The trip was fabulous, we saw family, and mountains, and a salt lake in the middle of Saskatchewan (who knew). The phone proved its worth and it has been my companion ever since.
In the last ten years, I have become very adept at sending text messages composed using only the 9 keys with letters on the phone. We eventually got a phone for my husband, and humorously, he never managed to get the knack of sending texts from the telephone key pad.
Friends of ours recently discovered that we didn't have smart phones, not because we were opposed to them in principle, but because we have a "if it's not broke, don't replace it" philosophy. So, a couple of weeks ago, they gave us some new-to-us smart phones. Welcome to 2012!
We had a blizzard this week, so I happily spent the cold, blowy, snowy day playing in my sewing room, making cases for the phones.
Now, all we have to do is remember to take them with us!
I was going to take the pictures, last night but my photo assistant didn't like the lighting.