PREVIOUSLY: Reverend Rupert Festus Wilbur and crew had separated—with the weapons carrier separated from the car and its two native Canadians headed for back roads on which he could cross into Canada without passing through the manned border crossing—with his load of weapons.
“This is always fun,” he said to his helper, “It just never gets old.”
“It sure doesn’t. I can’t remember the last time we passed through the border station.”
The old rough-riding Dodge-built weapons carrier was made for roads like this. Steep hills, unbridged streams, no villages or towns. Even the twenty miles cross-country where there were no roads or trails—100 miles of torture just to slip into and out of Canada.
While the US Border Patrol covered the roads, they didn’t bother looking where there weren’t roads or trails.
Season 15—Adventure 3—NIPIGON—Episode 2—Scene 1… On the highway… At the same time as the weapons carrier split from the big Hudson station wagon, Reverend Rupert Festus Wilbur and the rest of his crew continued to head for the border crossing.
Instead of using all the vehicles owned by Crusaders for Christ, they left behind all but the Hudson and the carrier.
That made sense, really. They wanted to look like tourists, and for this trip, they dressed the part. Gone were the military-like camo jackets & gear (those were packed in the weapons carrier), Wilbur was not stupid.
Wilbur was not stupid
They took time to stop and catch a meal—in a franchise café, of course. While there they talked like tourists to practice their skills for when they got to the border crossing.
They were successful.
No one suspected a thing.
Episode 2—Scene 2… US & Canada Border Crossing… Reverend Rupert Festus Wilbur and crew arrived at the border crossing—and other than the Mountie giving the logo on the side of the car a long look—they had no problems, “Enjoy your visit, folks.”
“Enjoy your visit, folks.”
With a “cat that ate the canary smirk” on his face, the Reverend Rupert Festus Wilbur replied, “Thank you—I’m sure we will.”
Episode 2—Scene 3… Cook County MN Highway 61… Chris, Kiwi, Debra and Joey had lost almost a full day before they learned that the Crusaders for Christ Militia were headed for Canada—they were now at full-speed on Minnesota Highway 61 in Cook County.
They were hoping to close the gap.
They were hoping to close the gap
Before leaving, Hiram Silverthorn, Jr. had deputized them all as deputy US Marshals. That action would allow them into Canada, if necessary, with their firearms.
Maybe they won’t need them?