Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Jules starts daycare, Civic still running strong

It's only been a few days since Jules' second birthday and he is already hitting another milestone: his first day at daycare. We've started him off with half days, actually, and hope to have him up to full days next week. He cries when we drop him off, which is sad, but apparently he is doing OK after we leave.

Here he is just before his first day Monday:
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Later Monday, I headed to St-Eustache with the now reliable (knock on wood!) Civic. I told Pascal I wanted to follow him around for motivation so I could finally break my record and lap the track in under one minute. Pascal regularly laps in under a minute. I even removed the passenger seat to maximize my chances. Although we had a blast lapping together, we did not his the magic number of 59 seconds (my best of the day was 1:00.6). Maybe I will have a better chance when it's cooler out, as it was 28 degrees and very humid. I put together this video of our attempt.

Here is a photo I took before heading out
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And here is a photo that was posted on MontrealRacing
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I really hope I can break my lap record this season, but I don't want it to be all about lap times. I want to have fun and generally improve my driving.

There are always interesting cars in and around Montreal, as can be seen from these photos.

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Cool wheels on a design that is aging well
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A rare sight in Montreal, as this model was never imported to North America
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Although this model is still a much nicer design!
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A rare Alpina B7
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The first new M4 I have seen on the road
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A nice clean Volvo 240 Turbo

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