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Day 135 – April 23, 2011

After showering, dressing, and generally getting ready, my sister and I went downstairs to grab breakfast… the parents were already down there. It was a nice surprise that the hotel had more than a continental breakfast. The weather was rather crappy and rainy so we decided to go to the Burlington Mall first, then Target & TJ Maxx, then back to the Wrentham Outlet mall so my sister could finish shopping and my dad could return a shirt.

Yesterday, I was fine at the mall yesterday, but driving up I-95 past my old exit was overwhelming. I can say with certainty that I still hate Boston.

At Burlington Mall, my goal was to purchase items for our vacation. My sister and I spent some time at Forever 21 and I got a solid brown maxi dress and some earrings. I didn’t find anything at Lululemon (I wanted to get some crops but they only had solid black ones), and we went to Everything But Water where I got a couple of bathing suits. It wasn’t as tough as I thought it was going to be.. but it was all due to my personal shopper.

Next, we headed back down I-95 to Plainville/Wrentham and it was still raining…

You can't really tell but it was raining

We spent quite some time at TJ Maxx first (I didn’t buy anything) and we sent my dad off to Target while my mom & sis continued at TJ Maxx. I don’t remember what they purchased (if anything). At Target, my sister and I got the same nail polish (lol I know you care baby); it’s such a pretty colour 😀

Cute as a button

Back at Wrentham, my sister went through pretty much all the stores, and I got a couple of books.. these will be a surprise! Then our time was up and we were trying to get back on time. My dad misunderstood what time we were supposed to meet at and was upset that we were an hour late (we were 20 minutes late and I had tried calling him).

We went back to the hotel, then ordered food and picked it up. We also packed up our stuff and got ready to go back tomorrow. All the stores are closed, so we will go see my good friend AH and then we’ll be on our way home.


Day 126 – April 14, 2011

Wow.. how quickly today arrived. I had to get up early and finish packing, pack the car, shower, and go to an appointment. After my appointment, I rushed back home and put the cats in the carrier without incident. Woohoo… I left my place around noon.

This was what it looked like on my way to your brother’s:

My sucky co-pilot

Unhappy to be in the carrier

I got to your brother’s around 3:30 and we chatted, then I put the cats out on the porch while I picked up the car, and then he dropped me off at the rental place. While I was inspecting the rental with an employee, there was an incident involving road rage across the street, so I bolted as soon as I had a chance. On my way back to your brother’s, I saw some really big road kill — it looked like either a wild boar or a wolf! I tried to take a pic but failed.

Once I had the car packed, the cats in the rental, and talked to your brother about the car, I was on my way! This time, I decided to let Eddie out as he had been in a carrier for almost 5 hours and we still had 3 more hours to go until I reached our destination.

What's going on outside?

Mama, what are you doing?

Me and the pretty good co-pilot

He behaved for the most part, and as Eddie was out of the plastic carrier, Dusty decided he was going to sleep there. Once Eddie got tired, he didn’t find the black carrier suitable for his needs, so he retreated to the plastic carrier.

Two cats one carrier

So what if there was already a cat in there? They were in there until I got to MF’s before 8pm. We played “Just Dance 2” for a bit, chatted, and treated my itchy legs. Went to bed around midnight.. Getting up at 4am, so I’m sure that will come way too quickly!


Day 13 – December 22, 2010

Day 12 and Day 13 really blended together as there was no sleep between the 2. I continued to pack, get things ready for the pet sitter, and cleaned up, etc.
As you may recall, my brother brought a ton of cheese and tortillas from Mexico. Well.. it was time to pack those rocks around 3am. Someone took advantage of fact that the freezer was open..


Got any sugar in here?!?

Time went by super fast and before I knew it, it was 4:30. EE picked me up then and off we went to the airport. The security line was no fun thanks to a Chatty Cathy complaining too much about the situation… lucky for me, she was on the same plane, 2 rows behind me. I had never been so glad and thankful for in-flight entertainment. Love my ear buds! I started watching “Going the Distance” but I passed out before take-off. We got to Houston about 20 mins late and and some people were afraid to miss their connecting flight (including Chatty Cathy who continued to complain about the situation). I still had 3.5 hours until my flight departed so I took my time. I went straight to the terminal so that I could just hang out and not worry about having to be there on time. While I surfed the internet, I saw some firetrucks and EMS trucks come to where we were at, but I missed any of the action as I saw them leaving.

They were too quiet as they walked through the terminal

After securing all my belongings, I took another hour long nap at the terminal. Shortly after I woke up, the plane arrived to take us to Canadialand!

I ♥ Air Canada

During the flight, I watched “The Social Network” and it was very good; you should watch it! I also watched another show {Cupcake Girls} and before I knew it, we were getting ready to land. Everything went smoothly until I got into the customs area… The line was so long.. I think there were about 50 people per row and I couldn’t even count how many rows they were, but I think there were at least 600-700 people in line. When I first got there, it wasn’t moving much.. luckily after 10 minutes, it moved really quickly and I was out of there after an hour. Because we’d been in customs so long, our baggage was no longer on the conveyor belts and we had to search for it. The baggage area is HUGE! A couple from my flight asked me if I had seen my luggage and I told them that I was looking for one of my suitcases which was a bright pink and I’d let them know when I found it. It didn’t take me too long 🙂 Then there was another line to get out of the baggage area. After a couple of minutes, my mom picked me up (she’d been waiting at a nearby coffee place for me since she had gotten to the airport shortly after I got off the plane) and home we went!

After putting things away and giving her all the gifts and items I had brought, we had dinner. My dad was working late and my mom called him to inquire when he’d be home. He informed her he’d be home in an hour. My sister was due to arrive maybe a half hour after him. My mom insisted I take a nap and get up when my dad & sis were home. I told her it wasn’t a good idea, but I went to nap anyway.

I vaguely remember my sister coming into my room to give me a hug and the next thing I knew, it was 12:30am. I talked to you for a bit before going back to sleep around 3ish…