Nov 11, 2021

We made it to the USA

Got a late start due to a number of reasons. Hence we drove the last two hours in the dark in the rain.

We have no internet despite stopping in Omak at ATT to get a new SIM card and paying $30.00 for 15GB of data. It was not activated as it should have been and when I finally got Colin’s cell charged ( not able to use mine until we get to Mexico ) the ATT office was closed.

There was no one in front of us at the border when we arrived at 1:25PM. I teared up a bit as we approached, I think it was the emotion of knowing that we were no longer trapped within Canada and free to travel and to make choices.  We got asked the usual questions and I told the agent that I had quite a bit of wine with us.  We did not get boarded  but were asked to pay duty on my 120 bottles. That came to $24.78 @ .21cents each for 118 bottles.  We got to bring two in for free.

The girls are not doing too good at peeing at any stop that we make. Carlie has only done her main business at 7AM this morning. They were sleeping most of the way and being very good.  Once we stopped tonight they had a very long and rambunctious wrestling go round and got rid of any excess energy.

It seemed like the day went on forever but we did finally stop about 6:30PM just off HWY 17 near Warren ( south of I90 ) at the Sage Hills Golf and Country Club. Because of the rain the batteries never charged during the day and it was cool ( in Omak in was only 44F ) and I have no idea what it is tonight – the outdoor sensor is in the basement as we have been using that to monitor the freezing temps at home at night. It is nice being plugged in and warm. I managed to figure a route for three nights of using RV parks. Tonight is our first new to us stop and for $60.00 USD per night we are not happy. It was pitch dark when we arrived and it was hard to see the road never mind the site numbers. Between not being able to get level and sinking and not being able to get their free wifi to work we are not impressed. They have a QR code that you are supposed to scan to connect.  How the heck do you do that?

So by 7:15 pm we were settled and fed the girls but they were not wanting do any business in the rain.  We ate and then that is when I discovered that we had no wifi. We figured out how to get a bit from the RV Park but it is not fast and I have no idea if this post will even send. We only drove 276 miles today but is seemed like forever.

I took photos but there is no way that I could download them and post them. So this is the best that I can come up with for tonight. Thanks for checking in. I promise a more fun post tomorrow.  We are so happy to be on the road in our cozy RV.

 

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8 responses so far

8 Responses to “We made it to the USA”

  1. Carol says:

    Glad to see you are on your way. Hopefully the weather will get better as you travel. I talked to my neighbor in Vegas and weather is good there, at least right now. Take care and travel safe.

  2. Jannose says:

    Glad to hear you had no line up at the border. I thought you always bought your wine in the US as it is more reasonable. Enjoy the rest of your road trip!

  3. Deb says:

    You are across the border and bound for warmer climes, it’s all good. The rest will settle into place as you continue your adventure. Frustration only begets more of the same, so relax and don’t sweat the small stuff. You are out of the snow for the next 6 months, the pups will settle down and the wifi will be connected, the sun will rise and you will see your way once more. Safe, cozy and warm, it’s all good.

  4. Linda Sand says:

    Welcome back to the USA. I hope we treat you well as you pass through.

  5. Maxx Trails says:

    That’s great that your border crossing went so well. Hopefully you get your Wi-Fi issues sorted out and the rest of your trip goes well.

  6. Lucy says:

    Contessa: Unos pocos pasos mas y estarán en Mexico junto al Océano y rodeados de arena, YAYYYYYYY. Hope U guys have a nice & safe trip thru the States.
    Hang in there, paradise is around the corner, nice & warm, no snow down Southwest :-). 🙂 . My regards: Lucy.

  7. Rod Williams says:

    Travel safe. It is a bit warmer here in the South.

  8. Cindy says:

    Nice to have a update but enjoy the trip down and don’t worry about the internet…you are on your way! Update once somewhere warm! ??

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