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Thursday, March 15, 2007

Coming To An End

Its not the end of my trip yet... it doesn't feel like a week has almost passed. All I have left is Friday and most of Saturday.

Wednesday was our trip to Mexico. I have to say that was an interesting experience... the moment you walk across that border (it was easier to park on the US side and walk in) it really is a different country. You can cross from Canada to the US and there aren't any huge differences... yes there's the change from Kilometers to Miles and well all the money is green. But other than that no sudden differences. But once you cross into Mexico, its a different world! Right away you can see the poverty, and well everyone is trying to sell you medications, dental work, or their wares.

Bargaining was an interesting experience. I have to say I didn't do too bad, but at moments I wasn't as confident or firm as I could of been, and well they pick up on that right away. I didn't buy a lot there, but I found a tacky sombrero for my Mum, LOL its purple and gold ... she's going to love it! I found a little something for Todd. I got myself a blanket and a stained glass panel with a peacock for the bedroom. I did really well with the stained glass.

We didn't do much else on Wednesday... but then it didn't help that I passed out for a two hour nap.

Today was my shopping day! In the clothing department I didn't find anything I liked. I guess its another season where the colours and the styles don't suit me. Now shoes... I made out like a bandit! I got 3 pairs of shoes for a steal... all brand names too.

Tomorrow we're going to the Flea market and meeting up with Margaret whose driving down from Mesa to meet me!

Oh yeah, here's this week's SBQ :
Q : If you had $500 to spend on stitching-related items, what would you buy?

A : Well there's nothing really big or specific I want... I would probably go through my wish list, buy 100-150 dollars in patterns that are on my list. Next I would buy a bunch of silks, and a stack of fabrics. See, nothing exciting.


stitcherw said...

Glad you're having such a good time and getting to meet so many people. With everything you've been doing you are going to need to rest up after your vacation before going back to work.

Carolyn said...

Hi Dani - sounds like you're having a great time! I live in Arizona (Phoenix to be exact) and it is getting sooooo hot outside! Its always hot here, but not usually THIS early. :::Sigh::: oh well... I hope you have a pleasant and safe trip back. :)