Yesterday was all about das shoppink. We went across the border, and spent most of the day in/around Niagara Falls, with some of it more towards Buffalo. Thought about phoning a friend I know lives in the area, but I'm not even sure she's in the country at the moment, or able to handle guests if she is around (very busy friend).
I'm amazed at how cheap things are in comparison. The dollar's strong, sure... but even factoring in the exchange rate and figuring out a few other factors, item for item, things remain a fair bit cheaper in the states. Less transportation costs and taxes, I guess.
Ended up getting new shoes and a couple of new work shirts. I suppose I was comparatively restrained.
Oh, and ended up having some buffalo wings near buffalo. It was the right thing to do. Excellent wings too... those scrawny little chicken leavings we deal with out west are no comparison.
Seeing the HMCS Haida was a high point. In World War 2, Canada had the third largest navy in the world. Now, only 3 ships are left from that time. The pictures I've posted a link to don't do the ship justice, but itts as close as I could come.
Been doing some other historical wanderings, and a geocache or two (usually tied to said historical wanderings).
Today will be lunch, possibly some fish and chips, and then we're driving out to Stratford to take in a performance of MacBeth. (A present from Juli's mom)
Juli's thriving in this environment.... and in some ways, I feel bad. Not because she's thriving... but every time I'm out here with her, it showcases the comparison between her here, and her back in Alberta. I probably made a mistake in bringing her out to alberta. I should have gone to Ontario instead... but the work situation was better in Alberta at the time. (and still is). I guess we'll just have to move here eventually if I can find a way to do it right.
Word from our kitten-wrangler Denise is that the felines are doing well, and are giving her the proper level of attention. This is a good thing. Though knowing Kiyoshi, he'll probably try to sneak out with her when we return. I know how he works.
Pondering whether to go into Toronto tomorrow or not. Yeah, there's stuff I want to see. But that's also a long day. Guess I'll play it by ear. I still want to check a couple things out in this area as well, there's a couple of rather old cemeteries I'd like to walk around in. I wouldn't mind seeing a couple of the waterfalls as well.