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... and managed to get the recipe for the tasty, smokey beans we have had here! Crossed the border into the USA past the arrogant, rude, most unfriendly guard you could ever imagine! We spent some time contemplating where they could find such people in this land of mainly such kind and hospitable people. We decided they must train them that way.
Drove the short distance to Burlington, a neat, ...
... to shop for alcohol because this state doesn't have any extra tax, everywhere else we have been up to now the price on the goods has always been plus tax. You never seem to know what the cost is going to be because each has it's own taxes that they add on at the end. It's a bit like VAT but not as well organised. The other thing we have noticed is that just about everywhere is getting decorated for Halloween, everywhere has loads of pumpkins and corn stalkes outside their doors and ...
... but we don't know if that will continue into Vermont. The first stop along the way is the city of Montreal, we have noticed in Toronto and Ottawa how clean and graffiti free they were but Montreal has a lot of graffiti on builds and roads etc. maybe this is indicative of the higher proportion of French in this area, also they smoke a lot more. There are lots of signs in French and hardly any in ...
... with an officer and answer a few questions. After some deliberation a new visa was granted. The officers were very reasonable and in the end quite helpful. I was definitely not in the greatest shape to respond to the barrage of questions aimed at me so it was lucky I managed to mumble my way through.
It was at this point that time seemed to slow down as the 100 miles or so to the car seemed ...
... of the Labor Day long weekend. Our mission was to catch up with Karen's friend Lola and her sister, who had taken an extra couple of days off work to travel with us to Montreal for the long weekend.
Why Montreal? Well I needed to get my visa extended and we needed to party!
Lake Placid is where we chose to park the car for the weekend as it is only 100 miles or so from Montreal and Lola ...