WE WILL SOON LEAVE OUR AUTUMN BEHIND
Gonna be a short blog to-night. Just got home from a 'driver information meeting' with the mobility van company I am a part time driver for. The meeting went long but I didn't care because they brought in some big delicious chicken pot pies for supper with Cesar salad plus all the butter tarts I could cram into my face. All the info they presented at the meeting won't mean a think to me when I return next April because I won't remember any of it......except how many butter tarts I ate:)) Oh, & I finally picked up my company driver's winter coat they had promised me........3 years ago!!
WIND CHIMES HANGING FROM AN OLD DEAD TREE I PLANTED BESIDE OUR FROG POND A FEW YEARS AGO. THE LARGE ONE IS ACTUALLY A LIGHT WHICH ILLUMINATES THE POND AT NIGHT
Another cloudy, mild, & quiet day. Raked pine needles & cleaned out some eaves. Luckily we just have a one story unit so no high wire act for me. Caught a lucky break this morning when I noticed Kelly loading a bunch of canned goods into the motorhome. It's the same mistake we made before in carrying around a whole lot of unnecessary weight. I promptly removed about 6.4 tons of beans, soups, sauces, chilies, & whatever else comes in those darned tin cans. Not anything we can't get south of the border!! And luckily for me Kelly understood:))
A Canadian RV couple we know just had their whole winter vacation destroyed when they were denied access to the United States. Conflict over an old green card obtained in 1992. They have been spending their winters down south for about 5 years now & just a few days ago when they tried to cross at Buffalo they were flagged & denied access!! They are now in Ottawa scrambling around trying to find a place to stay, getting their 5th wheel winterized, etc. Their whole lives turned completely upside down & their RVing lifestyle brought to a screeching halt. You can read SANDRA'S BLOG HERE. Border crossings are not for the faint of heart as we can well attest to!!!! STILL SOME OUTSIDE GERANIUMS BLOOMING
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I am so bummed out about Sandra's problem that I don't know if I want to even renew my passport. They will probably figure out some reason to not issue me a new one.ReplyDelete
I agree about the weight of cans, to say nothing of the space they take. I only carry salmon, tuna & tomatos in cans and get everything else fresh.
Good luck with your border crossing. I always heard that Buffalo was the easiest place to cross, but evidently Homeland Security heard about it and sent up a real gung ho character.
Wow--I had no idea crossing the border was such an "iffy" proposition for you all. I know my husband has usually gotten thoroughly checked out going into Canada, but that's because he's going hunting and he's carrying "hunting equipment" so it's really no surprise.ReplyDelete
Take care and safe travels!
The only problem we've ever had at the border is a few years ago with hamburger and dog food. Now, like you, we don't take too much - especially cans as they are pretty heavy. With that, I don't worry about the food at the border anymore, I just tell them - have a look and take what you want!ReplyDelete
We apologize to Sandra and all of you Canadians for any rough times at the border. The agent had no legitimate reason to be rude. Even if there was a true problem with a green card, he could have been polite yet firm. He must have been absent the day "Nice" was taught at school. Give some folks a little power and they don't don't know how to handle it.ReplyDelete