This morning we entered Canada! Now for those of you who have been following our adventures from the beginning or have read through all the updates, do you remember the trouble we were having getting passports? Because of Crickets' adoption, we had difficulties getting a proper birth certificate needed for the passport application. Well after many months, we finally got the whole thing straightened out.
THE BORDER GUARD DIDN'T EVEN ASK FOR IT!
We pulled up to the gate in which there was nobody else in line. He proceeds to ask how many are in the RV, where our citizenship is, where we are from and headed. His biggest concern was what fruits and vegetables we had on board. He made us throw out a big bag of cherries and an unopened bag of sliced apples. Not once did he ever ask to see any identification, not even a drivers license. I was disappointed.
A few blocks in and we saw a sign for the "Peace Arch". We decided to go see it and took the first exit. But because there were not any more signs to follow, we ended up into this run down residential area along the water front. We soon gave up and I had to disconnect the Blazer so I could turn around. I managed to finish before Cricket returned from walking Jake and I saw this old boat in
somebody's yard. So I went inside and grabbed my camera for a quick photo.
We had also thought about stopping in Vancouver, but we had seen enough cities lately and wanted to see wide open nothingness. So off we went through Surrey along Hwy 7 east toward Hwy 1 north, taking it northward to Hwy 97 all the way past a town called Quesnel.
At about 10:00 pm, the sun was just beginning to set and we pulled over at this campground. We choose a campground this time because we needed to refill our freshwater supply.
Below are some photos from our first day in Canada.