So begins summer vacation 2012..a grand total of 60 days off in a row…
..now what is a girl to do for all those days off?..oh sure there are lots of household chores to keep me out of of trouble..
you know the ones..
and then there are the fun things to do…
- walk the dog
not to worry..there will be some camping in that list of fun too..
..the first two days of this long winded vacation covered that list and then some..
..then there were the Elmo cupcakes that our daughter made for a four year old birthday party..
..and yesterday we were up very early and we took a drive to Mount Vernon, Washington..
Crossing the border was an interesting process this time around..
..the border guard..seemed to enjoy his job a little too much..
his name was Kelly..and the list of questions and comments were a bit stranger than normal..
- put your vehicle in park!
- turn the engine off!
- what’s in the bag?…open it please..
- you like the colour orange?
- strange how as you get older your colour choices change?
- is this your jeep?
- who’s name is it in?
and then he smiled and tapped Doug on the shoulder and said have a ‘nice day’..
We continued south towards the Mount Vernon/Burlington area..home of our token McDonalds..Wal-Mart and Costco..
as we drove we saw lots of different license plates..from Maryland…Texas…Utah..Alaska..and then this one from..
There was also a stop in Burlington at Camping World and quick peruse through a few used Rv’s..
..it;s always fun to look..
After all our shopping was done we stopped for lunch in Ferndale..
Heading back into Canada..the questions at the border once again?
- where do you live?
- how long have you been gone?
- total value of goods?
now the the strange one?
- where do you work?..and what do you do there?
We were home before 2:00..and then it was time for a ‘float down the lazy river’ for our ‘golden boy’…
The temperature rose to 29 Celsius or 84.9 Fahrenheit…
so out came the fans and the air-conditioner..
..we have to blow the hot air around somehow….so as this ‘long-winded’ recap comes to an end..
Stay cool…my chores await..