Our little RV family crossed the US/Canada border on Wednesday afternoon.
Another super easy 10 minute crossing; 5 minutes waiting in line and roughly 5 minutes with the border agent, answering the usual questions:
- just you two in the motorhome?
- how long were you outside Canada?
- where have you been traveling?
- did you go into Mexico?
- anything to declare?
- how much did you each spend?
- any alcohol or tobacco purchases?
- any fruits or veggies in the RV?
- you're kind of young to be snowbirds, aren't you?
That last question/comment we hear all the time - from border agents, RV camp hosts, other RV-ers, etc. The Canadian border agent who asked us was pretty close to our age, and it seemed he was just curious how we could travel for half the year. Maybe he wondered how he could start doing it.
There's still more number crunching to do and a few more receipts to add up, but we really stuck to our budget for the past 6 months. We only spent $3831 on RV parks (budget was $4000). We shelled out $2159 for RV gas (budget was $2200). We totally blew thru the entertainment category, spending $1153 instead of the $500 I set aside. Then again, we played a lot more golf this year so it was money well spent.
And now it's time to get back into the spring/summer routine at the golf course. My Fella returns to his seasonal gig in the pro shop and I'm excited to get busy outside; doing spring clean-up on our RV lot, planting a few more trees and shrubs, chasing bears out of the yard... and spending countless hours trying to outwit the deer.
As you can see, they completely bamboozled me again over the winter.
so much for the deer proof mesh net... you're WELCOME, deer!