Burlington Bash or the Vermont venture

Steve Northrop blackgpz at rochester.rr.com
Sun Sep 30 17:26:00 PDT 2007

I got back to beautiful downtown Brockport about 5:00 PM. Took the 
circuitous route back through the Adirondacks since it wasn't raining this 
time. Some of the higher elevations were at or near peak, some of the views 
being quite spectacular. A couple pretty nice twisty bits as well. Rob & 
Michelle, thanks for your hospitality. Glad you could make it out from 
Colorado, Charles. Thanks for the jam, Jim. A good ride with good friends as 

Steve in Western NY
'96 GPZ1100
'02 Daytona 955i
"You Can't Fix Stupid", Ron White

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "The Masons" <masonjs at nrtco.net>
To: "Paul Heim" <SuprHtr at columbus.rr.com>; <gpzlist at micapeak.com>
Sent: Sunday, September 30, 2007 5:29 PM
Subject: Burlington Bash or the Vermont venture

>I arrived home about 14:30 hrs after a very good trip to New England.  One 
>glitch--I did lose my passport some where between Tupper Lake NY and Crown 
>Point VT on the may there Thursday.
> Rob & Michele were exceptional hosts.
> I was a little apprehensive about problems at the Canadian border on the 
> way home, but my preplanned route home through an out of the way border 
> crossing was to my advantage.  I crossed into Quebec nrth of the village 
> of Chateaugay NY.  Three USA border guards stopped me and wanted to know 
> whereed been, how long I'd been in the country, was I a Canadian citizen, 
> where I lived (standard questions) but wanted to know why (since I had 
> Ontario plates) that I chose this remote crossing.  I told them that my 
> grandfather had been born in the Quebec village of Huntingdon just accross 
> the border in 1875 and I wanted to see the village.  They let me go.  50 
> yards further the Canadian guard stops and asks exactly the same 
> questions. Since this area of Quebec is all small farming communities he 
> wanted to know my grandfathers name.  When I told him Robert Tannahill he 
> replied that there were a lot of Tannahills in the area, asked me a few 
> more questions about my grandfather and let me go.  The guard looked a 
> hell of a lot like my cousin Ralph Tannahill from London ON. On the out 
> skirts of Huntingdon I stopped at a yard sale.  I walked across the road 
> and a lady asked if she could help me.  I aked if she knew of any 
> Tannahills in the area and she said --yes !! my mother who is having this 
> sale.  I talked to her mother for about 20 minutes and we realized that 
> her grandfather Huge and mine were brothers. I looked around the yard and 
> noticed several other people who have close similarities to my aunts, 
> uncles and cousins.  It was cool.  My sisters will be extatic with this 
> news.
> Jim 

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