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Taken In Quartzsite Arizona Dec 7th 2015

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Yippee! "On The road again"

Where are we today ?
            A wonderful sunny day, perfect for travelling. No Rain , no clouds and temps in the mid 60's f. Hit the road from Plattsville by 9:30 this morning and a nice back country for a while then on to the highway. 90 minutes later at the border crossing for Lewiston New York.
on the QEW
we turning left here 
crossing the Niagara river
         Lots of traffic at the USA customs crossing the border. But it moved fairly quick today. Only about a 20 minute wait , just enough time to make a bite to eat for lunch, Suzie drives and I whip up a bite to eat, love our motorhome!
the lines moved quickly
         Customs agent asked some different questions today. How long will we be in the states, do we cross the border at any other times and do we own a house in Canada. We answered the questions truthfully, and he asked if we had any meat, yes we have a freezer full. That was it for questions then he said we spend too much time in the states, too close to our 180 days he said. We only spend 175 days every year. That was it then told us to have a good day.
          A few miles down the road stopped at Smokin' Joes to fuel up our coach and car 65 gallons of gas at $3.29 a gallon.  That 246 litres and in Ontario was $1.15 a litre. With the 13 % exchange rate .98 cents a litre we saved 17 cents a litre ($41.82) on this fill up alone. Yep, we enjoy travelling in the states for the winter, very affordable.
         Pulled into Lazy Lakes resort and found a nice site near our friends Bill and Barb. Not a huge site but we have 30 amp and water, not overnight fees, part of our Membership camping.
one of the lakes here
nice road to the back camping area
Here we are shortly after noon all set up for a few days
      I ran into town picked up a few groceries and adult beverages, saved another hundred dollars just on this small shopping trip as well. Compared to buying the same items in Canada.
      It was warm enough to read outside in the shade for bit while I prepped supper. Tonight salmon fillets, broccoli and cauliflower in foil, grilled red pepper and a tasty salad. Just like we really enjoying and have been missing for the last few days. We are getting back on track with our healthy eating habits.
our Weber Q at work again
too tasty and hit the spot
         As we were finishing up supper our friend Bill arrived and stopped by to visit for a couple hours, have not seen him since his son's wedding this past June. Barb and a few more friends will be here on the weekend , looking forward to seeing everyone again.
        A perfect short travel day and an easy border crossing, warm weather a sunshine, cheap fuel and food, exactly what we are looking for.
         Thanks for stopping by again, hope you had great weather wherever you are.
Posted by George, a.k.a. "The Weber "Q" Man of Blogland" according to Rick Doyle. 
 Check out the interactive map below to see where we have been this Winter.

26 comments:

  1. Nice to see you are off to a great start on this years trip. Nice looking park, great weather can't get much better than that. Dinner looked and sounded awesome. Have a great Friday!

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    1. Thanks it is a great membership parks, one of many we enjoy free camping at.

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  2. Yippee is right! I know how good it feels to get on the road again and especially in nice weather. Funny that the border agent felt it was his duty to chastise you about your 175 days when the law allows a few more.

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    1. I was not going to argue with him, I think was looking for us to trip up one of his questions or lie.

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  3. Always such a great feeling to get back on the road huh ! Those sure were some different questions at the Border though.

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    1. think he was trying to trip us up on something.

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  4. Good crossing, always a little nerve racking We are always around 150 days. Have Fun!

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    1. We are so used to crossing now, never know what they will ask or look for, want to make sure we are all legal though.

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  5. Yaaaaaaa! Good feeling - right?! Back in the saddle again……..

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    1. Yes, yes, touring the country the way we love. Don't think will run into you this year, but would be nice.

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  6. Sure was a great travel day for you. Things are a changing at the Border, that is for sure!

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    1. They are changing, don't think they are so worried about food as much as they are about us spending too much time in the USA illegally. That's why we go by all the rules.

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  7. Such a great feeling to be on the road again heading southwest. There was something on the news a couple of weeks ago about the fact that both the US and Canada are really going to be clamping down on the 180 day rule. Enjoy your journey.

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    1. We have been following that rule for years, so no changes needed on our part.

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  8. Looks like you're off to a good start.

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  9. Welcome! Looking forward to your traveling posts. :c)

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    1. Thanks guys , looking forward to posting them too.

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  10. Safe travels - looks like you're off to a great start.

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    1. All is great, we should get top California about the same time as you guys, just taking the long way and enjoying the journey.

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  11. Glad you're heading in the right direction. Border crossings always make me nervous since I had a bad experience once. They can make you feel like a crook, even though that isn't the case.

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    1. We are getting so used to the border crossings now, they seem like old hat.
      Looking forward to some wonderful travel days.

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  12. Welcome to the states! Can't wait to read all about your travels!

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    1. Thanks , maybe not as busy as you but we do enyoy the travelling and the warm weather.

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  13. Gas is $2.89 USD a gallon here in Phoenix, Az today..

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    1. That's even better we be there in a month.

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