When I arrived
citizens if you’re the governor of MN. Flowers
are blooming, birds are returning, the sun is blazing but its only 68 degrees… everything
is rainbows and butterflies. The only
coat I owned at the time was a light leather bomber-jacket that I wore in
they would always ask me, “Did you buy your winter coat yet? Have you found a good pair of boots yet? Have you thought about gloves? Long-johns are on sale at the Fleet Farm, ya
know…” I thought they were crazy. I had a nice pair of armadillo skin cowboy boots
that fit me just fine. Winter was months away.
forward 180 days. The low temperature
forecast for that day was 35 degrees below
zero. As I shivered with my hands thrust
deeply into the pockets of my bomber jacket, I noticed that the moisture in my
eyes had frozen and I wondered how long it would be before I would be able to
blink them again. “Whatever it costs,”
I promised myself, “I will be warm when I come home from work today.” Almost $500 of seasonal retail pricing later, I had my first 3/4 length parka (Mount Everest certified), Sorell’s finest winter boots (rated to 70 below zero), and my first complete outdoor snow suit with more zippers and pockets than I knew what to do with. I was ready… but man, did I ever pay for it.
this same logic to their passports.
They’ve booked a trip a year or more in advance and they don’t have a passport. I’m here to tell you that a large number of those people make it
all the way to the airport and through security before they learn that they
can’t board the plane without one. I’ve
seen them. I’ve shaken my head in wonder
passport is simple and relatively cheap if you don’t get stuck paying the expediting
fees. Don’t wait too long.
Remember, you’ll need one to visit our neighbors in
have a passport. They last for ten
years. Can any one of you fine readers
guarantee me that you will not leave this country for any reason during the next
help you. Click Here!
link for the US State Department’s passport processing website. They’ll answer everything you need to know,
help you fill out forms online, and tell you exactly where to go to turn them
in. You can even request an extra large
46 page passport for free if you want! Trust
me; you don’t want to find out that you’re out of room right before you have to
apply for a Visa for a trip you’re supposed to make in three weeks.