Going Further with Ford

June 21, 2018

 

I’m no stranger to Ford vehicles. Last year Tom and I had the opportunity to drive a Ford Explorer for a weekend of wellness. This time, Ford Canada asked me to do a leg of their Cross-Canada Tour in the Ford EcoSport and I have not so secretly always wanted to be in The Amazing Race, so even though this was not the same at all, I feel like it is good practice for when I am. 

 

Although, I would bring Tom as a partner — even though he would sass me the entire time and never drive once. My sister, Teneille also never drove once— she is even more extra than me. Right away she was on the 8” touchscreen that is basically like a smartphone. You can swipe, zoom and it has navigation — thank god because I do not trust Teneille to read a map. We probably would have ended up in Regina instead of Sudbury. 

 

Ford Canada treated us like queens by giving us a few suggestions for places to go, and also because the seats felt like thrones. The seats are roomy and have heated leather trimmed seating — which is something I don’t particularly need at this time of year, but winter — yaass henny!

 

 

 

Graffiti Alley was really cool. That was stop number one. We also went to the CN Tower, rode on a rickshaw. It wasn’t quite as luxurious as the Ford Eco Sport, but it was an adventure. Then we devoured nachos at The Slip — nachos are a necessary part of any road trip.

 

 

 

 

One of my favourite things was the Kajama boat cruise. It’s a 165-foot three masted Schooner boat. I don’t know what that means, but it’s big and it’s a great place for photos. 

 

Next thing we know, we’re on the road again. Teneille got to nap with the sun shining down on her like a blanket from the power moon roof while I drove to Muskoka. It’s fine. Who needs sleep? It’s not like I could have been working with the in-car Wi-Fi hotspot or anything…

 

 

Muskoka had a Santa’s Village. It was an experience. I’m not even sure what else to say besides look at the photos haha. We were super relieved to be anywhere with a bathroom because Teneille and I both really had to pee. 

 

One of the most convenient things about this car is the keyless entry. It has so many cool features like the Blind Spot Information System, Apple CarPlay, multiple USB ports and an adjustable rear cargo shelf, but seriously it’s so handy to not have to find keys in my purse when my hands are full and I’ve got to get in the car. 

 

Nostalgia took over in the evening when we went to the drive-in! I can’t even explain how awesome it was to have the door swing open to the side so we could get a full view screen from the comfort of the our EcoSport. 

 

 

The final stretch to Sudbury was honestly no long enough. Teneille and I got some great conversations, adventures and bonding time together on our EcoSpory Cross-Canada tour, and I’m going to miss it.

 

 

Do we have to give the keys back?! 

 

Thanks for the memories, Ford Canada! #FordEcoSport 

 

Want to check out our sweet ride? Click here! 

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