I Did Things in Canada

To change things up a bit around here, I thought I’d go do some things in Canada. Dave came along, too.

I Walked

We usually vacation at the beach, where our walking involves getting from the bed to the pool to the buffet. Repeat for 6 days. But although there are very nice beaches in Canada, we wanted to see more. This meant walking. A lot.

At Niagara Falls, there is no way to avoid The Hill. It’s so steep you have to kind of trot down it. Walking back up? I seriously hope you didn’t buy souvenirs down there. Any excess baggage (including shopping bags, your purse, hat, and possibly pants) will have to be discarded for the trip up The Hill. As you drag your ass up, entertain yourself by watching the variety of people happily making their way down: old ladies, really fat guys, someone on crutches. What goes down, must come up!

We saw pretty much all of Toronto on foot.

My favorite places? Queen Street and Chinatown. The Harborfront is nice, too. Question for Torontians: When the pedestrian has the right-of-way, that’s really a joke, right? Because cars turning right on red were mowing me down at every intersection.

On the flight home, my bunion throbbed so much I had to take an ADDITIONAL sedative.

I Ate Stuff

After riding on the Maid of the Mist, we stopped at a handy Yogen Fruz for a refreshing watermelon “fruity ice,” or what I would call a “slushie.” My first indication that something was dreadfully wrong was Dave asking, “Take a sip and tell me if you think it tastes like watermelon.” The flavor was familiar: not terrible, yet not appropriate. I couldn’t quite put my finger on it. Then I got it. We were drinking Tomato Paste Slushies.

Canadians may have their watermelon and tomato paste mixed up, but they do junk food right. Ketchup potato chips? Maybe later, after I sample the intriguing Ruffles “All Dressed” variety. There was no description of what “all dressed” meant, but the large-sized bag had a picture of a vinegar shaker, a red pepper, and an onion. Translation? DEE-licious.

Sign the petition to bring Ruffles All Dressed to the US!

I may have picked up a few Canadian candy bars, too.

Do not, I repeat, do not miss Tim Horton’s.

I Experienced Cultural Differences

Everyone is friendly in Canada. Maybe it’s because nobody’s drunk. Dave wanted to buy beer and was told there are two Beer Stores in the entire city and the closest one was already closed. At 9 PM. This was incomprehensible to me and infuriating to Dave, who, the following day, trudged about 6 blocks to the closest store AFTER we’d already walked 70 miles.

Canadians talk funny! I asked for a “car-mel” latte and was given a “care-a-mel” latte. And the Canadian Olympics coverage actually focused on countries other than the US. Did you know Trinidad and Tobago won 2 silver medals for track events? Did you know Trinidad and Tobago was even in the Olympics?

I Got up Early

American Falls at sunrise

Niagara Falls is best viewed between the hours of 6 and 8 AM, when you can walk along the promenade without tripping over strollers or getting in the way of large families taking home movies. But if you ever go to Niagara Falls with Dave, don’t get him up at 6:30, even if he specifically asks you to. You’ll both be sorry. And don’t expect to find any bathrooms open at that hour. Crabby Dave, 6:30 AM, no bathrooms. A worse combination you will never find.

I Met Kathy

I swear, I’ve probably used a cell phone twice in my entire life, but on the drive to Toronto, Kathy and I were texting every 5 minutes. Of course, being the language sticklers we are, we insisted on using complete sentences, proper punctuation, and appropriate capitalization. When we met, we did what we do best: eat and talk and laugh. And complain about our poor feet. Along with Kathy’s sister Ann and niece Regan, we had great conversation and lots of laughs over lunch, ice cream, and dinner. You think Kathy’s blog is awesome? You should meet Kathy in person. As the Canadians say, she is ZE BEST!

Hot bloggers

I Sightsaw

One of our favorite Falls attractions is the Cave of the Winds, which is on the American side. At one point, we gazed down to the river below. “Look at the monkeys!” Dave yelled. “Oh, my gosh!” I responded. Sadly, there were no monkeys. They were just large brown sea-birds. Apparently we forgot which continent we were on. Also, we may be blind.

Like all good tourists, we rode the terrifying glass elevator up the CN Tower. At 1,122 feet, the observation deck offers great views of the lake and the city, provided you can elbow enough people out of the way. Yeah, I’m talking about you, granny. There is also a section of the floor made of supposedly reinforced glass. You can look straight down all 1,122 feet to a certain death below. Some people sat on the floor; others actually laid down on it.

Folks, I stood on the glass floor. I did it so you wouldn’t have to. I took a deep breath and put both feet on that glass. And I would’ve taken a picture of me standing on the floor, but I was too busy fainting.

The binoculars Dave always brings on trips (and always leaves in the room) came in handy. We could see where we’d eaten lunch the day before. Our hotel was easy to spot: just look for the construction site. I wish we’d had the binoculars when we thought we saw monkeys on the riverbank.

I Bought Stuff

If you want souvenirs, go to Chinatown. They have everything you could ever need or want, and it’s all cheap. Look! On your right! I got these two awesome bags for a total of $12. I don’t know what they sold at JD Gifts, but I doubt they had ANYthing under $12.

I Did Nude. And Gay

We hopped aboard the ferry to Hanlan’s Point, one of the three Toronto Islands. The islands are beautiful and a nice respite from the city. Rent bikes at Center Island (avoid everything else there unless you have kids—then it’s paradise) and ride around the connected islands.

Yes, there was a nude beach; it was also a gay beach. That’s fine with me. If a bunch of men aren’t going to stare at my naked body, I’d rather they were gay. I never thought I’d prefer to see an old guy naked, but the one wearing a straw hat, white T-shirt that didn’t cover enough, white socks, and black shoes—and carrying his wallet—probably should’ve just kept it all off. Unfortunately, I missed the guy who pulled a boat up to about 8 feet from shore and proceeded to blatantly stare at the beachgoers thru his binoculars.

I Got My Comeuppance

No more joking about being poisoned. We’d had several delicious hot dogs served in a paper envelope with the adorable Schneiders logo. But guess what. On our way to the airport, we heard about some tainted meat that resulted in an outbreak of “listeriosis,” or, as Dave insisted on calling it, “mysteriosis.” When we heard that one of the plants in question was SCHNEIDERS—the makers of our beloved hot dogs—we simultaneously clutched our stomachs and screamed. The terrible news got worse. “Symptoms may take one to ninety days to occur,” said the grave radio announcer. Dave was distraught. “Three months? I can’t wait three months to find out if I’ve got mysteriosis!”

What else did I do? I missed Gus and Pru, called my mom twice from a coffeeshop, dipped my aching feet in Lake Ontario, sat in some tar, got a killer suntan, left my beach towel behind, and slept really well on a strange pillow.

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52 Responses to “I Did Things in Canada”

  1. 1 Babs - beetle

    First again? This is getting to be a habit :O)

    I can’t remember all the points now, so I’ll just say welcome back, and glad you had a great time. Oh and did you get all of Jeff’s labels?

    Babs – beetle’s last blog post..A fair price or a fleecing?

  2. 2 April

    Sounds like so much fun! *adds Canada to list of places to visit*

  3. 3 Steve

    I woke up this morning thinking ‘I have stuff to do in Canada’. I was going to go do it. Really, I was. Then I decided to blog surf first, and now I’m glad I did. Thank you so much for doing stuff in Canada so that I didn’t have to. And I didn’t even have to ask. This is great. If you need to do stuff in St. Louis, don’t worry about it. Cuz I’m gonna do stuff here later today and that should cover it.

    Steve’s last blog post..Barack Obama’s VP Selection Show

  4. 4 Jaffer

    Wow ! I should go visit Toronto.
    Oh wait …

    Damn you make it sound too nice !

    Jaffer’s last blog post..My thoughts on bottled-water-containers

  5. 5 Daisy the Curly Cat

    I am very sad that the brown birds were not really monkeys. I have always wanted to see some real monkeys. But the rest of the trip sounds fantastic!

    Daisy the Curly Cat’s last blog post..Sunday Comics with Daisy!

  6. 6 chat blanc

    Wow! You had a activity packed time! Sounds great!

    The only thing I like about walking a lot on vacation is that it burns extra calories so I can enjoy even more good food! :)

    chat blanc’s last blog post..Small town, big news

  7. 7 Kathy

    Hot blogger here. When we got home, Ann sent me an email right away about the myseriosis. I immediately began back tracking where I ate meat. So you’re saying I won’t know for sure whether my insides will come outside until November?

    I’m in total awe of you that you stood on the CN Tower glass. No how, no way would I have done that. Thanks for doing that so I didn’t have to.

    Is it bad that I didn’t have Tim Horton’s, even after seeing one for the thousandth time? Second Cup was really good, though I should have gotten some of their biscotti. But Jaffer wouldn’t let me. Said they would go straight to my hips (just kidding).

    It was the highlight of my summer meeting you, Jaffer and Jeff. Looking forward to another blog fest in the future!

    Off to check that listeriosis link. I don’t feel so good now.

    Kathy’s last blog post..The Best Tech Support Call I Ever Got

  8. 8 Athena

    OHMYGOD that piece of reinforced glass looks terrifying and I am SO glad you did that so I never have to!!!! Glad you have fun…it sounded like fun! And I am totally envious of your candy bar haul…I LOVE Crunchies!

    Athena’s last blog post..MORE awards!!!!!!

  9. 9 Sarah

    As a person living in Toronto who has family in Niagara Falls I enjoyed reading this post :) Its nice to see where you chose to go in the city. Whenever my mom comes to visit me she always wants to go to Chinatown and buy stuff, lol

    and not to scare you anymore but that tainted meat plant was actually in Toronto… hey found out just recently. Hope you don’t die!

    Sarah’s last blog post..That Fifties Love

  10. 10 JD

    Babs – beetle: I’m always happy to see you—whenever you show up! I didn’t find ANY of Jeff’s cloud stickers! I think the Canadian Cleanliness Forces must’ve taken them down, because I looked. Oh, well. It was a lot of fun.

    April: Yes! Visit Canada today! Just bring a comfortable pair of walking shoes and an extra suitcase for all the candy bars.

    Steve: I’m so glad I could do your Canadian things for you. I bet you didn’t know you were going to stand on a glass floor 1,122 feet in the air, did you?

    Jaffer: Not too nice! It really was an awesome place to visit, pigeons and all! (Tho I somehow missed the flaming sausage!)

    Daisy the Curly Cat: I really believed they were monkeys for just a second. Then I remembered where I was. Duh!

    chat blanc: Boy, I hope I burned off some calories. I do enjoy walking, regardless, but I’d like to see some kind of payoff. How much walking does it take to burn off 7 candy bars? (and a poison hot dog?)

    Kathy: Hey, Hot Blogger! Nope! No mysteriosis diagnosis until November. Let’s make the most of our last 3 months, shall we?
    I can’t believe I stood on the glass floor, especially since I couldn’t hear you talk about it without slapping myself and screaming. As for Tim Horton’s: yes, it’s bad. Only because that maple donut in the picture? Best thing I ever ate. But you got gelato with Jaffer and a crepe with Jeff, so you’re in good shape. LITERALLY!

    Athena: It was terrifying! Aren’t Crunchies THE BEST? We do have them here, so it wasn’t as exciting as it might have been. The Wunderbars are really good, too.

    Sarah: We did hear that the meat plant was in Toronto—that’s why we were so terrified. I hope we don’t die, too. That would suck. I’m glad you liked the post. I quite like your city!

  11. 11 brooke regans friend

    awesome i want to go to toronto/niagra falls

  12. 12 Meg

    I love Queen Street, too–can’t get enough of those metal through the skin tattooed-types. Welcome back!

    Meg’s last blog post..Dude, Where Have You Been All My Life?

  13. 13 Florida Girl In Sydney

    Tomato paste slushies, wow– and I thought I was in a foreign country– you blow my foreign stuff away.
    That slushie flavor should be illegal.

    Florida Girl In Sydney’s last blog post..The Easy Way Out- My Love Life

  14. 14 windyridge

    I watched some of the Olympics via CBC too and discovered the details of other more obscure countries! It was a nice break from Everything US, All the time.

    Sounds like you had a great trip!

    windyridge’s last blog post..Moose Play

  15. 15 Eric "Speedcat Hollydale"

    WOW! Fun post … I feel like I was in Canada myself. So, “Tim Horton’s” stinks??? I need to know!! :-)

    Eric “Speedcat Hollydale”‘s last blog post..Biden Punch

  16. 16 Jac

    I think you should look into visiting the beautiful pacific northwest… the cultural differences aren’t as vast, but I hear the company is good. =)

  17. 17 ElGuappa

    You are hysterical! Loved your Canada write-up…Next time, go west. Vancouver is GORGEOUS and makes Toronto look like Calcutta after the a-bomb. I agree tho, Queen St and Chinatown rock. It’s a great city to visit. And we definitely have the care-a-mel accent, none of that CAR-mel nonsense lol. Great blog. Ciao.

  18. 18 Chelle B.

    That looked like such fun! Now I want a slushie.

    I am waiting for the “I Chased A Grizzly Bear At Yellowstone Park So You Don’t Have To” post… although, I could write that one myself!!

    Come visit me and I’ll take you to my ‘backyard’ so you can chase one too hehe! :)

  19. 19 Renee

    Picked up the Timmys addiction did you? Everytime we love leave the country our first stop is at a Timmys to recharge the minute we get on Cannuck soil. I swear they put something in the water the whole country is addicted.

    Renee’s last blog post..National Pro-Life Unions, says Obama Has Betrayed The Black Community

  20. 20 Regan

    Oh! You forgot to mention the ‘EAT-MORE’ bar I got! I never ate it…. I really only bought it because I liked the name. And I saw the Ketchup Lays, too. The looked gross, so can you have a post called ‘I ate ketchup flavored potato chips so you don’t have to’.

    Saude! ((Sah – oo – dje)) I pronouce it how you would say saute ((Saw – tay)) except with a D ((Saw – day)).

  21. 21 JD

    brooke regans friend: Maybe next time Regan goes on a road trip, she’ll take you along!

    Meg: Thanks! It’s good to be back. It’s good to be off my feet, I should say. I literally spent the entire weekend in bed.

    Florida Girl in Sydney: Oh, come on! You’ve got Vegemite there, right? That’s gotta be worse than a tomato paste slushie. Anyway, we were so thirsty we kept drinking them, so they couldn’t have been toooooo bad.

    windyridge: It was a nice break seeing a different perspective. The trip was lots of fun. One of the many things I was happy to do so you don’t have to.

    Eric “Speedcat Hollydale”: Whee! NO! Tim Horton’s is the opposite of stink! I hoped I emphasized that any visitor to Canada should definitely go immediately to TH and scarf down some coffee and donuts. Specifically the “Canadian Maple.”

    Jac! I’ve heard good things about the inhabitants of that area. Is it true that they really have Snoop Dogg-style welcome mats and garish “Last Supper” tapestries in their homes?

    ElGuappa: Wow! Calcutta after the A-bomb! That’s pretty bad. Now I really want to go to Vancouver. I’ve heard great things about it. Thanks so much for stopping by. I’m a fan of your blog, too!

    Chelle B.: A tomato paste slushie? I know where you can get one. Oh, boy. Grizzly bears may be out of my league. I faint when I see a spider. But I’d love to visit . . .

    Renee: It really was as good as everyone says. The coffee . . . those donuts . . . I regret we only made one stop. If it had been a bit closer to our hotel, I would have lived there. YAY!

    Regan: Saude! YES! I forgot the Eat More candy bar. I should’ve taken a picture. I can’t believe you haven’t eaten that thing. It must not be very good, if they tell you to eat more. I didn’t try the ketchup chips, but I will. Very soon.

  22. 22 Stephanie in KY

    JD, you’re just so much fun. Although I am usually glad that you do things so I don’t have to, I’m jealous that you went to the top of the CN Tower for me. I LOVE heights, so I would definitely be one of those people lying down on the glass floor!

    Also, I thought of something that you could do so I don’t have to…have you ever been horseback riding? I’m terrified of those enormous beasts. Thanks for the great post about your trip!

  23. 23 Tim

    Glad you had a good time in Canada!
    That’s weird about finding it hard to buy beer. In Alberta youcan get it from numerous beer stores, and country gas stations, as well as liquor stores in the parking lots of each grocery supermarket.Sounds like some sort of conspiracy!I am on a trip to British Columbia right now. Our main criterion for a hotel is usually,”are we close enough to a Tim Horton’s?” It is the best and cheapest place to feed the kids etc. each morning. We don’t get them any coffee, though, no matter how much they beg.
    I think everyone in Canada heard about “mysteriosis” and we then collectively went through what we ate for the last couple of weeks. I’m clean, unless there was mystery meat in that one gas station convenience store sub I had one day.
    So what is this with the US only showing US stuff about the Olympics? That doesn’t sound right to me. How can that be called ‘news’ or ‘coverage’?

    Tim’s last blog post..Giving Away Our Very First Redneck Beer Gift Basket!

  24. 24 Tiggy

    Glad you had a good time in TO! You’re right about the crosswalks though, taxi drivers score extra kudos points for hitting tourists so you have to be careful.

    Most people in Toronto are not drunk, but that is probably because they are too stoned to remember what time the Beer Store closes.

    If you’re heading to Canada again, head to Halifax! We have great bars, awesome beaches and lots of hunky men.

    Tiggy’s last blog post..Drugs In Sport – Now There’s An Idea!

  25. 25 Canucklehead

    OK – next to you head north I am meeting you for sure! I actually lived just west of Chinatown (Little Italy) and walked down Queen St on my way to and from work every day. Sadly, I don’t make it back very often – in fact you have visited Toronto more times than me this year. I’m glad to hear you had fun and would like to apologize for our manslaughter attempt on behalf on my country. Cheers!

  26. 26 Bill Libbey

    The thing about Americans and Canada is this…. we up here in Canada are like America’s attic. Every once in awhile, you folks come up here and say: Wow – look at all the cool stuff!

  27. 27 Natural

    sounds like a blast.

    I asked for a “car-mel” latte and was given a “care-a-mel” latte. LOL

    you’ve only used a cell phone twice. i thought i was anti-phone

    Natural’s last blog post..Doggone, Grandma

  28. 28 Monique

    It sounds like you had SO much fun. I am planning to see Toronto next year and you just made me even more excited about my own trip!

    Monique’s last blog post..Eating Like A 2 Year Old

  29. 29 Jeff

    One tip about Kathy… it’s MUCH easier to text with her when she actually has her phone with her. I’m just saying.

    Loved your pics. You did a lot more things in both places so I didn’t have to. Especially contracting mysteriosis!

    Jeff’s last blog post..Take a walk on the wild side

  30. 30 JD

    Stephanie in KY: Aw, thanks. You would really have loved the CN Tower. And we didn’t even go up to the highest part (that cost extra and we are cheap). I don’t mind heights, but that glass floor almost did me in. It just seemed so wrong. I’ll have to think about the horse thing. I’m a little skeered of them, too. It just seems so easy to fall off. I’m not saying no, tho!

    Tim: Yes! We definitely enjoyed your country very much, even tho the beer was scarce. I would eat at TH every day if I could. I actually found a list of products that were suspected of mysteriosis, and the Schneiders hot dogs were not on the list, so I think we’re good. If there’s a recall on Canadian candy bars, tho, I’m in trouble.

    Tiggy: Halifax sounds like my kind of place! I did find Torontian men to be rather nice, but whenever someone uses the term “hunky,” I can’t resist.

    Bill Libbey: You’re right! And we should all remember to visit the attic more often—there’s so much cool stuff up there!

    Natural: Well, now that I know how to text, you can’t tear me away from my phone. Of course, it takes me about a week to type one sentence, but who’s in a hurry these days?

    Monique: It really was fun. You’ll have a blast. Toronto is a lovely city, and you should try to squeeze in a visit to the Falls, too, if you can.

    Jeff: HA! Funny. Poor Kathy. At least she knew how to use all caps when she texted. I never did figure that out. Boy, I hope we didn’t get mysteriosis. That would suck. Your pix were great too: your kids are so CUTE!

  31. 31 Mike

    Nice to see that you enjoyed your stay in Canada…
    Now, for the Beer part… If you want beer at least until 3 AM, you’ll want to visit Montreal. Best bars and best party people there ;)

    Mike’s last blog post..22 Links About Lego

  32. 32 dcr

    You do realize that you don’t have to leave the U.S. to go to Tim Horton’s, right? Until I just looked it up in Wikipedia, I didn’t know they were a Canadian thing.

    dcr’s last blog post..Blue Monday

  33. 33 JD

    Canucklehead! (You got trapped in Akismet’s clutches for a while.) Your apology is accepted, and all attempts will be made for a 2009 Blog-a-palooza SOMEwhere. Maybe Little Italy!

    Mike: Duly noted. I guess we’ll take separate vacations next time, as Dave is the beer drinker and I go to bed at 9. But I’ve heard great things about Montreal BESIDES the beer availability, so I’m definitely going.

    dcr: Yup! But believe me, it’s well worth the trip. I’m thinking up popping up there today for breakfast. (drools)

  34. 34 Biffybeans

    Too funny. I love reading your stuff. Can’t wait for the book. :o)

    Biffybeans’s last blog post..Me with Kirk & James of Metallica, & the upcoming “Death Magnetic” disc.

  35. 35 The Incredible Woody

    I am relieved – I was afraid there for a minute that you didn’t do nude and I was going to have to step up to the plate!!

    Sounds like you had a great vacation!

  36. 36 Musing

    So glad you enjoyed yourself! Sounds wonderful!

    And I’m so relieved you did the CN Tower for me. I’m afraid of heights and would have passed out for sure.

    Musing’s last blog post..PAR-TAY

  37. 37 zach

    You didn’t get a chance to go to Second City Toronto! Awesome laughs and you could’ve taken part in improv! They even have a funny little poke at your yanks: “barack to the future”.


  38. 38 JD

    Biffybeans: Thank you! The book, eh . . . ? Hmmm. Now there’s an idea!

    The Incredible Woody: (love the new “alias”!) No worries! All your nude activities (except bowling) will be taken care of. It was a great vacation. Even the nude parts!

    Musing: It was fun! And the Tower was OK. I’m fine with heights as long as I feel surrounded by substantial floor, ceiling, and walls (ie, not floors made of glass).

    zach: “Barack to the Future” sounds awesome, but I am terrified of being pulled into an improv routine. Let me be a spectator, I beg you!

  39. 39 Hiking Arizona

    Looks like a very cool place to visit. I lived in central Wisconsin for 20 years, and never managed to make it up there. I hope to in the future though.

    Hiking Arizona’s last blog post..A Drive Along The Apache Trail

  40. 40 Jay

    I’m afraid though I went up the CN tower, I did NOT stand on the reinforced glass floor. I simply couldn’t do it! There were fragile looking women casual strolling across it without a care, tubby young pre-teens jumping up and down and swinging from the rails, elderly people tottering across it … but I couldn’t bring myself to put more than one foot on it.

    Don’t they know that’s certain death down there? ?

    Thank you! Thank you SO MUCH for walking on that thing so I didn’t have to!!

    Jay’s last blog post..The Quilt Gremlin

  41. 41 JD

    Hiking Arizona: It’s definitely worth the trip—if only for the candy bars!

    Jay:shivers I know! It was really hard, but I felt I had to do it. I don’t know how people think they can lie on it and jump up and down: DEATH!

  42. 42 Tim

    Looks like if you didn’t eat any Maple Leaf sandwich meat, you probably don’t have mysteriosis. You can stop holding your tummy now :)

    Tim’s last blog post..Giving Away Our Very First Redneck Beer Gift Basket!

  43. 43 Cathouse Teri

    That is so cool! But when you go somewhere for me, I’d like you to rent a car. :)

    Cathouse Teri’s last blog post..A Person’s A Person, No Matter How Small

  44. 44 JD

    Tim: Yeah, I checked the list of tainted products, and we are safe. Too bad I may have eaten a raw-ish hamburger yesterday (clutches stomach)

    Cathouse Teri: Y’know, we did rent a car, but driving in Toronto seemed sort of terrifying, and parking rates were sky-high. It just seemed easier to walk. But for you, next time, we’ll drive everywhere.

  45. 45 fragileheart

    Oh yay!! This is the best review I’ve seen of Toronto in a long time!! So glad you enjoyed our wonderful city. Too bad I couldn’t meet you girls!

    fragileheart’s last blog post..A simple, customizable footrest

  46. 46 Jenny

    “I Sightsaw” … girl you are nuts. In a good way.

    Jenny’s last blog post..Chow Time

  47. 47 Lisa

    So that’s what Tim Horton’s is! I had heard this mentioned before but had no clue. Coffee and donuts, yum!

    Lisa’s last blog post..A Weekend in Paris Gourmet Food Gift Basket

  48. 48 JD

    fragileheart: Thanks! I’m glad you enjoyed it. Maybe next year?

    Jenny: I was hoping someone would get that that was a joke and not a typo. Thank you!

    Lisa: YES! And now you must go immediately. Get the English Toffee coffee and a Canadian Maple donut. NOW!

  49. 49 Koolmotor

    You didn’t go look at Maple Leaf Gardens? (Don’t you hate it when you go somewhere and someone asks about things you didn’t do?)

    I haven’t gotten into Canadian candy but I do like Tim Horton’s coffee. When I’m in Grand Rapids in November I might make a side trip to Lansing to get a couple of cans.

  50. 50 JD

    Koolmotor: Some old guy recommended Maple Leaf Gardens, but I thought he was just blathering on about something.

    Is the TH you buy in a can as good as what you get in the shop?

  51. 51 flit

    You only went to Timmie’s once the whole time you were here? That’s just not right!

    flit’s last blog post..Back to School Shopping

  52. 52 JD

    flit: If only I’d known how good it was going to be, I’d have gone 3 times a day, every day we were there. Next time . . .


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