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    Quote Originally Posted by josh.p., post: 241030
    I just booked my flights
    I'm so excited for you!




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    My flight ticket e-mails came a few days back :) I've reserved seats where I can but on my main flight there I can't select the seats until a day before I fly.
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    I got my first dollars today
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    Quote Originally Posted by josh.p., post: 241281
    I got my first dollars today
    Ahhh... so now your life will be reduced to forever chasing small green pieces of paper.

    Welcome to the club!

    Tom (... wishing he had more small green pieces of paper!)

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    Josh, I've not had much of a chance to congratulate you and share your excitement about your appointment as a new CM! If you have anything you think I can help with, feel free to let me know!

    I am SOOOO Pleased for you!






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    Quote Originally Posted by Tink, post: 241550
    Josh, I've not had much of a chance to congratulate you and share your excitement about your appointment as a new CM! If you have anything you think I can help with, feel free to let me know!

    I am SOOOO Pleased for you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by josh.p., post: 240202
    I've also looked at my options for travelling after the program.
    Currently a group of us are thinking of getting greyhound coach tickets and travelling over two weeks to:
    Miami, New Orleans, Jackson, Memphis, Nashville, Washington and then stopping in New York for 3 nights before flying home.
    I don't want to be a party-pooper but, I feel the need to caution you so please take this with kindness.

    That is a very ambitious itinerary. And I would be wary of traveling on the Greyhound bus. They are not glamorous. They are sketchy. Same goes for the Amtrak train. Two of my friends and I took the train from DeLand (just outside of Orlando) to NYC a few months ago and it was a brutally long trip. I'm terrified of flying and would rather take a plane than a train now. I got a guy kicked off the train in Georgia because he was drunk and being really disruptive (and stalking another woman and cussing up a storm). On the way back down, a baby a few rows back screamed 18 out of the 20 hours we were on the train.

    In my opinion, if you feel you MUST travel and see the US before you leave, I would say rent a car and just take a week to drive up I-95 along the east coast to NYC. Or, if you can't rent a car, go ahead and take the train (still safer than the bus). Stay a night in Savannah, a couple nights in DC, and then head on to NYC.

    That is only my opinion. Again, I am really happy for you and I am glad you are excited to visit the US. But I think if you want to travel, the rides between the cities you've picked on your tentative schedule are just too far away from each other and most of your time will be spent in transit.

    With Savannah, you get a taste of the South. Good food, walkable historic district. A couple fun things to do is take a trolley tour and go on a "Ghost Walk". Savannah is rich in history and a beautiful city.

    In D.C., you will get the greater American history in all the museums & monuments (and also great places to eat).

    In NYC, you won't run out of things to do, I suggest going to Rockefeller Center and going to the Top of the Rock. Less expensive than the Empire State building and you can get pics of the Empire State, Central Park, and the Chrystler buiding from the Rock. You can walk lower Manhattan in one day (Wall St., Battery Park, & the Trade Center site). You can do Rockefeller, Times Square, Central Park, 5th Ave. in one day as well.

    Good luck! Let us know where you end up working in the park! Please let me (or any of the other Yankees) know if you have any other questions!
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    Quote Originally Posted by gwennie81, post: 241873
    I don't want to be a party-pooper but, I feel the need to caution you so please take this with kindness.

    That is a very ambitious itinerary. And I would be wary of traveling on the Greyhound bus. They are not glamorous. They are sketchy. Same goes for the Amtrak train. Two of my friends and I took the train from DeLand (just outside of Orlando) to NYC a few months ago and it was a brutally long trip. I'm terrified of flying and would rather take a plane than a train now. I got a guy kicked off the train in Georgia because he was drunk and being really disruptive (and stalking another woman and cussing up a storm). On the way back down, a baby a few rows back screamed 18 out of the 20 hours we were on the train.
    I took a rain check on that itinerary when I saw how long it would take me to travel between states That was a 'sample' itinerary on the website but I changed my mind when I saw how long it would take
    In my opinion, if you feel you MUST travel and see the US before you leave, I would say rent a car and just take a week to drive up I-95 along the east coast to NYC. Or, if you can't rent a car, go ahead and take the train (still safer than the bus). Stay a night in Savannah, a couple nights in DC, and then head on to NYC.
    I won't be able to rent a car as I won't be 25 when I am there :(

    In D.C., you will get the greater American history in all the museums & monuments (and also great places to eat).

    In NYC, you won't run out of things to do, I suggest going to Rockefeller Center and going to the Top of the Rock. Less expensive than the Empire State building and you can get pics of the Empire State, Central Park, and the Chrystler buiding from the Rock. You can walk lower Manhattan in one day (Wall St., Battery Park, & the Trade Center site). You can do Rockefeller, Times Square, Central Park, 5th Ave. in one day as well.

    Good luck! Let us know where you end up working in the park! Please let me (or any of the other Yankees) know if you have any other questions!
    I LOVED NYC last time I was there and I'm fairly confident about knowing my way around and stuff, but your pointers are really great. Thank you for all your help
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    Quote Originally Posted by gwennie81, post: 241873
    In D.C., you will get the greater American history in all the museums & monuments (and also great places to eat).
    There is only one Monument in Washington DC. The rest are memorials.





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