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I got my international driver's permit last week and went to my passport interview.

Passport should be here in two weeks.


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I'm aiming with sara, at the moment
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she has lotsa plans and i think it consists of skimpy clothes and lotsa of dollar notes

LOL

but

40 days till i leave
and 48 till vegas

it's getting close

oohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh


anything special anyone wants to do in vegas?

go see bette midler?

go see cirque de soleil?

go see some strippers? male or female


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You and Argy and Nora dancing on the Coyote Ugly bar will be stripper enough for me babycakes!

Mmm, I'll have $1s on hand for alla youse.


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I'll have on my beige bra and HUGE undies, that sag down to my knees.

SEX-AY!


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go see some strippers? male or female


i strip every nite befores i sit down at the scrolls. Scrollin in the nude is a blast.
 
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get's out the $1's and waits


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oh and 37 days till i leave

45 till vegas
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Waiting on my travel insurance forms, now.


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all my crap like that is done

i just need to finish getting my spending money together Big Grin

5 weeks tomorrow Big Grin


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33 days

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27 days!!

quick question, how large a bag are you allowed for your *carry on* bag, for the plane?

just curious.

also, any other hints and tips on the airport, the flight or customs

:P

first trip overseas, i know nothing


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oh, and we bought a video camera

yay us!

i'm tossing up about a new digital camera too, cause the only one we have is jess's and it only cost like $98 hehe


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ok, got the new digi cam too :P

24 days Big Grin


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one month till i meet the girls

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Originally posted by Ame Does Argy, Nora & Sara (all at once):

quick question, how large a bag are you allowed for your *carry on* bag, for the plane?

also, any other hints and tips on the airport, the flight or customs
Only about the sizes of a regular back pack, although there WILL be dickheads hauling about three times as much as that on to the flight.

I try to only pack light for the flight, and only put "valuables" in my back pack - stuff I don't want the baggage handlers to throw around such as electronic equipment.

I stow my backpack as soon as I get on the plane and then just shove a FEW things to keep me occupied during the flight in the little seat pocket in front of me - a book, a video game (maybe) - and anything I need like medication.

I recommended buying a COMFY inflatable pillow to take on the flight, that you can adjust. The aeroplane pillows are crap IMO.

As for the flight, ask for an aisle seat so you don't have to be the one stepping over everyone to go to the toilet. Drink a bit of water on the plane, and do the feet exercises they show you. Go for a couple of walks, but time them so that you won't get trapped away from your seat by the food trolley.

I always like to have a few drinks and pretend that I am in a bus, to take my mind off the turbulence.

Don't be afraid of calling the stewards if something annoying is happening eg. dickheads putting luggage down by your feet, people not putting their seats forward in front of you during meal times, etc.

Make sure you take copious amounts of materials to amuse yourself at the airport as there WILL be waiting and all the magazines and books available to purchase WILL be crap. Take something you are really interested to pass the time. I can suck hours away by playing DS and PSP in airport lounges.

Get to the airport when they say - usually a couple of hours before international flights.

Go to the toilet just before you get on the plane.

I'm just being random now.

Don't eat EVERYTHING they give you on the flight, just enough to make yourself feel comfortable.

Try to either sleep straight away on the plane, if you are tired, or stay up and sleep for the second half of the trip. This is a better way of avoiding jet lag than sleeping a bit, waking up, sleeping a bit more, etc.

People I met at Pasadena after having just come off the flight can attest to the fact that this actually works.

Be prepared to do absolutely nothing on the plane. You've got movies to watch, but it will eventually get uncomfortable and that's just life.

Be careful not to make your main luggage too heavy or you might have to pay excess or leave some of your stuff behind.

Ooooo, this one is very important. Make sure that you know the address of the first place you will be staying at, as the Visa form will ask you that question. Have it written down somewhere and keep it with your passport.

Some people like to carry a little travel wallet to keep their passport and tickets together in.

Never leave your bags unattended at the airport. Anyone could slip an illegal substance into them, and then you're screwed. Always pack you own bag, for the same reason.

Take a photocopy of your passport and keep it in your main luggage. It will make things easier if you lose your passport.

OK I'm done. For now.


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wow, that's answered heaps of unasked questions for me too

Big Grin

how fast has this time gone by?

our seats are

|xxx x (space is the aisle and the | is the plane

so i'll probably get the aisle, cause jess will no doubt want the window :P

mum's already photocopied our drivers licence and our passports and we're gunna keep a copy of all in both her and my cases.

i'll be taking digi cam, vid cam, ds x 2 and ipod at least on the flight, can u take your own munchies and stuff?

i've also printed out a free/cheap things to do, for vegas.

plus i read somewhere if we want to see a show (which i wouldn't mind, bette, or cirque etc) that you go to of the day of the show you want to see, and all tickets not sold are half price i think she said.. it opens at 11 and first in best dressed.


mind you the others might have better different ideas, but i thought, we can't just get shitfaced 24/7 :P

i wouldn't mind a night time helicopter flight over vegas, i reckon the view would be amazing.

but again this is just me thinking.
i sometimes wish we'd booked a few more days than what we did, but eh, i'm over it :P


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You can take munchies on the plane, but nothing perishable. Most flights bring you plenty of snacks, food and drink, so you're well covered, though.

Don't take any fruit on the plane. You can't bring fresh fruit, nuts, meat etc. back into Oz, either.

I'd be a big yes to Bette and a copter ride.

I'm up for just about anything.


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Another tip I thought of is to remember what climate you're going to face once you leave the plane, and dress accordingly.

If it's hot here, and going to be cold there, pack a jumper in your backpack.

If it's vice versa I try to put up with just a T shirt here, so I'm comfy there. You will be given a blanket on the plane, so you shouldn't get cold on there. They usually keep the temperature at a pleasant level. If you are cold you can try asking the stewards for an extra blanket.

You can also try asking if they have any children's entertainment packs, for Jess. I got one when I was nine and thought it was the best thing. It's just colouring and stuff but it can help to make the trip a little more interesting and exciting.

Unfortunately you can't go and see the cockpit any more. I did that quite a few times in the old days and it was wicked cool.

Charge any electronic stuff up before the flight and use it sparingly, or take extra batteries. Apparently some flights these days won't let you use your iPod, because they are worried that you won't be able to hear announcements with your own headphones in.

It might also be a good idea to call the flight up a week ahead of time and let them know you are traveling with a child, if Jess is a fussy eater. They can set her up with a child's meal. You can do that if you have any special dietary requirements, too.

Make sure you don't have any pocket knives in your carry on luggage or on your person as they will confiscate them and never give them back.

There are also some restrictions these days about aerosols and some types of detergent in any sort of luggage. Should be info on the website for your airline company. It's annoying to have to unpack and ditch stuff in the middle of the airport.

Heaps of tips for the price of one!


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One more thing - stand by tickets aren't always as cool as they sound.

You often can't get many together, and you often have to wait in line for HOURS to get 'em. A lot of people start lining up really early, so by the time 11 am comes around you are already part of a huge line.

I guess we could take it in turns to stand in line while the rest go and do other stuff. How expensive are the tickets to the shows?


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I'll go a-searching for stuffs to do and see and post some prices.

off the top of my head.

bette
cirque
elton's not there the days we are Frown
momma mia

there's other's but my memory is shot


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i plan on charging ds's x 2 and ipods x 2. taking my chargers with me and have already bought an american adapter for the hotel Big Grin


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** means i don't really know anything about it, but i have heard it's good

aww spamalot closes days b4 we get there (monty python themed show)

blue man group **
Prices:
$79.00 Upper Balcony
$99.35 Balcony
$139.50 Orchestra and Poncho*


phantom of the opera
Prices:
$76.10 Parterre
$109.10 Mezzanine
$132.20 Orchestra
$165.20 Golden Circle
$250.00 Exclusive VIP


Mamma Mia
Prices:
$82.50 Mezzanine
$110.00 Main Level


Mystere (cirque, and the orginal show, also the cheapest)
Price:
$82.50 Gen. Reserved Cat. 2
$104.50 Gen. Reserved Cat. 1

there are 4 different cirques including an adults only erotic show :P

Menopause The Musical **
Price:
$60.40 GA


Thunder from downunder (aussie male strippers... can u ask for anything more :P)
Price:
$43.95 General reserved

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Bette Midler
* Prices:
* $117.00 2nd mezzanine
* $136.95 2nd mezzanine and dinner package
* $162.00 1st mezzanine
* $197.00 Rear orchestra
* $272.00 Front orchestra

David Copperfield
* Prices:
* $99.25 Reserved

Stomp Out Loud (makes me think of tap dogs)
* Prices:
* $75.90 Level 3
* $86.90 Level 2
* $108.90 Level 1


World's Greatest Magic Show
Price:
$22.25 GA- Show only
$27.75 VIP- Show only


i'd love to go somewhere and get hynotized.... never had the chance b4 :P, not that this show does that, just mde me think of it

toxic audio **
Price:
$35.00 Adult GA
$45.00 Adult VIP
$55.00 Adult GA w/Dinner
$65.00 Adult VIP w/Dinner

LOVE (cirque, but beatles themed...lol)
Price:
$137.50 Category 2
$165.00 Category 1

Lucky Cheng's Drag Cabaret
(Lucky Cheng’s Drag Cabaret is a cabaret-style act featuring singing, dancing and lip synching drag queens who venture into the audience to interact with the crowd.)
to me, what a typical drag queen show would be like :P
Price:
$44.71 GA
$55.61 VIP Seating


this one's more for me, to check back on later cause it's *kid friendly* and supposedly great fun for the kids

Imperial hawaiin luau
* Prices:
* $22.00 GA children ages 4 to 9
* $39.95 GA ages 10 & up
* $46.00 VIP children ages 4 to 9
* $59.95 VIP ages 10 & up



here's a cut and paste of ALL available shows, i missed a hell of alot, and might be something you've heard of i haven't.. etc


All Available Shows

* A Neil Diamond Tribute Starring Jay White
* Amazing Johnathan
* American Storm
* American Superstars
* An Evening at La Cage
* Anthony Cools -- The Uncensored Hypnotist
* Barbra & Frank: The Concert That Never Was...
* Barry Manilow in Manilow: Music and Passion
* Bette Midler The Showgirl Must Go On
* Bite
* Blue Man Group
* Bobby Slayton
* Bodies...The Exhibition
* Carrot Top
* Chippendales The Show
* Comedy After Hours
* Comedy Stop
* Crazy Girls
* DIRTY Hypnosis
* Danny Gans
* David Copperfield
* Defending the Caveman
* Dr. Scott Lewis Outrageous Comedy Hypnotist
* Elton John: The Red Piano
* Fab Four Live
* Fantasy
* Folies Bergere
* George Wallace
* Gordie Brown
* Gregory Popovich's Comedy Pet Theater
* Hats
* Haunted Vegas Tour and Show
* Ice: Direct from Russia
* Imperial Hawaiian Luau
* Impossible Magic with Steve Dacri
* Improv at Harrah's
* Jersey Boys
* Jubilee!
* Kevin James
* KÀ Cirque du Soleil
* LA Comedy Club
* LOVE Cirque du Soleil
* Lance Burton
* Las Vegas Power Pass
* Laugh Out Loud With The Scintas
* Le Rêve
* Legends in Concert
* Louie Anderson: Larger than Life
* Lucky Cheng's Drag Cabaret
* MGM Grand's Crazy Horse Paris
* Mac King Comedy Magic Show
* Madame Tussauds Las Vegas
* Mamma Mia!
* Marriage Can Be Murder
* Men the Show
* Menopause The Musical
* Monty Python's Spamalot
* Mystère Cirque du Soleil
* Nathan Burton Comedy Magic at the Flamingo
* O Cirque du Soleil
* Ooh La La
* Penn & Teller
* Phantom - The Las Vegas Spectacular
* Platters, Cornell Gunter's Coasters, The Marvelettes
* Pole Position Raceway
* Psychic Gary Spivey
* Ray Romano and Kevin James
* Rita Rudner
* Riviera Comedy Club
* Roseanne Barr: Domestic Goddess Live
* Second City
* Show Bus of the Stars
* Sopranos' Last Supper
* Steve Wyrick Real Magic
* Stomp Out Loud
* Stripper 101
* The Mentalist, Gerry McCambridge
* The Price is Right - Live
* The Rat Pack Is Back
* The Ronn Lucas Comedy and Puppet Show
* The Time
* Thunder from Down Under
* Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition
* Tony 'n' Tina's Wedding
* Tournament of Kings
* Toxic Audio
* UFC Ultimate Fighter 7 Season Finale
* V -- The Ultimate Variety Show
* Vegas Mob Tour
* Vinnie Favorito
* Viva Las Vegas
* Wayne Brady: Making it Up!
* World's Greatest Magic Show
* X Burlesque
* Xtreme Magic Starring Dirk Arthur
* Zumanity, The Sensual Side of Cirque du Soleil


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we don't HAVE to do the show stand by thing, i just didn't know how much extra moola everyone was gunna have.

but i also suppose we don't have to do everything together 24/7

i'll look up prices of other things in vegas other than shows now

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also if we decide now, should we book it online before we go, better seats and all?


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http://off2vegas.com/tours.html

has a miriade of different tours i'll list some, but until we narrow em down i won't price em.

i'll put ** next to the ones i think would be ok.



Hoover Dam Tours


- Hoover Dam Discovery Tour
- Gray Line Hoover Dam Mini (AM or PM) Tour
- Gray Line Hoover Dam with Lake Mead Cruise**
you see the hoover dam and you get to go on a riverboat :P (Mississippi style Paddle Wheeler) from $83
- Grand Canyon Adventure
- Gray Line Hoover Dam Deluxe Tour
- Murder on the Hoover Express
- Ultimate Dam VIP Tour


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