I found a delicious little porthole into heaven today- a Tim Hortons/Coldstone combo. I was driving along Interstate 75 in Ohio in desperate need of lunch and caffeine, when I saw a sign for Tim Hortons. We don’t have Tim Hortons in our part of Michigan. Oh what good coffee they have. And doughnuts. And soup. And doughnuts. And sandwiches. And doughnuts.
Lo and behold, when I pulled up to the pearly gates, Coldstone was also present. Be still my heart. I actually didn’t get any ice cream with my lunch, but just the prospect that I could was sheer bliss. The signs boasted that for ONLY $.99 I could add a scoop of ice cream to my coffee order. Sugar coma? Yes, please! And the sandwich combo? I told them “wheat bread, please” quite intentionally so I could feel less guilty about saying “YES!” to the chocolate glazed cake doughnut instead of replacing it with an apple.
I’m so thankful that God blessed some people with brilliant business and marketing minds and genius ideas to combine such wonders as good coffee and doughnuts and ice cream all in one stop. I smiled all day long. Seriously. Granted, the joy may have been from the sugar/caffeine buzz from the coffee and doughnut, but I don’t really care. It kept me wide, wide, wide awake for the last 2 hours of my 5-hour solo drive.
There are 2 routes from our house to my parents house. We can go through Ft Wayne, Indiana which has less traffic, but no Hortons/Coldstone combo. Or we can to through Toledo/Findlay, Ohio which has more traffic, but DOES have the Hortons/Coldstone combo. Coffee, doughnuts and ice cream trump. Sorry, honey – we’re fighting traffic from now on just so we can pass through the porthole to heaven I found .2 miles off I-75 in Findlay, Ohio.
Here’s a link to all where you can find Tim Hortons/Coldstone combos