On a fateful evening in July I drove past the remnants of a summertime haunt on the outskirts of St. Thomas, Ont. My family and I faithfully frequented The Polar King for footlongs, french fries and always a vanilla soft-serve dipped in butterscotch.
Although the charming roadside pit stop no longer exists, it got me thinking, “Surely, this country must be busting at the seams with similar off-the-beaten-track food destinations.”
It got me thinking of some other stuff, like:
- “I could find those pit stops.”
- “I could ask readers for their help.”
- “In fact, I could build an interactive map of those spots. All readers would have to do is click on the map pin for important information.”
I invited you to submit your favourite roadside destination. Boy, did you deliver.
So let me introduce you to the first edition of the Great Canadian Pit Stop map:
*Please click on the image below to access the interactive map.
There’s bound to be more, so leave your comments below, on the map’s page, or email them to email@example.com. I”ll be sure to add your suggestions to the second edition next summer. That’s right, the second edition.
Thursday, August 30, 2012