California here we come!
Off from our first boondocking site, we move to another first. Driving into California, it has been a trip with lots of firsts.
As we approached the state line, we read signs that all vehicles must stop at the border. Of course, I started joking that we might need our passports and that we had not seen anything like this since the 60's when you could not cross the Mississippi river without being checked.
Looking online we had found that many things were not allowed across the state line. Downloading a PDF of allowable items, we found that all citrus and nuts not from California are not allowed. Many other items are not allowed if not bought in state nearby. Still I joked that maybe we should get out our passports. It was like what you see at a border crossing to Canada. It was just weird. So Mom got worried and realized that we had fresh lemons bought in Arizona in our refrigerator and pecans still in the shell from last year. So when stopping for fuel in Lake Havasu, Arizona, Mom went into the RV to juice the lemons and find the pecans to throw away before the checkpoint into California. So upsetting all around.
As we approached we could see the car in the next lane being inspected. From what we could tell they had found an orange and were documenting the discovery.
In our case we did not need to worry about anything because as we pulled up and stopped we were waved through without even a single question.
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