November – Arizona — April – Campbell River
Was it really 5 months ago that travel to the USA opened and we packed up and made a midnight run for the border? Well yes it was.. We showed up at midnight and after 20 minutes or so we were on our way and free to move about the country.
Not much changed since we last travelled the Interstate highways. Trucks of all sorts and colors filled with supplies. Cars, trucks, buses, RV’s busily navigating the lanes and lines. Sun. Rain. Clouds. Gas prices were a tad higher, but beer and wine were not and are still available at gas stations and drug stores. Makes us laugh everytime we see a drugstore advertising prescriptions, alcohol and cigarettes. They got you covered either way!
Arizona was still there. They survived without us. A lot of the cotton fields have a new crop. What is it? Well its not edible, and you don’t have to water it or weed it, although you do have to clean the dust off them occasionally. Solar Panels. Rows and rows of them.
What was our winter like there people ask? It was sunny and dry. It was windier than usual but didn’t rain as much as last time. It seemed cooler at nights even into April when we left. Were they excited to have us back? It seemed like it. We were happy to be there for sure!
What do I like about the States?
You can buy alcohol at the grocery store (and it’s cheap).
They sell bacon in packages that reseal ( I don’t know why that excites me so much).
What do I miss about Canada?
Yogurt, Butter, Eggs and Bread that taste like they should.
We’ve been home for a week. The ground is green and the ocean is blue. The air smells so fresh.
Our two countries are different from each other, but come fall we sure hope to be back there under a warm sun!