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RE: Border closure extended

Boon Docker, "Why don't you tell us us how you really feel about Canadians." I think Canadians (particularly the ones that I know well) are the most unselfish people in the world, and there are so many examples of that unselfishness. Two, in particular, work tirelessly for children in Mexico during the Christmas season to make sure these children are not left out during the joy of the holiday and I feel lazy by simply writing a small check; another in BC helps a small Mexican child born without a limb by collecting and using her own money to pay expenses for this child and her mother to travel to Los Angeles as the child grows to have surgeries to facilitate the attachment of an artificial limb; another great Canadian worked with unions and political parties to help middle class Canadians earn a living wage; I cried when he told me his wife of approximately 40 years (and many years of RVing with her) had passed away and sent him his favorite scotch (via another Canadian) so that he could make toasts to her many times until he got stinking drunk. Internationally, (with no government rules which mandated it had to be done), Government Canadians risked their lives to participate in getting some of the US Embassy employees out of Tehran and hiding them in the home of the Canadian Ambassador during the Iranian revolt, no one knew this for years and, therefore, early on, Canadians did not get credit for it when it happened. I could keep going, but I think you now know why I love Canadians! Just be kind to your friends and IF YOU HAVE TO, just send them packing. I felt that I didn't have to; they were good guests; the rest was between God and their conscience.
charlestonsouthern 06/21/20 08:40pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Border closure extended

Garyhaupt and Boon Docker, a very good article; maybe I should ask our editor here at the "News and Courier" (and even he could ask the "New York Times") to get permission to publish that article in our respective newspapers and ask our public when reading the article to read it replacing the word "Americans" with "Canadians." After delivering staple goods at the Food Bank in Myrtle Beach, the Canadian (and others) I spoke with at the gas station said they were shopping for food and beer so that they could have a supply and separate themselves from the dense population; they even were wearing masks. All I could say was, "Welcome to South Carolina." Maybe I was wrong; Should I have called the SC State Troopers immediately and have them questioned as to when they left Mexico and why they lied to US border patrol about going home (that was the reason the US exempted Canadians from the list of foreign nationals not allowed to cross the US/Mexico border? Should I have called the US Wildlife Service so that they could be detained in their rented houseboat on the Santee River? Since they are Canadians, they certainly should have known the rules for Americans in Canada. So why not for them? Instead of thinking that they were good guests (masks and all that), should I have thought that for some reason they thought they were "entitled" to be here? It did cross my mind that while so many Canadians in their country were limiting their travel and being patriotic, why weren't they also doing it? Ummmm, You've given me new "food for thought." The hell with hospitality, never thought of it that way. Thanks!
charlestonsouthern 06/21/20 05:41pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Border closure extended

Bob806, when Trudeau called Canada's citizens home, I think, back in March, so many of them (including some of my good friends) immediately packed up here in the US and Mexico and headed home to Canada just under Trudeau's first 14-day quarantine. About the same time, the US closed the borders into the US from Mexico for non-essential foreign nationals except for Canadians and asked the question, "Are you on your way home?" Of course, they said yes, but it seems that so many did not go home as per Canadians on Facebook and their forums and as per a 100-mile trip I recently made up to the Myrtle Beach, SC area. There were Quebec license plates all over the place; had a friendly conversation with one full-time RVer, and he decided to store his RV in North Myrtle Beach and rent a houseboat and float up and down the Santee River for a while. My point is if you had joined the Canadians on their way north before the Canadian lockdown, you could have enjoyed boondocking around Canada (and possibly with your Parks Canada card; I enjoy using mine). Kind of wished I had done that this year; I can tell the Canadians who came up from Mexico are really enjoying themselves and have packed in cases of beer for their rented houseboat.
charlestonsouthern 06/20/20 06:59am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Primary care doctor? One in the north, one in the south?

Deb and Ed, I'm guessing that you two are on Medicare. My husband and I drive to Florida for one or two weeks a year from SC and are now on Medicare. Years ago, my parents' next door neighbors decided to move to Tampa to be near family, and because Florida administers the health plan, they were required to become part of a State Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) which does not allow a new resident to openly choose any primary care physician; Ellie really hated that because she did a lot of research on candidates here in SC before she chose her primary care physician. Personally, I was surprised when she told me this since Medicare is a federal program, but each state seems to administer Medicare its own way. Ellie and her husband have passed on now, and possibly the Florida rules could have changed. However, since that discussion with Ellie, we vowed never to move to Florida; nice place to visit often but never spend months there if not feeling well.
charlestonsouthern 06/15/20 10:35am Snowbirds
RE: Don't believe everything you read

Moisheh -- Those Canadian rules seem to put a full time Canadian rver "between a rock and a hard place." 1) a full time rver at this time of year in Canada would have a hard time keeping warm in their RV for 14 continuous days and where would they park with everything shut down and even worse if they had no family to depend on in their province. 2) Let us say that the rver left Canada sometime in November 2019 and has been traveling around in Central America, Mexico, and US. Then they cross over to the US, finds out about the new Canadian rules, and decides to hunker down in a few rural US states with warmer weather than in their Canadian province and the rural population has no problems with it; the rvers can even shop for their own groceries and pump their gas. Why would you immediately return to Canada under those rules? Yes, there may be a problem with Canada (but not the US) and the old seven-month rule regarding being out of country for more than seven months. The Canadian rver would have to watch that date very carefully.
charlestonsouthern 04/27/20 04:27am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: CoronaVirus and Mexico

Correction, South Korea started peaking around 8,000 mark. Only China is slowing around 100,000 mark.
charlestonsouthern 03/12/20 10:25pm RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: CoronaVirus and Mexico

qtla9111, could not agree with you more. What is noted in South Korea and China is that the contagion does not seem to slow down until around the 100,000 mark. If those examples are any indication, US is in the very early stage. Only aggressive testing will tell us where we "truly" are now. All US knows how to do now is to slowly close borders.
charlestonsouthern 03/12/20 10:02pm RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: Watch for this rig in Mexico but do not approach

Folks, plastered all over the US national news tonight is the face of the fellow driving the silver pickup owned by the murdered couple boondocking in the US on Padre Island, Texas. One of the cameras got his photo either as he (and his female companion) crossed the border into Mexico or possibly at a toll booth. Yes, let's hope the Mexican Police can arrest them without an innocent person getting hurt. Keep your eyes wide open on the lookout for these people while traveling down into Mexico.
charlestonsouthern 11/04/19 07:28pm RVing in Mexico and South America
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