Behind the scenes at KAATSU Canada is Andrea, quietly keeping the administrative side of the business running smoothly. She’s also an Occupational Therapist with 30 years experience. This weekend she’s taking a course in Rochester, so I’m here as well. I’m a pretty lousy tourist, so I thought I’d get out of my hotel room and take a walk to Tim Hortons. Canucks just have to have their Timmy’s 😉
En route to Tim Hortons I came across Mission BBQ. Since I was feeling a little peckish and because I like to try restaurants we don’t have in Canada, I stopped in for lunch. What an experience that turned out to be.
First off, the food was great. Even better than the food though was the company. I was sitting on my own, just about to dive into my food when I was invited to join a group of retirees at their table. They turned out to be retired nurses who had all worked in a local long term care facility. An interesting group of ladies, to say the least.
Of course, they all wanted to know what I did, so I told them. That led to a discussion about KAATSU and its potential to benefit seniors. I left them with cards and told them to tell their Canadian friends about KAATSU, and to check out KAATSU Global’s site for their own needs. Always be networking 😉
Now, I have to talk about the food and the restaurant. I’ve never before been to a Mission BBQ. It’s a chain of BBQ restaurants, and I have to say, the food was really good. Try the brisket if you’re there. Darren the manager and our server “Mama Dana” were really great people. The company also supports many different organizations that provide services to military veterans and first responders. It couldn’t have been a better choice, considering the work that KAATSU Global does with the U.S. military and various foundations that help improve the lives of veterans. At noon there was a pause in the food service as everyone took a moment to stand while the U.S. national anthem was played. I think it may have been the first time I’ve actually heard the entire anthem without the end being drowned out at a hockey or football game. An interesting experience, and worth a return visit.
Anyway, I’m here for the weekend. The Tim Hortons is a 20 minute walk away, so I’ll be sure to strap on my KAATSU for my morning cup. I hope you have a great weekend!