December 14, 2010 1 Comment
Bone chilling cold, piercing squalls…
Chin tightly tucked into your chest
Pressing forward against the odds
Armed with an toque, scarf, several layers of fleece, winter coat and mittens
Howling winds stinging exposed skin
Making eyes water
As the cold sun rays reflecting against the crispy white snow
Painful and blinding
Carving out a not so well trotted path
All in the name of love…
For Tim Horton’s coffee…
Braving the piercing -27•C artic winds… and snow squalls
The knee deep snow (in my kneck of the woods, where its not nearly as bad)
I faced the Canadian winter all for a
Tim Horton’s hot chocolate.
I mean seriously.
Have you ever had a Tim Horton’s hot chocolate?
If you had, you’d do the same.
It’s not even truly WINTER yet… but SW Ontario has been hit with an over eager Mother Winter … several weeks early. In London, Ontario – in less than 48 hrs, they were hit with over 3’ of snow! I once lived there, in the snowbelt. Last night, the OPP issued a state of emergency as over 300 motorists were stranded on highway 402 (Lambton County) where winds of over 65 kmph made for very icy roads and blinding snow squall conditions. The Army has been called in to help.
It’s that bad in many areas.
But you know what… guess where many of these stranded motorists were put for safe-keeping while they figure out what to do?
At a nearby Tim Horton’s.
It’s a true Canadian winter.
We haven’t seen this in many years.
Mother Winter has arrived…
With great fury.
She’s got a bone to pick with us all.
But she won’t come between a Canadian and his/her hockey & a Tim Horton’s coffee.
She won’t dare.
Don’t mess with our Canadian institutions.
Stay safe and warm out there.
Winter is upon many of us.
And it ain’t pretty.
But at least… I can warm my frozen tooch off with a hot chocolate from a favorite drinking spot…
Good ol’ Tim Horton’s