We crossed into Canada on Sunday morning to attend church.
Then we had a little birthday party for our 6 year old granddaughter.
About 3:00pm we set off for the U.S. border and round 4 of our border crossing challenge. In 3 out of the last 3 crossings we have been escorted from our vehicle for a secondary inspection, no explanation why. That and a DHS TRIP behind us, we approached the border not expecting that there would be any resolution yet.
There was very little traffic; a customs officer was waving us into the last lane and we drove right up to the inspection booth.
"Good Afternoon. Welcome to my lane." (ha! an officer with a sense of humor!)
"Where did you go?"
"We went to church and then to our granddaughter's birthday party," I replied, handing over our passports.
The officer disappeared inside his booth to run our passports through his computer. We held our breath.
He emerged from his booth, "Have a nice day," he said, returning our passports.
YES! Happy dancing in the car! WOOHOO! No More red flags! No more black list! No more whatever-it-was-that-they-couldn't-tell-us that was sending us into repeated secondary inspections!
This was the border crossing routine we knew and loved.
We're back :)