When do most people get their passports? Probably before they’re 34, right? Probably because they’re going on a big trip…maybe to Europe, backpacking, or to some tropical island or maybe a cruise to lots of different places. Well, I just got mine this summer and I promptly put it to goooood use…I went to Canada! For dinner. Nope, not to Niagara Falls, not Montreal. Not for the weekend or even overnight. To Frelighsburg. For dinner. 4 or 5 hours, tops. You do know where Frelighsburg is, don’t you? Don’t worry. I didn’t either/still don’t really. What I do know is that it’s pretty close to my friend, MC’s lake house in Vermont and dinner in Canada was just one part of a super fun girls’ week on the lake this summer!
Last summer, I was the party pooper because, when dinner in Canada was suggested, I was the only one without her passport. MC thought maybe we could just tell the border patrol officers that we’d be back real quick and they’d let me go without the passport, but I didn’t think that would work. We briefly considered the hiding under a blanket in the trunk option but that may or may not have ended with getting arrested, so we nixed that idea too. The only option was to apply for the passport and wait it out til this year. So I did and after a little birth certificate confusion got straightened out, I was really happy when my passport finally came in the mail. And I was even happier when we got to Vermont and I could put it to use! After we crossed the border, we went to a cute little bistro called 2 Clochers. (What does that mean?) We sat outside on their deck which was shaded by lots of trees and overlooked a little stream. The menu was in French. (4 years of French in high school didn’t get me too far.) But it was tr`es bien(very good)! Here’s how it went:
I wonder where I’ll take my passport next????