I needed to reapply for my U.S. entry visa. Due to a minor indiscretion while hanging around with the wrong crowd 30 years ago, I am technically inadmissable to the U.S. and have to apply for a waiver every few years. It's always approved, but they soak me for $70 for the application, and another $585 to actually review and process it. It's a huge waste of time and money, but that's my lot in life, and there's nothing I can do about it, so I just do it.
So we parked the motorhome up at a grocery store just past the airport, and I drove the car back. My appointment was at 10:00am and they were surprisingly efficient. This is my third time doing this, and each time before has taken at least two to three hours. But this time I was out of there an hour later and with my pocket $585 U.S. lighter. Oh, and another $6 for parking.
So with that done, I drove the car back to Ruth, we had a quick lunch and then hit the highway to Truro.
As we entered Truro, we went to the shopping mall. Remember I had said we were going to buy those little hand held radios so that Ruth and I can talk to each other while she's driving the little car? Well they never did arrive at The Source store in New Minas, so they arranged for us to pick them up at the store in Truro. Sure enough, they were there waiting for us. Neat little walkie talkies!
And on sale for only $29.95 (plus 15% tax!) they will surely come in handy.
We left Sherman parked at the mall, and took the little car to explore Truro and look for an overnight spot. I have to admit, we are not used to the flexibility of having the car with us when travelling with the motorhome. I still don't think it's worth the aggravation of towing it behind us though. Anyhow, we went to Victoria Park here in Truro. Have to recommend this place for a walk or a bike ride to anybody passing through Truro. It's a pretty little spot.
A pretty little waterfall in Victoria Park
A pretty dragonfly!
We like dragonflies because they eat mosquitoes!
We saw a large parking lot for a soccer field that would have been a good overnight spot, but then closer to the mall we came across a large open field that looked like it may have been an industrial use land at some point. vacant and empty, we both looked at each other and said "yep, we'll be fine there for the night".
The little car and Sherman, boondocking at GPS 45.37281 -63.29058
Today. we're headed through Moncton, New Brunswick and towards Fundy National Park.
Yesterday's drive...173 kms (107 miles)
And finally, a note of thanks to everyone who helped us out with somewhere to park Sherman during our long stay in Nova Scotia...you know who you are! Thank you!