Our Vanishing Act
World Travelers Chris Edwards and Elaine Weeks- writers, publishers, photographers and digital design gurus- live in the Border Cities region of Windsor-Detroit in the historical 19th century company town still called Walkerville by the locals.
Chris travelled extensively before meeting Elaine in 1980- the couple were married in 1986- and they spent a year searching for paradise in a backpacking honeymoon trip around the world. The stories contained in this blog are all true; no names have been changed to protect the innocent, as they typically do not need it, and the guilty love the attention.
For the past 8 years, we've been performing a Vanishing Act: disappearing from winter then reappearing in a tropical clime, particularly SE Asia.
This blog is a collection of our stories and images; enjoy the ride!
We wanted to see how many photos of the two of us we could gather in one place!
In one life. we reside in historic Walkerville, home of Canadian Club whisky. In our other life, we travel to exotic locales. We have two adult offspring, co-owned three advertising/marketing agencies and produced numerous traditional and new media projects, thanks in large measure to our adoption of Apple desktop publishing technology in 1985, developed by mercurial Steve Jobs (we miss ya Steve!).
We currently operate a traditional/new media hybrid publishing company based in Windsor Ontario, produced and colloborated over 50 books, including seven best-selling titles: Windsor: Before & After; 5000 Ways You Know You're From Detroit; 500 Ways You Know You're From Windsor; A Forgotten City- Images of Windsor, 1940-1980; Windsor Then- A Pictorial Guide of Windsor Ontario's Glorious Past;, The Best of the Times Magazine (1st and 2nd edition); Postcards From the Past- Windsor and the Border Cities.
For 8 years, we produced 61 issues of a community magazine called The Walkerville Times, later renamed The Times Magazine, while supporting an online blog called Windsor Then Windsor Now and several FaceBook Groups.