How true your description of the border crossing into the U.S. Out of my twenty or so crossings back into the U.S. there have only been two occasions where I felt I wasn't treated rudely. Going into Canada, I have always been treated with respect and welcomed. Someone should start a thread on why this is so. I can't understand it. In fact, I firmly believe that the U.S.-Canada border should be an open border, why not?
I have often heard that in all major cities the rat population vastly out numbers the human population, but even in the country it is a constant battle to keep rodents out of your house.
I can't wait to hear your comments on whether or not you will be taking the dogs RTW.
"I have approximate answers and possible beliefs and different degrees of certainty about different things, but I am not absolutely sure about anything." Richard Feynman, Cal Tech Scientist