Saturday, June 30, 2012

Trip to Canada

So, I realised I never wrote a blog post about my trip to Canada a few weeks ago! To put it simply: it was great!

It was my first time back on an airplane in nearly 2 years, so I was very happy as I love flying! In Sioux Falls (where I departed), I had to go through those new body scanners. Interesting experience! And while I had my connection in Minneapolis, apparently the president of the US was visiting at the same time. I even saw his plane from one of the windows! Once I landed in Montreal, customs was a breeze. Probably helped that it was nearly midnight. I was asked just a few simple questions like where I was from, why I was coming to Canada. I was with the officer for probably less than a minute. Easiest part of the entire flight.

The wedding the next day was absolutely beautiful! I'm so happy for my uncle and my (new) aunt!

On Monday morning, I went downtown to meet up with a VJ couple who had their interview that morning. (They got approved by the way! Grats Sheeshka!) We ended up going to a nearby Tim Hortons and just chatting for a bit. Afterwards, I headed down to the Science Center in the Old Port as there was a Star Wars exhibit that I wanted to attend. Two hours later, with hundreds of pictures taken, I headed back home by walking to the nearest train station and riding the train for an hour. That day was my first day back on a metro and train in quite awhile! :)

The week in Canada kind of flew by quickly. Thursday arrived quickly. And it was an early morning as well. I think I had to wake up at 5:30 or so to get to the airport in time for my flight. Surprisingly, it wasn't that busy. I managed to get through security relatively quickly (no body scanner!) and then it was customs. I was slightly nervous as it was my first time going into the US as a resident and not just a visitor. I managed to get a lady that did not smile. I'm not a fan of those kind of officers, but oh well. I handed her my passport and green card. She asked me where I was going and why. She then took my green card and looked at her computer for awhile without saying anything. After a very long minute of silence, I was finally allowed to go. Phew.

All in all, the trip was amazing and well worth the $600 I paid :) I wonder when I'll be going to Canada next?