My travels to Canada over the past month have been extremely interesting. Here are some things I’ve learned:
*Life is much slower in rural Ontario – then again it’s slower in most rural areas.
*The speed limit on Ontario’s highways is about 50mph. That makes for a long drive.
*Refills are not free at most places.
*They don’t put much ice in any drinks (I think it’s because they see ice most of the year-round.)
*Don’t order the tea – it’s not anything like sweet tea from McAllister’s. (that’s for you, Dad)
*People are more trendy. It’s a little surprising for rural areas – but these kids are pierced, tatoo’d, with wild hair colors.
*Don’t let 1.19 on the gas sign fool you – that’s for the litre (not liter or gallon). 🙂
*Hotels aren’t an option here, it’s mostly mom and pop owned motels – don’t expect any perks, but do expect friendly smiles.
*Fast food is more expensive – meals are more expensive by $1.50 or so.
*I’m having to relearn to say a few words: about, process, project.
*Few things are stated as fact, they’re mostly questions – though they don’t use ‘eh near as much as we make fun of them for. They say “right?”
I’ll share more after my next trip – almost time to go home now… 🙂