I did Bermuda, which is not my hometown, but I did spend 18 years on the island so felt imminently qualified.
Well, I had my hands slapped by Chris K, an old and dear friend. (clarification - She's not old, our friendship is) Here's what she had to say:
I went to your blogspot tonight just to check up on you and noticed that you did not want to do the Thunder Bay Hometown Meme because, and I quote, there’s “not much fodder there”. I’m aghast! Now, I stayed until I was 30, so maybe I got more of the flavour of our beloved city than you did. *G* With that in mind, I’m answering the questions in hopes of reminding you of all that northwestern Ontario has to offer! (Now, note I’m not there any longer and wouldn’t move back on a bet, BUT I do love to go back to visit and it ain’t cuz my family is there, I can assure you!)
Best Place to Eat: Well, the Hoito is an easy answer (mainly because it’s true!) But for a fab evening out for fine Italian dining you’ve got Armando’s and Vincenzo’s, and Harrington Court has always impressed the heck out of me for just about everything they do.
Best Shopping Mall: *sigh* Gotta be Intercity; all the others suck! *L*
Best Tourism Attraction: Again, the Giant; the view from Hillcrest Park is particularly spectacular. We’ve also got Old Fort William which, believe it or not, is pretty good! Also Sibley, the amethyst mine, Eino’s Saunas out on the highway.
Place For the Kids: Uh…having a little trouble with that one…this could explain all the petty crime…*L* Is Wiggles & Giggles still open? (Wylie's note: NO. But there is cool mini-golf dome!)
Popular Outdoor Activity: Skating, skiing, snowmobiling…in the summer I’d have to say lighting fires in the bush or drinking in a rock quarry…
Breathtaking Views: Hillcrest Park , the rock cuts on both sides of the highway, anywhere in downtown PA for Lake Superior…I think I’m seeing the problem, you’re a Fort William girl! *L*
Only Found in THUNDER BAY : Persians! (I still miss them) (Wylie's note: these are scrumptious cinnamon buns with pink icing - to die for)
This is a public service announcement courtesy of someone for whom time has softened all the bad memories…. *L*
--Chris : )
Thanks for letting the blogosphere know just what a quaint little spot it is.
(And you're off the hook with the picture 'cause I couldn't find my yearbook. Lucky ;)