In an attempt to put a big dent in our Christmas-supply shopping, and dine at Olive Garden, Shelley and I took the day off together and spent it in Michigan. We dropped the kids off at daycare and crossed the border.
There was some preliminary investigation at Toys R Us and a wander through the mall, before some pseudo-Italian refuelling at Olive Garden. We filled our cart at Target and again at Toys R Us. It wasn't so much the strength of the Canadian dollar (although it was nice to view prices at par) as the different selection in clothes, shoes, toys, soap and other sundry items.
Back over the border without delay, we picked up the kids and returned home as if it was just another day. Meaning, of course, a church meeting in the evening.