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post #31 of 33
Oh my!  That sounds like an adventure for sure. Honestly Canada is a welcoming country.  I've never had any problems crossing the Canada/US border either by land or air.  Mind you the US customs guy I met at TO airport a few years ago could have used some personality lessons.  He was the most miserable customs officer I have met in my life.  
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post #32 of 33
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lol  Gunnar, did you have your pet flame, Threefoot, with you?  Or did you smile that special smile of yours at them?  lol

I used to cross the border a LOT, for commercial purposes.  One time, when returning to Canada, I was the first vehicle through an American check-post that had just come on shift.  I was cleared, and started to drive away.  Alarms sounded, and guards came running from all directions pointing rifles at me.  Seems the check-post guard had not had enough coffee yet and had forgotten to disable the gate-crash sensors.  Do you think they apologized for the mistake?  Psshaw, as if.

And yes, Gunnar, the ratatouille wrap works just great.  I build it with a layer of basmati, the ratatouille (scooped with a slotted spoon), and a generous sprinkling of parm.  I personally add an optional dash or three of hot sauce.    It is a bit sloppy, but very hearty and tasty.  The leftover liquid will get strained, bagged and frozen for soup stock.

We are launching the menu in parts.  Breakfast and sandwiches (which are old hat now) plus burgers, dogs, sausages, and pulled pork sandwiches to start.  We'll introduce the mushroom burgers, ratatouille wraps, and chicken wraps next weekend.  The following weekend the salad wraps will get added.  By May 24 (Victoria Day weekend here in Canuckieland) most of the lunch menu should be on the go.  The dinner specials wont start until my backup arrives in June, right around the time the kiddies get outta school and the local population doubles.

The cold salads will just be prepared and stored in the dairy cooler.  Those will be grab-and-go style, individual and family size.

So far, so good....

And Leeniek, thanks so much for the offer!
post #33 of 33
I thought it was a great country, friendly people , beautiful city ( I was in Vancouver) it was like a really clean San Francisco (even the harbor smelled better). I just think next time I go I will carry spare I.D. it was the one thing that started the whole fiasco.


P.S. I was saving my special smile for my girlfriend, ok a different special smile but they run on the same batteries I have to  conserve power. Also, no pet box available for Threefoot and they wouldn't let me carry him on the plane. Besides, he just took a trip to Iceland not too long ago and see what happened there.
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