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FlaGranny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-17-09 06:40 AM
Response to Reply #125
128. I've only been outside
the US twice, once to Canada as a child, and once to the Bahamas as an adult. Both times, some 50 years apart, coming back into the US was the hard part. Both times were BEFORE 9/11. Going into Canada by car was without delay or hold-up. A couple of quick questions and away we went. Coming back, we had to undergo a search and a much longer period of questioning and we were obviously just a normal family. The Bahama trip was by air. Very friendly and helpful people in the Bahamian airport. Coming back to the US, it felt like they thought we were criminals and smugglers.

I don't have much experience with this, so I don't know personally how it is with most other countries. I just know that I felt very much more uncomfortable coming back than I did going.
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