Saturday, September 13, 2014

Not Timmins

There is a lot of Canadian shield. It would be more enjoyable without the rain and cold.

But Rouyn-Noranda provided a warm, dry respite. 

Toto, I've a feeling we're not in Timmins any more.  
The weather cut our ride short today, so we stopped at Val-d'or.   It has been a pleasant few hours.  Val-d'or has good food, and seems to have vitality and a sense of place. 

TripAdvisor rates the Bar Bistro l'Entracte #1. Whatever - it was very good. 

Timmins on the other hand, was a disappointment.  Although signs of wealth - lots of car dealerships and billboards for "investment advisors", the downtown is a wasteland. The London Restaurant and Tavern - decent Chinese and Canadian food, was not only a cliché but the only non-chain restaurant we found still in operation. 

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