Saturday, August 7, 2010

Back from a great getaway

My girls and I headed out Wednesday morning to meet my Mother in Law at her house , she wanted to take us on a little trip and spend a few days with us , I was all for it , I could definitely use a few days away from house work, cooking meals and picking up dog poop , we gathered our passports and headed for the border , we arrived in Buffalo around 2 o'clock and checked into the Holiday Inn On Niagara Falls Blvd, thank goodness for GPS .

We headed straight over to the Galleria , the mother of all malls , I knew it had a lot of the "good" stores the girls love , sadly they have recently learned of a few label brands , like Ambercrombe and Hollister , darn it!
OK I have a complaint about both stores what is with all of the perfume , you're killing me, I get terrible headaches around perfume , hate the stuff it needs to go.

We had a good time checking out the stores and I introduced Joan aka Grandma, to POTTERY BARN, of course she loved it , and to Pandora Jewelry , I love their bracelets I am starting one soon I hope.

Joan spoiled us completely , she is really too kind . After the mall and dinner we headed over to Target picked up some snacks and cheap beauty products , for all you Americans did you know you typically pay about half of what we do for beauty products , and small appliances like hair dryers and irons I could go on and on but its depressing I'm sure it isn't that way all over though.


My girls were not thrilled at all to see these new toys called Monster High , my husband has had a show in creation and even a toy of his own , called Monstrosity High , coincidence ????? they sure think not , I could have shopped and shopped at Target , they had they cutest charging station that looked like a PB one for $17.00 , I was able to pick up a Shabby Chic shower curtain with ruffles and the cutest rings for the girls bathroom. After Target we headed to TJMaxx / Home Goods store the following day after fueling up at Ihop Mmmm, we found some good deals on clothes but nothing decor related which surprised me thankfully our store here is better anyway, I got the cutest purse , that MIL bought for me .



While at the Holiday Inn we noticed a large presence of Army soldiers , don't see that everyday , we don't live near an Army base so we don't see soldiers around here well ever and to see American soldiers makes me think of the war obviously , duh! which makes me feel thankful , proud and sad all at once for all our brave army personnel and yours still in the fight, I was surprised how glitzy and commercial the Army truck was parked outside , there was a conference I think it said "Future Hero's of America".


After the whirlwind shopping trip we headed back to Canada had a lovely back a forth with a totally bitchy Border agent or officer , holy snarky , there was no need to be so rude , welcome home huh!

We were surprised to find out we were staying at Great wolf Lodge , the girls have been dying to go there , and this was a real thrill , it is so nice there , right up there with Disney quality feel and attention to detail , we will be bringing Daddy back with the girls another time , he was a tad jealous being left home to tend after my gardens and take care of the pups , I think he even missed how we fill up the house.




They had such fun in the indoor water park , no need for sunscreen , so many big fun fabulous water slides , I had a blast on them too , and for me to get into a swim suit is some what of a miracle.

They didn't stop enjoying the water fun, we were there from 5 pm till 9pm the first night and then 10 am till 5 pm the next day , I had to force the girls to take food breaks , they skipped breakfast , I'd say they loved it .




We finally ate dinner about 9:30 pm , and we weren't alone in eating so late.




I think a few little treats are just fine , you deserved it . Granny Panny is a new little pet name Sophie came up with at dinner , see we ate something that may not have been safe for Sophie to eat and she gets very upset when we do that which isn't often, which is fine , and she was instructing us to wash our hands thoroughly .


The tourist shot of course , it was nice to spend so much time with Grandma good old fashioned bonding.

Fun in the arcade.


and of course how could we miss the giant Adirondack chair picture .



And then off to Grandma's and we couldn't believe they wanted to be in the water again , water babies or what ....they are real goofs.


Big Kiss

There you have it , we are back from our three day vacation , we had great times and great laughs and made some wonderful memories together ,

Thank you so much Grandma and Grandpa too of course .

7 comments:

Vintage Home said...

...shopping in the good ole' USofA...yeah..Bob & I had a daycation yesterday!...wow so much to look @ even if you don't spend!...Glad you had fun!

Pam said...

I guess it's always greener on the other side. I love heading over the border and shopping at IKEA ..I wonder if they will ever build one in Buffalo or Rochester.

The Mommy said...

It's funny that you mentioned that charging station at Target. I picked one up there this week. I love it for my husband to stash his wallet in when he gets home from work.

Jean said...

Sounds like you had a great time. What fun, a girl's time away. Loved it.

Just Beachy said...

Pam, I love Ikea too , it is so worth the drive ,
The Mommy , that charging station is such a great design and tool , I should have bought one too .

Sara @ Russet Street Reno said...

I love waterparks, so much fun! I also have to agree with you about the horrible stench in Abercrombie and stores like that. They totally stink it up with that perfume and cologne. UGH!

HRH Sarah said...

Sounds like a fabulous time! Welcome back.

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