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Old 12-07-2013, 08:30 PM   #21
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Times have changed, but, oh man, got to love Niagara Falls. Thanks for those pictures. Last time I was there this was the best shot I could get--- was sent right back into the US after an hour in custody for crossing without a passport.
Ouch ….. when we were there in April 1968 we had just come north from the Gulf Coast on our honeymoon touring the southwest/south US for about 6 weeks . I didn't even have a passport , just my ID - Wolf still had his German passport back then . We had even been in Mexico - no problem back in those days !

these pictures a almost them same place 1968 and 2013 ….
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Old 12-07-2013, 11:13 PM   #22
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That's it! That second picture of yours of the falls with the horse carriage... that's the very spot where I wanted to go, to get a picture of me and my then new (used) trailer with the falls in the background. Back in 1956, I think it was, I had been right there, on a trip with my dad.

Now, on the American side of course you cannot get anywhere near the American falls with your car because they built this big park shielding the road from the cliffs. Determined to get my picture but forgetting the new rules with passports, thinking it was 1956 I guess, I didn't realize my big mistake until I saw the sign to get out your passports. When that young, hot Canadian policewoman asked for my passport I handed her my NJ drivers license. Wow did she go nuclear!
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Old 12-07-2013, 11:32 PM   #23
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In Washington we can now get an enhanced driver's license that meets the passport requirement for Canada and Mexico. It is nice to cross the border without a "nu clear" response.
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Old 12-08-2013, 09:07 AM   #24
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Thanks for sharing! I would love to see eastern Canada but it's a long haul for Egbert with just me behind the wheel. Maybe just a driving trip someday...
Maybe one day, we on the "West Coast" should think about forming a convoy to visit our "East Coast" Escape cousins.
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Old 12-08-2013, 10:49 AM   #25
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Being a southerner, I'm having trouble following some of your pictures, Thunder Bay, Kenora, Whiteshell all sound nice, but where are they? What province are you in? Thanks from a Yank...
Most of those are in Ontario. Northern Ontario goes on forever (at least as judged from behind the wheel on the winding two-lane roads).

I have no idea if this was the actual route for this part of the trip, but here's a map from Google with some of the places shown:
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Old 12-08-2013, 10:56 AM   #26
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In Washington we can now get an enhanced driver's license that meets the passport requirement for Canada and Mexico.
That's the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI), described in web pages from federal border agencies in Canada and the United States.

It looks like you can get an Enhanced Driver's License in the provinces of British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec and Manitoba, and the states of Michigan, New York, Vermont and Washington. Not yet here in Alberta, where we border directly on the U.S. (Montana), but most people don't live within a quick shopping trip distance of the border.
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Thanks Brian, now I know where some of these places are.
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Thanks Brian, now I know where some of these places are.
Actually did respond to your question in post # 18 ......
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Yes, thank you Gabi also, sorry. Looks like a wonderful trip and now I can visualize it better.
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Yes, thank you Gabi also, sorry. Looks like a wonderful trip and now I can visualize it better.
OMG.....no sorry needed ...just did not want you to think your question was ignored .....
Thanks , it was a great trip fur us long over due ....
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