over the border for the day

friday

6 easy taper miles in the neighborhood.  Feeling very comfortable in the cool fall weather, yesterday’s rest day seems like just what the body needed.

Drove over to Niagara Falls, the Canadian side, to the expo for the Niagara Falls International Marathon to sign up and pick up the half marathon number/packet.  Was quiet driving through customs and picking up the packet.  Glad I got over there this afternoon instead of tomorrow, as more people head over the border on weekends and the border check can take longer.

What took the most time was finding the nearest currency exchange place, as the expo only took cash (and Canadian) for late registration.  Niagara Falls, Ontario is Canada’s version of Las Vegas, filled with lights and casinos, and casinos provide the most convenient and best currency exchange rates.  There are ATM’s also, but casinos actually seem more numerous.  Found one eventually and was able to register – and at a great exchange rate with the US $ currently being strong vs the Canadian $.  The logistics of being in a foreign country.  

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