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Boy, I tell ya, those Canadians are from another country! We’re back in the states and it’s taken us several days to readjust to reading road signs again. I remember years ago when we traveled in
And then there’s the tricky business of fuel. My sister-in-law was excited to buy gas in
We pull a big 5th wheel trailer so Jim had already calculated our height in meters so he wouldn’t panic at low bridge signs. What he DIDN’T do was calculate our weight. That didn’t seem important until we found ourselves blocked in on a very narrow, very long, very high, VERY SCAREY BRIDGE in
Jim had popped off a snappy answer to the Canadian Customs officer when we crossed the border. She asked, "Are you carrying a large amount of cash?" and when he questioned how much was "a large amount" and she said, "Ten thousand dollars American" Jim said, "I WISH!!" The American Customs officers are usually more grim and I warned Jim to behave himself as we were coming back into the country. Sure enough, the officer was not in a joking mood and even gave Jim a stern warning that his green card expires in October. It wasn’t spoken but his look said, "Don’t bother going back to
We had a great visit with Jim’s family but I’m glad to be back in a place where I don’t have to turn the can around to find that "Raisin" soda is really just Grape pop. They use "serviettes" on the table that look just like the paper napkins I use at home and the thermostat is covered with numbers that don’t make any sense to me. Our campground host kept teasing Jim all week that he needed to put on his "short pants" because it was supposed to hit 30 degrees, whatever that means. And several people asked if we were enjoying our "holidays". We celebrated Queen
We had a great time but I’m glad to be back. Jim’s Dad says it’s supposed to hit over 31 degrees there today and that’s HOT....I think.