Monday, October 3, 2016


Tomorrow morning we leave Canada for the US of A for 183 days. Winnipeg to Bagley, Minnesota is just a 4 hour drive. We have a stop to make to Americanize our electronics. WiFi and cell phone will be changed and probably updated. We look forward to this time because without a doubt the American versions are much better and much much cheaper.

We have had amazing weather since we started out 17 days ago. We have had no rain to speak of, a few drops overnight a couple of times. The fall colours are beautiful and change so quickly.

Doug took our grandsons, James and William, to paint ball. Needless to say, I passed on that one. They had a great time and didn't get too dirty or hurt.

As we cross the border, we have to brush up on our American. Yes, there are a lot of words that Canadians use that Americans do not. We drink pop, not soda and with that pop we may have chips. We have weiners in buns before they are called hot dogs. We sit on our chesterfields, not sofas. Often we have supper, not dinner. We don't wear tennis shoes because we don't play tennis. We don't wear sneakers either because we don't sneak. We wear runners and some of us run.

We will try to cherish every minute of every day for the 6 months we are allowed to be in the USA. We have some plans although we might not stick to them. We will go south, then west, a little north and then west again. We will meet up with friends here and there. We will experience our first Escapees Escapade in Tucson in March.

So goodbye Canada, hello USA.


Sue said...

see you in AZ!
Oh, and your list is a little glitchy- might need to edit 😀

Sue said...

your POST is glitch, not your list ...agh

Linda Sand said...

The USA, Canada, and England are three countries separated by a common language. :) What's in your boot?

Wanderin' said...

I have been guilty of not catching numerous errors on my blog. I think you might want to check yours again.

I don't wear tennis shows either but it's because I don't like them. Why would I want shoes I have to tie? I did that in kindergarten. There are other shoes out there I think are more attractive and just as comfortable.

Safe travels! See you down the road.

Paul and Marsha Weaver OCT. 17, 2009 said...

I use pop, too. Drives Paul nuts. We, also, eat supper.
You go any direction you want. America always welcomes are friends from the North.

Jim and Sandie said...

Welcome back. Looking forward to your travels west. And I don't care what words you use.