Happy Canada Day!
We are celebrating our first Canada Day as Canadian Residents! It is an extra big deal this year because Canada is turning 150 years old. If you ever think the USA has country spirit you need to think again. I have seen more maple leaf flags, red and white, and eh signs that I could ever have imagined!
Sofia is extra excited, she been collecting Canadian memorabilia for the last two weeks! Walking around waving that little maple leaf flag with such pride. I love seeing her adapt and learn all about her new country she now lives in.
here are 5 things we have learnt our first month in Canada:
1. Taking family photos in the country is much more difficult than our paved neighborhoods in Arizona. Coors is about to take off any minute he sees a moving animal! I was driving out of the farm last week, windows down and Coors in the backseat. All of a sudden I hear a weird sounds so I whipped my head around and Coors has jumped out of the moving SUV and was running straight towards the horses.... insert eye roll!
2. You need to have a loonie (that is the Canadian dollar coin!) to get a grocery cart from the grocery store. Once you are finished you return the cart and you get your loonie back. This stressed me out the first few times, now I have learnt to keep a few loonies in the dash of my car.
3. Everything is in Kilometers here. Speed limit, how far away things are, just everything. Not usually a big deal except for my MPH is the larger number on the speedometer so I really have to watch my speed. And calculate the distance!
4. Gas is expensiveeeeee. I had a heart attack the first time I filled a full tank. On the opposite note, I have been driving on the same tank for almost two weeks and still have over half left. You win some, you loose some.
5. Small towns are really the best. thing. ever! As much as I miss the connivence of living in a city you learn to do without. Or really not need it at all. Funny how when your options aren't available you don't think of it.
I hope everyone has an amazing holiday weekend whether you are in Canada or the US of A! Enjoy your countries spirit, we sure are!