Family fun with an unusual car!
Last Saturday was my first time to participate in an annual event that takes place in Ottawa, Ontario, in the Glebe section of the city. This event is well known as The Great Glebe Garage Sale.
My oldest son, Stephen, had gone twice in previous years and he felt that it would be something I would enjoy experiencing. So, this year it worked out, because one of his friends offered to let us set up a table just outside the front of his home. And in spite of some occasional rainy moments, which seemingly never deterred the throngs of keen people walking by, my sons, Conrad and Stephen, and I settled in quite nicely and had a good time. We also took turns to have a break from tending to our display table and go for a walk about in order to see what other people had for their displays.
On my turn, one of the things I saw was this father pushing his wife and their young child down the one street for a fun ride in this green sleek car.
A different mode of transportation – environmentally friendly. Haha! Yes, yes….low on horsepower but high in manpower!
It looked like they were having a great time!
In the spirit of my birthday today,
I send you a photo of a new drink I tried yesterday at dinnertime in celebration of my birthday.
It’s called a Kiwi Mojito and tasted deliciously refreshing!
So, cheers, my Friends!
And I wish you a happy day!
Now THAT’S flying!!
Maybe even feel like a superhero!
A friend of mine commented on my facebook post (where I originally shared it), saying that her sister was there when this was taking place and recorded her own footage of this exciting occasion. And her sister is a former jet ski racer…as is the guy doing the flying in this clip.
I suppose that jet ski racing comes in handy as training for going to this kind of flying activity.
It sure looks like fun!
(NOTE: Video is shared from the Autodynamics facebook page)
It’s always encouraging to see positive changes happening….especially in small towns, where the struggle sometimes occurs between keeping the “olden days” charm and embracing newer ideas and technologies.
For example, several years ago, town council agreed to having a roundabout built to replace an intersection at the busier end of town – commuting traffic to and from the city – which often created traffic blockages.
I was thrilled to hear that news, because I had experienced for myself in trips to the U.K. and New Zealand just how handy roundabouts can be. And they have oodles of them there! One adapts easily to this method, and it keeps traffic flowing better. Plus, there isn’t any need for traffic lights, the electricity and wiring usage normally required by those.
So, a few days ago, while driving through town from an errand, my sons and I caught sight of something new. A promising new technology!
We have been keenly following improvements being made to solar energy for homeowners, as well as such innovations as electrically powered cars.
You should have heard the cheers in our car, when we spied – not one but TWO such stations – at one of the industrial businesses in our town.
Electric charging stations for those increasingly appearing new electric cars!
So good to see!
And in the meantime, we keep dreaming of our next car being an electric one.
Some day we’ll get to see firsthand how these work!