11.22.2010

annual u.s. thanksgiving road trip

We're off - all three of us! Tala is joining us this year. I'm not looking forward to finding out how the border goons deal with dogs. But once we're on the other side, it will be great.

This trip marks one year since our border troubles began, after I used my passport for something concerning a war resister a few months earlier. Having been detained four times in the past year, I'm wondering if there's a sunset provision on the harassment, or if it will go on as long as my friend is AWOL, or perhaps forever.

Allan has now crossed twice without me, and breezed through with no problem. Nice to know I'm special.

8 comments:

Amy said...

Have a safe trip! I hope you are not hassled, but it seems likely, given what is going on at US airports these days.

I hope you have a great time with your family and that it makes whatever travel headaches you endure worth the trouble.

Stephanie said...

Safe travels and Happy Thanksgiving!

Scott M. said...

Bonne chance, mes amis! Let us know how it goes.

johngoldfine said...

I posted my hopes for you and Allan, perhaps completely forlorn, on JOS.

L-girl said...

Thank you, all! And great news - it was a breeze! No hassles at all this time. I will put up a new post, but I wanted to tell you guys here.

Scott, I was texting various people about this good news, and thought I texted you... only to have someone write back and say I had the wrong number. So some stranger got a message saying "Hi Scott, it's Laura K, we crossed the border with no problems, we were not detained!!" That must have been a strange sight on their phone. :)

Amy, I tried to text you as well but it didn't go through. Thanks for your good wishes.

Amy said...

That's great news! I hope the rest of the visit goes as well. Happy Thanksgiving.

nick said...

I sometimes get random texts, but never like that. That would be great!

L-girl said...

I sometimes get random texts, but never like that. That would be great!

Huh, I hope so. I was a bit weirded out, telling a total stranger that I was not detained.