Into the USA

Sometimes we have these great spur of the moment ideas that turn out to be not so great when we actually get into the thick of implementation. That happened to us yesterday.

We thought it would be fun to go across the border into the USA for dinner and a bit of shopping. We live just a half hour drive from Washington state and we make this little trip on a sort of regular basis, so we didn’t think anything of it to jump in the car and go. Well, we didn’t factor in that it was Friday. And it was also the first nice weather evening we’ve had in weeks. If the lineup at US Customs was any indication, it seemed that everyone else had the same great spur of the moment idea we did.

So we waited for an hour. Moving at a snail’s pace. Great for gas mileage. And eventually they allowed us into their country.

We had a lovely dinner at Billy McHale’s in Bellingham, fought the crowds at Costco to get deals on dairy, and even had some quiet browsing time at Barnes & Noble bookstore.

The moral of this story? There isn’t one.

We were home by 9:45 and the lights were out by 10:15.

We really do need to get out more.


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4 responses to “Into the USA

  1. Teresa Cleveland Wendel

    It’s always the stuff that goes awry that we remember most fondly.

  2. Brings back memories of a holiday to Vancouver when we use to drive over to the US to ski at Mt Baker. I have to say its a weird experience driving to another country. Here in Australia that’s impossible.

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