a rental. All the pooled vehicles are either spoken for or in the garage. The company has some seriously good deals for renting cars and extends the exact same pricing to employees for personal use as well. I booked online, much easier than I thought….

Traffic Jammin

On the way home from work yesterday, got caught in a traffic jam… another one. I kept count, there was one on the way in to work, one leaving work then one closer to home. The one close to home was the most frustrating, a rare occurrence. When we finally got to the cause, I…

Fun with Traffic Jams

Driving to work today, got stuck in traffic. A normal everyday occurrence, a typical commute. The secret to keeping your sanity, I believe, is to have a little fun… One game I like to play, has me keeping track of a particularly memorable truck to see how many times I pass him or he passes…

Hotel TV

How many times have you arrived at your hotel room, maybe after a long trip, put your feet up and with nothing better to do… turn the TV on. Mine didn’t work… I fiddled with the complicated remote, buttons on both sides! I turned it off and on again a few times, but had no…

Opposite Direction 

Travelling again but in a completely different direction… and I’m looking forward to it. I’ve been to Ottawa so much I feel like an MP (Member of Parliament). Definitely making the trip more often than our Senators. See story on Senate Attendance courtesy of Huffington Post. Today I’m Windsor bound… Windsor is the gateway to…

The Weekender

There’s luggage and there’s Pelican luggage… I came across these while looking for something else… an accident really. The Pelican ProGear Elite Luggage line is quite unique and worth looking into. Watertight, crushproof and lightweight, according to their web page. On impulse, a friend and I purchased the EL27 Elite Weekender model. Larger than a carry-on,…

Flat Tire

The drive back from Ottawa was a little longer than expected. It typically takes around six hours with the odd rest stop, this one took seven and a half thanks to an unexpected traffic jam. It was while sitting in this traffic jam that my wife called me with the news. She had run over…

Hotel Pools

Drove five hours to Ottawa, checked in, got a room on the fourth floor, right across from the pool. Why the pool is on the fourth floor is a mystery. I wonder if there are rooms below it? Seems strange. Waited for Paul to arrive and check in, then we checked out the pool and…