Saturday, August 06, 2011

We are in Canada! It is great to be back here, and feels more like "home" than it did last time we came. I guess that's because it's only been 2 years since we were here. It's been great to see family... to share meals, to laugh together, to share stories that don't get told on the phone or e-mail, to just be. It been fun to see a few friends and to talk to a few on the phone. Familiar voices and faces, good memories.

It's amazing to drive along the wide roads and look across the wide, empty spaces. It's freezing cold in the air conditioning and pleasant outside:). The grocery store still has way more choices than a mortal should have to contend with. The ice cream is incredible.... Kevin's been checking it out by large bowl-fulls. And even in 2 years, there are so many things I don't know.... the chip debit cards go in the bottom of the little machine, drinks are refillable at various places, Tim Hortons routines gives trays for carry-out drinks.... that's the short list, and we've only been here a couple of days!

I have some photos from Wisconsin, but I'll share them next time. And I hope somebody here is going to get out a camera-- don't think we've done that yet!