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Our Awesome Travels
Taken In Quartzsite Arizona Dec 7th 2015

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

We had fun, saved some money and got stuff done, gotta love it!

Where are we today ?
         It is Wednesday morning and very dewy. Was gonna wax part of our coach this morning. But instead, early this morning we hopped in the car and did a day trip to Sombra Ontario. Nice country drive about an hour away past many oil refineries along the St.Clair river.
         Destination the duty free shop in Marine City Michigan. At Sombra we hopped on the ferry across the river, checked in with customs in the USA, went to the duty free picked up a case of Canadian Rye. Only $12.99 a bottle Canadian funds! ($72.00) Back across the river to Canadian Customs paid the  taxes here at customs $137.00 !  But the total cost per bottle with all taxes $35.90 compared to the same bottle here in Ontario at $57.95 There we good to go for a while and and got 1/2 price booze. Mind you if we did not drink would save a lot more.
first oil refinery
waiting for the Ferry
one every 18 minutes or less
Marine City Michigan andthe duty free
         10  minutes later we back on the same ferry and back to Canada.
Cool sports car and trailer on the ferry
got it done quick and easy
Back near Sarnia anthor refinery
         Not far from home stop at Burham Orchards for some fresh fruit, Tomatoes, Strawberries and peaches. We good to go for a few days now.
       Back home in time for a light lunch then putter around for a bit and some walkabouts.
our friend Gerry painting this tariler for the weekend
       Now I want to do some waxing of our coach. Use this amazing wax below, just wipe on and wipe off, easy peasy and good for a year or more.
awesome wax
got this side done on just over an hour,
looks like a new coach
       Even got to enjoy our e-readers for a while before time to whip up supper.
       Tonight Turkey Garlic sausage, grill zucchini and a salad.
so very tasty too
            There ya go we had a fun productive day. What's not to like about that?
            Thanks for stopping by hope your day was wonderful too!
Check out the interactive map below to see where we have been this Spring and Summer.

22 comments:

  1. Wow...that is a LOT of savings, but also a LOT of money for a bottle of booze. geez.

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    1. Canada is expensive, we like to save money when we can.

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  2. Now that is a fun way to save money. Love the sports car and trailer. How much does the ferry cost or do you just walk on?

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    1. The Ferry is $3.00 per person to walk on return trip, it was $2.00 each before July, but still a good deal.

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    2. Sounds like a real fun day. Anything else to do other than get booze?

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    3. We could browse the few small shops or a restaurant or Bar, but not much else here that we have not seen over the years. And it was a nice day for a drive, wanted to get back and start waxing the coach.

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  3. You're going to have to change your widget soon to # of days before we head south again. Won't that be exciting !!!

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    1. Hey Ruth thanks for reminding me I believe we have a departure date set so guess I can do it.

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  4. It was a great day yesterday again. It doesn't hurt that I am on vacation! Love that sun's warmth this time of year, especially without the humidity but I don't complain about it anyway! Off to MI tomorrow morning early for a week. Hope your week goes well!

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    1. Vacations are awesome, even better when you don't have to go to work.

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  5. What/why is Gerry painting is trailer for? Looks like graffiti in your photo... just wonderin'

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    1. That is the campgrounds old trailer. This weekend the kids can go nuts and do the graffiti thing, they do every year.

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  6. I just Googled that wax. It is discontinued so if you want more, buy it now. My local Walmart has a couple of them left for $22 each.

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    1. Thanks for the tip, will keep an eye out for it.
      Thats a good price too.

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  7. Hard to believe the economics of the whiskey. Looks like the whiskey makers are sticking it to their Canadian customers.

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    1. Not the makers it is all taxes here in Canada.

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  8. At prices like that, I am glad I quit drinking years ago.

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  9. WOW...I didn't know you could save so much on one bottle of drink.

    I have never in my like seen anyone paint a trailer like that. It looks like someone wrote graffiti all over it.

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    1. Booze is expensive here in Canada, taxes ya know.
      The kids do the graffiti every year for fun and then it gets painted white so they can do it again.

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  10. Amazing how Gerry was able to paint all those colors on the trailer with a paint roller. What talent! :cD

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    1. Yep he is talented and with a computer too!

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