Slow Blog. Nice Ride.

This is a slow blog day, but I've got at least a few ideas and projects that I'm working on.

On my day(s) off I wanted to drive up to Trois Rivieres, Quebec to visit a paper mill exhibit that opened in 2014. I decided against this as my 2009 Subaru Legacy is now starting to show some real signs of its age.

Trois Rivieres is midway between Quebec City and Montreal and from what I'm reading has a now closed paper-mill complex that has been turned into an "interactive exhibit" about what else, paper manufacturing.

I'll get there. Instead of going up to Canada and taking the chance of blowing a head gasket, which is very common on older Subarus I visited my local Subaru dealership. And nothing grabbed me. And I mean nothing. I'm driving down the rows of cars. And found nothing including the interesting XT model.

And then.... there it was.The 2016 Subaru WRX.

The 2016 Subaru WRX.

This is an incredible car. With specifications that are equally incredible. 2.0 liter, twin scroll turbocharger and a 16 valve engine that produces 268 HP at 5600 RPM. To test drive this car is to appreciate this. All I can say is that this is a alot of real power in a small space.

And the small becomes important here as how well this car handles, especially with a fairly short wheelbase.