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#136390 05/26/01 03:49 AM
Hi ya'll,
It is 4:30 A.M. and I can't sleep, too excited! I have been up packing all night, about to get it finished. OK, yes, I shipped 15 boxes already, but these are the normal necessities. Oh yeah, and goodies! I have something for Orionhunter, Crazy Canuck's, the animal shelter, and Dallas Dave-- I have a little surprise for you too. (I understand your missing the Jack in the Box tacos-- I lived in Dallas for years, and miss them terribly-- My sister says if you call, they will dry ice a case, so I may have to try that soon. I do that with wings from Buffalo too!) I have a tiny corner or two left, anyone else have any requests?
I have a question for the seasoned travellers. I am bringing in a sump pump for a friend. We will have to declare that--it's hard to hide it. If I make the declaration, will they go through everything (all of my luggage)? I probably have several things they may question. Also, will we need cash to pay duty on the pump?
Debbie, thanks for your email. Can hardly wait to meet you!

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Oh, I'm so glad you asked those questions, cuz I wanna know, too. I just have so many questions about this VAT and duty and.... Thing is, I wanna be honest with them (and I will be), but I just want to know what to expect. We are going to have so much luggage, I just know they will question us, and I won't lie.

OK, OK, so I am a bit O/C. I like to have everything planned, with no surprises. (hey! I'm workin' on it! First step: get to AC and chill)

Ibanole -- I can't wait to hear from you when you return! Have a GREAT time!


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You're most welcome on the email. Meant it from the bottom of my little pea pickin heart too!!! Can't wait to meet you either.
Have a safe trip.
I'm bringing computer printer cartridges for a friend.... Should I have a problem with these at customs???? LOTS of "stuff" for the kids too. Hate to get slammed and not be prepared...

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I am planing on bringing things for the animals at Saga. Dog Chews, Heartworm medicine etc. Do I have to declare these in customs and will they charge me for it? If so this would not be fair because these are a donation!!!! Expensive enough to buy that stuff. Any tips?

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Well... I took a box of doggie chews down in a zip lock bag and told them they were treats for me. Ummm, they believed it and off I went... The doggie chews with a hint of mint are pretty good actually! lol

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