AMERICA WELCOMES SNOWBIRDS BACK
CSANews Issue 121 — Winter 2021 Edition
It was probably the largest prison break in history. Tens of thousands of snowbirds rushed for the Canada/U.S. border after enduring a 20-month lockdown. The border was open – it was November 8, 2021.
After emerging from their homes, they were first greeted by a massive display of fall colours that made the escape even more memorable. The sense of freedom was almost overwhelming.
But the dreaded border crossing still lay ahead. Three-day lineups and cranky border guards were expected, but they were ready. That would be a minor inconvenience compared to the lockdown.
Sure, there were lineups but they were very minor in nature and the lines moved quickly, perhaps faster than they ever have. AND the border guards were the most gracious and understanding that they have ever been. They were fast, efficient and they had a smile for everyone. Their most common statement was “Welcome Back.” I think that they may have missed us.
Enjoy your newfound freedom and may this Holiday Season and the New Year be your best ever.
P.S.: We and CSA are working very hard to make our Spring return to Canada simple and uncomplicated. I think we will succeed.