We left Calgary in a blizzard, -21º with a wind chill of -34º and drove to Kelowna to stay with our old neighbours The Miras – they had been smart and moved six months earlier. Arrived in Vancouver and visited with Kelsey’s family for a couple of days before using an Esso gift card to get us out of Canada and across the first border of our southbound adventure.
Iris scanned and fingerprinted at the U.S. border, damn it! There goes my incognito aspiration. I guess I can’t blame them – I was bearded and crossing from Canada.