When I first started driving, $30 would buy me 2 weeks worth of gas, but now, I can barley make it to the mall and back before needing to fill up.
So when my friends at Ford Canada challenged me to see how far I could go on a tank of gas in thier new Ford Focus with its 1 litre Eco Boost engine I responded, “Give me the keys!” and took them up on the challenge.
And boy did I go far!
Here was the amazing 2 day glamping adventure I was able to take – all for less than $30 in fuel!
It’s true, Fiasco does more than just frozen eats!
Early this year the famed gelato company set up shop in a new space and with it they launched a cafe and bakery.
Daily bread offerings topped will all sorts of goodness, it’s nearly impossible to just settle on 1 thing.
After a thick slap of sugar bread and a latte, I grabbed one of their gluten free s’more kits (ironic I know) and jumped back in the car.
It was time to pick up roadtrip rations so I headed to BITE Groceria in Inglewood.
Cheeses, meats, breads and artisan jars filled with dips and jams were loaded into my basket like I was Martha Stewart prepping for a Thanksgiving meal.
A fancy feast fit for a forest drive and a midnight buffet.
And where was I heading next?
The Focus was loaded and I was off to spend the night in Kananaskis.
Now if you know me you know I’m a city slicker so it’s ironic I chose to spend my night in the wilderness.
That said, this wasn’t about to be a ground-sleeping-tent sort of night, I was about get my ‘glamp’ on in a Tipi!
Already set up, the tipi was well appointed with a queen bed (equipped with sheets, pillow & duvet), a propane powered light and a fuel heater to keep me warm and toasty throughout the night!
As night began to fall, I prepped my charcuterie board and started a fire.
It was an evening under the stars complete with wine, gooey campfire s’mores… And the most burnt chicken sausage known to mankind!
The next morning when I woke up, (thankful I survived any bear attacks), I checked the the car’s gas level; I was less than half a tank down so I decided it was time for a celebratory breakfast in Banff.
Off to one the city’s newest restaurants & distilleries, Park!
And what happen next was gluttony I’m not necessarily proud of, but I ordered almost the entire menu.
And just when you thought I couldn’t cram anymore in… I ordered some pie!
Tummy full, I rolled myself back into the Focus and returned to the city.
My 2 day adventure was complete all for under $30 in fuel!
Thanks Ford Canada for making a reliable car that I can actually afford to travel in!
Time to plan the next adventure… Hopefully to a spa!
Mr. Fab roadtrip