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Old September 8th, 2004, 03:58 PM
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Checking in from Halifax. Only time I have ever been to Canada was short trips to Windsor when on business trips to Detroit. I'm reminded of these things I like.

1) 8 packs of beer
2) Cuban cigars
3) Two dollar coins. (Good grief, when will the U.S. get with it, these things are great)
4) Color bills
5) Fresh lobster
6) Metric system


And..............................number 7) ...................................Scandinavian women!!!!

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Old September 8th, 2004, 04:28 PM
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Been there and KNOW what ya mean Thomas...about the cigars that is....have fun and drive careful'

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Thomas,
Doesn't take a whole lot to make you happy, glad you are enjoying yourself. Thanks for checking in :-)

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Old September 8th, 2004, 04:55 PM
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Thomas, Sounds like you are enjoying our great country so far!!$2 coins are called Toonies(two dollar) and $1 coins are called Loonies(they have a loon on them).Loonies came before Toonies. I wonder:is that the correct spelling of Toonies?? Enjoy yourself. I unfortunately do not get the Scandinavian women bit..your wife is from there?? From:Brenda in Canada(West Coast) P.S. Hope the weather is okay!

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Old September 8th, 2004, 05:02 PM
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Loonies and toonies! Cool!

I hope Mrs. Thomas doesn't mind #7....

Glad to hear you're having a great time.

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Old September 8th, 2004, 05:02 PM
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Thomas - I envy you...........I think I am going to do a Canada/New England cruise next year....now if I didn't have to do one out of NYC I would be happy! It has to be Princess and I believe they go out of NYC......uggh!

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Old September 8th, 2004, 05:09 PM
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Lisa, we did a Canada cruise out of Boston a couple of years ago. HAL, though. We loved it.

Thomas have a good time, other than with the Scandahoovian dames!

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Old September 8th, 2004, 06:39 PM
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WIll definitely have to consider HAL...thanks J!!!



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Old September 8th, 2004, 06:42 PM
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Hi I am from montreal. I agree canada is a nice place. but I don't get what you mean
by "scandinavian women" you should go to a scandinavian country
if you like to see them.

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I believe the correct spelling is twoonies...but I could be mistaken. Glad you're enjoying our fair country Thomas..Have a great time!
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Old September 8th, 2004, 08:24 PM
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Thomas, I love the Loonies and twoonies too, they're the best thing since sliced bread!
I also have to say I love our coloured money, it's so easy to tell the denominations apart! I always have a hard time with US money all the same colour. you may notice that we add a "u" to colour, humour, and a few other words I can't think of now. Nobody knows why, but that's the way we learned it!
Be careful of the Canadian beer Thomas, it really packs a punch, or so I'm told, since I don't drink beer!
As for the metric system, I'm still confused about that one, as I was brought up learning the other system in school, so I still have to "translate" celcius to farenheit and metres to feet, centimetres to inches. It's a pain!
And that brings me to Scandanavian women?????

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Oh boy Thomas, you sure gave em all something to think ,about the <Scandinnavian woman>

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Old September 8th, 2004, 11:44 PM
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Hi Thomas, at the risk of sounding negative, I am a Canadian and you can have the two dollar coins, the lobster is priced out of sight and the metric system is a pain.....however, aside from all that, Canada is definitely one of the best countries in the world to live in.
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About those Scandanavian women? Where is Mrs. Thomas? Is it true that the distance from DW is directly proportional to the number of fine women you see? I wouldn't know. But the only way I could take a trip in a motorhome would be alone. DW says she is claustrophobic but I can't figure out how she can handle a cruise ship cabin...or the shower!!!

Have a great time, and thanks for checking in.

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Old September 9th, 2004, 09:29 AM
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Lisa,

There was a Royal Caribbean ship in the harbor yesterday but I didn't get the name. I drove through the harbor to look at it but the name was never visible.

At the moment I'm in a hotel for another day until I pick up the motorhome tomorrow. I'm travelling alone this trip as Mrs.Thomas decided to stay home to take care of the insurance claims from hurricane Frances and get the restaurant in order. Therefore I can look at the women without bodily harm.

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Lisa. I do believe Princess sails from Boston to Canada..come, we can do lunch

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And one of the best things about Canada right now is our amazing hockey team!

Go team Canada!!!!
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OK Trip - next fall we will do lunch!

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Honour, harbour, neighbour, and lots more I'm sure! The reason we spell like this is because it is the British spelling I believe, which is of course our roots. GO TEAM CANADA!
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