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Old 12-29-2008, 10:35 AM   #76
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Hi everyone!,
I'm actually flying in from Melbourne Australia alone and I'm rather anxious! I have 2 and a half weeks in California to play with and I'm trying to make the most of my trip and see as much as I can! Is MArc still thinking about hiring a Van and sightseeing with fellow leapers?? If so, whatare the details? Is it before or after the Con? It sounds like a marvelous idea! I've never been to LA!
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I too am around for about 2 and half weeks. But it's after the Con. I'm not sure what your plans are but I'm hoping to travel around after. Would try to go Vegas, Gran Canyon and at least San Francisco. If the money is right and I can get company I would ideally like to hire a car/van and drive around everywhere, which would make planning a lot easier. If you are interested or anyone else is let me know asap and I'll look into it.
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Old 01-03-2009, 09:48 PM   #77
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For those who are planning on sticking around and exploring, and who don't mind a drive, keep in mind that the Trinity site in New Mexico will be open the Saturday after the con. It's only open two days a year, and that just happens to be one of them.

Of course, Trinity is about where PQL is set, and if you enter White Sands Missile Range (where Trinity is located) from the north end, you get to go through Stallian's Gate.

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Makes me wish I could go to the convention even more. Be sure to take pictures, somebody!
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Old 01-05-2009, 07:41 AM   #79
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From LA would it be easier to go to San Francisco first and then Las Vegas or the other way around? I want to hire a car and not sure which is the best route. I def want to drive on the coast at some point on the journey

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Morning. SF is about 8 hours north by car. Insane driving time in my opinion. I don't drive anywhere over 4 hours but that's just me. Vegas is about 5 hours east driving time. Either way, my experience is that Europeans are used to driving and this may not sound so tough to you. It is to me and would be seeking out airfares for at least the Francisco part. No way would I drive it. If you did Vegas first, it would be longer to hit SF. If you did SF first, it would be longer to hit Vegas. LA seems to be your starting point and there's no easier way for either city. Let's hope someone else has a better solution for you.

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Old 01-05-2009, 10:57 AM   #81
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Morning. SF is about 8 hours north by car. Insane driving time in my opinion. I don't drive anywhere over 4 hours but that's just me. Vegas is about 5 hours east driving time. Either way, my experience is that Europeans are used to driving and this may not sound so tough to you. It is to me and would be seeking out airfares for at least the Francisco part. No way would I drive it. If you did Vegas first, it would be longer to hit SF. If you did SF first, it would be longer to hit Vegas. LA seems to be your starting point and there's no easier way for either city. Let's hope someone else has a better solution for you.

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Thanks for the reply. Yeah it does sound a bit long! I thought about hiring a car just for the freedom of doing whatever you want, and also like the idea of driving up or down the coast I tend to get jelly legs after about 3 hours of driving though lol- Perhaps there are some decent places to stop along the way to break up the journey?
I've got a VW campervan back at home which would've been ideal for when I'm there! Might see if I can get one there lol.
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Here's an idea. Drive to Vegas. The Strip alone is a one day adventure. get a room at one of the hotels there. Stay the night. In the morning drive to Hoover Dam. yet another day trip. another alternative is to take a whole day, get on a single engine tour plane, fly into the Grand Canyon airport nearby, it includes a bus trip to the south rim, lunch is included and fly back to vegas. They pick you up at your hotel and return you. I've done all of these as I was a huge gambler (not addicted) back in the day. The flight trip to the Canyon cost me about $150. Should be around $200 by now. well worth it.

Another option, drive from vegas to VALLEY OF FIRE STATE PARK or RED ROCK. Now all of this is desert events and I know you wanted ocean sights. Ok then. From LA, drive down to San Diego and come up along the coastal highway until you get sick of water.

California is big and if you could catch a cheap flight (this ain't Easyjet or Germanwings pricing), take it to SF or Montery (my favorite) and drive to Carmel along 17 mile near Pebble Beach golf course. Amazing views!!!

In LA, skip DISNEYLAND (as a Orlando Floridian, what a rip!). Go to UNIVERSAL, KNOTTS BERRY FARM and the San Diego Zoo. Go to Santa Monica Pier and blah, blah, blah. You get the idea.

Just a few ideas.

I'm coming in on the 24th and staying south of you but will have a vehicle. Maybe we can meet up and do the tourist (yuck) thing.

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Those ideas sound wicked! I kinda wanna do them all. Yeah would be good to hook up and do the yuck stuff. I will check out to see the price of flights. When I looked at the main 3 places (La, Vegas, and SF) on google map it formed a triangle, so I couldn't imagine an easy route to them. Whatever gives me the best (and not necessarily the easiest) experience will be my first option. After doing some research, I think Yosemite is also a good place to visit too.
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Morning. SF is about 8 hours north by car. Insane driving time in my opinion. I don't drive anywhere over 4 hours but that's just me. Vegas is about 5 hours east driving time. Either way, my experience is that Europeans are used to driving and this may not sound so tough to you. It is to me and would be seeking out airfares for at least the Francisco part. No way would I drive it. If you did Vegas first, it would be longer to hit SF. If you did SF first, it would be longer to hit Vegas. LA seems to be your starting point and there's no easier way for either city. Let's hope someone else has a better solution for you.

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Wow. I guess I won't stop by Orlando to pick you up on my way out to L.A., then. I'll be leaving the house sometime around St. Patrick's Day. Yes, I'll be driving. The whole way. There and back.
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YOU ARE INSANE!!! I can't put it in any other diplomatic terms so let's say it again: YOU ARE INSANE!!!

I paid $193 to fly out. Your gas and hotel fees will be more, not to mention the pee breaks.

YOU ARE INSANE!!! (oops! Did I say that already?Sorry )

OK..if you're gonna do this, be careful. Check in with someone often so we know where you are, like, smoking peace pipes with native tribes somewhere in the mid-West. Don't stop in Alabama! You'll go stupid (Sorry 'Bamas)!! Visit the Alamo in Texas. Don't forget to duck. History has a way of playing with the mind. Say hello to Richardson in NM and don't eat Mexican food. Unless you like it. I don't. Btw, pick me up a churro on that last pee break (WASH YOUR HANDS!!). When you get into CaliforniaA, smack Arnold for me. Oh wait! You won't be that far north. Ok, act like you're smacking Arnold when you look in the mirror.

Be careful!
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YOU ARE INSANE!!! I can't put it in any other diplomatic terms so let's say it again: YOU ARE INSANE!!!

I paid $193 to fly out. Your gas and hotel fees will be more, not to mention the pee breaks.

YOU ARE INSANE!!! (oops! Did I say that already?Sorry )

OK..if you're gonna do this, be careful. Check in with someone often so we know where you are, like, smoking peace pipes with native tribes somewhere in the mid-West. Don't stop in Alabama! You'll go stupid (Sorry 'Bamas)!!
Be careful!
Hate to tell you this, Marc, but Chicken Boo is FROM Alabama!!!
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Well THAT answers THAT! <insert theme from DELIVERANCE here>
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Well THAT answers THAT! <insert theme from DELIVERANCE here>
Oh, now, that's not nice.... Besides, Deliverance was supposed to be set in Tennessee or Kentucky, I forget which.
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You're right. My bad. It WAS Tennessee.
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YOU ARE INSANE!!! I can't put it in any other diplomatic terms so let's say it again: YOU ARE INSANE!!!

I paid $193 to fly out. Your gas and hotel fees will be more, not to mention the pee breaks.

YOU ARE INSANE!!! (oops! Did I say that already?Sorry )

OK..if you're gonna do this, be careful. Check in with someone often so we know where you are, like, smoking peace pipes with native tribes somewhere in the mid-West. Don't stop in Alabama! You'll go stupid (Sorry 'Bamas)!! Visit the Alamo in Texas. Don't forget to duck. History has a way of playing with the mind. Say hello to Richardson in NM and don't eat Mexican food. Unless you like it. I don't. Btw, pick me up a churro on that last pee break (WASH YOUR HANDS!!). When you get into CaliforniaA, smack Arnold for me. Oh wait! You won't be that far north. Ok, act like you're smacking Arnold when you look in the mirror.

Be careful!


We do things differently here. You just wouldn't understand.

I eat lots of Mexican food. Yum, yum!

Don't worry, I always wash my hands after peeing, so that's at least once a day. And I also turn off the water and open the door with a paper towel. So your churro is safe with me.

I'll be sure to say Hi to Richardson from you, and I'll fire up my copy of Kindergarten Cop and smack Ahnuld for ya!

Oh, and I plan to run a blog during my trip. If I remember, I'll send you the link so you can keep up with where I am.

PS, Thanks for the backup, Leaper1 and Snish!
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Don't worry, I always wash my hands after peeing, so that's at least once a day.
Goodness. You are a camel. ('Cause camels don't pee very often.)

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I'd like to read it! Sounds like fun.

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PS, Thanks for the backup, Leaper1 and Snish!
Anytime buddy.
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Here, stick this link into your bookmarks or favorites, or whatever they're called. There's nothing there right now, but when the time draws nigh, there will be.

http://scionboo.com/
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