Steeves/Trail Mix: Don’t transport firewood

When they finally arrived at U.S. customs, they answered all the questions politely, but were asked to pull over for customs officials to have a look-through.

And, that’s when they started to have difficulties.

The remainder of that package of firewood they’d bought in Montana was still in the RV and they were told they couldn’t take it across the border because it could contain pests that might infest U.S. trees.

Despite the explanation that it came from the U.S., they didn’t have a receipt to prove it, and they were turned away from the border, banned from entering the U.S. until they’d taken the offending firewood back into Canada and gotten rid of it.