Monday, December 27, 2010

We're back!

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Just arrived back in Canada. Went to the US to see family for the holidays. US border guard was polite – wow! We weren’t sure what to expect after our last experience at the US border.

Oddly enough there was more snow in Southern Ohio than in Guelph. The kids were able to go sledding while we were in Ohio.

So...this is the first time we have been back to the States since we moved to Canada two months ago. We were watching the local news in Ohio, and in 1 day someone had been shot in the face in an attempt to steal a motorcycle, there had been a couple of murders, and a woman was abducted from the parking lot of a local shopping mall and sexually assaulted. We felt ill just listening to the news, so we shut it off. We asked a friend how they felt about all the violence on the news and he said “I’m not bothered, so long as it doesn’t happen to me or my family”.

In comparison Canadian news is often boring, but I don’t mind.

We did enjoy the stores. Americans are excellent marketers – you can have it fast, free shipping, there’s a huge selection and it’s often on sale! Sometimes the choice is overwhelming. We were looking for multi-vitamins in Meijers, and we counted approximately 40 feet of shelving in the vitamin section.

I do miss internet shopping, it hasn’t really caught on yet in Canada.

Eric got to use his new PR card at the border when we returned to Canada – Yay!

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