Just over a week ago I attended an extraordinary event with @FordCanada. It began at the Hotel Arts where we all met up to begin the day. I had the good fortune to meet some amazing members of Ford and bloggers across Calgary.
Once the days events had been highlighted we headed outdoors to find our vehicles that would take us through this fantastic adventure. Our own #FordEscape for the day. Well…it was supposed to be for the day. However, as Murphy’s Law tells us, not all is as it should, could or would be. Especially if you jinx yourself.
I began the day talking to the wonderful Lauren (seen left) about funny Ford happenings. Therefore, I should of expected the unexpected.
When it was time to leave for the first event, my husband and I headed outside to jump into our vehicle for a day of fun and exploration. The #FordEscape is beautiful. Larger than you’d expect inside and very comfortable to ride in. It even has its very own hidden compartment. You just have to find it!
About 3 minutes out, we hit a large (approx 8 – 10 inch sized) rock in the middle lane. We couldn’t avoid it due to traffic and wound up on the side of the road with a flat tire. Now here’s the thing. We wondered how we were going to contact Ford to let them know. So, we put in a call to Hotel Arts. We shouldn’t of worried. We hadn’t been on the side of the road more than five minutes and a vehicle pulled up to help.
It was Ford and their all round vehicle person Charlie!!! Yay! He had us up and out of there in no time flat (pun intended). So many thanks to Charlie who was great! Thanks to Ford for making a vehicle that drives as if you have on four regualar tires even when one of them is a tiny spare. The ride was smooth and you’d never of known. Now that surprised me!
We wound up only being about 20 minutes late. Whew! Still had time for park assist and a movie. Oh yeah! You heard me but you’ll have to wait for another post for that.
Photo credit Ford Canada