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Santa Beetle, hurry the chimney tonight

It was a dark and night, not a creature was stirring, not a Wait, something doesn’t right.

Though it was indeed and stormy when we headed out of Halifax a few weeks ago.

The was coming down sideways in Mother Nature was throwing her all the Nor’Easter whipping up the eastern

No snow, however, which, our self-imposed 4,000-kilometre motoring ahead, was fortunate.

The goal: our Christmas shopping in 100 hours a round-trip from Halifax to the area. This would set kind of record for me and certainly for my Garry Sowerby, who specializes in Christmas Eve Shopping Frenzy.

else could we call the Red 2013 Volkswagen Beetle that was assigned to the mission, but Beetle’?

‘Santa Beetle’ is eye-catching with its 2.5-litre, 170-horsepower engine, six-speed automatic DSG is a fun vehicle that anyone love.

Throw in the Fender eight-speaker, 400-watt digital system and that’s one rocking sleigh’!

The Beetle needed to be to its home in Ontario and swapped for a Passat TDI.

These assignments are usually Garry’s I deal with business in the office but, after the long drive alone so times this year, came up with a hare-brained

Use the 4,000-kilometre vehicle delivery trip to buy all our Christmas presents, enjoy a stress-free December.

my plan this year was to get all my locally,” I argued, weakly. difficult to do this on a 4,000-kilometre Plus I have so much to do.”

“We will buy local,” my reasoned. “Everything we buy will be each region we drive Think of all those cute shops and galleries where never stopped at on other trips. We can still get all our work since working from the of a car is what we do best, and have a bit of too!”

My husband knows how persuasive the words ‘shopping’ and are to me.

It still felt too early to get the ‘spirit,’ nevertheless a themed was born. ‘Shopping4000’ became our as we launched ourselves into the wet and windy night.

The next we made the well-worth-it detour off the through charming Florenceville to New Brunswick.

The drive includes a covered bridge, Potato and a picturesque stretch along the John River.

In snowy Perth-Andover, we zeroed in laser-guided missiles on the artist-run Arts and Crafts Centre our friend and artist, Pam McPhail, operate.

The ‘spirit’ hit us full-force Beautiful unique hand-made and original art pieces are lovingly and waiting for a good home. I divulge what we bought in intended recipients read

What a pleasure to meet, and laugh with two of the artisans, and Nancy, who made some of the that will be distributed to our and friends.

Stepping out into the after a couple of hours, we a warm glow as we stuffed our into the VW Beetle.

Santa got us down the road to the little of Saint-Jean-Port-Joli along the Saint River in Quebec. A curiosity Les Enfants du Soleil, that always eyed when through, would be our next

The shop was in darkness when we into the parking lot but the sign open and the door gave

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Owner Madeleine Barbeau bounding down the stairs and on lights. “Bien sûr! We are

Although every nook and of the meandering store is crammed beautiful pieces from Thailand and India, we managed to some local items, something crafted by the owner

Montreal produced a bit of ‘sticker so we took a break from the local’ shopping and hid out for a day at an Old Montreal Hotel Gault.

Back to The Tornado Red VW ‘Santa Beetle’ has exchanged for a 2014 Volkswagen TDI Highline in a sleek and classy Silver, a more inconspicuous sleigh’ for sneaking our purchases into our home province.

Plus, we needed the extra space. It was starting to get crowded in our

The efficient 2.0-litre diesel meant that we could buy a few gifts since we were so much on fuel.

Winter had set in as we headed back east.

through the snow in cozy Fredericton, we are determined to get that gift for that final person to complete the mission of home to Halifax with shopping done at the beginning of

It was getting dark, the stores closing one by one. The snow was thickly, muting the street

The spirit of the season was upon us and we good about our mandate to buy gifts on the 4,000-kilometre shopping The recipients would appreciate it, we were certain.

As the snow started to swirl I wasn’t worried about the homestretch ahead of us.


Dasher, Prancer and Vixen, Comet, Donner and Blitzen should been though.

There’s a new in town and its name is Passat. Ho ho ho.

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