Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Home Again... for All of Two Days

It was a very good flight from Amsterdam to Vancouver on a KLM A 330, despite the not-great seats.
The service is really excellent and the crew members are always friendly. In a small coincidence, the senior Purser on the flight remembered us from our outbound flight nearly two weeks ago.

Mike is very friendly and always takes time to chat with passengers. We managed to talk travel and music and food during our time aboard.

YVR was not crowded and our checked bag (containing two bottles of balsamic vinegar from Modena) was the very first one on the carousel.

We walked out through customs, crossed the street, and the Park'N'Fly bus arrived within a minute. We picked up our car, beat the worst of the afternoon rush down Highway 99 to the US border, and found no lineup in the Nexus lane. After landing just after 3:00 p.m., here we were outside the Blaine Post Office by 4:10 p.m. Here our lineup luck ended.

Brian spent 20 minutes in the post office queue as the busy clerks dealt with a large number of customers from British Columbia down to mail packages and transact other business.

Finally it was back in the car and home. The house and yard look fine, and it was a treat to get to bed early. We have two full days here before setting off on a fairly major trip early Thursday, so we're having to be as efficient as we can be.

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