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Driving 9 August

So I’m safe and sound at Roseville, MN. Yep. I made a mistake, which led to a lot of driving today. Which is, better today than tomorrow.

I thought I knew all of the requirements of going into Canada, but there was one that I overlooked. I needed to get a COVID test with a negative result. From my experience of the test, is that tests at most places are scheduled for the following day after it was requested.

I felt so stupid. I should have looked at Canada’s website and whatnot. Something I should have already knew. Oh well.

Had I been a married man, I wouldn’t have made this mistake. Because I would have been traveling with someone, ie my wife in this scenario. And this would have been pointed out.

Anyway. I turned around, cancelled my hotel room in Winnipeg and booked a room in Roseville, MN. Since, I’m not married, I booked a cheap room in Roseville. Had I been married, I would have booked a fancier hotel.  But, it's just me, so I will cut corners.

From this morning, I drove from Fargo to the Canadian border and from the border to Minneapolis.

It wasn’t completely a waste. I listened to A Stir of Echos by Richard Matheson. Another book that I enjoyed by Matheson long ago. The movie based off the book stars Kevin Bacon as Tom, a man who discovers that he has psychic abilities.

Long ago, reviews for the book and movie talked about how it ripped off The Sixth Sense. Which is funny because the book came out around 40 years before The Sixth Sense. More than likely, M. Night Shyamalan was influence by Richard Matheson, as they crafted stories in the same genre.

So I’m here. I’m just kind of winging it, like I normally do. It’s a good thing that there were a few grocery stores in the area and a liquor store. I bought a six pack of a low ABV ale and plan to do some brainstorming. Tomorrow, I’ll probably head into downtown Minneapolis. Find a nice restaurant, probably on Nicollette Mall and just walk around the downtown area. I’ll read a book and watch a movie. Those are my tentative plans, but who knows what will happen. What I do know is that it will be a wholesome as heck kind of day tomorrow.


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