• Basenji charm works wonders!!

  • Houston

    Very nice…Basenji charm works wonders..

  • First Basenji's

    Haha, cute story. And I'm amused by the idea that gas on our side of the border is cheaper!

    While it was stress-free this time, I'm sure if you do it often enough, Kipawa is certainly going to make you more "memorable" … When it comes to authority figures, I'm not always sure that's a good thing. 😉


  • @curlytails:

    Haha, cute story. And I'm amused by the idea that gas on our side of the border is cheaper!

    While it was stress-free this time, I'm sure if you do it often enough, Kipawa is certainly going to make you more "memorable" … When it comes to authority figures, I'm not always sure that's a good thing. 😉

    Yes, gas is waaaaay cheaper in Washington state. It's only a 5 minute drive for us to the Point Roberts border crossing. For example, I paid $1.19 for a gallon of premium, and here I would be paying $1.42 for a litre. That difference really adds up.

    I've never had a problem wth authority figures of any kind. Sheesh, I am almost 53 and have been driving since I was 18 and I have never gotten a traffic ticket of any kind. Never been involved with the law in any way either. But maybe that clean slate makes them wonder…....? 🙂

    Forgot to also mention that the grocery store in Point Roberts sells really good microwave pop corn, which is in its own a reason for me to go there. 🙂 Pop corn is my drug of choice.


  • @Kipawa:

    For example, I paid $1.19 for a gallon of premium, and here I would be paying $1.42 for a litre.

    $1.19??? Are you sure you don't mean $4.19 per gallon?

    I don't know what the current exchange rate is, but last time I looked it was close to par. So, assuming the exchange rate IS at par, at $1.42 per litre, that would be equivalent to $5.375 per U.S. gallon ($1.42 x 3.785).

    Or maybe you meant $1.19 per litre once you do the conversion from gallons back to litres? In which case, the price of a U.S. gallon would be around $4.50 ($1.19 x 3.785).


  • Ooops! Thanks LindaH. You are correct. The $1.19 IS a litre. I was forgetting that since Point Roberts gas stations get the majority of their business from Canadians, they list prices for litres. So, it's still a good savings - especially when you drive a sports car that doesn't have the best gas consumption.


  • @Kipawa:

    Point Roberts gas stations get the majority of their business from Canadians, they list prices for litres.

    Interesting! Sorta like Hyder in Alaska…it's right next door to Stewart, B.C., and the only way to get to Hyder is through Stewart (by vehicle, anyway). Although Hyder is a U.S. town, everything is done in Canadian money.


  • @LindaH:

    Interesting! Sorta like Hyder in Alaska…it's right next door to Stewart, B.C., and the only way to get to Hyder is through Stewart (by vehicle, anyway). Although Hyder is a U.S. town, everything is done in Canadian money.

    Yes, that is exactly like Point Roberts, which is on a peninsula. There is a school there for up to grade 3, I believe. Anyone older than that gets bussed out of Point Roberts and through the Canadian border. I'm not sure if they are schooled in the Canadian town of Tsawwassen, or if they go all the way to the next border crossing, which would get them into Blaine or Bellingham in Washington state. In any event, what a huge thing to go through every day just to get to school!


  • Bless him !!!!

    I wish we could cross a border to get cheaper fuel !!!! It's crippling us over here !!!!! Certainly curtailing our showing activities !!!! 😞


  • @Scoops:

    Bless him !!!!

    I wish we could cross a border to get cheaper fuel !!!! It's crippling us over here !!!!! Certainly curtailing our showing activities !!!! 😞

    I bet! Especially if you are hauling a 5th-wheel or driving a motorhome-type vehicle. In general, the gas prices are crippling many. I shudder knowing that young children are probably hearing "no honey, we can't drive to that park. It's too far away and costs too much for gas". 😞

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