Two Country Drive…

Have I ever mentioned I love being able to take in 2 countries on a drive starting from my front door? Two countries in one day with beautiful weather is a special treat. Having Katie along on this road trip was a delight for me. As we started out our trip we started singing “Oh Canada” and Katie managed to sing most of the words!

This wasn’t our best view but I found out that when I’m the driver on a road trip fewer photos are taken. Our views were truly magnificent and I don’t think a photo could have really captured the glory anyway. We saw our wonderful Cascade range of mountains starting in the U.S.A. with many more glorious views in British Columbia. An eagle flew over us on our way up and on our way back. We drove through a lot of country that these creatures call home…

The photos from the road that I took like this one were when we were stopped for road works or at the Border Crossing. Speaking of Border crossings, I am always appreciative of the kind courtesy we receive from Border Crossing Agents from Canada and the U.S.A. I am grateful for the work they do, as thankless as it might be, to keep both our countries safer.

Our primary reason for traveling to Chilliwack was to pick up a shower gift I ordered for our niece Debbee from Winks. Katie, Laura, and I will be traveling to California soon for her bridal shower. I was so excited about seeing Kathy (one of our Mennonite Girls) at Winks I forgot again to take any photos. Kathy did a lovely job of bagging our purchase. This photo was taken after we got home. Sorry I can’t show you the gift until Debbee unwraps it. We were only at Winks for a very short time as we had a very important date down the road.

Meeting up with these Mennonite Girls was the best part of Katie and my trip. It was fun for Katie to meet them all and to see Bev again. We chattered for quite a while over our nice lunch and then parted ways. What? You want to see what we ate? Wouldn’t you know I at least got a few photos of our food.

I was real happy to see the pickle spears on our plates. Here is another question for you. Do you eat the pickle or leave it on the plate? It seems Marg and I both enjoy eating ours and are willing to eat yours, too, if you leave it there too long!!

From lunch we followed Bev to Yarrow to check out a local pottery shop that her friend Ted Dreidiger owns and where he throws and fires his beautiful creations. Umm, it’s not food, so again my camera stayed in my purse. Oye! I did take a photo of my purchase when we got home. It’s a great piece that’s perfect to warm a round of brie in or to serve other hot or cold dips in.

It was fun to visit Ted in his workshop and to see all his great pieces. Thanks Bev for suggesting this stop on our way back to the U.S.A.

As we continued home after our nice chat with the U.S. Border Officer Katie was game to see the downtown area of Lynden, Washington. Can you guess what we brought home in that box?

Bumbleberry Pie! We wanted Dear to get a taste of our trip, too.

Look at all that yummy filling!

We will be having a nice quiet day at home today with more excitement starting on Friday. It’s good to pace yourself…

What have you been up to?

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17 thoughts on “Two Country Drive…

  1. You kill me with the food pictures Ellen – haha – you and I and Marg would have to fight over the pickles!! I love them and I always eat Roger’s :).

    That’s a lovely piece of pottery!

    Glad you had such a nice trip with Katie!

  2. What a nice way to spend an afternoon across the line. Yes, it’s fun to share life with other and eat their pickles. As I looked around the restaurant, i could of picked up half a dozen more pickles. I like that pottery piece…I lost my brie plate and now I know where to go.

  3. So glad you made the trek north…and included us in your outing! Love the piece of pottery you took home. I think it’s time I visited Driediger pottery again…I’ll be sure to phone ahead though.

  4. This looked like a fun road trip, Ellen and it was so nice you had the opportunity to meet up with the sweet ladie sup north! I always eat my I would have bought the same pretty pottery piece. I never heard of bumble berries, but that pie looked scrumptious!

  5. What a fun post. I love pottery and pies so my eyes enjoyed much. That pie looks amazing. In our family we have one pickle lover so she gets all of ours. Hubby is out of town and I find I now want to make a pie. hmmmm, wonder what I have in the house. We are waiting on a major snow storm expected to start during the night (7-12 inches) so I’m going to be home bound until a neighbor digs me out. Oh, OH, OOHHHH…I have peaches, I can make a peach pie. yum, maybe a peaches and cream pie. Wow, you got me going on this one.

  6. You sure live in a strategic location… crossing borders so readily. I love that Dutch Bakery box, very classy, and what’s inside looks real cool too.

  7. Looks like a lovely day… We have noticed that it depends upon where one is crossing whether the treatment is pleasant. Glad that your overs and backs were. Wonderful lunch, wonderful excursion, wonderful new dish (I can’t believe that you forgot to take pictures of that!) and how fun for Katie to be along for the ride. Sometimes I really want to have the pickle…depends on how gray or green it looks. ☺

  8. You are SO fortunate to be able to take in the beauty of 2 countries in a single day!!! Not a lot of people can make that claim! You crack me up with all the food pictures!!! I understand, though. Food this pretty deserves its moment in the sun!!! I have never heard of or eaten bumbleberry pie. Of course, I Googled it! Sounds good to me! I shouldn’t eat the pickle (salt), but I often do.

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