We are now in the province of British Columbia. Our drive up through Washington was uneventful, except for some portions of heavy traffic. We arrived at the border at 2:45 p.m.
Uriah barely squeezed in between the cement barriers as we pulled up to the immigrations station. It didn’t take too long for our family to be cleared, but the next step was to take the paperwork in (for the Titus2.com products) and get it processed.
Dad and I went into a large building, where we worked through the paperwork. It was nice having the background of crossing the border twice before and knowing what paperwork we needed to have ready. The paperwork went smoothly, and we were grateful for a fellow importer who graciously helped us with several questions as I did a form on the computer, and he even checked up on us at the end. The crossing only took 45 minutes from the time we pulled up to the time we pulled away. We are very grateful to the Lord Jesus for a smooth crossing.
We’ve had such beautiful scenery today. The snow-capped mountains, lush green valleys, cascading waterfalls, jagged rock mountain edges, bright-yellow daffodils, flowering cherry trees, and snow-frosted pine trees have been such an incredible sampling of God’s Creation. We enjoyed our view of spring, but we’re now leaving that for a taste of winter.
There are some hazards to eating in Uriah. Today, after Mom had made lunch for everyone, she contentedly munched on her sandwich. Part way through, an exclamation was heard. Much to her amusement, she discovered that she had eaten half of the cheese paper. Cheese paper (a term I just created!) is the paper that separates each piece of cheese. She had thought her sandwich was a little chewier than usual, and it was only after she had eaten half, did she discover she was eating the cheese paper. Sorry, Mom!
Thank you for continuing to pray for our trip. We’ll be in Canada until April 13th. This weekend we’ll be doing a small weekend conference in northern Alberta. Then, the next weekend, we’ll be at the AHEA Convention in Red Deer.
Sarah for the rest