WITH A FRONT YARD LIKE THIS WHAT’S NOT TO LIKE ABOUT BOONDOCKING…AND NOT A NEIGHBOR IN SITE:))
Good friend & fellow RV Blogger RV SUE & HER CANINE CREW rolled into our area a few days. Only took a couple emails back & forth for Kelly & I to drop over to Sue’s scenic & nicely secluded boondocking site & I might add very familiar location. Same location we vacated just over a year ago to move onto our house property in Congress. Ahhhh, tis the good life that Sue & her crew live:))
THESE GUYS HADN’T SEEN EACH OTHER FOR AWHILE
Been just over a year since we saw Sue & the crew or should I say since Pheebs had seen Bridget & Spike. Lots of wagging tails. Great to see Sue again & we ended up sitting under her Casita awning on a beautiful Arizona day chatting away for the best part of 3 hours. And I may add, an enjoyable 3 hours at that with lots of ground to cover & catching up to do. Roads traveled, mutual friends discussed, some techno talk, RVing ideas shared, etc. etc. I like when I am able & feel comfortable enough to talk with a fellow RV Blogger who also understands well the in’s & out’s & up’s & down’s of blogging. Nice to know a fellow boondocking RV blog writer who shares many of the same thoughts & feelings I do. Sue & I are very much alike in many ways & it’s always interesting & fun to talk with her about the great outdoor boondocking & adventurous lifestyle many of us so much prefer. Our need for privacy, our desire to be away from the norm, & our quest to be independently free. Ahhhh yes, I always enjoy talking to folks with like minded interests, ideas, & experiences:))
And a very informing email from a reader this afternoon that I feel bears reprinting here. It has to do with Canadian Snow Birds & the length of time they can be out of Canada & more importantly……how long Canadians can remain in the States. This is an ‘eye opener’. Reader’s email in part says……………..”
WE PARTICULARLY LIKE SUE’S NEIGHBORS
‘Please be aware that the Canadian rules for how long you can be out of Canada and the American rules for how long you can be in the United States are NOT the same’.
BRIDGET & SPIKE
Just "google it" and you will see - there is a lot to learn - many new rules effective 1/1/13
AND’S IT’S RV SUE HER VERY SELF:))
Yes - Ontario allows you to stay out for 212 days and still keep health insurance etc .
But the United States only allows you to be in this country for less than 6 months - Apparently, a Canadian snowbird is allowed to travel under an "understood visa" - but if you are going to be here longer than 6 months you must apply for and get a real VISA and that may not be easy to do.
Also, you may be required to pay US income taxes - and if any US border agents become suspicious of any attempts to manipulate the system you could be denied entry or put on a restricted list and not allowed to enter the US for several years”.
Well, for we Canadian Snow Birds that is a bit scary to say the least. And especially for those of us who own property in the States. In no uncertain terms I guess that puts an end to any plans for us traveling to Colorado & Utah before the snow flies in the mountains this coming September. It also backs up our Ontario departure time to mid October again. Well, it was some nice imaginative thoughts & travel plans I had while it lasted:((
RV SUE & BAYFIELD BUNCH AL:))
GROANER’S CORNER:(( Two young men are talking about their boss's upcoming wedding. "It's ridiculous," one says. "He's rich, but he's 93 years old, and she's just 26. What kind of a wedding is that?"
"Well," says the other fellow, "we have a name for it in my family. We call it a football wedding." "What's a football wedding?" the first asks, Says his friend, "She's waiting for him to kick off."
- Tourists see the world, travelers experience it.
- Home is where your pet is:))
- "If having a soul means being able to feel
love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals
are better off than a lot of humans."
- The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails -William Arthur Ward
- The only thing better than right now will someday be the memories of right now...AL.
- It is not so much having nothing to do as it is not having the interest to do something....AL.