It was a long six months of living in the United States, not being allowed to set foot on the Great White North, my Canadian homeland.
Those were the rules, though. As long as I was waiting for my Green Card, I wasn’t allowed to leave the States. If I did, I was considered to be abandoning my petition and the border guards didn’t have to let me back in.
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There was only one thing to do … ROAD TRIP!
Back to Kelowna or Calgary? Nope.
Maybe just a quick run up to Cranbrook, where My American and I had our first real date? Nope.
We busted for Nelson, B.C., a spot my husband remembers fondly from a road trip in his teens.
Yes, it was in July, so you may bust my lazy butt for not writing about it by now.
Walking around Nelson
Our first priority was lunch.
We went for the high quality of A&W for one reason: did you know A&W doesn’t have Teen Burgers down here? At least not at the locations in our ‘hood. Seriously … best burger out there and I have to drive almost four hours to get one!
We found a great little park on the shores of Kootenay Lake, gulped down our A&W and took Bella for a walk.
It’s home to the most amazing dog park near the airport. The waterfront area is divided into off-leash, leashed and dog restricted. We still weren’t (aren’t, necessarily) ready to let Bella roam free, but we did what we could to let her stretch her legs after time in the truck.
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