Hey Kendall, it's not so hard for us Canadians to find the USA as you think. We just follow the smog trail. :-)
As for looking funny walking down the beach in snowshoes. Hey, we have cornered the market on looking funny, and we're proud of it. Jim Carrey, William Shatner, John Candy, Joe Clark, John Diefenbaker...take it from me, Canadians know how to look funny. It's one of the choicest weapons in our arsenal. While they're doubled over laughing we kick 'em in the you-know-where!