Aug 26

Thu '10

Great Falls

Last week Peter and I took a trip down to Great Falls, Montana. It’s about a 5 hour drive from Calgary. The reason we went was for shopping. Peter had some vacation days that he needed to use up before the end of August (because they expire September 1st) so I thought why not take a trip instead of sitting at home doing nothing. He was reluctant at first because he has never travelled to the States. He really has no desire to travel anywhere. But I managed to convince him…beg him really! LOL :P

Family Matters Season 1We had a great time and the weather was AWESOME! I found a lot of lower fat foods that I can’t buy here in Canada. Including some WW Smart Ones. I got some frozen ice cream pie things which are super yummy. I checked the grocery here and we don’t have them :( Boo. Oh well. Peter also found some clothes and some Magic game cards that he wanted. There were TONS of dvds that we go too! I even found Family Matters: Season 1 on dvd!!!! I have been waiting forever for it to come out! Ah, now I hope they don’t wait too long to release the remaining 8 seasons.

We went to the most delicious Mexican restaurant while we were there. It’s called On The Border. I think it’s a pretty famous chain in the States owned by Chili’s. I want to move to Great Falls just so I can eat at OTB every week!! It was phenomenal food. I also had 2 margaritas which were to die for. AH! I desperately wish we had a Mexican restaurant here in Calgary that is half as good as OTB!! AH. I went to Bed, Bath and Beyond yesterday and saw a huge container of OTB Strawberry Margarita mix. I might have to pick it up next time I am there….although it’s not a good indulgence for WW if I have it on hand all the time ;)

So I applied for a US Mastercard because I have been taking quite a few trips to the States lately and I have even more planned. I am going 3 more times before 2010 is over. The credit card will be way easier than carrying around tons of US money. Safer too! YAY.

On a different note, I made a new couscous recipe for supper last night that called for pine nuts. I went to buy them yesterday and found out that they are extremely expensive little buggers! All the other nuts were between $0.40-$1.50 for 100 grams and the pine nuts were $6.59 for 100 grams!!! I couldn’t believe it. I bought them anyway and the couscous was so delicious. I guess they are worth the price. But I won’t be buying them very often, that’s for sure. I wonder why they are so expensive anyway?! Maybe they are really hard to extract from the tree or something. Who knows! Oh well :unsure:

Filed under: Family, Food, Travel, TV



4 Responses to “Great Falls”

  • Katie
    August 27, 2010 @ 2:10 am

    Oh man, Family Matters! You just brought back so many memories of sitting at my grandma’s on Friday nights watching TGIF that featured Family Matters! Who doesn’t love them some Steve Urkel?! Lol.

    I never knew pine nuts were so expensive! Hopefully the couscous was delicious and worth paying for the expensive nuts!

  • Cathrine
    August 27, 2010 @ 5:25 am

    I’m glad you had such a great time :D Haha, Family Matters used to be aired here as well, I watched it every day after school. Been years since I last saw an episode xD

  • Manda
    August 28, 2010 @ 10:31 pm

    I have never heard of On The Border but I love Chili’s! Glad to hear you and your husband had a good time. It’s always nice to get away and have some fun.

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