Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Some things I have learned on my shopping trip to USA


Our day started bright and early yesterday morning from the Valley.... Debbie and I drove to the big city for some warm up shopping at Costco... and then picked up the baby daughters and started our "March Break" vacation. We drove as far as my sister's place and spent the night (after a quick shopping trip to Walmart... I forgot my bathing suit..geesh).
After a fitful sleep (prolly too excited) we hit the road at 7AM and was at the USA border by like 9.. which became 8am....
Some things we have learned so far
1. Debbie's car can go at least 50km (thats 30 miles) after the EMPTY TANK light comes on. Whewwww....
2. Its the law in Maine that when your windshield wipers are on.. you must have your headlights on too...
3. We learned 9 different stretches you can do at the wonderful Maine Rest Stops.
4. The rumbly ruts on the sides of the roads are really helpful to keep us on the road while we are gazing at all the stores and buildings going by.
5. All American money looks alike.

6. When entering an outlet store, you immediately head to the back of the store... or the basement..... CLEARANCE.....
7. there is a chocolate bar named Whatchamacallit....
8. That whoop-di-do's are delish!!!!! (from the Wicked Whoopies Freeport store)
9. There are 38 Lindt's chocolates in a pound - Clearance Bin... $6.50 yum... peanut butter...
10. Are you a Fruit or a Nut.... Body Works asks the question... we are mostly fruits.. but Ash is on the fence.. she like both!
11... those luggage trollies from hotels are worth their weight in GOLD!!! See Michelle's blog for pictures of this event!
12. The Burlington Coat Factory is not JUST coats... thanks for that bit of advise Michele!!

13. Just about anything will make 4 tired girls giddy... sleepy snorts, vending machines, funny accents...great hats.!
14. Oh, Ashley not only hogs the blankets... she twists through the night, using the tuck and turn method to steal the quilts from her mom.
15... kind of creepy when 4 beautiful babes (thats us) when for a swim and one lone guy sat in a lounger and watched us... ewwwww...
16. The GPS is our best friend. She guided us through Portland to our hotel, and through uncharter roads in New Brunswick.. hee hee...

That is the end of Day 1.. on our trip to Maine for some retail therapy. Tomorrow.. Kittery and Fox something or other... pooped.. going to bed!


3 comments:

GailM. said...

Oh, that is so much fun. I think I'll stop at Burlington on the way home. I can't wait for day 2 of your trip.

Jacklyn Craft said...

What a fun time. And I'm learning things I didn't know. Like... seriously... you need to have your headlights on when your windshield wipers are on???

cpm said...

Sooooo fun! Great pic of you and Debbie...you should put that one as our profile pic on Facebook!