Friday, October 28, 2016

North, you Say!

That as the direction we headed out yesterday morning.  And if you travel slightly under 2 hours due north, you hit the Canadian border.  It is all flat land without hardly a turn in the road! It was a quick stop at the border and on one more hour to Lethbridge, Alberta.  A visit to a few stores to stock up on some favourite goodies before the snow flies.  We will be headed back early in the spring as I need to renew my passport.  
The craziest thing about the whole trip is that I can write an American check in the Canadian Costco!!!  That is just insane.  They won't take my CC.  I just about fell on the floor the first time they told me it was either cash or I could write a check.  I can hardly write checks in town at local businesses, but I can in a foreign country. Can you beat that one??
Lunch at a favourite establishment- Swiss Chalet.  You can always count on getting a decent meal here.
And the rule is to come back with a box of Tim Bits for Kirsten's crew.  We had to have a small box for the drive home.  Their coffee is so good.  Much  better than the famous Starbucks here!
I have a story to tell about Tim Hortons for another day!

Our last stop for the day was Canadian Tire!  Love this place.  Not only can you find every car part in the world, the have lots of kitchen goodies, household items, skates and bikes for kids!  They were in the process of stocking their store for that big December holiday!  Ad I found this little guy!
If you know me, you know I love Santas and have quite a collection.  They sit in a glass cabinet until the month of Dec.  This guy will be headed to my big bay window.

One little layout to share.
This photo was taken near Perth, Australia.  My feet in the Indian Ocean.  


Lisa said...

That Santa is so cute!! And what a gorgeous layout!! The photo is so beautiful!! I love the strip of flip flops!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

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Susanne said...

That Santa just makes one happy by looking at it. Nice layout too.

Lynette Jacobs said...

Love the picture of the Santa and love the vibrant layout even more.