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Old January 3rd, 2012, 03:57 PM
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Default cbp on sand

@ xxoocruiser: This is what CBP says -
Soil, Sand, Minerals, and Shells
"Soil-borne organisms threaten both plants and animals. If you visited a farm or ranch in a foreign country, agricultural specialists may have to examine and disinfect your shoes or clothing. Vehicles must also be cleaned of any soil. No soil or earth of any kind is allowed into the United States without a permit issued in advance by USDA Plant Protection and Quarantine Permit Unit. Pure sand, such as a small container of decorative beach sand, is usually allowed. Always check with the permit unit in advance for details."
I plan on bringing some home on my next cruise!

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Old January 20th, 2012, 05:55 PM
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You can buy those clear, plastic Christmas ornaments at Hobby Lobby, Micheal's, etc. and put sand from various vacations in the ornaments, then decorate with paints, glue on other small things purchased while on vacation, etc. Put the date and place on the ornament. Every year when you put up your tree, you will have your sand ornaments to remind you of your vacations!

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Old January 29th, 2012, 08:16 PM
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Container store sells nice small, smaller and smallest clear glass bottles with black lids. I put a sticker on the bottle lid that tells me where it came from and the date. I have quite a sand collection. My children ridicule me.
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Old January 29th, 2012, 08:16 PM
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Sand is inert. It won't hurt anything. It is not the same as sand.
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Old February 6th, 2012, 03:32 PM
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Originally Posted by bagelmom6 View Post
Seeshore - What a great birthday theme.
On my mother-in-law's 75th birthday, we bought a large glass jar, and 24 packets of colored sand. Her children and grandchildren that attended the party, each told her what she had meant to them, then poured a layer of sand into the jar. Some family from across the country phoned in, while another family member poured the sand. She now has a nice keepsake memento to display.

I got the idea from a wedding, in which each family had members do this.

Maybe you could start a little cruise sand jar, and keep adding layers of sand to it from each place.
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