Category Archives: Driving

New Car Problem

Last week my car started doing something it has never done before. Three days in a row when I was leaving work, the inside windows have had frost on them.

I’ve been trying to figure out what was happening. It seemed strange that it was happening now when it’s warmer than the past few months, and I went through a whole winter without a problem last year.

The first thing I thought was maybe I got a new rock chip that was letting water in. I looked all over the front window and couldn’t find anything.

Then I thought maybe one of my windows was not up all the way, even though I haven’t touched them in months. But they seemed to be fine.

I asked my boyfriend if he had any ideas why it might be happening. He said it’s usually because there’s moisture inside the car and asked if I had any liquids inside. The only thing that I have is extra wiper fluid. I checked the bottle to see if it was leaking and to my cold hands it felt like it might have. But it could have just been cold.

So I stood the bottle up to see if it would make a difference, but of course the weather got warmer. The windows didn’t freeze up the following two days, but I don’t know if it’s because I moved the liquid or because of the weather. So I guess I will have to wait until this week to see if it made any difference.

Canada Day Camping Trip

We went camping this weekend for the long weekend. It was the first time I used my car for a camping trip and it was packed to the brim. For the total trip we went about 800km which is the most I’ve driven at one time. I drove about 3 hours at a time each day.

We saw a lot of wildlife on our trip. There was a family of skunks walking along the road. They were so cute! It was a mom and three or four babies. I tried to get a picture and video of them but it was too difficult since I was also driving. We saw a lot of deer and even one moose! There was also a family of pelicans living on the lake we were camping at which was cool. I never even realized that pelicans live in Alberta (or Canada for that matter) so it was neat seeing them swimming and flying around.

jul216 (3)

Other than that it was a pretty low-key weekend. We spend most of our time fishing, driving, or just relaxing in the tent. The one bad part was we couldn’t really have a campfire because all the wood was wet and we couldn’t get it to light on fire.