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Had to sand down, patch and spray paint (from a can) the top of my trailer this weekend due to some de-lamination. Came out pretty good for a quick repair (I used truck bed liner). I also manufactured and installed a special mounting bracket on the trailer tongue that allows me to use the same ice chest rack on the trailer as well as the bike (when not towing trailer). Also put new flags on the flag pole on the rear of the trailer and most importantly, the yellow ribbons are installed on both the trailer and the bike!

Next week it's an oil change and a new tire on the front and we will be ready to roll IF the wife get's her darn passport in time!!!!
 

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IF the wife get's her darn passport in time!!!!
She doesn't need a passport to get into Canada, just to get back into the USA.

If they don't let her back in we can teach her to talk with a funny accent and our government will put her up in a nice hotel with full benefits.

Wait! If she's from Tennassee she probably already has a funny accent.:ROFL:

On a more serious note, could she come in without her passport if it's only a few days late in arriving and have it forwarded by courier to the hotel or other local address?
 

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It is not long now!!!! I'm so ready to go!!!!
 

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She doesn't need a passport to get into Canada, just to get back into the USA.
If they don't let her back in we can teach her to talk with a funny accent and our government will put her up in a nice hotel with full benefits.
Wait! If she's from Tennassee she probably already has a funny accent.
On a more serious note, could she come in without her passport if it's only a few days late in arriving and have it forwarded by courier to the hotel or other local address?
Actually, she has a pretty pronounced MAINE accent and it can be real funny at times!

I suspect we will get her passport in time for the trip, they almost had it done but wanted another piece of documentation which we sent last week. They aknowledged receipt and the file is labeled with a July 12th departure date. We will call them again later this week to follow up but I believe we will be fine. BUT, until we have it in hand anything is possible!!!
 

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I don't see Steve or Ciaran listed, are they not going to make it?
 

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My wife will (Yes, she is the wife now) be attending this years Nassir, this is her first one. I am asking that everybody take it easy on her for the first hour or two, don't want to overwhelm her with the insanity that is a NASSIR all at once.... Oh what the hell, new meat is always best when it is surprized. Looking forward to spending some time with all the knuckle draggin reprobate's that I am proud to call my friends.
 

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My wife will (Yes, she is the wife now) be attending this years Nassir, this is her first one. I am asking that everybody take it easy on her for the first hour or two, don't want to overwhelm her with the insanity that is a NASSIR all at once.... Oh what the hell, new meat is always best when it is surprized. Looking forward to spending some time with all the knuckle draggin reprobate's that I am proud to call my friends.
And she has one of those funny accents too!!!! :ROFL:
 

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Ya she has a bit of an accent. I was hoping someone from G.B. was coming so she could talk to them in her own language. But so far looks like nobody from there is coming.:?:?:?
 

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I guess she'll just have to talk to Tricky. He speaks the same language.
 

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Chuck, I'll do you a favor and use my "Southern British Accent". She'll never be the same after I talk to her. ;) :ROFL:
 

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Our trip is in serious jeopardy, Nancy has yet to get her passport and we are getting the typical government run around. This crap sucks! In my utter frustration I could boar you with sensless details that would amaze you but I'll spare you the drama.
 

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Chuck, I'll do you a favor and use my "Southern British Accent". She'll never be the same after I talk to her. ;) :ROFL:
Never be the same after you talk to her? Heck she won't ever be the same after she meets you!!!!!:ROFL::ROFL:
 

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Our trip is in serious jeopardy, Nancy has yet to get her passport and we are getting the typical government run around. This crap sucks! In my utter frustration I could boar you with sensless details that would amaze you but I'll spare you the drama.
John, you don't need a passport to get into Canada. As long as you can prove citizenship when re-entering the US. If she has a picture ID and a birth certificate you can get here and get back.
 

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John, you don't need a passport to get into Canada. As long as you can prove citizenship when re-entering the US. If she has a picture ID and a birth certificate you can get here and get back.
Thanks Bob but the State Department requires that you send in the original birth certificate when you apply for a passport (which we did and we only had one) and they don't send it back until the passport is issued. Catch 22 it would seem. There are additional complications with Nancy's delayed birth certificate that have also had an impact on this entire process. It's a long story best told over a bottle of beer! Freaking nightmare! What we have for a birth certificate had been sufficient for over 35 years for everything from our marriage in 1971 and my top secret clearance in 1977 but for some reason it wasn't good enough for the State Department to issue a passport (they wanted "more" documentation from the state of Maine). We got off the phone with them a bit ago and they said if we would kindly give them an extra $72.80 they would see what they could do about getting it to us this week. Typical government situation, have to grease the skids with cash to get anything done...
 

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The thing that irks me the most about dealng with the government is that everyone knows they would go bankrupt in a week if they had competition but they make it sound like they're doing you a favour.:lash::lash::lash:
 

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Still no passport and only one more day to watch the mailbox before we leave on Saturday morning. If it doesn't come tomorrow then I guess we will have to change our plans. We will still go to visit friends in Caledonia MI on Sunday but rather than leaving there for Simcoe we may have to come up with other U.S. locations to visit. It ain't over yet but time is extremely short...I guess that puts us on the "tentative" list. What a bummer! :sadguy:
 

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Your wife can get into Canada on her drivers licence as long as it's got a picture, then you could just play dumb going home. It worked for a bunch of people at N3.
 

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OK everyone, the fat lady has sung and we are officially being held captive by the U.S. government. No passport and no trip to NASSIR 6 for us. Nancy wanted me to go alone but I can't bring myself to do that. Nancy sat out last year due to her hip replacement and I really want to take her on a nice trip or two this year. So, here I sit trying to plan a great 9 day vacation with no specific destination in mind other than it's got to go through Warsaw IN. This really sucks and you wouldn't believe how high my blood pressure got during several calls with the State Dept today. I have nothing good to say about the exchanges.
 

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John, is there no chance it will be there on Monday?


I wonder if you could stop at the US side of the border and get a return certificate of some sort so you could go ahead with the trip.
 
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