I have been looking for any excuse to get out of town after being held hostage by winter. I especially wanted to see my friends Ron and Sharon in Watson, Saskatchewan. Also, I didn't trust winter to stay gone, so it would be a comfort to have a friend along to share the eight hour drive north. Steve, a good friend from Silverdale, Wash., arrived for a visit on the Empire Builder last Tuesday. I jumped at my opportunity.
"Steve, did you bring your passport? Good, let's go to Canada."
I wanted to surprise my friends, but I wanted it to be a pleasant surprise. So I emailed Sharo...