Thursday, August 7, 2008

You know you're in Canada when...

The packaging is bilingual.

You get to shop along the Danforth with a sis.

You have to sort your garbage (refuse, recycling, organic).

Milk comes in bags.


McDonald's has a maple leaf on its sign.

It's beautiful...

(And, just so you guys know, I'm typing from a little government building on the side of the highway near Sharbot Lake Provincial Park. The bathroom smells like sulfur because of the water around here. So, you "wash" your hands with hand sanitizer. They're letting me use the internet for free with the understanding that I'm to hop off if someone comes in to do a job search. After I post this, my sisters and I are headed to a tea shop for a coffee and a butter tart.)

21 comments:

Gina Black said...

OMG I've always wanted a butter tart.

Travis Erwin said...

Looks like a good time. Have a tart for me. ;)

Bina said...

Things are Bi-lingual? Hmmm, I never knew that. And yes, it's beautiful! Maybe one day I'll get to see that country.

Charles Gramlich said...

Milk in a bag? That's just so wrong. ;)

~Virginia~ said...

i heard about the bagged milk! interesting and odd concept all at the same time. :) glad you're having fun!

Annie said...

Milk in bags! I love it! As to the recycling...I had no idea there were folks besides oregonians who sorted their trash. Will wonders never cease!

Have a grand time up North :)

debra said...

I hope you are having a very fun time with your very fun family. I love these posts !!!!!

Maureen McGowan said...

So glad to have you back in our home and native land!

Can't wait to see you when you get back to the city!

We can go out on the Danforth again :-)

Laura said...

You forgot Coffee Crisp and Tim Hortons! And government agencies letting you post blogs! Too Canadian!!!!!!

Glad you are having a great time!

laughingwolf said...

timmy hortense, for the coffee/tart, of course! ;) lol

gabe said...

I never saw that cdn flag on the mcdonald's logo before. And not all cdns get their milk from bags - just so you know :)
Welcome to our home and native land!
-gabe

Bee said...

Do you find Canada more beautiful than California?

Please describe the butter tart as I have an intense interest in baked goods.

Don Mills Diva said...

What - milk doesn't come in bags in the US?

Barbara Martin said...

Wait until you get home and find the on.ca and gc.ca have been visiting your blog.

Hope you're having a grand time here. You must, having coffee and butter tarts!

deboradale said...

Wow, it all sounds like NY! That is, except for the McDonalds maple leaf and the sulfur water situation (NY water is the best, IMO).

I have to say, you seem to be feeling at home there and it's making me want to visit as well. A butter tart, huh? Never heard of it before but it sounds rich and wonderful. Enjoy!

~Debbie

Angela said...

Milk can come in so many different containers bag, box, glass, plastic, and I don't doubt aluminum

Sounds fun

Smiles

Just a Plane Ride Away said...

It looks like you are having a wonderful time!! It's nice of you to take some time out to share some pics :-)

laughingwolf said...

rats, google ate my post grrrr

come to my page for your award....

Eileen said...

Ah love the butter tart.

Welcome to Canada!!!

Barrie said...

So, Gabe, is milk not available in bags in Manitoba? I love the bag option. Those bags are great for freezer storage.

Sarakastic said...

I'm calling everything salada from now on.