Sunday, June 29, 2008

Papeete style




This is just like a big city, and yes everyone Dionne did it again!! I bought us some candy as a treat - 2 handfuls came to 1830 franks which is $20+ CDN can you believe it? its like the time I bought all those jelly bellies for $85 , remember that?!! We went to the market - which is just like being at Granville Island, almost feels like home here. How do you like the price of the watermelon and cantelopes? ( thats $30+ cdn and $12 cdn) shopping is oh so fun here!! actually it really is, and I am getting good at finding the deals(?) here. The kids got the great job of washing the boats!! and all three of mine are now washing their own laundry - by hand!! and hanging them to dry . All the kids from the 3 boats went exploring on their own, had a great time... They found McDonalds!!! don't even ask about the price of that..... they managed to scrape enough franks together to share a big Mc Flurry. ( between 7 of them)

We have finally got our Skype to work and made some calls..... eventually we will have spoken to all of you. get Skype then we can talk for free through the computer..... so cool hearing voices from home!!

I have been teaching my fellow boating buddies how to make the beaded bags! We are the beaded bag queens!!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I had to laugh when I saw the prices!!! I remember when I was there in 1988 we couldn't get out of there fast enough. One could go broke! the food at the vans was fairly inexpensive, but we were on the "beginning" of our trip, and were NOT impressed with the price of anything!! hahahahaha.
ya brought back memories, that's for sure. How long you going to be there?
anne from sunny hot calgary.(wish I had a pool like you folks do though...)

Anonymous said...

I just learned of your blog, and it is so unique and fascinating. Thanks for sharing your adventures and experiences. You must be having the time of your life!

Your land lubber friend said...

HAPPY CANADA DAY! Okay, so you're not in Canada...you can still celebrate with us from a distance...oh yeah, you've already been partying and celebrating for awhile now! And yes, you've also been working hard, getting creative to make food last, doing repairs, making new friends and having tons of fun. We will celebrate Canada Day for you and know this trip of a lifetime will create lots of adventure stories and life experiences to bring back to your homeland when you return. Cheers with a big hug for you all, Love Heather

danny lou who said...

Happy Canada Day, you lovely family!!
Dionne, I missed your call yesterday...but wait til you hear...Andrew and I went to the Canada Day celebrations and fireworks in Cloverdale. It made me think of you and laugh out loud!!! Loverboy was playing all their old stuff...Funny, cause I didn't realize I knew most of them!! And then it brought me to many memories of you playing that album super loud!! Which then brought me to the trivia question for you... "How many sisters does it take to pull up the zipper of your Big Blues with a coat hanger??"
Are you laughing?...cause when I thought of it I almost peed! I'm still LAUGHING!! I need to figure out that Skype thing...also, send me an email with my new address, so I can respond to you. Miss you so much and love you more than that!
xoxoxo Love, Danny Lou and Andrew

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