7.08.2009

Coming to America (More Like RETURNING to America)


I was awful about picking up my camera this week. I didn't get one photo on Independence Day. Literally did not lay a finger on my camera the entire day.

But, looking through my shots for the week, I realized I did actually capture some things that were QUITE patriotic.

Last week I crossed the border up to Vancouver to meet my dear friend, Ashley. On the way back, I took a border crossing I usually don't, the Peace Arch Border Crossing. It is the westernmost crossing in the lower 48 mainland - as in, right on the water.

I snapped this waiting in line. For an hour. Yes. AN HOUR (And honestly, that's not that bad. I've waited in line almost four hours before. Man, did I have to pee. And when you need to pee, you look antsy, which doesn't particularly go down well with border patrol).

And on my other side, for my viewing pleasure, a flower version of the U.S. Flag.


My favorite part of the border had to be the border patrolman who I spoke to as I passed through.

He had the thickest Irish accent I've ever heard. Fabulous!

For more Fourth of July - or Food - march on over to visit Beth at I Should Be Folding Laundry.

9 comments:

Nieman Family said...

FUN! I want to go on vacation and see something other then corn and beans....

Kathleen said...

LOVE your shots...There are only so many fireworks shots you can take in, so these are just lovely!! Very patriotic!

The Animator's Wife said...

Those are both great. Isn't it nice to come HOME?

Shell @ Disappearing Mist said...

I love those flowers!

april said...

I LOVE Irish accents!

These are really great!

~Rhen @yestheyareallmine said...

Love the flower flag!

Prairie Lady said...

Those are cool. I have never left our country through a boarder. Only on a plane. Cool.

BTW your link is wrong on beths page.

Mommy Mo said...

That flower US flag is beautiful! Was the border patrol guy cute?!

The Mama - aka Heather said...

Irish accent always = cute. Always!