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Feb 7th 2013 4:46PM I don't think I would be afraid to travel alone, I just wouldn't want to. Travel for me is about a shared experience.
Aug 14th 2012 2:30PM That was wonderful. Thank you for sharing it.
Aug 1st 2012 3:26PM Last time I walked through Times Square the odor coming up from the grates was a combination of unwashed armpits, urine and mildew.
The smell of Chinatown in Philadelphia makes my stomach growl. Yummy cooking smells everywhere.
Jul 11th 2012 2:44PM I worked for the TSA back when it was first started 2002 - 2003. Each evening when the checkpoint closed (our airport last flight out was 8:30 pm) an agent would take down a box about the size of a small shoebox to the LEO office in the basement full of scissors, files, knives et al that had been confiscated. I asked what happened to them. Was told they would end up in a warehouse somewhere and eventually be auctioned off in 10 years or so as "abandoned."
I suggested to my supervisor that the TSA offer envelopes and if the passenger wanted their stuff, they could pay a flat fee and have it mailed back to them. I was told that was "unworkable."
Apr 1st 2011 3:40PM I realize it is a April Fool's gag, but I would love to have one!
Mar 20th 2011 6:26PM Just an FYI: they perform necropcies on animals. Autopsy usually refers to humans.
Mar 1st 2011 4:50PM I still have and use an avocado green pasta strainer that my dad got at an Esso station back in the 70s. But that was back in the day when you got towels in your laundry detergent and cool stuff from the bank. The free stuff isn't what it used to be.
I live in southeastern Virginia and we have a gas chain called Wawa that makes sandwiches to order and has a coffee bar along with the usual convenience stuff. I've never run into a nasty bathroom so they are my gas station of choice.
Growing up we used a Gulf gas station that looked just like your Magnolia photo. Bathroom was pretty scary even back then, though.
Feb 16th 2011 10:14AM I love this kind of discovery. I wonder how archaeologists determine the footstep is 2000 years old and not 1000 years old.
Jan 25th 2011 2:20PM We had a similar experience with Tinkerbell. My daughter was 5 years old and when Tinkerbell flew out of the castle my daughter turned to me and exclaimed "She's real, Mommy, Tinkerbell is real!"
I of course agreed that she must be real. My daughter brought her Aurora costume from home (she was really into Princess mode that year) and wore it the 3 days we were there. The castmembers (what they call their staff) all addressed her by Princess and would go out of their way to open doors, give her little trinkets like toy rings and stickers and she ate it up. I took her to the Bippity-Boppity Boutique (reservations a must) and had the works - hair, nails and makeup and it was the best $45 I have ever spent. She loved going to the salon and they put so much goo in her hair to do the Cinderella-do that it stayed good for the entire vacation. Just a little spritz of water to smooth it out in the morning and she was good for the day.
My husband hated the heat (we went in August - not recommended), the regemented dinner plan (reservations are a must for the sit down meals) and the crowds, but my daughter and I took it all in stride.
Just an FYI: WDW also has an Armed Forces Recreation Center called the Shades of Green which is for active-duty and retired service members. You can't use the Magic Express from the airport for free, but you can use the bus to the parks for free once you are there.
Dec 15th 2010 1:51PM I opened an account with my Picturetown but couldn't figure out how to link it here. Here's my submission http://s69.photobucket.com/albums/i72/emland/?action=view¤t=DSCN0562.jpg
It is the Byodo-in Temple in Oahu, HI.