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Wednesday, September 19, 2012
This past summer, my husband and I once again traveled to
the USA for a few weeks. I love the mountains and the super-friendly people in
Wyoming, Montana and Idaho.
Over the years we have gone across this longest undefended
border in the world many times, and in many different locations.
Some of the border crossings are extremely busy with long
lineups. The crossing from Detroit to Windsor is always busy. The crossings
that border some of the western provinces and states are much quieter – and typically
more relaxed and friendlier.There are
no guarantees ever that it will be quick, though. One time a few years ago
(pre-9/11 even), we were traveling back with our motorcycle and trailer and we
were at a very small border crossing. We were expecting to be just waved on
through with a few friendly questions, but I think we ended up being part of a border
guard training session or something. We even had a dog sniffing through all of
In Rachel’s Children, my
latest romantic suspense, a secret organization has illegal cargo on board
their vehicle as it crosses over the USA/Canada border. Many lives are at stake and it is imperative
that their hidden cargo remains undetected by the border guards.