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Re: The Travel Thread

Postby eddysnake on Thu Apr 24, 2014 11:17 am

Ommegang looks like a really cool place to visit, I look forward to hearing about your travels.
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Re: The Travel Thread

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Fri Apr 25, 2014 6:16 am

this may seem like an odd question: i am driving from murrels inlet near myrtle beach to tampa next week. is there anywhere along the way that sells very good nuts, as in cashews, peanuts, etc? it is my uncles bday and he loves that kind of stuff and as thinking about picking someone up on the way. found a few things via yelp in charleston. not sure if there is someone else to look?
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Re: The Travel Thread

Postby count2infinity on Sat May 03, 2014 7:11 am

For the business travelers of LGP:

Garment bags for suits. Anyone have good suggestions on what to buy here? I was looking at this:

http://www.amazon.com/Luggage-Amsterdam ... arment+bag

but it looks like it doesn't fit the dimensions as carry on, so I would need to check the bag. I want something that I could use as a carry on.
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Re: The Travel Thread

Postby shafnutz05 on Sat May 03, 2014 7:30 am

Hmm. I don't think I've ever seen a garment bag that you could check on. Wouldn't it just crumple up your suit at that point anyway?
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Re: The Travel Thread

Postby count2infinity on Sat May 03, 2014 7:34 am

was looking at this as well:
http://www.ebags.com/product/travelpro/ ... d=10210473

I really am not sure what I'm looking for as I have never traveled via air and needed to take a couple suits with me. I'm heading to a conference in July and am looking for a good garment bag. I definitely want a carry-on.
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Re: The Travel Thread

Postby count2infinity on Sat May 03, 2014 8:19 am

Actually, the more I read, the more it seems like properly folding your suit and packing it in a suitcase is more favorable than a garment bag.
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Re: The Travel Thread

Postby columbia on Sat May 03, 2014 8:29 am

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Re: The Travel Thread

Postby llipgh2 on Mon May 12, 2014 11:58 am

Posted this in the beer thread. Thought I'd post it here as well, with info about the HOF.

Back from Cooperstown. Did the Baseball HOF and the Brewery Ommegang beer tour.

Although I'm not a big baseball fan, I thought the Hall was great. So much history and so much to see. Takes about 3 hours to go through the hall, more if you stop at every single exhibit. I skipped some that were of no interest to me.

Oh, and you must stop at the Cooperstown Diner for a burger. Nothing fancy, but the burger is fantastic. And huge.

Ommegang: I enjoyed it, but would have enjoyed it more without the tour guide's family. They apparently thought it would be funny to harass him as he gave the tour. And when they weren't harassing him they talked loudly and acted like idiots. At one point the rest of us glared at them until they finally shut up.

Had lunch at the cafe in the brewery. Chicken and Belgian waffles with a vanilla pepper sauce and raspberry jam. Friend 1 had split pea and ham soup with fresh bread, grapes and locally made white cheddar. Friend 2 had the chicken sandwich with spicy mayo and potato salad potato chips. We all agreed the food was fabulous.

Came back with 2 glasses and 2 new (to me) beers. Witte, and Hop House. Tasted the Hop House there. Excellent.
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Re: The Travel Thread

Postby Sam's Drunk Dog on Mon May 12, 2014 12:23 pm

Sounds like an awesome trip. I'll have to convince the wife to do something similar.
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Re: The Travel Thread

Postby count2infinity on Mon May 19, 2014 9:23 am

Anyone have any travel tips for San Francisco? I'm planning on heading out there mid-August for a long weekend (Friday-Monday). Places to stay? Must sees? Good beer? ect.
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Re: The Travel Thread

Postby columbia on Mon May 19, 2014 9:27 am

count2infinity wrote:Anyone have any travel tips for San Francisco? I'm planning on heading out there mid-August for a long weekend (Friday-Monday). Places to stay? Must sees? Good beer? ect.


Here's my review of the restaurants I hit last Spring:
viewtopic.php?f=5&t=42696&p=2400252
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Re: The Travel Thread

Postby MRandall25 on Mon May 19, 2014 12:27 pm

Isn't Dogfish Head in San Fran?
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Re: The Travel Thread

Postby Pitt87 on Mon May 19, 2014 12:41 pm

I have this: http://www.amazon.com/Samsonite-Luggage-Liftwo-Wheeled-Garment/dp/B00GZP4P9G/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1400517373&sr=8-3&keywords=samsonite+garment+bag

Love it as a carry on for day or two day trips. Light weight, durable, compact. Sometimes have to check at the gate because its too big for some commuter jets, a little small for a week's trip, but perfect for 2 jackets and a bunch of pants if you use hangers with room for two pair of slacks.
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Re: The Travel Thread

Postby count2infinity on Mon May 19, 2014 12:43 pm

MRandall25 wrote:Isn't Dogfish Head in San Fran?


lolol... no.
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Re: The Travel Thread

Postby MRandall25 on Mon May 19, 2014 12:45 pm

No clue why I thought that...
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Re: The Travel Thread

Postby Crankshaft on Mon May 19, 2014 12:53 pm

MRandall25 wrote:No clue why I thought that...


THE Ohio State education.
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Re: The Travel Thread

Postby MRandall25 on Mon May 19, 2014 12:58 pm

:roll:

Yeah, because they definitely have a "Where are these breweries located" class...
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Re: The Travel Thread

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Mon May 19, 2014 12:59 pm

What grade did you earn in that one
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Re: The Travel Thread

Postby King Sid the Great 87 on Mon May 19, 2014 1:01 pm

MRandall25 wrote::roll:

Yeah, because they definitely have a "Where are these breweries located" class...


An argument could be made that knowing that type of information would be more practical than knowing the capital's of countries around the world.
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Re: The Travel Thread

Postby count2infinity on Mon May 19, 2014 1:02 pm

TIL use google or crankshaft will come after you.
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Re: The Travel Thread

Postby ulf on Mon May 19, 2014 1:20 pm

King Sid the Great 87 wrote:
MRandall25 wrote::roll:

Yeah, because they definitely have a "Where are these breweries located" class...


An argument could be made that knowing that type of information would be more practical than knowing the capital's of countries around the world.

lol capital's
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Re: The Travel Thread

Postby MRandall25 on Mon May 19, 2014 1:33 pm

FWIW, this was the reason I thought Dogfish Head = San Fran:

http://sanfrancisco.dogfish.mlultimate.com/

I knew they partnered with a brewery, but incorrectly assumed Dogfish Head when it was Lagunitas (which is north of San Fran).

Now, a brewery that does exist in San Fran is 21st Amendment, if you're into their selection.
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Re: The Travel Thread

Postby count2infinity on Mon May 19, 2014 1:35 pm

i'm very into 21st Amendment's selection. Just had Monk's Blood the other day. Fantastic brew.
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Re: The Travel Thread

Postby mac5155 on Mon May 19, 2014 3:41 pm

im heading to Cancun (riviera maya) in a month with the fam. Is there anything we should know about customs? i.e. - in Punta Cana we had to pay $10 each when we deplaned.
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Re: The Travel Thread

Postby llipgh2 on Tue May 20, 2014 11:25 am

mac5155 wrote:im heading to Cancun (riviera maya) in a month with the fam. Is there anything we should know about customs? i.e. - in Punta Cana we had to pay $10 each when we deplaned.


I don't remember having to pay for anything when we entered/left Cancun Airport.

We were in Playa Del Carmen. Stayed at one of the Viva Wyndham resorts. Where are you staying.
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