sweetcravings - I agree, the border can be a real PITA. Somehow it's not quite as bad at Sarnia though. Although, even still you never know what to expect until you get there - you can sail across, or you can sit there bumper to bumper for an hour or so. A number of people I know from the London area go over once or twice a month just to grocery shop.
Even though the Canadian dollar is better than par, we aren't getting many breaks up here. Don't even get me started on air flights!!!
(At least in London, we are half way between Toronto and Detroit, so we are usually able to take advantage of the Detroit flights. My DD actually drove to Detroit to catch a flight to Toronto and connect to London, England because it was over $200 cheaper than just catching the same England flight directly from Toronto.) sorry for the hijack. Rant over.
We've curtailed our trips to the US greatly. I really miss Target, Bath and Body Works, Meijer, etc. And when I see the prices of cake stuff down there, it just gets me riled!