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Friday, June 1, 2007

Beginnings


Today we begin. The first of hopefully many travels. Today we went to Plentywood, Montana. A road trip, just a short little jaunt to pick up Fat Tire beer. Don't you love some of the new names of beer and wine? Fat Tire, Fat Bastard, Wild Pig, Moose Drool, the list is endless. But back to the trip. Under two hours puts us on foreign soil. Foreign soil that doesn't feel all that foreign. Southern Saskatchewan blends into northern Montana, the only obvious indicator the border crossing.

Today's border crossing only emphasized how small our world has become. The customs officers looked at the passports and saw the Cambodia stamp from two years ago and began to ask questions. Not questions regarding our eligibility to visit for an afternoon in the United States. But questions about what kind of travel destination Cambodia was and if it was a place they'd be interested in visiting.

There are travellers everywhere and you're sure to meet them in the most unlikely places.

Safe travels

Ryshia

"The border means more than a customs house, a passport officer, a man with a gun. Over there everything is going to be different; life is never going to be quite the same again after your passport has been stamped."- Graham Greene

2 comments:

Wendy Gail said...

Your blog is fantastic!

I love the Saskatchewan scenery - especially the very beautiful photo of yourself! You're going to boost tourism for SK with pictures like those!

And wow, how do you make a beer run sound so exotic, interesting, and fun? I'm not kidding, you've got me wanting to sample Moose Drool, and don't even like beer all that much! You ARE a talented writer!

Hey, actually, for most of the world, Saskatchewan IS an exotic setting! It's a place not many people know much about... have ever been to... and even fewer know how to spell it! (BTW, each of those beer names would make an excellent Chapter name!)

Can't wait to read more blog postings from you! I'm especially looking forward to reading your published novels and articles!

Your fan,
Wendy
(Waving at you from Alberta - the invisible border to the west!)

Ryshia's Travels said...

Wendy - Your comments were rather like the christening of a boat with a bottle of champagne. Very uplifting and got this blog off on a positive note. Thanks so much. I hope you do keep reading the blog and everything else I write. And I - I will reciprocate.

Take care

Ryshia

p.s. Love the name Wendy Gail