For those of you who don't know, bears are my favorite animal in the whole world, with tigers a close second. And seeing the Mama Bear and her two cubs on our way up to the Olympic Village was a wonderful treat, and being able to catch a few photos before she disappeared into the woods was even better. But imagine my joy when we happened upon not only another bears, but one more on the way back down as well. What a wonderful way to start our day in Whistler and my birthday.
Our first walk along Crescent Beach of the season and it was so nice and sunny out, a nice breeze off the ocean. One of my all time favorite things to do in the sun :D not sure exactly which nice day last week this was, but there weren't many to choose from...lol
After a non eventful trip to Bellis Fair mall, we decided to drive down to the big outlet mall and see what we could find. We managed to find some goodies, and then headed back up to the smaller outlet stores in Burlington.
The bags from our first outlet shopping.
Yes I took a picture of the outlet signs.
All the goodies on the kitchen floor when we got home.
Tim's goodies, two pairs of Vans, a new Yankees hat, and leathermans.
Although Amy was at work, she still got things she wanted, I picked her up 2 pairs of Vans, and much needed earphones.
Jordyn's goodies, a pair of legging capris from Lululemon, 5 tank tops and a candied apple.
I don't usually get many grocery items when we are down in the states, but Jordyn loves Vanilla coke and we can't get it up here anymore, so that was a must, and I found Lays chips with NO MSG!! you have no idea how much I enjoy chips but can't eat them because most flavors and brands have MSG in them, so I kinda bought a few bags, like 5 to be exact. But they are good until the end of June so I won't eat them all too soon. And well Apple Jacks too, can't seem to find those here anymore either.
This year's federal election marked a first for our Amy as this was her first election she was old enough to vote in. And she did not take that right lightly. She researched each party, read as much as she could on them, figured out the platform's, and decided which party she would stand behind and support. She was very worried as the day wore on that she would not get out of work early enough to get to the poles. but luckily, I wasn't working and met up with her at the skytrain to get her to vote in time. And what an evening she was in for. She had her reason's for why she dislked certain parties and what they stand for and as those parties ended up being choosen over and over, her level of stress grew and grew. Now although she learned the hard way that just because we have the right to vote, doesn't mean our candidates always win, but your one vote still can make a difference. And being an educated, and highly motivated woman will get her far in this world. And I am thankful we live in a country in which as a woman she will continue to have the right of free speech and always have a say in what happens in an election with her vote.
Finally found a way of displaying lots of my Olympic photos in one LO. I also used some maple leaf brads that I've had for years, yay me, and some stickers, which I bought when the Olympics were on, and would never use any other time, but it worked here.