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Old 05-12-2015, 02:05 PM   #1
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Crossing into Canada

We crossed the Canada Border at Sumas last Thursday going to Alaska.

Word of warning: They took our fruit again, we didn't have much because it's common. But they also took our eggs. This flu thing going on around the US. So we bought some more eggs in Canada and still had four left when we came up to the Alaska Border so they took them. So, don't bring any eggs across either border...

The roads are pretty normal on the Alcan. Some ruff flagged road after Whitehorse for a few miles and then pretty bad from Destruction Bay to Beaver Creek. Pretty good from there into Anchorage. Some up and down stuff before Glennallen to watch out for also.

Weather was good and all the road is high and dry. Lots of Black Bears.
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Old 05-12-2015, 06:00 PM   #2
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Guess some Border Officers will be having eggs for breakfast
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The question is, which will they take first? The Chicken or the Eggs!
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Should have hard boiled your eggs.
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Old 05-13-2015, 12:03 AM   #5
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Should have hard boiled your eggs.
Is that a euphemism for how one should prepare their privates prior to dealing with Customs?

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Until recently you could bring just about any food from the USA to Canada. Now chicken is forbidden into Canada. Bummer.
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The best thing to do - any year you go - is not to stock up on perishables - fruits, veggies, meats. There are plenty of nice groceries once you cross. They might be a little more expensive but then, the whole trip is expensive. A grocery run is not the time to think about expense.
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Is that a euphemism for how one should prepare their privates prior to dealing with Customs?

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No, I meant for her to boil her chicken eggs as in cackle berry, hen fruit, etc.
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True, a vacation trip is not about saving money on groceries. My particular need Northbound is that usually we get home later in the day, after being away for a few months (no grub in the box) and because we live in the country - no grocery stores nor eatery near by. So YES we need to stock up on groceries in the morning of our last stop before the border. So far the groceries part has never been questioned by Canada Customs.
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Welcome to Alaska.
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We too run into this same thing when heading south to USA. They took our oranges (California crop Sunkist imprinted on them), and they dug into our dog food as well. It is understandable though. I am sure Idaho would not appreciate black blight or some other potatoe disease being unleashed unto them. Some times it just doesn't make sense to me. Like taking our oranges when Canada couldn't grow an orange to save them selves (and if we could, we would be making that warm place our destination). You are courageous taking that rough trip up to Alaska, but from what I understand it is worth it- a beautiful place in summer. How are mosquitoes, they are the one thing that just irritates me into absolute crankiness.
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I grabbed an orange from the fruit bowl at home for my 6am snack in the departure lounge.
I precleared into the USA at an airport in Canada and the US Customs officer said 'No oranges past this point - you can however sit right over here and eat it if you want". Guess I was still on the Canadian side of the counter! The officer supervised said consumption and when I was done, she gave me some 'wet naps' to clean up before proceeding. I thought that while the whole deal was stupid, at least the Officer had a reasonable solution. The concern she had was not the orange food, but rather, the rind. That's what carries the stuff which could be the problem. Come to think of it, she did ensure that I disposed of the peal in a certain trash can.
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So I guess crossing into Canada isn't going to work if you have guns aboard? Do they search for them?
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Depends on what gun you have. Do some reading, as you would not want to try and hide them. Doing it right is better then spending time in jail. There are restrictions on the type and paperwork to fill out. But it's mostly painless. I have yet to go thru Canada without a firearm.
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