So -- it felt right, a while back, when I got a message from a Blogger named Lynne in England who was thinking of moving to Nova Scotia. We corresponded and she asked questions which I tried to answer. Now she's here on a much-aniticipated exploratory visit. Amy-Lynn and I met her for coffee in Halifax and offered to show her around. It was a marvellous when the three of us hit it off.
|Our first get-together. We hit it off right away.|
Today we took Lynne on a whirlwind magical, mystery tour. Her head must have been spinning as we chattered on about the places we were visiting: Fisherman's Cove, McCormack's board walk, Hartlen Point, Silver Sands beach, the Cow Bay Moose and Rainbow Haven. It's a pity it was so darn cold or we could have done some beach walking.
|Lynne and Amy-Lynn hustle back to the warmth of the car.|
But the piece de resistance was a trip to "Timmies". Tim Hortons is a coffee chain in Canada, that is a beacon of success in the Canadian coffee shop landscape. We think of it as being iconicly Canadian.* Heck, there is even a Tim Hortons on the Canadian Forces Base in Kandahar, Afghanistan !
Lynne's "Timmies" tutorial was extensive with an explanation of everything from "double-doubles" to "Tim bits", culminating in a lesson on how to "Roll up the Rim to win".
|Lynne captures her very first shot at "Rolling up the Rim" and reveals "Please Play Again"|
|The other patrons were most envious of our personalized service.|
Something tells me it won't be her last trip to Tim Hortons. I hope Lynne doesn't think that "Timmies" always provides table service to everyone.
* We studiously ignore the fact that our Canadian icon is now American owned.