Sunday, July 18, 2010
Another long day ahead. Stopped for breakfast at Tim Horton's. Tim was a Canadian professional ice hockey player who co-founded this donut & coffee shop chain, now Canada's largest restaurant chain!
We drove west, making a gas stop in Portage la Prairie, also home to the Largest Coca-Cola Can in the World:
In 1934, the Civilian Conservation Corp or Campers (CCC) built the Historic Lodge, as well as roads and bridges, and participated in planting in the Garden.
The Bulova Watch Company gave a gift of a large clock, a duplicate of one in Bern, Switzerland, in 1966. It was replaced in 2005. The floral design changes every year.
Although we had been meandering between Canada and the U.S. in the International Peace Garden, when we drove out, we had to go through Customs and Immigration. We drew the lucky straw to be pulled over to have our documents scrutinized and our car and belongings thoroughly searched. Apparently not many people make the sort of trip we are making! Or was it because we resided in Florida, but had a rental car with California plates?
With stomachs growling, we finally arrived in Dunseith, the nearest town, and stopped for lunch in what seemed to be the only restaurant, Dale's Cafe.