|Leaving the Inn on the northern side of Burlington, WA.|
|Everything looks so nice and colourful now that the leaves of spring have sprung.|
|I-5 was not busy.|
|The rain held off|
|Our Nissan was left here, one week ago Monday, May 6th, for our flight to Palm Springs.|
Using our NEXUS border entry cards, Jeanette followed me as I rolled into the special lane and, after a few questions, was pointed to the parking area to file the import documents and pay the GST (Goods and Services Tax). That took no more than about 15 minutes. The timing could not have been better. I was the only importer at customs. Now....that is highly unusual. Great timing though!
The Canada customs officer asked a few questions but did not bother to go check the motorcycle over or even to verify if the VIN # was correct. I was sent on my merry way.
I did stop into the RIV office (Registrar of Imported Vehicles) to file my documents, pay the RIV fee and receive a file number to proceed for a vehicle inspection which - in Canada - is done at the Canadian Tire stores.
From start to finish, the export/import process took no more than 30 minutes.
|At its resting place in our garage.|
|The Electra Glide is in serious need of a good bath and some fine detailing.|
Today is voting day in British Columbia. It is a Provincial vote to determine which party will govern our lives these next four years. Once our duty is done, I plan to spend some time detailing the Harley and making arrangements to have the final inspection completed before registering the ride.
Jeanette and I caught up on some mail, emails, return phone calls and, when I settled in to watch the Game 7 Toronto Maple Leafs / Boston Bruins NHL hockey game, Jeanette drove off to attend an informal gathering of like minded nurses at a house party. The Boston Bruins won the first playoff round with an overtime goal.
|What a truly fun ride this was.....!|
With this ride completed, we have now ridden over 140,000 miles (224,000 kilometres), on motorcycles, these past 14 years. That is an average of 10,000 miles (16,000 kilometres) per year. Hard to imagine....but true! We've enjoyed every bit of it; including the nail biter routes we sometimes found ourselves on.
Thanks for riding along.