(NOT POLITICAL SO DON'T START TURNING IT INTO ONE) So, as you all know, I was very excited to go down to Florida to have the opportunity to work with Bud Snyder and record for a month. We found this service that allows us to drive and deliver a car from Toronto to Naples Florida and it would pay for our flight back. This wasn't the problem at all. The problem was we didn't have work Visas. This wasn't a problem before, so I guess we shouldn't have assumed. The kicker is we aren't making any money, and WE pumped $10,000 into America by hiring an AMERICAN Engineer, at an AMERICAN studio to record an album in AMERICA. With the deposit, it came with room, food, accommodations, liquor, everything we needed to support ourselves. But, the border officers didn't budge. The didn't care to look at the copy of the deposit, nor the flights we booked to get back. Their justification is that, even though the bandleader is Canadian, on a work visa for an entire year, Kev and I are taking work (free work) away from American musicians. It wasn't until back at the Canadian border did we find out that America classifies "work" as essentially ANYTHING, whether you get paid or not. In order for Americans to get into Canada to work though, they need to fill out a FREE form, and pay $150 for a work permit, which will take all of a few hours. Whereas the opposite will take 2 weeks (With a rush) and $2000. Oh, AND the border officer didn't refund our $10.75. So, call me crazy, but this **** just doesn't make any sense. Does anyone know a way around this?