Paul couldn’t get today off work, so we had to leave afterwards. I don’t like driving after dark. We thought there was a large animal on the road, but it turned out to be an enormous tumbleweed! We saw a few others blowing across the highway. Wind gusts were 40 kph. Fuel mileage was poor.
I had a little bit of running around to do this morning, and it was a bad day to be out. Tomorrow school starts, so parents were frantically getting supplies. I also was frantically looking for dog food. Daisy has major allergies, so she can only have a specific limited ingredient diet. I have a large bag of food for her. The problem was that the bag is open. The US requires that the bag be sealed with country of origin clearly printed on it as well as the receipt from the store in which it was purchased. The store where I went only had large bags. However, a worker called another store for me which had a smaller bag. Phew!
Now why is that story relevant? Well, I packed the food, but forgot to pack food for tonight and tomorrow morning. I can’t open the new bag until we cross the border. Poor girls! When we arrived in Swift Current, Walmart was still open, so I got them Uncle Ben’s Converted Rice. They think it is steak.
Today I hitched up the trailer by myself, and I had Paul inspect it. All is well, and it is still attached to the truck! Now if I could only learn to back it up.
We have friends meeting us at Walmart tonight. We had hoped to make it as far as Gull Lake so that we could cross the border with a few others who are camping there, just in case there are issues with the dogs. Unfortunately, the Airstreamers camping with us tonight won’t be crossing right away. They are visiting relatives tomorrow morning and arriving later. Oh well. The dogs have their International Health Certificates and immunization records and sealed dog food. I hope I didn’t miss anything. I sure miss the pre-9-11 days.
Montana, here we come!
The border crossing sucks . I hope the truck repairs go well . Read about this US couple coming from Yukon – Alaska trip . The US border at Washington took just about everything edible .