Pt. Reyes Lodging-any suggestions?

Old Mar 23rd, 2000, 12:55 PM
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Pt. Reyes Lodging-any suggestions?

Depending on what type of accomodation
you prefer there are lots of options.
The youth hostle is particularly nice this time of year.
It is in the country close to Limantour Beach
 
Old Oct 9th, 2004, 09:14 AM
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Okay European Fodorites!
I have decided that I need to post this as it is basic advice for anyone going to Europe to have in their carryon bags:
1-Please carry a couple pens with you so that you can fill out your own passport forms,take notes etc. without having to "borrow" from others!
2-Take your own liter bottle of water with you. You will never know when you need to "take a pill" or encounter a drinking fountain that you question. You should be drinking a whole liter while on the flight overseas to hydrate yourself!
3-If you don't like the airline pillows/ blankets or think that you need more than"one" that they provide-bring your own. It is not fair when you steal from another passenger's seat his stash of blanket and pillow!
4-Please bring a sweater or jacket on the flight. They are long,dark(especially going over) and chilly.
5-If you are traveling with children-please make sure that you have enough diapers,toys and snacks to make them happy campers for the duration of the flight and until you get to your hotel. The airlines can only do so much!
6-Bring something to keep you interested(book,knitting,IPOD,etc.) for the flight in case you do not like the movie or audio selections.
7-If you are going to purchase cocktails/wine/beer on the flight-do not have all $20's or $50's as the flight attendants do not have change for everyone's big bills.
8-No matter what the website,travel agent or airline tell you...allow more than an hour to change to an international flight from a domestic. Save yourself the anxiety and stress from wondering if you will "make the flight"!
9-Bring something to snack on for the flight.There is always the chance that you will NOT get what you want to eat and this way you will not be upset and starving!
10-Bring your sense of humor with you when you travel...something is always going to go wrong but if it isn't fatal its no big deal!!!
Thanks for letting me vent !
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Knitting needles are OK. So are nail clippers and nail files.

http://www.tsa.gov/interweb/assetlib...12_18_2003.pdf
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Dutyfree- Thank you for the great advice. Rather than critique the message I would hope that we could all learn how to make the flight attendants life a little easier, and thus our own. Now if only someone from security would post suggestions for people to get through the security line fast travel might not be quite so difficult. Why can't people take off their belts and empty the change out of their pockets while waiting in line instead of holding everyone up when they get to the front? I will never understand that. Take Care Jackie
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Old Oct 9th, 2004, 02:58 PM
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Great list, thank you dutyfree!
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Old Oct 9th, 2004, 03:03 PM
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I travel all the time with my knitting. Helps with the flight coming home to pass the time.

You are so correct about your list!! Forget about some other cranky people.
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Old Oct 9th, 2004, 03:10 PM
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# 10 ... Bring your sense of humor.

As shown on this thread, there are always people who have misplaced that damn sense of humor and instead of looking for it until they find it, they just shower us all with their crankiness.

If dutyfree works for the airlines, cranky people are no strangers to her, sad to say.

Perhaps that idea a Fodorite had of the Valium spritz at the airport will happen someday LOL then we can all chill together
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Old Oct 9th, 2004, 10:43 PM
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Knitting needles are NOT OK!! Just got back from Paris on British Airways . Pulled out my knitting only to be pounced upon and threatened to have my knitting confiscated. In fact I was so ticked that I called for the head person in charge. He said he would ask the pilot and then came back saying no way and if I didn't put it away he was supposed to take it. I asked why not confiscate pens too cause they could be used to stab someone too. He agreed but re iterated that knitting needles were not allowed. I believe and support security like the next person but it may be getting a little out of hand.
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Old Oct 10th, 2004, 07:53 AM
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Excellent list, dutyfree! I have also been ticked at those passengers who walk down the aisle when boarding and snatch pillows from seats so they'll have plenty to bolster themselves while napping.

As for the suggestion by a poster that we bring eyeshades, all overseas carriers I've used give them out--even in coach. They're in the bag that holds the blanket, socks and earphones.

Some, however, no longer provide free drinks on overseas flight. I believe Continental now charges.

Ira, I'm with you--I seldom watch the movies on flights because I'm always the lucky person who gets the unit with either bad sound or bad picture However, I LOVE watching the "scanner thingy" that shows the flight path, temperature, miles to go, etc.
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Old Oct 10th, 2004, 08:06 AM
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RufusTFirefly wrote:
"Knitting needles are OK. So are nail clippers and nail files.
http://www.tsa.gov/interweb/assetlib...2_18_2003.pdf"

Yes all, this list says one thing and then it seems the security personnel make up their own list. Each trip, confiscated by security have been my eyebrow tweezers, cuticle nippers and nail file. I do not check any luggage so these things are always in my carry-on. I always check the list in advance, always try to get them thru, only to have them confiscated. Now, denying knitting needles, I can understand, but eyebrow tweezers? We laugh at the potential news headline "Pilot Stabbed to Death with Passenger's Eyebrow Tweezers"!
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Old Oct 10th, 2004, 08:17 AM
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Hey, what's so funny?

With my thick, bushy (think jungle under-brush) unibrow, you need some real big industrial-sized tweezers.
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Old Oct 10th, 2004, 08:19 AM
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REDD-

I wonder if it was because you flew BA. I have flown both United and American and have had no problems at all traveling overseas with my knitting. I have even flown in the US with my knitting. Most of the time the flight attendents stop by to chat on where I get my yarn or ask what am I knitting. I am going next year to Barcelona on Lufthansa and I am going to check on it prior.
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I'm truly trying Ira. Perhaps you could knit if it gets sorted out that it's okay.
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Old Oct 10th, 2004, 09:40 AM
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Great list. I'd add to keep the shades down on the overnight flights which helps sleeping during early evening and morning hours. I'm with Mel I love the "scanner thingy".
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I am a veteran of about 50 overseas flights in all classes. Yes, it does get cold on some of these flights and yes, it does get hot....you just don't know in advance.

We try to carry limited bags on board. We have never lost one and need to leave space in the overhead for all the first time travelers that think they need to carry everything onboard and then wonder about their back pain. Some people are amazing with what they bring on board and I have real sympathy for the airlines.

The airline pillows in coach are flat. Bring a blow up pillow if you need one.

Put a small travel compass in you bag. If you rent a car (we always do) you will find this helpful...very helpful.

One item we have used a few times is a travel cable that you can run through all the handles of your bags while waiting in the airport. If someone tries to pick up one bag they end up dragging ALL the bags...and this will not work. Great for security if you are not waiting in one of the airline lounges.

A good Map! Get one in the US. This will really help.

Sense of humor? No question...we laugh daily while overseas....it is not like home and that is why we travel so much. Just have fun.....and don't forget...carry 100% of your bags on board! Something might get Lost!
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Old Oct 10th, 2004, 11:55 AM
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My two cents - easy on/off shoes. I've been caught too many times in the security line having to untie and take off lace up shoes then put them back on. Aaargh.
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Dearest dutyfree,
I had more than 1 pen, and would have happily shared if NWA flight #65 had HAD the damned customs forms in the first place to distribute to their passengers! Their lack of planning made a long flight even longer, and I'm somewhat surprised not one of us passengers jabbed their pens into any extremities of any of the flight crew after that overhead announcement had been made!

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Regarding the knitting needles . . .

There was a thread several months ago about knitting needles. Apparently the FAA has them on their "allow" list but other countries may not have them on theirs. You would think the "allowed" and "not allowed" items would be the same world wide, but alas, it seems they are not.

I think the best thing to do is to go armed with a list of "allowed" items and show it to a flight attendant if one gives you a problem.
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Oh yeah, it is!
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Monica, this probably won't be "pc" but why don't you teach your child at home to mind you?
I love children, but why do some parents think that the whole world has to put up with children that are not taught how to behave in public?
Why do you think that strangers have more influence on your children than you do?
I really do not understand.
I am speaking as a parent and grandmother has who traveled a lot with children, who also took them to restaurants, hotels etc.
Mine were taught that they respected other peoples space and rights.
Why don't you do that?
You will probably not appreciate this post but I just don't understand why some parents don't teach their children how to act in public places.
I have traveled with children, with grandchildren. They know what is expected of them. And consequently are welcomed everywhere they go.
IMHO children that are taught manners by their adults become adults that are also welcomed everywhere.
And I know that some would disagree with me, but I still strongly feel this way.
And the "proof is in the pudding" as the old saying goes.
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