From the Sky

  • Illinois Cornfields under snow
    Various photos taken from commercial flights - March 2004 to date

Laval - Jour overture

  • Cremazie wall
    On April 28 2007, STM opened the long-awaited extension of the Orange Line from Henri Bourassa to Montmorency with three new stations, all in Laval. As much of a transportation geek as I am, I had never been on the opening day of a new train line. These are my photos from a trip that day, while carrying the 6 month old Giraffe in his backpack.

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15 January 2007



When I had my Focus in the US, I felt like I was driving a small car (it was bigger than I wanted, but it was a gift and not my choice). Here I feel like I'm driving an enormous car.

Try driving all the rental cars into and out of huge snowbanks. Some small cars are good, some aren't, and this is one of the crucial skills.

That polite English man

How quickly were you looking to replace the Focus? I'll be available in July for accompanying you on test drives! ;-) P.S. N's sleep patterns remind of the Bill Hicks joke, "I need about 8 hours sleep per day, ... and another 8 hours at night."

Urban Wanderer

Wolfa - the timing of that comment is so apposite. We enjoyed the last mild snow-free weekend in the Fit and Monday I was back in the Focus when we finally got 15 cm of snow. It drives on the snow well, but snowbanks... We plan to rent a Yaris and a Versa in the next few weeks and maybe we'll find some snow for the that part of the ownership test.

And TPEM, I think we'll be replacing the Focus before July. But, we can always have test drives of the more interesting cars that month.

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