I, who NEVER, EVER, like NEVER EVER leave home without my passport...left home without my PASSPORT.
I could be going to nowheresville ( but, in this case not!) and I always have my Passport.
So...we get to the ship and I figure no biggie....I have my drivers license. Ahem...excuse me...I also need to prove I’m a U.S. citizen so....do I have a copy of my birth certificate?
HUH?? Why would I have that?
And beside, my birth certificate doesn’t have my married name....or a photo....I could be Marilyn Monroe for all they know. ALRIGHT..SHES DEAD..I CANT BE HER...BUT..YOU GET IT !
But, they don’t care...nice as they are...you are NOT boarding this ship (going to Canada) without additional proof ! They’ll accept a PHOTOCOPY of your birth certificate but NOT a photocopy of your passport.....SERIOUSLY!!
Okay...why bore you...after I got over the initial semi-hysterics we call our neighbor, we give him the details of how to break into the house....find our safe...unlock said safe...rifle through a bazillion papers, find my birth certificate and FAX it over to the ship.
we were prepared to book a flight and catch the ship up in Nova Scotia...you CAN do that BTW!!!
WELL HELL....that ought to teach me a lesson. We boarded it at JUST the last minute. We’re 90 minutes from the ship berth so there was no going home & coming back. That would be too easy anyway.
Now that my heart has stopped pounding
I'll try to provide you lovely peeps with a travelogue...