Last time I went to Montreal, I went to Tim Hortons daily. The ladies even pretended to understand my fractured French. On this trip, I have not gone closer to Tim Horton's than waving as I drove by on the way to the place with the maple leaf on its logo. It isn't for the food at McDonalds, and it isn't even that McDonalds seem to have bike racks a LOT more than Tim. But Tim is losing out in another way, and it isn't even because their "always fresh" donuts are really frozen.
Why the big change? Well, it is the combination of a hotel that feels it appropriate to charge $12/day for Internet access; with free WiFi at McDonalds. Where is Starbucks when one needs them? I have been to McDonalds more this week than in the last decade in the US. I understand those maple leaves on the arches now. "Double Hamburger avec fromage, sans ketchup, s'il vous plait!" McDonalds coffee is drinkable. I needed to lose weight anyway...
- Posted using BlogPress from my iPad at a Canadian McDonalds with free WiFi
Subject Matter Mostly it's about local transportation cycling, as it exists in the here and now. It's got a smattering of other gratuitous toy recreation thrown in to keep y'all a little off balance. For those that don't know me, toy recreation means English & Italian cars, aircraft - and downhill skiing.