Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Hop in the truck, we're going to the city!
We went into Yellowknife today. I felt like the country bunkins "all excited to go to the Wal-Mart". It was nice to get out for the day. We started at McDonald's, where we met up with Brad for lunch, and then on a tour of Yellowknife as Brad as the tour guide. For anyone who knows me, I love finding great deals at yard sales and more recently on line. There is an online website here called YKTrader, which is an online bargin hunter. I have been looking for a high chair for Joey, but didn't want to pay a lot of money. Mom and Dad sent up a booster seat for the table for him, which worked, but wasn't safe enough for me to walk away from him while he was in it. Well, a post went on a week ago by a woman who was GIVING AWAY her high chair! I was quick to email her, and she was kind enough to hang onto it for me until today. We told Brad her address, and he assured us that he knew where it was. We parked outside house 48, which was her house number, and I was very dissapointed when no one answered the door. I rang the bell, knocked on the door, walked around to the back (this woman assured me she would be home all day when I called her this morning). Then I hear "Oh wait, we're on the wrong street". THANKS BRAD. Luckily no one was home! LOL. Off we went around the corner to the right house, and I got my high chair. We then proceeded to an art store called "Something of the Midnight Sun" (Help me out Christine, I can't remember the name). From there, off to a Tackle and Bait Shop where Rob nearly needed a quiet moment by himself, and then to Wal-Mart. From there, we went to the Co-Op, which is similar to Sobey's back home. BUT.. they sell PINEAPPLE POP AND BIRCH BEER! For anyone who does not know what this is (and shame on you!) it's the most amazing pop on the planet and made in Newfoundland! You can buy it in Newfie Stores which is where I bought it in Halifax, but in a local grocery market! Right next to Zest Mustard Pickles! I'M IN HEAVEN! We also bought Fraser's Meat Balls for Colby, not something we can get in here. We also bought fresh bbq steaks and a roast. The Northern Store's meats are all frozen, so it will be really nice to bbq some fresh steaks tomorrow night! It was an exhausting day, as it is an hour each way travelling, but well worth it!