Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Spring in Ohio

We went to southern Ohio for Easter to see the family. Had a great time. US border guard did not harass us (always impressed when that happens).

We had only been driving on I75 for about 20 minutes when we saw a Homeland Security vehicle pull over a driver near us. We often see that, and find it weird. Many people don’t know that, within the US, if you are within 100 miles of the US border you are in a constitution free zone. Homeland Security has the power to stop and detain ANYONE, even if you are not crossing the border.

In Ontario spring hasn’t really started yet, so we have brownish grass and sticks for trees. We don’t have any grass on our street yet since winter came before the developer could put it in, so our yard is brown mud.

There has been a lot of rain in Southern Ohio, and the temperature is 15 degrees warmer (70F – 20C). There the grass was so green and lush it looked like we were in Ireland. The trees were starting to get leaves, and there were flowers and blossom trees blooming.

We felt like we had gone from brown muted colours to vibrant colours. Then we realized, since we lived in Florida, it’s been at least 20 years since we have seen a Spring, and the kids have never seen one.

We are now back in Ontario, and it’s raining. I’m looking forward to seeing green grass and flowers blooming here asap.

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