The Border Fail
Two days ago we tried to enter the States. Well, I say tried because we did not manage to get over. As two Germans in a weird looking camper with Canadian car plates, we expected to be on a special watch list. Of cause, they picked our car for close inspection and they found something they did not like. They detected Jens’ weed grinder with tiny bits of green plant parts in it.
I guess we had been too naïve to think that even though cannabis is more or less legal on both sides of the border, it might not be a problem to have a device like this on board. Well, it is a problem and they made a big issue out of this. Since Jens claimed the grinder as his possession he is now not welcome to the US anymore.
After almost 4 hours in this cold ass waiting room, we were sent back to Canada. Before that, Jens fingerprints were taken and he had been interviewed. The Canadians searched our camper for another two hours – just in case the Americans missed something. That was not the most delightful time of our trip so far. Without being too much disappointed, we accepted this radical change in our plans. Since Jens already traveled the west coast of the US he was more eager to see Mexico and Central America in general.
So we decided that Jens remains in Canada for another month while I drive the camper through the US on my own. When I arrive at the southern border of the US he will take a direct flight to Tijuana where we should meet up again.