Sunday, 15 June 2008

Bonjour Canada!

Here we are in Canada; we arrived on Friday, driving from St Albans in Vermont all the way across to Guelph in Ontario in one day. We're staying with my aunt which is great as it means we get to do all those normal things that living in a house rather than a hotel allow such as sitting on a sofa, having barbecues and eating home-cooked food. Hooray! I don't mean to sound ungrateful, but sometimes it can actually get boring having to go out to eat three times a day, every day; we were just craving simple food like a cheese sandwich or a jacket potato. In America it's almost impossible to get a sandwich with just one filling - a cheese sandwich invariably also includes lettuce, tomato, onion, mayonnaise, mustard, and sometimes even a slice of ham and, of course, once all those ingredients go between the two slices of bread the sandwich is about 4 inches high and it's quite an effort to even take a bite out of it. So getting to Aunty Pauline's means we can eat sandwiches with just cheese, and jacket potatoes, and plenty of vegetables, and everything is in a manageable size!

Of course, we count ourselves lucky to have got to Guelph in one piece after driving along Highway 401 through Toronto. The drivers were absolutely crazy, constantly cutting each other up, undertaking, overtaking, squeezing in to the tiniest spaces imaginable. Quite possibly the worse driving we have seen on this entire trip, which is saying something after Honduras. I must admit I was very surprised as I've always thought of Canadians as being quite sedate; hubby thinks perhaps it is the French influence.

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