Friday, April 27, 2007

Tropic of Cancer and the US of A





Today we getting close to the US/Mexico border when we saw this big yellow ball marking the Tropic of Cancer. North of this line there is no way, no time when the sun can ever be directly over your head. South of this line (down to the Tropic of Capricorn) the sun will, at some time in the year, be directly over your head. Big deal you say, but every globe of the earth in the world has the Tropic of Cancer, the Equator, and the Tropic of Capricorn marked on it. Any way, it was fun to stop in the middle of no where for the photo.

We crossed the border with ease. There were lots of cars coming across. No one checked us for anything. No one looked at more than the covers of our passports. Their greatest concern was that we paid $2.50 liquor tax on the two bottles we were bring in. Kiss Homeland security goodbye for the moment.

It was a bit shocking to see with fresh eyes just how wide and how smooth the US highways could be compared with all we had seen over the last four months.

We are off to Houston to visit my sister Mary and her husband Larry. We should be in Cherry Hill next weekend.

2 comments:

thejunkyswife said...

I'm jealous of your big trip! I'll be back to check in frequently. Thank you for sharing this stuff.

Lacie & John said...

Michael, great job on your blogspot. John