The Eagle and the Beaver Have Landed!   Leave a comment

Welcome to Canada.

With that greeting came instructions to park Donovan and go inside the Canada Border Services Agency office just behind the Pacific Highway checkpoint booths for processing. Read the rest of this entry »


The Point of No Return   Leave a comment

Monday morning, April 11, 2011.  Our time was now.

Paul and I were a bundle of nerves.  Neither of us enjoys dealing with often snarky immigration and customs personnel.  Today promised a double dose that filled me with dread. Read the rest of this entry »

Snarky Cat   2 comments

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Paul and I have an odd relationship with Spokane.

Spokane is pretty.  But on this, our second car trip to the area, finding our way around was no easier than the first.  We’re sure we could discover something interesting if only we could find our way to it. Read the rest of this entry »

I Think We Missed It   Leave a comment

Two things were certain as Paul and I departed Butte that Friday morning for points west.  Reaching Blaine, Washington (in the far northwest corner of Washington’s mainland) by 3:30 p.m. that afternoon to beat the closure of the U.S. Vehicle Export office was impossible.  We could forget about filing the export/import paperwork on Donovan until Monday.  The rush averted, we set our sights for that day only as far as Spokane. Read the rest of this entry »

Brave Little Boy   3 comments

Des & Carter Jailbreak

Destiny and Carter contemplating a jailbreak in Butte, MT

Anyone ever owned by a cat (you don’t own them, they own you) knows a truism – cats take as well to change as oil takes to water.

Destiny and Carter, our Maine Coon-mix cats, are no exceptions to this rule. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted July 30, 2011 by noslenca9300 in Cats, Montana, Travel

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Montana’s ‘Killer B’s’   Leave a comment

Anyone traveling across Montana in its entirety along Interstates 90 and 94 cannot miss the places I call Montana’s “Killer B’s”:  Billings, Bozeman and Butte. Read the rest of this entry »

Running on Empty   2 comments

Montana ought to come with a warning label.

It’s big – really big – and mostly empty.  Montana’s is a resource-based economy dominated by mining and ranching.  With its abundant scenic beauty, tourism is also important to the state’s coffers. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted July 28, 2011 by noslenca9300 in Montana, Travel

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