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Tuesday, July 27, 2004

Where Is The Border?

I went to a wedding this weekend in a park right on the US Canadian border. The actual ceremony was held in the US, but the bride and groom walked about 50 feet north to Canada to sign the registry due to the fact that the marriage commissioner was not entitled to perform marriages in the States. I spent some time before the ceremony watching the lineups to cross both borders:


And then I walked about 100 feet into the park and took this picture:


Everything from those trees to me is in the US. The houses and the road are in Canada. What separates the 2? A little ditch.

How much you wanna bet those Canadians (Surrey, BC) cross the road and go to the American (Blaine WA) 7/11 to buy beer?

BYW, most of the cars in the 1st photo took about an hour to cross

Gotta love international security :-)

Oh Beautiful for smoggy skies, insecticided grain,
For strip-mined mountain's majesty above the asphalt plain.
America, America, man sheds his waste on thee,
And hides the pines with billboard signs, from sea to oily sea.
~George Carlin

(Not that we Canadians are saints!)

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