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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Oh, Canadia

After visiting Niagara Falls, I insisted that we take the Canadian route back home.

I'd never been to Canada before, so I was excited to experience this new culture and new landscape.

But lo and behold!
CANADA LOOKS AN AWFUL LOT LIKE THE U.S.

They don't even drive on the wrong side of the road! And not a single person has ended a sentence with "eh."
No moose have crossed the road in front of us.

No mounties.

And the pancake syrup at breakfast was fake, just like in the States.

I have a sneaking suspicion that Detroit tomorrow will be more of a culture shock than this place that claims to be Canada.

We DID eat at a place called "Moose Winooski's". It had a Canadian flag out front--and a cartoon moose--so we knew this might finally provide us with some intercultural experiences. And sure enough, we had our first taste of "Poutine" [poo-teen?], a traditional canadian delicacy comprised of french fries, gravy and goey, melty cheese curds. The waitress apologized and rushed to bring us some ketchup and vinegar for it as well. Yummy it was.

As was the schnitzel.

9 comments:

{Jodie} said...

Could be worse... your title could've read "Oh, Candida" (like I thought when I first saw it at a glance).

See... it could always be worse. And that's something that even your friend who bails you out of everything couldn't assist you with. :)

ET @ Titus2:3-5 said...

Poutine is pretty fantastic, isn't it?! You can get it anywhere they sell fries around here.

The big difference I've noticed b/w Canada and the US is the way the land is "divided." The US divided their states based on terrain (at least that's my theory, having visited three whole times). Each state looks different. Here in Canada, they just tried to draw straight vertical lines up the map. So you find some wild terrain changes in the middle of the provinces.

I have to tell you, if you REALLY want to see Canada, you must visit the Canadian Rockies. There is nothing in the US that compares to their majesty! If you ever do that, give us a call, eh! :)

Big Doofus (Roger) said...

I've never been to Canada but I've seen pictures in the library (from the Bahamas).

Anonymous said...

I'm usually a lurker but I had to comment as you were not to far from us. Niagara Falls only 3 hours away. Welcome to Canada & hope you enjoyed your stay!!

Mighty Morphin' Mama said...

I had to laugh at the apology thing, because it really is true. We are painfully polite. I hope you enjoyed your poutine, sooo yummy.

Jane said...

Great fun and adventure. Thanks for sharing. Keep up the good posting. By the way, there's a new social networking site dedicated to parents and kids, it's called Bluepixo.com - it's a place for Moms, Dads, and Kids! Now, there’s even a chance to win a free iPod Nano!. It would be so nice of you to join our parents’ forums and polls. Thanks a lot and have a great day!

Charles said...

Um, it's August 12th; where on earth are you? Did they capture you on the other side of the Northern border and you've lost access to the "worldwide(except Canada)web"?

Alas, alas.

KarlaJDickinson said...

Where are you??????? Did you go on a blog-strike FOR REAL this time??? :-(

Roses Are Red, Violets are Violet said...

OK. I have gone back and caught up on your blog and you haven't posted in a month. What up with that??? Come on! Get ta writin, boy! LOL

It was OK for me to go on a bloggy hiatus...but not YOU. You're actually funny.