Canada Hates Us
Trip Start May 15, 2004
31Trip End Aug 09, 2004
We had a great few days planned in Toronto. We had heard nothing but good things about the city. We crossed into Canada at a small town north of the Cascades. Here's the short version of the story:
When we got to the border check we got chosen for secondary questioning. They asked for our documentation and asked us if we'd ever been arrested. I said no, Ed said yes - several times
So we were turned away. Canada didn't want us. Also, in their very thorough search of our car they found some MiniThins. They asked whose they were. I said mine. They said that ephedrine is a controlled substance in Canada. He said it was the same as having coke. That's bad. He said he was pretty sure the fine was $100 a pill. I had 36 pills.
So the guy called the ministry of health to check. They were closed. So he told me just to leave. Canada hates us.
So we had an extra 5 days on our hands. We decided to drive to Denver. Right then.
We drove to the Idaho border and hit a bar. We drank. A lot. Then slept in our car on the side of the road. Fantastic.