I'm a full-time wife and mom of two adorable boys. When I'm not busy trying to keep up with them I enjoy photography, traveling, planning parties and a little bit of reading.

In February of 2008 I was diagnosed with an incurable terminal lung illness, though God promised me a full and complete healing. While we wait for His timing, we're taking it one day at a time, and standing in awe of how God's using all of this for His glory. The tough road we've traveled has given us a new perspective on the fragility of life. Memories are more important to us than ever before. The goal of this blog is to share some of our family life - the ups and downs, the joys and probably some of the pains as well. It's mostly meant as a personal journal of sorts, but you're welcome to share in it. We'd like to take this opportunity to say ...


Monday, February 9, 2009

North Meets South

My last two years of high school were spent at a Christian boarding school in Canada - a few miles upstream from Niagara Falls. Those were two of my happiest years in school. A large percentage of the students weren't Canadian (or American). I think during the two years I attended there were students from nine countries.

There are lots of fabulous things that come from Canada - the world's best hockey (The Maple Leafs), fabulous maple syrup, the zipper, "eh?", and of course, my personal favorite - Tim Horton's. Since graduation, and my migration back south, I've missed Tim Horton's something terrible. (Dunkin' Donuts doesn't hold a candle to it!)

Well, this past weekend we visited my mother (in Wheeling, WV). I was absolutely ecstatic when we drove through town, and past ... you guessed it ... TIMMY'S! My mother was hosting a party at her house on Sunday (unfortunately it started after we had to leave to drive home), and used Timbits as her dessert. While we were at her house, each of us snuck some (shh! don't tell!) On our way out of town, we visited their drive-thru, and picked up a box of our own.
The box is now empty. Maybe we should have bought the large one instead of the mid-size. Even looking at these pictures is making my mouth water. But they were a bit of heaven on earth while they lasted. I don't know where all Tim Horton's has spread to in the US. But, if you ever drive past one. Take my advice and stop in for a sample. You won't regret it! (By the way, my personal favorite is the sour cream variety!)
In my opinion (not that you asked), Tim Horton's is Canada's most valuable export!


Beth Crabtree Hunter said...

I don't know if you're a coffee drinker or not but I could have sworn that I saw Tim Horton coffee on the shelves at Wegmans. Just thought I'd pass along the tip.

KGM said...

There is a Tim Horton's in Columbus... okay there are probably several, but they put one in with a Wendy's on my side of town while I was still in High School. I was excited about the one in Wheeling, but never did go through it. It is a little weird to see it there instead of Rax though.

Julia Feitner said...

Yeah - I miss Rax. We have Arby's around here. But there's nothing quite like Rax's deluxe roast beef sandwich with mayo on it.