Osoyoos border crossing

Re: Osoyoos border crossing

Postby Queen K » May 5th, 2019, 5:26 pm

Sure enough we were "randomly selected to go in to the bay" and get searched/ :swear:
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Re: Osoyoos border crossing

Postby Country plough boy » May 5th, 2019, 5:32 pm

Do not taunt the cheese mafia. They have many eyes and ears
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Re: Osoyoos border crossing

Postby Queen K » May 5th, 2019, 5:49 pm

I had stayed under $20 afterall, even the check out clerk had mentioned the drop off of cheese coming thought the tills with Canadians. The inspection didn't last long, mere minutes really.
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Re: Osoyoos border crossing

Postby Catsumi » May 5th, 2019, 8:11 pm

Sweaty minutes.

Both of us over a few micograms of cheez.

Good thing the sniffer dogs were busy elsewhere or they'd have found the extra cheez impacted into tires. Could have been messy, indeed.

Now, about the parmesan you hid so cunningly behind the sun visor .... :biggrin:

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Re: Osoyoos border crossing

Postby Queen K » May 5th, 2019, 8:59 pm

Good thing you gave them advice to leave us alone and get the guys with the guns and ammo.

I have no idea how I get pulled over into the bay every second trip.
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Re: Osoyoos border crossing

Postby Catsumi » May 5th, 2019, 9:09 pm

Led them away, sweetly, (batting eyelashes) onto the trail of real criminals, those whose intent is to bring the downfall of Canada.

Look, over there! See!

Trudeau!!

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Re: Osoyoos border crossing

Postby fluffy » May 6th, 2019, 4:56 am

I’m back and forth through that crossing six to ten times a year but for short stays. Depending on whether I’m just going to Oroville to use the parcel service or making the run a little further to Omak for some shopping and Mexican lunch, my stay in the US is usually one to three hours. I’ve found that the magic number for short stays is about $200, if I stay under that I generally get waved through the Canadian side without even popping the trunk.
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Re: Osoyoos border crossing

Postby OKkayak » May 6th, 2019, 5:42 am

fluffy wrote:Mexican lunch

When I go down that way, the first stop is always that taco truck in Tonasket. Couple of tacos and a bottle of Jarrito's Cola :up:
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Re: Osoyoos border crossing

Postby Queen K » May 6th, 2019, 6:22 am

fluffy wrote:I’m back and forth through that crossing six to ten times a year but for short stays. Depending on whether I’m just going to Oroville to use the parcel service or making the run a little further to Omak for some shopping and Mexican lunch, my stay in the US is usually one to three hours. I’ve found that the magic number for short stays is about $200, if I stay under that I generally get waved through the Canadian side without even popping the trunk.


One time we had gone as far as Soap Lake, bought food/gas/hotel and four pop. It was the "four pop" answer that got me into the bay, I think they thought I was jacking around with them. So I took the two empties/the two unopened ones and put them together with the receipt, left it all on the bench.

I'm really glad the "guns and ammo" comment didn't get the SUV torn asunder if "four pop" got my into the bay.

Tip on going into the bay. Don't take out all your luggage and line it up on the bench for them like I did with the pop. When you're being overly helpful they ask if you were hiding anything.

Breadline is excellent too. But El Rancho is still way up there.
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Re: Osoyoos border crossing

Postby Bsuds » May 6th, 2019, 6:37 am

Queen K wrote:
I have no idea how I get pulled over into the bay every second trip.


You have that "shifty" look. :biggrin:
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Re: Osoyoos border crossing

Postby fluffy » May 6th, 2019, 7:21 am

Bsuds wrote:You have that "shifty" look. :biggrin:


Yup, always got that “I’m up to something” look. Gotta work on your poker face Queenie.
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Re: Osoyoos border crossing

Postby Queen K » May 6th, 2019, 10:27 am

I have the face of an angel and you know it.

I may have to go back down there in three days time for more exploration of the Breadline's menu. :up:
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Re: Osoyoos border crossing

Postby alanjh595 » May 6th, 2019, 11:07 am

Queen K wrote:I have the face of an angel and you know it.

I may have to go back down there in three days time for more exploration of the Breadline's menu. :up:


Are you taking requests for cheese?
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Re: Osoyoos border crossing

Postby NotNorthAnymore » May 6th, 2019, 4:12 pm

I have gone down 11 times in the last 24 months - for business items only.

I pay the US crossing fee for commercial and then have all of my paperwork done for the packages I pick up at Betta's.
Only had 1 CBSA inspection and that was only because the kid checking the paperwork, didn't like 1 classification I picked.
He opened up every box (12 and all with multiple items in each box, if I remember correctly) and looked for the country of origin on all the items.
Boy was he tired at the end of it all :biggrin:
I just sat on the bench and played on my phone.

Otherwise I only try to buy Canadian.
Tried the gas once, but got confused on the exchange and the CC was a hassle.
If the stations at Oroville would post the price in Canadian and liters I think they would get more business.
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Re: Osoyoos border crossing

Postby Bsuds » May 6th, 2019, 4:31 pm

NotNorthAnymore wrote:If the stations at Oroville would post the price in Canadian and liters I think they would get more business.
But that is just IMO.


Pretty simple math, 3.8 litres to a US gallon and unfortunately the exchange rate varies daily. (Hint..it's always cheaper in the US)

We have a US Visa and a US currency account so we can buy when the rates are hopefully better.
Saves on paying Bank exchange charges all the time too.
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