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RE: Canadians driving in USA

It had me going for a while! I do remember a few years ago, someone asking on this very forum, about their first planned trip to Canada. They were going to take the 401 Highway through Toronto. They asked if it was a good road or was it "a narrow track that wound its way through the wilderness" !! It is the busiest road not only in North America, but also in the world! I have also heard of people looking at the speed limit signs on Google Streetview and wondering why they were so high! I finally caught on when they mentioned driving on the left. However , I do remember arguing with a phone manufacturer that I had not voided the warranty on my phone by plugging it in to a different power source. She said that Canadian power was different as it was part of France!
Orion 09/22/16 02:06pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: What Football Game R U Watching & Score?

Leicester City vs Burnley. 3-0.
Orion 09/17/16 06:44pm Around the Campfire
RE: Dry camping for night at Victoria Coho ferry terminal

Yes we have stayed there a few times. No problems, and as for "is it safe", even with all the rubby-dubbs here, it's still very safe.
Orion 09/17/16 06:41pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Wonderful Place to Visit

Must be still something wrong with your link, all I got was some website for a parts dealer?
Orion 09/13/16 02:02pm Roads and Routes
RE: Do you stand for the National Anthem?

I'm Canadian/British, but if I were visiting somewhere in the US and they played the anthem, I'd stand, it would be disrespectful not to.
Orion 09/12/16 03:14pm Around the Campfire
RE: Provincial parks payments

"the money is going to have goofy names and weird people on them." Do you have any idea how offensive the above, and the rest of your post is? It's a good job that most Canadian RV parks, and other businesses don't have this kind of attitude towards their foreign visitors.
Orion 09/11/16 10:14am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: CBP 4457, What do you list?

Unless your hiding something, they dont care what you own. No they do not, but they don't have to prove that you bought the item in another country, you have to prove that you bought it in your own country. I don't think that they bother much any more other than guns drugs and cases of booze, but they can still do this. It's different with an RV as you would expect to have a fridge , stove and all kinds of equipment in there. I filled out the Canadian equivalent to this many years ago and put on my big camera kit and binoculars, I havent updated it though.
Orion 09/08/16 09:45am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Philly to Niagara - routes?

Tore my truck apart and 2 hrs latter told me to enjoy the falls. I'm glad I was nice, it might have been 6hrs if I would have came with the coach. Glad when we got back to the good ol USA. Pleased to know that our border services are doing their job! ;)
Orion 08/15/16 12:27pm Roads and Routes
RE: 2016 Perseid Meteor Shower Twice as Impressive This Year

I estimate the rate to have been about twice the normal.
Orion 08/12/16 01:08pm Around the Campfire
RE: 2016 Perseid Meteor Shower Twice as Impressive This Year

We're camping on the beach, with a perfect view to the north east. In fact, Perseus rises right above our campfire. Plus it's going to be clear, and I have a new bottle of Oakheart Rum!
Orion 08/11/16 11:14am Around the Campfire
RE: Anyone do any Ancestry.com DNA tests?-RESULTS IN!

A friend of mine traces his background to Ireland, but also found out that in 1588 a non Irish ancestor of his, got to Ireland ? How did he get to Ireland. He was a Spaniard, part of the Spanish Armada and in 1588 the ship he was on, shipwrecked off the coast of Ireland during a storm. He made it ashore, married an Irish lass, stayed in Ireland and his Spanish genes were passed on over the generations to the present day. So along with all those Irish DNA...he also has a bit of Spanish DNA. I'm not sure about Scotland, but I know that in the other two Celtic countries, Ireland & Wales, a significant percentage of the population is shorter, darker and swarthy. In Ireland they are called 'Black Irish' and in certain parts of Wales, 'Valley People'. A couple of good examples would be Catherine Zeta Jones and Tom Jones, more so in his younger days. Back in Victorian times, it was commonly believed that this entire segment of the population originated this way, the offspring of randy Spanish shipwrecked sailors from the Armada! It is now recognised that there simply would not have been enough sailors to explain all of this trait and that this group was a pre Celtic wave of immigration from Spain & Portugal.
Orion 08/07/16 10:09am Around the Campfire
RE: Probably not worth mentioning...

Yes, we were there a few years ago. Or I should say, really close to it as now it's a PAID attraction and you have to PAY to go and see a marking on a rock! I can't imagine paying to see that! On edit, it's about 40' from the actual point. Google Map
Orion 07/22/16 11:01am Around the Campfire
RE: Woman and Tattoos

A few small tattoos on your forearms aren't too bad, but when you have them everywhere IMHO, it looks ridiculous. A few pieces of art on the walls of your house look good. If all the walls are completely covered though, it just looks silly! My Dad had a few done when he was in the Army. He started off in China in the 30s when it was being invaded by the Japanese. He had one done on his upper arm of a severed Japanese soldier's head with a dagger stuck in the top of the head and showing down below, coming out of the neck. He had never had a problem with this until my parents moved to Canada and he had his first full examination by their new doctor, Dr. Takahashi!!! :)
Orion 07/20/16 09:52pm Around the Campfire
RE: Unbelievable...

Why isn't dental and vision included in 'Medical Healthcare' coverage. Just as a matter of interest, they are not covered in BC either and I assume none of the other Canadian provinces or territories.
Orion 07/20/16 05:25pm Around the Campfire
RE: Headed for Bella Coola

This guy really enjoyed the trip. I didn't know though that part of The Hill was single lane! THE HILL
Orion 07/16/16 10:18am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: What does the future hold??

You mean the small low bowl in the bathroom that all British tourists use to wash their socks in?
Orion 07/11/16 01:05pm Around the Campfire
RE: Searching for extraterrestial life.......

"I think if ET wanted make contact. He would by now". Yes, this is what they call the 'Fermi Paradox'
Orion 07/02/16 03:53pm Around the Campfire
RE: singing at soccer games

Wouldn't call the All Blacks a football team if I were you. Just the most successful rugby team on the planet. When & where I grew up, the Welsh Valleys, 50s & 60s, the word 'Football' meant Rugby!
Orion 07/01/16 04:08pm Around the Campfire
RE: Searching for extraterrestial life.......

What it doesn't show is if any other IL is still alive. Well it sort of does, the final 'L' shows 'L = the length of time for which such civilizations release detectable signals into space'. As for the cost, most of the SETI research is 'piggy backed ' off regular astronomical observations.
Orion 06/29/16 08:53pm Around the Campfire
RE: Searching for extraterrestial life.......

What it doesn't show is if any other IL is still alive. Well it sort of does, the final 'L' shows 'L = the length of time for which such civilizations release detectable signals into space'. As for the cost, most of the SETI research is 'piggy backed ' off regular astronomical observations.
Orion 06/29/16 08:52pm Around the Campfire
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