We actually made it to the states,,,,,,
Trip Start May 21, 2003
48Trip End Oct 29, 2003
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The bus ride.....our first experience with US border officials. Quite possibly the most over-the-top spectacle I have ever seen. First of all, it's midnight and we're all asleep when the bus stops, the lights turn on and I look to my left and ask the guy what's going on and he lips to me "border police" This is when simultaneously two things happen: 1)the border cop gets on and starts screaming and 2)the luggage doors swing up and dogs start barking. This cop had the full-on bow-legged swagger trying to insinuate he was a force to be reckoned with and we better straighten up and fly right. There were all of about 5 of us on the bus and he checked our passports thoroughly. Then, he kicks open the bathroom door and takes a step back and prepares himself for 10 illegal immigrants to pop out....to his disappointment, our bus was not armed with drugs or illegals, so they went about their way.....without even an apology for interrupting our nap.
We arrive in Phoenix about 1:20AM. Melissa is graciously there to pick us up. We get to her house, take a shower in a REAL shower, and sleep in a REAL bed! As nice as it feels, there is a part of you that misses the uncomfort of it all. Still trying to get used to it!