So about the border. It was fine, but the wait was long. On top of that, we picked the wrong line (isn't that always the way?) For every two cars that go through other lines, our line advanced by one. The border guard was very friendly and took his job very seriously. For example, he inspected our fruit. Then we had a very long conversation about dog food - how much did we have, was it in its original packaging, did it contain lamb? Then he talked to us about how real birth certificates were better than photocopied (no matter what the homeland security website states). He was very interested in our dog, and spent a bit of time talking to him. He was concerned about how long the lineup was and encouraged us to use the Welcome Centre to give the dog some water and a pee break. I could feel ire of the people in line behind us. 15 minutes later we were on our way - the wrong way as it turned out but we fixed that alright.
Arrived at 8 pm in Holland and had an awesome pork kebob supper with my dear university friend and her family. Spent all day yesterday along the Michigan shore and enjoyed the sandy dunes. Last night we had a cook out and DD1 and my friends 6 year old enjoyed playing the waves while DD2 and my friends' 3 year old played in the sand. Picturesque and very relaxing.
For the first time in 5 years, DH and I both got to sleep in as all 3 kids slept past 8. I don't think I have ever felt so refreshed in the morning!
More beach time today. Got groceries to stock up on the trailer as we leave tomorrow to camp our way to Regina.
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