+ These photos are a pretty accurate representation of Tony's first few days in Canada. Tim Horton's, farmers' market, shopping, family, and food.
+ At the Toronto airport, we bought bottles of water. Tony said, "In China it's 2 kuai! Here it's 2 dollars!" (2 CNY = approx. 30 cents)
+ I think Tony might feel a little cheated when it comes to the Canadian sky: When we landed in Fredericton, he immediately said, "Where are the stars? I can't see the stars!" and when we woke up the next morning, he said, "The sky's not so blue" and when I didn't reply, he said, "Well is it? Is it?"
+ But. When we landed in Fredericton, we both remarked that we could smell trees! Glorious glorious trees!
+ At Target and the mall in Fredericton, he said, "There's not so many people here!" I think at one point, he also asked, "Where are all the people?"
+ The first time in a car here, he asked, "Do I have to buckle up?" (In China, no one does.)
+ Things with family are going well so far. Everyone likes Tony (of course), and even my dad got along with him!
+ Tony brought snacks for everyone to try: chicken feet, tofu, cucumber chips, seaweed chips. Everyone has liked the chips, and my dad loved the chicken feet!
+ We went for ice cream last night with Nan and Dan. He ordered a small chocolate mint fudge and when I gave it to him, he said, "Wow!" "Welcome to Canada," I said.
+ Besides ice cream and Tim Hortons, other "things of note" he's eaten include samosas from the market, Dixie Lee, and beet greens.
The plan for this week: a doctor's appointment and renewing my license, photo session with Kandise Brown, Snooty Fox (!!!) with friends, Saint John to visit family, and then PEI with Melissa! Woot woot!