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Hey! I live in Akron, NY not too far from Niagra Falls. The family and I have done all the caches within the US and a 35 mile radius from our house. The closest now are those just over the border into your fare country.

 

I haven't crossed over...since the 9/11 thing. Right now seems like a great time. I fully intend on answereing the "What do you plan on doing" question with a geocaching answere. Hey, right now we keep a his and hers GPS on the dash! What else are we could we say?

 

Any problems with this? I think that I need to print out the geocaching card that was mentioned in the posts a month ago.

 

thanks for the help!

 

DxChallenged

 

"Have you no news on your travels?" the Book of fairy & folk tales of Ireland (1888)

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Hi Debb,

I have only been to Canada once since 9-11, that was to S.St. Marie and beyond. Had no trouble crossing there, but here in SE Mich, it probably takes a little longer. I do plan to head over when the weather gets a little warmer. There are clusters of caches in Toronto 3hr away and Kitchner 2hr away, so I'll do some camping when I go. I just got my Canadian Goecoins yestrday, so I'm getting prepared. Just remember to take some extra ID, passport, Birthcert., etc.

I'm wondering what the coast guard will do when we kayak across the river to Canada. Are they going to approach with their guns drawn? Could be interesting!! Have fun on the Can. caches. Clayton

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Hi Dx..

I find the best thing is use the KISS principal. Keep It Simple Stupid.

I wouldn't even try to explain what Geocaching is. I'm simply going hiking for the day or camping for the weekend or spending the day at the Casino. Something like that.

Have your passport or birth certificate handy and in full view but only hand it out to them if they ask for it.

If you cross at Niagara then you will be just one of many tourists visiting for the day.

Have an enjoyable day and hope you have some luck bagging a few caches.

 

Happy Caching, Olar

 

"if you come to a fork in the trail, take it!"

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There are a few in the Niagara area (St Catherine's, Burlington, Hamilton, Stoney Creek). I haven't had a chance to try them out yet (except Websters Falls, our first and one of the best finds) but I'm looking forward to seeking them out, the Niagara Escarpment area is really quite nice.

 

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Originally posted by clatmandu:

Hi Debb,

I have only been to Canada once since 9-11, that was to S.St. Marie and beyond. Had no trouble crossing there, but here in SE Mich, it probably takes a little longer. I do plan to head over when the weather gets a little warmer. There are clusters of caches in Toronto 3hr away and Kitchner 2hr away, so I'll do some camping when I go. I just got my Canadian Goecoins yestrday, so I'm getting prepared. Just remember to take some extra ID, passport, Birthcert., etc.

I'm wondering what the coast guard will do when we kayak across the river to Canada. Are they going to approach with their guns drawn? Could be interesting!! Have fun on the Can. caches. Clayton


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Just saw a virtual cash posted that is 45 miles from here........Hilton virtual.....hey that's my last name!!

 

Now I'll just have to "cross over"

 

Thanks for the information!!

 

Dx

 

"Have you no news on your travels?" the Book of fairy & folk tales of Ireland (1888)

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Hey DX If you cross at Watertown about 1.30 hour+or- you'll get to Ottawa. We also have a fair amount of interesting caches in the area. If you have your passport you dont need your birth certif.Have fun .

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General rules for a trouble-free border crossing(in either direction)

 

1. Bring proof of citizenship for everyone in the vehicle.

 

2. Bring written parental permission if you are bringing kids that aren't yours.

 

3. Don't BS the Customs Officers. It'll only make them suspicious of your true intentions and could create lengthy delays or vehicle searches, and generally turn a pleasant trip into an ugly and miserable experience.

 

This has been paraphrased from my wife, the Customs Officer.

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Originally posted by 300mag:

Hey DX If you cross at Watertown about 1.30 hour+or- you'll get to Ottawa. We also have a fair amount of interesting caches in the area. If you have your passport you dont need your birth certif.Have fun .


 

Ya Debb!!!!!! You gotta get up to Ottawa and visit the "Geoquilt Ottawa cache"....... Would be an honor to have you actually sign the log!!!

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Hey! That would be most fun to me ya'll!! (can you tell I'm heading south?)

 

We are leaving in about 5 hours to go visit my folks in NC. Plan on going to Harrisburg PA and Raleigh on the way and cache there.

 

Rybren Thanks for the info. My 2 oldest kids we adopted from Columbia SA. We've been told that we have to take their citizenship papers with us and that they have to be the ever so large originals...illegial to make a copy.......

 

cliffy and 300mag...Maybe we'll make a trip up your way in April or May (1/2 the family's birthday is in May!). There is a cache not to far with my name on it....Hilton (virtual)...I've just gotta check that one out........

 

I'm currently working on 2 caching quilt projects...One is for the Rochester area cache event June 1 and the other is a joint project for the Lord of the Rings cache/s with a virtual to be tied to it.

 

Thanks again for the info!!

 

Dx

 

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quote:
Originally posted by clatmandu:

Hi Debb,

I have only been to Canada once since 9-11, that was to S.St. Marie and beyond. Had no trouble crossing there, but here in SE Mich, it probably takes a little longer. I do plan to head over when the weather gets a little warmer. There are clusters of caches in Toronto 3hr away and Kitchner 2hr away, so I'll do some camping when I go. I just got my Canadian Goecoins yestrday, so I'm getting prepared. Just remember to take some extra ID, passport, Birthcert., etc.

I'm wondering what the coast guard will do when we kayak across the river to Canada. Are they going to approach with their guns drawn? Could be interesting!! Have fun on the Can. caches. Clayton


 

We have over 10 Geocaches clustered around Sault Ste. Marie Ontario and Michiugan. Next time your up this way, check them out.

 

I've had no problems going back and forth across teh border, just as long as you have Photo ID.

 

Every hour spent geocaching is added to the end of your life

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Thanks BJ,

I know about the caches there, didn't have time to look for them though. Went up to Montreal River ice climbing.

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Hey Deb

I would suggest April. Usually May is black fly season. If you get here in early May you might be alright. If not you'll head back home running looking like a raw steak icon_biggrin.gif

May and June especially are bug spray season .

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Hey Deb

I would suggest April. Usually May is black fly season. If you get here in early May you might be alright. If not you'll head back home running looking like a raw steak icon_biggrin.gif

May and June especially are bug spray season .

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Hey! I know what you mean about the bugs. We were in Erie last weekend. Had been warned by the cache owner several times about ticks. So I went and bought the appropriate spray..Family scoffed at me but I sprayed them anyway. On the way out of the park for lunch I discovered a tick on the book I had while I cached (it was a book ref. cache).

 

family didn't laugh after that!! icon_rolleyes.gif

 

Now we are in Harrisburg and the spray came with us...

 

April is sounding better and better!

Dx

 

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Hey! I know what you mean about the bugs. We were in Erie last weekend. Had been warned by the cache owner several times about ticks. So I went and bought the appropriate spray..Family scoffed at me but I sprayed them anyway. On the way out of the park for lunch I discovered a tick on the book I had while I cached (it was a book ref. cache).

 

family didn't laugh after that!! icon_rolleyes.gif

 

Now we are in Harrisburg and the spray came with us...

 

April is sounding better and better!

Dx

 

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Originally posted by DxChallenged:

Hey! I know what you mean about the bugs. We were in Erie last weekend. Had been warned by the cache owner several times about ticks. So I went and bought the appropriate spray..Family scoffed at me but I sprayed them anyway. On the way out of the park for lunch I discovered a tick on the book I had while I cached (it was a book ref. cache).

 

family didn't laugh after that!! icon_rolleyes.gif

 

Now we are in Harrisburg and the spray came with us...

 

April is sounding better and better!

Dx

 

"Have you no news on your travels?" the Book of fairy & folk tales of Ireland (1888)


 

What spray do you use?!?!

 

Rob

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quote:
Originally posted by DxChallenged:

Hey! I know what you mean about the bugs. We were in Erie last weekend. Had been warned by the cache owner several times about ticks. So I went and bought the appropriate spray..Family scoffed at me but I sprayed them anyway. On the way out of the park for lunch I discovered a tick on the book I had while I cached (it was a book ref. cache).

 

family didn't laugh after that!! icon_rolleyes.gif

 

Now we are in Harrisburg and the spray came with us...

 

April is sounding better and better!

Dx

 

"Have you no news on your travels?" the Book of fairy & folk tales of Ireland (1888)


 

What spray do you use?!?!

 

Rob

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Off...deep woods I think...Orange can...unscented but had a nast smell. Perhaps that's why the tick was so sluggish in the car...Just sat on the LOTR book....Suppose that I could have put a piece of tape on him, secured him to the cover of the book and had a sovenier icon_confused.gif

 

Dx

 

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Off...deep woods I think...Orange can...unscented but had a nast smell. Perhaps that's why the tick was so sluggish in the car...Just sat on the LOTR book....Suppose that I could have put a piece of tape on him, secured him to the cover of the book and had a sovenier icon_confused.gif

 

Dx

 

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Ya know, 5 years in the army reserve here in Canada and I have no idea what a Tick looks like!

 

Rob

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Hey...I'm a bit late in responding but if you want to know what a tick looks like.......

 

Check out the picture I posted of my oldest in front of the parking area of our latest cache

 

Akron Bike Path

 

I "ticked" her.........

 

Dx

 

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As far as ticks go,, I spend my share of time in the bush ( spring, summer and fall) and I have only ever seen one tick.... I am not to worried about ticks, I would be more concerned with black flies and mosquitos icon_wink.gif

 

Happy Caching

 

Sliver&Lucy

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As far as ticks go,, I spend my share of time in the bush ( spring, summer and fall) and I have only ever seen one tick.... I am not to worried about ticks, I would be more concerned with black flies and mosquitos icon_wink.gif

 

Happy Caching

 

Sliver&Lucy

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Originally posted by DxChallenged:

Just saw a virtual cash posted that is 45 miles from here........Hilton virtual.....hey that's my last name!!

 

Now I'll just have to "cross over"

 

But if you go to this one, drop by my place. I'm only 10 minutes away!

 

That's the nice thing about Geocachers - you never have to give them driving directions!

 

MajBach

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Originally posted by mrcpu:

Ya know, 5 years in the army reserve here in Canada and I have no idea what a Tick looks like!

 

Rob


I was just about to say the same! Erie is not to far from here either and I have never even thought twice about catching a tick.

Seen my fair share of leeches however.

 

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