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Re: The Travel Thread

Postby KennyTheKangaroo on Mon Aug 04, 2014 12:06 pm

eat at wawa so that you will learn that wawa > sheetz
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Re: The Travel Thread

Postby cheesesteakwithegg on Mon Aug 04, 2014 12:12 pm

Nuge wrote:Any tips for San Francisco?


Fisherman's Wharf is pretty cool for shopping, eating, sight-seeing, etc.
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Re: The Travel Thread

Postby Idoit40fans on Mon Aug 04, 2014 12:12 pm

Bring a sweatshirt because its likely going to be cold in the evening.
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Re: The Travel Thread

Postby shoeshine boy on Wed Aug 06, 2014 8:07 am

count2infinity wrote:In Philadelphia for one afternoon (I'll get there about 1). We have evening plans, but if there's one must see in the city, what is it?


skip the cheesesteak and head to Reading Terminal Market and get a roast pork sandwich at Dinic's.
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Re: The Travel Thread

Postby ville5 on Wed Aug 06, 2014 8:30 am

http://www.bestthingieveratelocations.c ... nd-oh.html
I gotta get some of them brussel sprouts at Symon's. And some of that hash he ate.
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Re: The Travel Thread

Postby count2infinity on Thu Aug 07, 2014 6:59 pm

KennyTheKangaroo wrote:eat at wawa so that you will learn that wawa > sheetz


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Is Wawa food as dumb as their coffee cups/sleeves?
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Re: The Travel Thread

Postby viva la ben on Thu Aug 07, 2014 7:09 pm

A quick check of wikipedia shows Wawa dairy farm opened in 1890.

Also they opened their stores when customers were beginning to shift away from dairy home delivery.
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Re: The Travel Thread

Postby columbia on Thu Aug 07, 2014 7:10 pm

Wawa 1
c2i 0
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Re: The Travel Thread

Postby count2infinity on Thu Aug 07, 2014 7:13 pm

why would they have on their coffee cup that customers have been enjoying their product for over 100 years if they've only been selling coffee for 50? makes no sense. Wawa is still stupid.
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Re: The Travel Thread

Postby tifosi77 on Thu Aug 07, 2014 7:14 pm

Nuge wrote:Any tips for San Francisco?

Tony's Pizza Napoletana

If you are there on a Saturday morning, go to the Ferry Building farmers Market and get a porchetta sandwich from Roli Roti - no joke, it is one of the best things I've ever eaten in my life.

Also in the Ferry Building proper is Boccalone (tasty salted pig parts) and Hog Island Oysters.

Also really enjoyed the California Academy of Sciences (and the Steinhart Aquarium) and the Japanese Tea Garden in Golden Gate Park. Chinatown and North Beach (Little Italy) are excellent; C-town is amazeballs, and North Beach is cool because most Italian immigrants on the east coast tend to be from southern Italy or Sicily, while the immigrants in northern California are predominantly from northern Italy.

If you're going to be there for a while, I'd also definitely recommend a trip out to wine country, if that sort of thing floats ye boat.
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Re: The Travel Thread

Postby Gaucho on Thu Aug 07, 2014 7:14 pm

But at least they're smiling.
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Re: The Travel Thread

Postby viva la ben on Thu Aug 07, 2014 7:15 pm

C2i is a staunch Sheetztarian.
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Re: The Travel Thread

Postby tifosi77 on Thu Aug 07, 2014 7:22 pm

count2infinity wrote:why would they have on their coffee cup that customers have been enjoying their product for over 100 years if they've only been selling coffee for 50? makes no sense. Wawa is still stupid.

The claim is that their customers "have been enjoying our fresh products". Not "our fresh coffee".
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Re: The Travel Thread

Postby count2infinity on Thu Aug 07, 2014 7:23 pm

viva la ben wrote:C2i is a staunch Sheetztarian.


indeed... sheetz nut job if you will.
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Re: The Travel Thread

Postby canaan on Thu Aug 07, 2014 7:49 pm

"Sheetheadz" I believe they are called
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Re: The Travel Thread

Postby Idoit40fans on Thu Aug 07, 2014 7:59 pm

I thought they were called high schoolers.
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Re: The Travel Thread

Postby count2infinity on Thu Aug 07, 2014 8:07 pm

replace the double ee with an i and you are correct I40.
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Re: The Travel Thread

Postby pittsoccer33 on Tue Aug 12, 2014 3:37 pm

flying out of Pittsburgh on a Wednesday at 7am. What time should I get to the airport by? Is 5:45 enough or do the security lines back up for weekday business travelers that early?
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Re: The Travel Thread

Postby Dickie Dunn on Tue Aug 12, 2014 4:06 pm

pittsoccer33 wrote:flying out of Pittsburgh on a Wednesday at 7am. What time should I get to the airport by? Is 5:45 enough or do the security lines back up for weekday business travelers that early?


I'd get there earlier just because I like to be early, but I think 5:45 should be good enough. The main security line can get backed up, but that's usually because people are too stupid to go to the alternative checkpoint upstairs. About a month ago my wife was taking a trip home to visit family. The security line downstairs was about 30-40 minutes. She went upstairs instead and was the only person in line.
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Re: The Travel Thread

Postby pittsoccer33 on Tue Aug 12, 2014 4:11 pm

I discovered that line lolligagging one morning on my way to the airport. I think the flight was 7:50 or so, and I didn't leave my place in the city until about 6:30. Jet Blue sent me that way.
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Re: The Travel Thread

Postby llipgh2 on Thu Aug 14, 2014 9:07 am

Dickie Dunn wrote:
I'd get there earlier just because I like to be early, but I think 5:45 should be good enough. The main security line can get backed up, but that's usually because people are too stupid to go to the alternative checkpoint upstairs. About a month ago my wife was taking a trip home to visit family. The security line downstairs was about 30-40 minutes. She went upstairs instead and was the only person in line.


I didn't know about this additional line. I guess I don't fly enough. Where is it?
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Re: The Travel Thread

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Thu Aug 14, 2014 9:11 am

Up top by the ticket kiosks
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Re: The Travel Thread

Postby dey soff on Thu Aug 14, 2014 9:11 am

Look to your right just before the escalators going down to the main security area. IMO, you really only need to use this if the main security area is backed up. Lately, for me anyway, the alternate checkpoint has been fairly busy.
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Re: The Travel Thread

Postby Dickie Dunn on Thu Aug 14, 2014 9:17 am

llipgh2 wrote:
Dickie Dunn wrote:
I'd get there earlier just because I like to be early, but I think 5:45 should be good enough. The main security line can get backed up, but that's usually because people are too stupid to go to the alternative checkpoint upstairs. About a month ago my wife was taking a trip home to visit family. The security line downstairs was about 30-40 minutes. She went upstairs instead and was the only person in line.


I didn't know about this additional line. I guess I don't fly enough. Where is it?


If you're parking at the airport, take the escalators up to the ticketing level, immediately turn left, go outside (where people get dropped off), and there will be a covered, slightly ominous looking walkway on the other side of the road that will take you to the alternate checkpoint. It's only open at specific, high traffic times, but when it is open there will be signs with arrows pointing you in the proper direction.
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Re: The Travel Thread

Postby mac5155 on Thu Aug 14, 2014 9:19 am

llipgh2 wrote:
Dickie Dunn wrote:
I'd get there earlier just because I like to be early, but I think 5:45 should be good enough. The main security line can get backed up, but that's usually because people are too stupid to go to the alternative checkpoint upstairs. About a month ago my wife was taking a trip home to visit family. The security line downstairs was about 30-40 minutes. She went upstairs instead and was the only person in line.


I didn't know about this additional line. I guess I don't fly enough. Where is it?


You walk down what seems to be a plywood hallway, it goes across the main thruway and basically you end up on the opposite side of the terminal. You go right downstairs then and catch the tram.
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