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Old 08-14-2004, 08:27 AM   #1
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Are you canadian? Sick of border waits?

If you use Highway 15 and I-87 you might want to try this out. I posted it here: PM me if the link dosn't work.

http://www.viewsfromthetop.com/forum...&threadid=3258
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Old 08-14-2004, 08:44 AM   #2
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I don't have any problems crossing at Cornwall-Roseveltown. The longuest I've waited was maybe 15 min. once or twice. Usually takes max 5 min.

I did come back once by the Lacolle custom during Jazzfest in Montreal. Took us 2 hours, but they were checking everyone's licence. They had a list of names of people who wood cross drugs for the musicians.
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Hey, stay in Your Own Country. We don't need you or want you. Only room here for rednecks with big guns and small minds! We don't need no multi-lingual people here.

If you can't speak English, stay out or get out! There is no room for diversity in the "melting pot". Besides it's too crowded already! And if you don't agree with us, we don't want you, this is a "Democracy" you pinko!

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I don't have any problems crossing at Cornwall-Roseveltown. The longuest I've waited was maybe 15 min. once or twice. Usually takes max 5 min.

I did come back once by the Lacolle custom during Jazzfest in Montreal. Took us 2 hours, but they were checking everyone's licence. They had a list of names of people who wood cross drugs for the musicians.
Musicians do drugs?!
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If you use Highway 15 and I-87 you might want to try this out. I posted it here: PM me if the link dosn't work.

http://www.viewsfromthetop.com/forum...&threadid=3255
If you click on the link it won't work. For some reason the post has disappeared. Just PM me if you want the info.

Edit: Everything works fine now. The moderator deleted the post thinking I was referring to an illegal way of gaining entry into the US. The link in the quote above is no good though.
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Old 08-14-2004, 03:17 PM   #6
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Musicians do drugs?!
I know! I was baffled myself by this shocking information.
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Musicians do drugs?!
In the 70's for a while it was the other way around.
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In the 70's for a while it was the other way around.
Drugs did musicians?




We should pull the post because you're not describing an illegal route into the US. lol
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Old 08-14-2004, 08:51 PM   #9
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I wonder how many people actually made it that far into your post before they clicked reply/quote to tear you a new one
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I wonder how many people actually made it that far into your post before they clicked reply/quote to tear you a new one
Only one!
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Old 08-15-2004, 03:12 PM   #11
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Drugs did musicians?
Yeah, to the tune of Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Brian Jones (debatable, I know), Jimi Hendrix, John Bonham, (well, ethanol's a drug), Keith Moon, and recently John Entwistle. Who'm I missing?

Kevin, you should move this and start a new thread on the 5 best prematurely dead, due to life style, musicians. In order to include Lennon I guess getting murdered would have be included.
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Yeah, to the tune of Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Brian Jones (debatable, I know), Jimi Hendrix, John Bonham, (well, ethanol's a drug), Keith Moon, and recently John Entwistle. Who'm I missing?

Kevin, you should move this and start a new thread on the 5 best prematurely dead, due to life style, musicians. In order to include Lennon I guess getting murdered would have be included.
... or just add it to the existing music thread that's already changed directions 3 times
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Old 08-15-2004, 10:32 PM   #13
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... or just add it to the existing music thread that's already changed directions 3 times

i like it when threads change direction.

i know most people consider it "thread degeneration"

i think of it as thread evolution


-then again, i've always been a little on the non-sequitur side
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Old 09-08-2004, 03:21 PM   #14
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If you use Highway 15 and I-87 you might want to try this out. I posted it here: PM me if the link dosn't work.

http://www.viewsfromthetop.com/forum...&threadid=3258
I cross at Ogdensburg. I hardly ever have cars in front of me. Then again, I am usually there by 6AM. Still returning home, I see cars, but I have never hit long lines.

It seems to me that Canadians outnumber the Americans on the trail. Half the folks I met on the trail were speaking french or had french accents. Talked to a couple of Americans last weekend but they were the exceptions, Two Gents enthused about the trail up table-top, ran into them before and after Marcy. A fast hiker with the fastest young hiker(10 YO?) I have met on the trails headed up Marcy at the same time we were.

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Old 09-08-2004, 04:12 PM   #15
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I cross at Ogdensburg. I hardly ever have cars in front of me. Then again, I am usually there by 6AM. Still returning home, I see cars, but I have never hit long lines.

It seems to me that Canadians outnumber the Americans on the trail. Half the folks I met on the trail were speaking french or had french accents. Talked to a couple of Americans last weekend but they were the exceptions, Two Gents enthused about the trail up table-top, ran into them before and after Marcy. A fast hiker with the fastest young hiker(10 YO?) I have met on the trails headed up Marcy at the same time we were.
You cross over the border at Ogdengurg from Ottawa when going in the Adirondacks!? It can't be quicker to get down from there than crossing at Cornwall, can it?
May depend which part of Ottawa you're from. I'm in Orleans, takes me 1 hr to get the border.
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You cross over the border at Ogdengurg from Ottawa when going in the Adirondacks!? It can't be quicker to get down from there than crossing at Cornwall, can it?
May depend which part of Ottawa you're from. I'm in Orleans, takes me 1 hr to get the border.

I live near Carling/Maitland. Very close to the 416. I think it is under an hour to the border and about 2hrs more to Adk Loj. ~3hours total.

My current hiking partner lives downtown and when he gets around to driving he wants to go via Cornwall. I will stick with 416->Ogdensburg as it is very convenient for me. I think both result in very similar times.
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Old 09-09-2004, 09:33 AM   #17
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I know, I know, it's off-topic but....some great non-musicians that passed prematurely that come to my mind would be Belushi, Farley, and Kinneson(sp?). Some great ones....

I know I'm late with this one....fleet of foot but not swift of mind...
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I know, I know, it's off-topic but....some great non-musicians that passed prematurely that come to my mind would be Belushi, Farley, and Kinneson(sp?). Some great ones....
Following this hybrid thread is a little like having two different conversations with 2 completely different people at the same time.
So far I've had no feedback about the border crossing after 500 views on this and the VFTT forum. Has anybody besides myself profited from the info?
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Following this hybrid thread is a little like having two different conversations with 2 completely different people at the same time.
So far I've had no feedback about the border crossing after 500 views on this and the VFTT forum. Has anybody besides myself profited from the info?
Isn't this info pretty targetted for Montreal area folks? Maybe Montreal in the title would have targetted your potential audience better. Maybe naming the problematic crossing and saying xxxxx border crossing alternative?

I am Canadian, but from where I am, crossing at Ogdensburg makes most sense. Plus I haven't really experienced delays.
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Old 09-09-2004, 01:48 PM   #20
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Neil, you need some Montreal buddies on this forum. I can say that now that I'm am no longer the only one from Ottawa.
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