You can really drive fast in Canada. The Last Dance crew borrowed a car from the marina in Britt to drive to a grocery for reprovisioning. The route included a portion of the Trans Canada Highway, a major road which runs from the Atlantic to the Pacific ocean. The speed in the photo was not the highest reached. When we were traveling 120, Jill did not want the driver taking photos. The speed is not as high as it seems to Americans. Canada, like the rest of the world, uses the metric system. Well, there are two other countries other than the US that do not use metric measurements - Myanmar and Liberia.
Canada uses the dollar in money exchange. But, it is the Canada dollar . . . and it has the Queen of England on the front. There are no dollar bills. The coin on the right, which has the Queen on the front and a Loon on the reverse, is a Canadian dollar coin. It is called a Loonie for the bird. The coin on the left, copper with a ring of aluminum, is the two dollar coin, called the Toonie, since it is worth two Loonies. The Toonie has the Queen on the front and a bear on the reverse. The folding money is also quite different. The American term, paper money, would seem quite inappropriate since the bills feel like plastic. The brown areas around the Parliament Building (lower right) and around the maple leaf (on the left) are not brown - they are clear. The brown is the table showing through the bill. There are no pennies. Prices are still made to the 100th of a dollar, but when making a purchase using cash, the total is rounded to the nearest 5 cents. It all seems so sensible.