Saturday, November 7, 2015

Day 7 - Part One - Oh, Canada!

40's, Rain, Windy

We pulled out at 9:07 a.m. and headed north to the Canadian border.  We've packed up everything well in case the Canadians wish to search the truck and/or RV.  Our passports are in order and Chrissy's passport from Homeland Security is current.

Here was the view when we pulled out:

As we left Great Falls, I noticed the initials of the town set in rock on a hillside.

 We've noticed people running around in shorts and flip-flops here.  We're dressed in coats, long pants, and gloves!  I guess it's all about what you're used to!

We've notice even the ducks are having a hard time flying in the wind.  We are having trouble maintaining a speed of 50 mph with a head wind and heavy rain.  And just when you think you might get used to this country, we find ourselves headed up a hill with a 7% grade.

At 12:30 p.m. we stopped at Shelby, MT where it was mostly cloudy, COLD, and windy.  We decided to fuel up here before crossing the border and also decided it was time for lunch.  Notice the flags standing out in the wind.

There are also windsocks along the road especially where there are cross winds.

Back on the road and another new sign:  Dust Storms.  Limited Visibility Next One Mile.  It suddenly stopped being cold and windy!  The sun decided to peak out.

You're probably wondering why there would be a sign announcing a turn around.  If you plan to take a pistol or gun into Canada or have other items that would prohibit you from entering the country, you can get off and rent a locker to use until you return.  However, we are taking a pistol into Canada with a permit.  That's another story for this blog!

Here is the next sign we reach at 1:20 p.m.

U.S. Customs

The building the trucks go through is where the loads entering the U.S. from Canada are x-rayed.
 I think this is a great point to stop this story.  It continues with Day 7 - Part Two!



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