Monday, January 18, 2010

sky over Rainy Lake

The sky above

The ice below, or the ice huts of the American men.

Earlier that morning, looking out my hotel room window, I saw the lights of skidoos bobbing towards the huts.

The American town of International Falls, across Rainy Lake and Rainy River from Fort Frances. We did not attempt to cross the border, not only for the reasons I mentioned earlier, but we thought, are studded tires against the law in Minnesota? If so, we wouldn't have been able to cross simply because of our snow tires. Besides, did we want to pay the $8 toll to leave the US? Pay them after most likely first being questioned?


marja-leena said...

Amazing colours!! Like you, we try to avoid crossing the border because of the extreme hassles, by both US and Canadian border people, and we aren't even from the Middle East. And it's only gotten worse these past few weeks.

northshorewoman said...

I can't even imagine how grueling the borders by BC are with the Olympics coming up!

tasteofbeirut said...

I have gotten used to being searched 3 and now 5 times at the airport because my US passport says I was born in Lebanon!
Love the pics!