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Da Bunny's visiting New York.

 
 
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Mon 18 Oct, 2010 01:34 am
@roger,
roger wrote:
Still true the last time I cleared their border checks. Maybe 3 1/2 years ago.
For what did thay check ?
roger
 
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Reply Mon 18 Oct, 2010 02:34 am
@OmSigDAVID,
They asked if I were carrying fresh fruit or vegetables. This was on the I-40 border crossing, where they had about 5 toll booth like affairs with inspectors. At the time I crossed, no vehicles were being physically searched. I do not know what profile would have matched 'fruit & veggie smuggler'.
dlowan
 
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Reply Mon 18 Oct, 2010 02:54 am
@roger,
roger wrote:

I do not know what profile would have matched 'fruit & veggie smuggler'.


Pack Rat?
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Mon 18 Oct, 2010 05:00 am
@roger,
roger wrote:
They asked if I were carrying fresh fruit or vegetables. This was on the I-40 border crossing, where they had about 5 toll booth like affairs with inspectors. At the time I crossed, no vehicles were being physically searched. I do not know what profile would have matched 'fruit & veggie smuggler'.
That 's how I remember it.
I think thay were trying to keep out bugs on the fruit.
Diane
 
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Reply Mon 18 Oct, 2010 01:02 pm
@OmSigDAVID,
Keeping the bugs out sounds right.

When I was still very young, late nineteen forties, early nineteen fifties, entering Arizona even from other states, we were checked specifically for fruit or veggies.
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Mon 18 Oct, 2010 01:41 pm
@Diane,
Diane wrote:

Keeping the bugs out sounds right.

When I was still very young, late nineteen forties, early nineteen fifties,
entering Arizona even from other states, we were checked specifically for fruit or veggies.
NO, it was entering California; we got freely into Arizona, as I remember.
roger
 
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Reply Mon 18 Oct, 2010 02:55 pm
@OmSigDAVID,
At one time, Arizona operated similar checkpoints. It was widely suspected it was a matter of retaliation.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Mon 18 Oct, 2010 05:10 pm
@Diane,
genius!
dlowan
 
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Reply Mon 18 Oct, 2010 05:14 pm
@Diane,
Diane wrote:

Keeping the bugs out sounds right.

When I was still very young, late nineteen forties, early nineteen fifties, entering Arizona even from other states, we were checked specifically for fruit or veggies.


It's for the phlogiston.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Mon 18 Oct, 2010 05:14 pm
@roger,
We were checked after crossing to California last year (highway 8), we being my cousins and I in their rv, and we definitely had a cooler with a bag of grapes in easy view. I think they were checking more to see what folks we might be trucking in.
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Mon 18 Oct, 2010 07:11 pm
@roger,
roger wrote:
At one time, Arizona operated similar checkpoints.
It was widely suspected it was a matter of retaliation.
IF thay border on California.
dyslexia
 
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Reply Mon 18 Oct, 2010 07:24 pm
@OmSigDAVID,
3 years ago we went through a check-point coming out of Big Bend Texas on our way back to New Mexico.
farmerman
 
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Reply Mon 18 Oct, 2010 08:00 pm
@dyslexia,
Coming outa Canadia, the US Border Patrolistas checked me for Cuban Cigars so many times.
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Mon 18 Oct, 2010 11:17 pm
@dyslexia,
dyslexia wrote:
3 years ago we went through a check-point coming out of Big Bend Texas on our way back to New Mexico.
Interesting; I only remembered it as to California.
Thanx for the information.
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roger
 
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Reply Mon 18 Oct, 2010 11:29 pm
@OmSigDAVID,
Well, yes. Both have citrus crops, and each suspects the other of harboring Mediterranian fruit flies.

The other checkpoints people are mentioning are probably INS, or whatever homeland security now calls La Migra. Remember, there is an area along the border with Mexico which requires no visa. I believe it is 50 or 75 miles wide.
Diane
 
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Reply Mon 18 Oct, 2010 11:53 pm
@ossobuco,
Quote:
genius!

Huh? What genius? I was just agreeing with Roger.
It's something that I remember experiencing several times during my childhood.
Diane
 
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Reply Mon 18 Oct, 2010 11:58 pm
@OmSigDAVID,
Quote:
NO, it was entering California; we got freely into Arizona, as I remember.


YES. I grew up in Arizona and I remember our having that inspection several times when coming back from a visit with relatives in Colorado.
dlowan
 
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Reply Tue 19 Oct, 2010 03:46 am
@Diane,
Weird observations.

Although my trip was minuscule by Oz standards....it was long for me.

Things I thought I was missing:


Radio: DESPERATE to have access to good radio: Just realised it existed and could inform me wonderfully when I drove for the first time today (had to arrange 2 new tyres)....now I remember! (I know there's good radio in all the countries I was in...I just couldn't access it.)

TV...yes I know, how banal! But I thought I was missing it. Haven't watched a single second since getting home 4 days ago.


Cooking...just doing some proper cooking right now. More than 4 days in.

Having less people around.....walked on deserted footpaths last night...felt weird. Better in market!


Not having to live out of a goddam suitcase: TOO MANY CHOICES!!!


And now I have to clean and pay bills...waaaaah!




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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Tue 19 Oct, 2010 05:33 am
Visiting NY? That's a long trip. Are you going to meet up with a2k members there? Keep us posted.
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Diane
 
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Reply Tue 19 Oct, 2010 06:19 am
@Diane,
Hah, just realized the post you were talking about. Kitties hate having their tootsies sticky.
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