My brother in law and I made a quick trip down to Michigan this weekend to pick up some items from my late Grandfather's estate. There's definitely a weird vibe you get down there just driving on the highways. We saw about a dozen dead deer by the side of the road, plus there are shredded pieces of tires every couple of miles. Add to that a snarky border guard, all the army recruiting billboards, and the fact that every other car has a yellow ribbon sticker on it (ah, the good old yellow ribbon-literally the least one can do to support the troops), and you definitely feel like you are in a less civilized society.
We got out of there as fast as we could.
(On the way back into Canada we had to fill out some ridiculously unecessary paperwork, but at least they were nice about it!)
That's it. No more trips to the U.S. until President Hillary takes over!