Anne, Tavor & I Have Been on the Road for More than a Thousand Miles (Twelve Hundred Miles) Since Sunday April 3, 2022, when we Left British Columbia on our 3,600 Mile Southeastern American Journey Back Home To Southern Ontario By RV.
First – We Arrived at the US/Canada Border, where the Custom Guard Asked me to Shut-Off my Engine, Immediately After Taking our Passports and the Cursed China Virus Vax-Papers we have Been Forced to Carry.
He Never Looked at the Vax Papers, as he Simply Handed them back to Me as if they were Trash, which to my Way of Thinking they are. But he Did Ask Something I was Not Expecting and was NEVER Asked before at the US Border . . . To Hand Over The Truck Keys.
I Mentioned to the Custom Guard that Anne & I had Nexus Cards (Most Trusted Travelers), but were Told Before Coming to the Border through a Phone Call to the US Border, that a Rig our Size (41-Feet Plus The F-250 With The 8-Foot Box) would Fit More Comfortably through the Regular Lines . . . To No Avail.
The Custom Guard was Pleasant, had on a Big Smile, Was Courteous & Asked a Ton of Questions, to which I just as Pleasantly Answered. He Handed me Back our Truck Keys, wished us a Pleasant & Safe Trip, and Off we Went into the United States of America.
Anne & I were Incredulous & Still Are, that if you are Breaking into Biden’s America with ZERO Personal Information, No Health History, No Vaccine Status at All, No Money, Possibly (Probably) No Skills, Maybe a Criminal Record & God Only Knows if the Illegal Entrant (Invader) is a Drug Smuggler, Human Smuggler, Pimp, Prostitute, Gang Banger, Terrorist or Whatever – No Problem.
But A 72-Year-Old Man with his 71-Year-Old Wife, their 12-Month-Old Puppy in a Brand-New F-250 and a Relatively New 5th Wheel RV . . . Has to Do a Dog & Pony Show to Legally Enter the United States of America as Tourists . . .
Do You See Something Really Wrong & Sick With This Picture?
I’ve Been to Seattle Several Times for Business over the Years. The One Thing that Really Stood Out More than Anything Else in Seattle for me, was the Wharf and the Aquarium, which is Part of the Wharf.
The Space Needle was OK, but Nothing to Write Home About. But the Wharf, the Aquarium, and the Seafood on the Wharf Always Made Seattle Worthwhile to me. But for Anything Else in Seattle, there Really was Nothing that Separated Seattle from Any Other Big Dirty North American City.
And This Time . . . As We Drove Past Seattle, It Seemed Darker & More Despondent Than I Remembered It.
After Seattle, we Arrived at the Outskirts of Portland Oregon, where Several Miles out of Portland we Noticed an Enormous Amount of Trash & Jettisoned Crap on the Shoulders of the Road, then the Derelicts Living in Tents & Thrown Together Ramshackle Structures for Lack of a Better Description, Right Beside the Highway became Very Much Evident.
And as we Approached the City Itself, the First & Most Imposing City Symbol to be Seen was a Huge BLM – Black Lives Matter Banner – Which Kind Of Said It All.
At This Point – Anne & I Were Wondering If We Made The Right Decision To Go Home Through The Southeastern USA.
And Then About 20 Minutes South Of Portland . . . Oregon Exploded Before our Eyes as one of the Most Beautiful Parts of the United States of America we Had ever Seen. And Believe-Me When I Write . . . We have Probably Seen More of America than Perhaps 90% of the American People.
We Couldn’t Believe How Diverse Oregon Was, With All Manner Of Things To Drink-In With Our Eyes.
Anne & I Have Been In Several American Deserts . . . We Drove Outside Las Vegas (All Around Red Rock Canyon) & Relished Riding Horses in Tempe Arizona; But we NEVER Saw the Desert Quite Like the Northern Desert of Nevada, with Things to See that were so Delicious to the Eyes that we Could Visually Taste the Sights.
I’m Not Going To Give You A Detailed Travelogue, Other Than To Write, This Trip Is Becoming An Adventure Of Our Lifetime.
There Is Now Virtually No Part Of The Contiguous United States That Anne & I Have Not Driven Or Will Drive Through.
Flying Is Great If You Want To Get To Where You’re Going Fast. But you will Never Know America (Or Canada For That Matter) if you Don’t Drive Through-It. All of It. And Not at Night in the Dark, But in the Bright Sunshine, so you Can Drink-It All-In, and Not just Speeding Along the Highways to Get from Here to There, But Slowly Enough to Stop & See What America is Really All About.
If the LEFTIST Schmucks, Including Limousine Liberals, Private Jet Elitists, the Never Left School Teachers & Professors and all the City & Suburb Dwellers Ever Did what Anne & I Have Done and are Doing Now, They Would LOVE America Far More & Hate America Far Less.
As A Matter Of Fact . . . If I Controlled the Academic Curricula in Canada or the United States of America, I would Invest Tax Money to Make all Students who Want to Graduate from High School, to Take a Summer’s Vacation to Tour America (Or Appropriately Canada) in Places Most Americans (Canadians) Never Tread and will Never Know.
If The American Youth Knew What Anne & I Know . . . Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez would Still be Tending Bar, Barack Obama Would Never had been Elected President, Biden Would-Be Living with his Own Sick Delusions in Delaware where he Couldn’t Destroy the Greatest Country that Has Ever Been, And There Would Have Been Two Successive Presidential Terms By A President Named Donald Trump.
It’s Sad Really, That Two Canadians Like Anne & Myself, Have So Much Pride In The USA While So Many People Don’t . . .To the Point that we Love the America Most Young People will Never Know & Will Never Understand.
In My Next Editorial . . . I’m Going To Write About All The Incongruous Good That’s Coming From The War In Ukraine.
Best Regards . . . Howard Galganov