Other than the sand and the heat, life in the ME can often seem quite like life in Canada.
But once in a while, you get these reminders of exactly how different things are.
Smilin' Vic recently told me that the Royal Canadian Mounted Police were retiring the Crown Victoria ... don't quote me on this, but I think the RCMP have been popping into Tim Horton's in Crown Vic's since the 70's or 80's. It truly seems like the end of an era.
But Smilin' Vic said that the RCMP's new ride, the "Inceptor" (cue 'dom dom DOM'), was a mean beast, and would outshine the Crown Vic by far.
I was impressed. Super cool AWD mean machines meant to brave the harshest Canadian weather and deepest potholes in the RCMP's quest to eradicate crime for once and for all. Real bad-ass police wheels. Canadian cops rock!
While far, far away, in another universe ....
All of a sudden, the RCMP's wheels don't seem quite so fierce?