Friday, July 30, 2010

Part 2 of Canada Trip

We spent a lovely couple of days hanging out with mom and dad and eating and lots of fun like that. We went to mom's ward and got to meet lots of her friends. After church and a fabulous lunch we went for a drive to see the places that had gotten flooded out so badly a few weeks before. We went clear into Saskatchewan and didn't see too much carnage left but it had been pretty bad before we got there. I can totally sympathize with those folks. We could see the water lines on the fences and they got it pretty bad.

Here's mom and dad cooking up a storm for us.

And Christina and I checking out the pantry. Alot of memories in those cook books for me. I loved seeing the old familiar labels of all things Canadian.

We spent an afternoon at a bulk foods store buying Canadian treats to bring back at the Bulk Barn. Lots of fun there!! A whole store of bulk goodies with absolutely no sampling allowed darn it. We didn't even cheat.
We enjoyed this sign at Costco that advertises fries and gravy one of our favorites. Even that has changed though because it used to be known as chips and gravy not fries. Things do change darn it. We discovered a new favorite called poutine that is also on the sign. A french treat that takes chips and gravy to a new level by adding cheese. Sounds kinda strange but trust me it is fabulous. Try it if you ever get the chance.

No trip home would be complete without a trip to the Super Store or as mom and dad call it, the stupid store. They have about everything you can imagine like a super walmart with alot more groceries and a bit of everything else you can think of.
I think the States would do well to adopt this idea. You pay a dollar for your cart but it gets returned to you when you put your cart away! Why can't we do this and clean up the dang parking lots. But they also charge you for grocery bags if you don't bring your own too.

So one of the big adventures of our trip was the Calgary Stampede. We found out the day before that the weather had turned and to expect rain and icy cold temperatures. Can you believe I didn't even bring a long sleeved shirt. I couldn't wrap my mind around this as I was packing at home in 115 degrees I guess. I also totally forgot that mom and dad find 68 degrees in their house a tad on the warm side. So I was a little unprepared by bringing mostly sandals and capri's.

Loved this scarecrow on the drive up to Calgary for our big adventure.

More exciting details to follow...

1 comment:

Jolynn said...

Love the pics. Sounds like you had so much fun. Love the scarecrow! And kudos to you for blogging about it already.