Day 6 Tim Horton's is overrated

Trip Start Aug 25, 2010
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Trip End Oct 18, 2010


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Flag of Canada  , Alberta,
Monday, August 30, 2010

When you walk into a Canadian service station, you can't walk up to the oven and grab a hot pie or sausage roll with sauce. The pride and joy of each country town is not it's local bakery, with gold medal winning meat pie. No, in Canada, the food of choice for tradies, commuters, and roadtrippers is donuts and filter coffee, served up at one of more than 3,000 across Canada.

We sampled TH at a small town called Rocky Mountain House, enroute to Jasper. The sandwiches were ok, the coffee was up to suburban Brisbane standards, but the doughnuts were... the same as Crispy Creme donuts. So all in all, I think canadians have been taken for a ride. Tim Horton may have been a hockey hero, but it's time to ditch the legend and find another way to get the sugar and caffeine fix. What's wrong with 4'n'twenty pie and a breaka iced coffee? (Big M if you're in Melbourne, Farmers' Union if you are in Adelaide, etc).

Suffice to say the Prairie portion of the drive was mild, apart from the trains, perhaps even boring. But hit the foothills, and words are no match for the photos, and I will say no more.

By the way did you know that JK Galbraith and Pamela Anderson are both Canadian?
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