Trip With Ford

Hello Loves,

As I write this, I am sat on my bed under a mountain of blankets, shivering like a fool as I am sick as heck! I am left only to dream about last week, when I was well and having the absolute time of my life in Montreal with Ford.

You probably saw glimpses of this trip on my Insta story… if you didn’t then your obviously not following me, and that’s just plain rude. Anyway, I had the ultimate honour of being selected along with around 20 other fabulous members of the community, to fly out to Montreal with Ford to put some of their popular SUVS to the test on a winter adventure.

After landing at Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport, we were put in pairs and given directions to our lunch spot. I was paired with my blogger bestie Darlene (@thenewgirldar) and a burgundy Ford Flex, this was destined to be a good time. Which it was… we blasted Hip Hop nation on SiriusXM and sank into the comfy leather seats. However this good time quickly turned from joy to stress as we got so completely lost… probably because we were too busy grooving! We were so lost, we actually had to call the Ford peeps to help us… bless them as they stood on the side of the road waving at every Ford car that passed in the hopes that it was us. Ugh, anyway eventually we made it, 30 mins late but at least we didn’t give up. We were then given a quick feast of delicious eats, played with a dog, and then hauled back onto road to the hotel… this time in the Ford Escape.

Now you guys know how much I love the Ford Escape, I don’t really need to go into it as I have written an entire post proclaiming my love. But I will say, I still adore the Ford Escape. Once we got to our home for the night (The Estérel resort… review to follow), we had approximately 10 mins to pee, throw on some winter gear, and get our booty’s outside… because it was time to go snowmobiling! This is where the true Canadian winter adventure starts, can you believe I have NEVER gone snowmobiling, and although I didn’t get the chance to drive… my friend Chad hogged it, I had a blast! The cold refreshing air hitting my face making my eyes pour, Chad making the darn thing do jumps… throwing me high into the air, It was incredible. But this isn’t where our day ends… Oh no. It was time to do a spot of ice sculpting. After watching the pro take a chain saw to a block of ice and producing the most gorgeous and intricate deer, we were handed a chisel, a block of ice and were somehow expected to produce a heart. Although my ended up looking more like a circle than a heart, I was pretty proud. The rest of our evening consisted of a fabulous three course dinner, followed by s’mores outside by the fire pit, and an early evening cozied up in my hotel room.

The next day it was up bright and early. Following a brief breakfast, Darlene and I hopped into one of Ford’s larger and may I say… most badass car, the Explorer. Driving along whindy roads with gorgeous views of snow covered hills, we eventually reached our destination. There we were greeted by a team of expert NASCAR drivers… they were not only going to teach us how to drive, but also risk our lives in some serious off roading adventures. First I was paired off with my good friend Johnathan (@MrCavaliere) and our driver who seemed like to be the boss of the show. We were given an obstacle course that we had to complete…. which we totally did, and in style I may add, in not only the Escape but also the big badass Explorer. Then we hopped into a Ford Raptor truck where the drivers got to go crazy, whipping us around an off road track… it was pretty insane. Just when I thought I was safe, it wasn’t over, with helmet on head, Nascar driver by side we sped off in a super cute Ford RS onto a icy track. My driver laughed hysterically as I clung to anything I could get my hands on, I mean to my defence those little cars are powerful. Once delivered safe and sound it was the last event of our trip, dog sledding! You have no idea how long I have wanted to dog sled, it’s a bucket list item. I sat in the slay covered in blankets while the rain poured down around me, I had Darlene and our instructor on the back guiding the dogs and we were off. Into the great white beautiful snow… it truly was as magical as you could imagine it to be. I never wanted it to end… but it had to, unfortunately it was time to head home.

After kisses and cuddles of goodbyes to our new friends from all around the country, to the airport we went. Chauffeured by my girlfriend Sydney (@Syd.hoff) in of course the good old Ford Escape, we arrived safe and sound to where it all began. A quick 1 hour flight back to Toronto, and we were home.

I want to thank Ford and their crew for creating everlasting memories for my new/old friends and I. Although it was a brief trip it was the most magical 48hours of my life.

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@filipajackson

xoxo Fil

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32 Comments

  1. March 9, 2017 / 12:24 pm

    This was such a fun read because now my husband works for Ford 🙂 So now I have to tell him to bring home an explorer so I can give it a little test drive; I love the vibrant blue you guys drove in! It sounds like you had such a wonderful time doing these snow activities. The most I’ve ever done was ice-skating, which was forever ago, haha. Thanks for sharing, beauty, and I hope you’re having a great week so far!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    http://www.thestylecontour.com

  2. March 9, 2017 / 6:44 pm

    Wow, what an incredible experience and so amazing that you got to try out different models of Fords. Ford is such a dependable and classic brand and I love their SUVs too. The snow looks incredible and you got to do so many amazing things. What a fun and memorable journey! xoxo, Christine
    http://dailykongfidence.com/

  3. March 10, 2017 / 7:24 am

    Aww this event looks like so much fun! I wish we had more snow over here too…

    The weekend is gonna be so lovely warm. I hope you have an enjoyable day too and I hope to see you on my blog too 🙂
    Best
    Michaela

    Michaelablog
    Bloglovin

  4. Lola
    March 10, 2017 / 10:24 am

    great!
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  5. March 10, 2017 / 12:26 pm

    What an incredible experience with Ford, babe! These pics say it all! So much happiness! I love it!
    Have a wonderful weekend, love!
    xoxo, Vanessa
    http://www.WhatWouldVWear.com

  6. Miri
    March 10, 2017 / 12:57 pm

    Hi Filipa, congrats to being selected! The whole trip and experience had to be amazing! Thank you for sharing it with us
    X
    Miri

    http://currentlywearing.com

  7. March 10, 2017 / 11:07 pm

    Oh no! I hope you are feeling better by now! Everyone has been getting sick lately with the crazy temperature changes eh! This press trip seemed like so much fun! I saw it all on Jonathan’s insta stories ha.

    -Didier
    http://www.didieryhc.com

  8. March 13, 2017 / 12:50 pm

    This sounds like a fantastic experience with Ford! It looks so much fun, and I love all your snow photos!
    Hope you feel better soon!
    Julia x
    http://www.thevelvetrunway.com

  9. March 13, 2017 / 1:52 pm

    Looks like so much fun. Hope you feel better soon x
    ♥Kumari

  10. March 14, 2017 / 3:35 pm

    I wish I could take part in such a cool event. Looks like so much fun!

    ANOUK

  11. Amy-Anne Williams
    March 16, 2017 / 8:24 am

    Ohmygod this looks incredible, I am honestly so jealous that you got to do something like this, it looks amazing! It seems like you had such a good time, and those photos are gorgeous! I’m so jelly jesus christ.

    Amy;
    Little Moon Elephant

  12. Shaver
    March 18, 2017 / 4:17 am

    That is such a cute and fun article. Wish I could do that to my blog. You will like to see more fun from here.

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