Whee! So far, so good.
1. Denny's for breakfast . They had a couple of new grand slams on the menu, and I really hope they keep the Sausage Grand Slam -- three THREE kinds of sausage (2 breakfast sausage links, 2 sausage patties and a smoked sausage, split down the middle and grilled) plus all the usual slam fixin's -- two eggs, hashbrowns, and three fluffy pancakes. YUMMY!!! Oh, I was doing the "I love meat" dance in my seat.
2. Sidney for a wander... bookstores (no book purchases there though) and thrift stores (mostly stuff for kiddo) -- all I ended up with was a bit of fabric and buttons for crafting, a mushroom field guide (for 79 cents!!) and a "food mover" -- a Richard Simmons calorie counter helper, basically -- for a buck.
3. Mattick's Farm -- strictly for a trip to the market, where we spent $73 on about 8 grocery bagsfull of produce, local meat, cheese and other fine foods. Included were ground lamb, beef-maple sausage, a nice pork roast; 4 pints of local strawberries, sundried tomatoes, goat's cheese, a fresh coconut, and a lot of rhubarb.
Now we are sitting around home, trying to decide where to go for dinner. We were going to check out The Superior, but they've got a blues guitarist playing tonight -- not my favourite background music.
On the plus side, we have settled on a vacation destination for next week. We are planning to go to the mecca that is Bellingham, rather than Seattle for a couple of days of cross-border shopping. I am in the process now of searching for hotel deals on a short timeline (we will be heading out, computer-free) on Friday morning, returning Sunday evening. Our goal: clothing and cheese. You think I am kidding. Ha.
tags: itsmybirthday, travel, dining, thrifting