Monday, November 29, 2021
The best part of today’s 767 kilometre road trip was hugging family at both ends. We loved our visit with Shawn, Agnes, Alex and Julie. Hugging them good-bye took on a different feel when we thought about how long we had waited for this visit. We hope that we will not have to wait as long for the next hugs. We greeted Brilynn with hugs in Hamilton eight and a half hours later.
We listened to the second half of Louise Penny and Hillary Clinton’s State of Terror. We did not quite finish it. We will fit in the last hour as we drive home tomorrow.
There were a couple of bouts of slow traffic at the beginning and end of our journey, but actually the roads were not too busy. I always like the views along the Connecticut River as we drive north.
There was snow through Massachusetts and parts of New York State but the roads were clear not icy. Several of the service centres on 90 only had gas. They were being renovated; so, no restrooms or food available. Fortunately we had tea, turkey sandwiches and butter tarts to sustain us.
We crossed the Peace Bridge at Buffalo and waited eighteen minutes to speak to a Customs officer. Our exchange of papers and information only took two minutes. The officer to,d us that we were supposed to have used the “arriveCan” app to fill in information about vaccinations and personal data. He checked our passports, vaccination dates and our PCR test data and wished us a good evening. We were happy to be back in Canada.
We stopped for some groceries at the Metro store near Brilynn’s. Brian barbecued steak and I made a salad and perogies for supper. Brian and I walked around the block to put in a kilometre of exercise today. Definitely slothful. But we are as tired as if we had walked for many kilometres. Brilynn is editing photos. All three of us are ready for an early bed time.