每年春假 （Spring Break），笔者都会把孩子们带到美国逛一圈，吃顿午饭，早上开车去西雅图，晚上回温哥华。以前去美国购物，劲头很大， 开车去旧金山，波特兰是常有的事。那时5号高速路况好， 车又少， 120公里/时， 飞过去也快。
这两年，懒得动， 最远也就是去个西雅图。主要是5号路破损严重，应该修修了，70mile/时的车速，都感觉有点颠簸。现在车比以前多了，跑起来不舒服。还有就是， 美国加拿大现在物价差不多，没有太大的必要为买鸡蛋牛奶跑来跑去的。
今天，只带了小儿子去了趟离温哥华50公里远的Bellingham，不想跑远了， 主要是前几天答应小儿子，请他吃A&W+KFC的little chicken。在美加边境宁静的小镇Blaine 买了美式酱牛肉，Gummy 糖果与饮料。
Shopping in USA
Danny Li, 2013-3-21
I often gave my son a ride to US in his spring break every year. In the past, We set out to Seattle in the morning and returned to Vancouver in the evening. We were very interested in shopping in US a few years ago, when we often flied to San Francisco or drove to Portland, since the road conditions were much better than nowadays, and there were less vehicles running on the No 5 highway, 120km/hr was the perfect speed to ride on No.5 freeway.
We are lazy these years, Seattle is even too far for us to drive. The No. 5 highway should have refurbished, even 70miles/hr feeling uncomfortable. There are much more vehicles than before. And there is not much difference between the cost of shopping in US and Canada, there is no need for us to buy eggs and milk by driving around.
Today， I drove my little son only to the 50 kilometres away from Vancouver, to the small town Bellingham in the Washington State, because I promised him a few days ago that I would buy him the little chicken of A&W+KFC.
We did not buy anything today except a 9 dollars cheese, the quality and price of US cheese has always been more competitive than that of Vancouver. But the French fries are not so tasty as those in Vancouver.
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