I LIKE THAT Bellingham, Washington, United States of America was our destination on May 9, 2012. It was the first time Frank and I crossed the border on our URAL bike. In order to get off the Vancouver Island, we ferried across at Nanaimo and rode south on Highway 99 to the Peace Arch Crossing. The crossing officer accepted our passports and waived us through. Our first stop was the Custer Rest Area where we shook our hair loose from under our helmets and relieved the pressure of coffee consumed on our first leg of the trip.
The purpose of our excursion was to have the bike maintained by a reputable shop, to meet up with Frank’s daughter, Misty, and her children, and for me to shop in Meridian Village where I purchased two beautiful dresses. We had breakfast, lunch, and dinner with family and had many opportunities to share stories and laughter.
Bellingham has an open-space, country feel to it. Frank was most impressed with the sharp edging of the grass as it met the sidewalk from the boulevards and business properties. The family decided unanimously that we would make Bellingham an annual destination.
|Black family meets in Bellingham, USA|
|Border crossing view and Custer pit stop|