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Canada

Canada    Journeys of a Technogypsie


Canada is the largest land-mass of a country in the Americas and extends geographically from the Atlantic Ocean in the east to the Pacific ocean in the west, North to the Arctic Ocean, and is bordered to the south by the United States. It’s the world’s second largest country by total land area. The term “Canada” comes from a St. Lawrence Iroquoian word “Kanata” meaning “village” or “Settlement”. The word was first applied to the territory in 1535 when inhabitants of present-day Quebec used the word to direct explorer Jacques Cartier to the village of Standacona. Historically Canada was inhabited for a millennia by various groups of aboriginals, but was first invaded by Europeans in the late 15th century by both France and Britain. When France ceded with its American colonies in 1763 after the Seven Years War, many of the loyalists inhabited what is now Quebec. In 1867 with the union of 3 British North American colonies through confederation, tied together with the French, Canada was formed as a federal dominion of four provinces. Until 1982, Canada had various levels of dependency on the British parliament. Canada is now a federation compromises ten provinces and three territories, labelling itself as a parliamentary democracy and a constitutional monarchy with Queen Elizabeth II as its head of state. Canada is bi-lingual, both French as English as their official languages. Canada is extremely technologically advanced and industrialized, making a very diversified economy based on its natural resources and trade with the United States of America.

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Texas Roadhouse

Texas Roadhouse

http://www.texasroadhouse.com/ * 595 S. 8th Street * Colorado Springs, CO 80905 * Phone: 719-473-9711 * Fax: 719-473-9715

Well it’s definitely an American chain restaurant with over 310 locations in over 44 states. This cookie-cutter establishment was founded by Kent Taylor who wanted to bring good steaks, ribs, and beer to the American population for an affordable price. They wanted to merge the bar-room experience with the family restaurant kind. Peanut shells all over the floor, its a ruggid mess. They hand-cut their steaks and claim award-winning ribs, and blab about home-cookin’ and everything being made from scratch. Its a little hard to believe with chains. They offer the expected steaks and ribs, but also chicken, fish, salads, and veggies. The service was good during our visit, however the food was mediocre in my opinion. My dinner mate raves about the restaurant saying its one of her favorite places. To me though the food was the quality you get from chains, perhaps however, I’m biased on the chain experience. The food was decent and affordably priced. Not being a very big fan of country music, can’t say I could rate the music high either. Rating: 2 1/2 stars out of 5.

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