We've been having a few people inquiring about the 6:30 time. Way way back last year, I know we were kicking around 10 am start time. Unfortunately we needed to nudge this time a few hours early. The bus company rep and the bus driver said that due to high volumes at the border, random bus examination by customs, and even the fact we are leaving on a Friday, means we could be delayed at the border. We don't want to miss the ship! It will not wait for us. As a result, we have to leave early. The bus driver is leaving at 7:00 AM on the nose. This is why we want to start gathering at 6:30 AM so that we can get the luggage on the bus organized and so the bus driver can check your tickets and your passport.
If we cross the border in sufficient time, we will stop at Stampadoodle in Bellingham for a shop-stop. Yay.