Monday, September 28, 2015

The weather is cooling down...

... and I don't mind at all. Although the temperature has dropped, the sun has been out, and it's the perfect weather for long walks in and around the neighbourhood. Long walks usually give me the opportunity to photograph a few neat cars.

Not the best-looking Ferrari (especially with these wheels), but probably the most practical
Jules likes to make trains with his cars
The Cayman GTS is a great-looking car
It really looks aggressive...
... from all angles
These Vantages are now quite common, but I still love them (not my favourite wheels though)
Now these are great wheels, they really make the MGB look like a sports car
Rare Saab Turbo X
Not the kind of car you usually see in a public outdoor parking lot..
From this past weekend:

My least favourite modern Ferrari, but still a nice car 
Not my thing, but I respect people who keep these classics on the road. This huge car is a Buick 8
One of two GTR's spotted downtown yesterday. Very shiny.
A very clean Alfa Spider Quadrifoglio
This pristine Hyundai Tiburon (this one was badged as a Tuscani) looked surprisingly good with  colour-matched wheels
The other GT-R, with some wheels I had never seen before. Is this a newer one?
A car like mine, but shiny and sporting the optional 19-inch wheels. I like the look, but the ride on 19's is pretty rough
A surprisingly nice-looking Beetle
These E-series coupes did not sell well, but they look a lot nicer than many newer Mercedes
Not a great photo, but the new M3 looks so much better than the M4!
The new Volvo XC90 looks pretty sharp, like a Volvo Range Rover
Cool wagon #1: Saab 9-5 on Ronal wheels
Cool wagon #2: sleeper turbo Legacy
Cool wagon #3: Audi A4 lowered on RS4 wheels
Yet another Vantage
The i8 is a standout, but it needs cooler wheels
This cool Toyota camper was parked in front of my house... I love that it was manual
Oscar is now big enough to sit in the shopping cart. He seemed to like it a lot.
Jules somehow managed to climb to the top of this climbing rock in Mount Royal park. I helped him get down.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Summer is winding down...

Summer is winding down (actually, it's officially over since yesterday), and the end of summer means it's time to go apple-picking. We went to St-Joseph-du-Lac last Saturday, when the weather was still very warm. Jules was big enough to climb the ladder to pick apples. Oscar was big enough to sit on a tiny plastic seesaw. 

Jay enjoys tractors...
... he somewhat enjoys picking apples. He definitely enjoys climbing things.
Oscar enjoyed this mini-seesaw, until he fell off it (in slow-motion, onto the sand).
It's funny how its colour matched his outfit.
Even though summer is over, there are still many cool cars on the road.

Saggy rear suspension on this clean 635csi. 
Spotted this clean Corvette on St-Laurent
Is it a sign that I'm getting old? I kind of like these Mustangs now, more than I did when they were new.
The GTR is already a menacing-looking car. It looks even more menacing in satin black.
This M5 really looks like a 4-door version of my M3.
These Defenders probably don't drive too well in the city, but they sure look cool.
I see this Ferrari 599 almost every week...
But it's rare that I see two of them in the same hour
I don't love the Fiat 500 (it's way too tall), but if I ordered one, it would be with these specs. Nice wheels, stripe, and colour combo.
A Civic like this with the body kit and no wing looks pretty decent. This one is not even an Si.
Another car I don't love, but that looks quite nice with the right wheels.
A random picture of Oscar in the playroom
Alex and I managed to get away for the weekend and go to Ogunquit to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary. It was the first time that we had both kids babysat together overnight (thanks to my Mom for watching both boys!). The weather was very nice on Saturday and Monday. On Sunday, it was quite grey and a bit rainy. We decided to head to Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and we did one of Alex's favourite things: we visited a couple of historic houses. Wentworth-Gardner House and Warner House.

We stayed at the Marginal Way House in Ogunquit
Alex in the back yard of Warner House ...
 ... and in front of Wentworth-Garner House
It was nice to walk on the beach with Alex in warm weather for once. We usually only go to Ogunquit deep in the off-season when it's quite cold, but this time we got organized early in the off-season. It was an excellent long weekend.

Sometimes, you see a car that makes you smile. Like this red Bentley Turbo R spotted outside a factory outlet in Maine.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Stunning 911 ST

... spotted yesterday in Little Italy. I don't know much about the 911 ST, I don't know if this was a "real" one, but this car was stunning. I had seen it once before on the road a year ago, and was glad to see it up close (and while I was on foot).