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Old 07-28-2008, 09:57 PM   #99
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I e-mailed him quite a few days ago, and have yet to hear back from him. I wonder if he actually uses e-mail?

I spoke with our rally host on the phone last week. He and his wife were in transit to PEI - they were somewhere in Virginia when I talked to him. Most likely his hasn't had too much time to connect to the internet as they are on the road.
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Old 08-01-2008, 04:07 PM   #100
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Hope you all have a great rally. I'm too busy at work or I would have gone to this rally.
Being Canadian and all.
Congrats on the silver anniversary Sharon and Peter and I hope the trip you are taking is a great honeymoon like adventure.
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Hey BigAl - THANKS - you know I bet work could do without you for a week!!

Living somewhere is way more important than dying to get there

We have been going out East for our Holiday since our last Holiday in 04 When we took my Parents and my Brother and his dog in our 69 Globetrotter. Actually we (Peter and I were heading to the Cabot Trailer for 2 weeks) then all the plans changed and a chance with the family came by - so we thought family was more important.... It took us three times as long to get there - more work than we ever imagined - We got to the most southern part of PEI and stuck there the whole time....looking back now we would not have changed a thing!

Hence we are very much looking forward to our trip out east. And now seriously thinking about staying at the Region 1 Rally Campsite - although we may not participate in all of the Rally at least we could meet up with lots of new people and have some fun I am sure.

Now I do question a Honey Moon with a family as big as the Airstream Family all hanging about - I will definitely have to get a sign for our new Trailer - "If she is a Rockin don't come a Knockin!!!" - or at least while your waiting bend over and give an extra turn to our stabilizers!!!
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Old 08-02-2008, 02:08 PM   #101
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Travelers to Canada be aware...I just read an article that US customs, on the way back into the US, can seize electronic gear for no reason...this includes laptops, iPods, PDA's, etc.

Here is a link to the Yahoo article. The text of the article is included below:

U.S. agents can seize travelers' laptops
Fri Aug 1, 7:31 AM ET



U.S. federal agents have been given new powers to seize travelers' laptops and other electronic devices at the border and hold them for unspecified periods the Washington Post reported on Friday.
Under recently disclosed Department of Homeland Security policies, such seizures may be carried out without suspicion of wrongdoing, the newspaper said, quoting policies issued on July 16 by two DHS agencies.
Agents are empowered to share the contents of seized computers with other agencies and private entities for data decryption and other reasons, the newspaper said.

DHS officials said the policies applied to anyone entering the country, including U.S. citizens, and were needed to prevent terrorism.
The measures have long been in place but were only disclosed in July, under pressure from civil liberties and business travel groups acting on reports that increasing numbers of international travelers had had their laptops, cellphones and other digital devices removed and examined.
The policies cover hard drives, flash drives, cell phones, iPods, pagers, beepers, and video and audio tapes -- as well as books, pamphlets and other written materials, the report said.

The policies require federal agents to take measures to protect business information and attorney-client privileged material. They stipulate that any copies of the data must be destroyed when a review is completed and no probable cause exists to keep the information.

(Reporting by Paul Eckert, editing by Alan Elsner)
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Old 08-02-2008, 03:01 PM   #102
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Travelers to Canada be aware...I just read an article that US customs, on the way back into the US, can seize electronic gear for no reason...this includes laptops, iPods, PDA's, etc.

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U.S. agents can seize travelers' laptops

(Reporting by Paul Eckert, editing by Alan Elsner)

well I guess then those with laptops coming up from the States will be giving up their 30 amp spots then to protect all those secrets on their laptops

Sorry could not resist....
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Old 08-02-2008, 05:34 PM   #103
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I highly suspect we will all get into Canada with our laptops intact.
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Old 08-02-2008, 05:41 PM   #104
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I highly suspect we will all get into Canada with our laptops intact.

Think you might just be missing the point - it ain't Canada where the issue is - it is getting back into the US....
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Old 08-02-2008, 05:59 PM   #105
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I read the article and understand the concern is with the US side of the border. My experiences with crossing into and out of Canada have been pleasant on both sides. I find that being polite and honest gets you through with little delay. These guys are just doing their jobs.
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Us too - have travelled lots not just in and out of US.....and that really is the best policy - "nothing to hide - nothing to be afraid of" .

If you ain't on the list you ain't gonna be hassled.....

Have all your papers in order no matter where you live and all will be well.

Read up on the present issues - whether they be guns, or dog breeding issues, food issues or what ever the countries officials decide to make their next news - us little peons have to obey....

We are just the traveling pawns out for some Airstreaming fun - so don't let the news scare ya to bits....besides there is lobster waiting and we Canadians can't possibly eat them all
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Old 08-03-2008, 08:38 AM   #107
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I read the article and understand the concern is with the US side of the border. My experiences with crossing into and out of Canada have been pleasant on both sides. I find that being polite and honest gets you through with little delay. These guys are just doing their jobs.
Thanks for the info . . . I'm undeterred.

I will take my chances. Much as I would love to unplug from work all week, I will need to check-in. Too bad Canada doesn't have the same policy for incoming.

I'll back-up my data before I leave, including my outlook .pst file because I couldn't possibly live without my email history since it's also my Customer Relationship Management tool -- which isn't pretty.

Michelle, do you have any experience with connectivity up there? All of my wireless service is AT&T global connectivity. I plan to visit their website to investigate coverage.

Heck or High Water, I'm there. Laptop and Crackberry too.

If my electronics get seized on the way back, then I guess i'll have a real vacation until I get replacements. Hmmmm...I wonder how honest and forthright I should be?

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Thanks for the info....Too bad Canada doesn't have the same policy for incoming.

....... Hmmmm...I wonder how honest and forthright I should be?

Allie

Watcha mean? I know that if I am traveling with some important electronic items I have an option to declare to the Canadian Customs at the time of entering the States - we just pop over the road and run in and tell them we have abc and would not like any hassles when we come back....ie purchase or where the origin or this and that. They give us a little green declaration card with the details and we present that when we return. Does the US not have the same procedure available?

I used to do it with my camera equipment back in the early days of international travel.

We did it a few years back when we picked up the Overlander - we had the wheels and tires with us and wanted to declare them as they would stick out like a soar thumb on and old looking trailer coming back in. It also helped if when we crossed at the US line and they might be a bit suspicious of us say Importing goods for trade - we have the card and purpose already declared and stamped by the Canadian side and all is good. (We had forgotten to do that with the two we brought with us to pick up the LadyBug Last year and on our return the wheels were the subject of question as their value was much more than the value of the trailer in the customs eyes.....so it attracted too much attention.

The biggest kick I get out of the US side is the look on their face when I say I have at times cases of wine and spirits for the Rivettes - "say what"? "Girly drinks for the Girly Rally" Airstream Rally that is. They always give me a smile of interest and wish me well on my trip - we have never had a poor crossing into the US in all our 25 years.

Us like you have had more questions returning than entering - and that is where it is so important to have your papers on all your toys in good order.

At least you are not subject to taxes when you return - consider yourselves lucky

Why Canadian tax the tax that is on the tax and then tax you for talking about the tax and if you talk to much about the tax you will be taxed more tax.

Well if any of you get stuck and need a place to hang out till the US let ya back in - come on up and sit in the Kawarthas for a while no tax on the courtesy parking sites up here.... look forward to meeting you all.... or at least a few if possible so many coming to the Rally
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Watcha mean? I know that if I am traveling with some important electronic items I have an option to declare to the Canadian Customs at the time of entering the States - we just pop over the road and run in and tell them we have abc and would not like any hassles when we come back....
I was just joking...looking for a way to really get outa work for a few days. I work remotely so if I can't connect I'm pretty much out of business. It would be nice to be really our of reach for a few days.

Perhaps it was a bad joke...I have a dry, sarcastic sense of humor. Appreciated by many, loved by few. Thankfully, my family and friends enjoy it!

I look forward to meeting you at PEI.
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If I looked hard enough on Yahoo News we would find that Airstreams can cause impontence in males over 32! Don't believe everything you read, if you are a lawabiding (sp) travels enjoying a summer vacation with the normal amount of electronic stuff US Customs will leave you along. Now if you are trying to smuggles RV sewer hsoes into Canada you will have a problem.
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that explains it!! thanks Dr. Rick!!
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If I looked hard enough on Yahoo News we would find that Airstreams can cause impontence in males over 32! Don't believe everything you read, ....
Yahoo was just an outlet. It was reported initally by the Washington Post and now has been picked up by all the news agencies.
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