“Let’s go for two and a juice!,” my colleague, Coach, exclaimed when I suggested we head out on some team building road trips around Calgary this spring.
The rules are simple, Coach explained. You go to the hotel named after the small town near the city and order “two and a juice” (a couple of beers and a tomato juice).
I had never heard the saying before and, after some research, I discovered it’s a uniquely prairie saying and sometimes refers to some hair of the dog to nurse a hangover. But for Coach and his friends, it’s a couple of beers for the passengers and a juice for the driver in a small town off the beaten path while talking to locals.
What a FANTASTIC way to spend a weekend afternoon!?!
I’ll get to Coach‘s destination ideas down below, but before you head out on your spring or summer road trips, it’s important to make sure everything about your vehicle is in tip top shape to tackle the road ahead. One of the simplest things you can do before heading out on a road trip is checking your tire pressure.
Transport Canada warns that even if tires “look fine, they could be under inflated by as much as 20 per cent.”
Kal Tire reminded me the easiest way to check for proper tire pressure is not on your tire’s sidewall, but rather on the inside of the driver’s door. Here, the manufacturer will give you the proper pressure for the best tire footprint for your specific vehicle.
Under inflated tires can’t respond as quickly or accurately, compromising your handling. They increase the risks of blowouts (something we don’t want on a backroad chasing a small town experience), and they reduce your fuel efficiency.
Checking your tire pressure is quick and easy and it could save a lot of headaches later on. Now that we’re safe and checked out, let’s hit the road!
Two And A Juice Road Trip Ideas Near Calgary
The smaller the town, the better. The dirtier and seedier, the better. Remember to get a seat at the bar and talk to a local. Here are some ideas just a short hop from Calgary.
5023 50 Ave, Stavely, AB
105 Morrison Road, Longview, AB
208 Centre Street, Vulcan, AB
2 Railway Ave W, Duchess, AB
610 Pacific Ave, Acme, AB
This post is sponsored by Kal Tire