View Full Version : More advice needed!
01-08-2007, 11:27 AM
Water bowl, lightweight mat for bed, extra leash, treats for training, poncho, warming coat, Mickey ears, socks for feet if the park is hot...
Oh, you mean humans. (Thats the Service pups list, more is for him than us <er>)
Camera, poncho, sweatshirt...
01-08-2007, 11:28 AM
I don't have an answer about the airport security but does anyone know if there is a place within walking distance where she can go and make a disc if she can't bring her laptop?
I would have said Target but that isn't within walking distance. On our long road trips when I only had one card I would stop at Thrifty and make a cd of the pictures and deal with editing them later.
The bandaids, well, they are thin. I would slip a couple into my wallet just in case.
01-08-2007, 11:41 AM
I believe (and correct me if I am wrong) but doesn't the Kodak shop provide that serice? Is Main Street USA too far a walk? :)
01-08-2007, 12:00 PM
I see there is a place called Main Street Photo Supply on Main Street USA, it would be quite a trek :D but I think we could handle it!
Donald Duck Fan68
01-08-2007, 03:19 PM
I travel a lot and I always have my laptop with me; I've never had an issue with it at security. Just know that you will need to take it out of your case and send it through the x-ray separately. I downloaded my photos to the laptop everytime I got back to the Hotel, but there's been several occasions where the card has filled up and I was frustrated that I didn't have more room (I like to take a lot of pictures, taking more than 600 on the last trip). For Christmas this year I bought a 2 GB card at Costco, but that would probably be overkill for you. 512 mb should be enough.
01-08-2007, 03:54 PM
My 16 year old will be ecstatic to hear we'll probably take the laptop!I was out shopping this afternoon and came across a 1GB XD memory card for $99.99, are they cheaper out there? If so maby will make do until we get there.
01-08-2007, 03:56 PM
Oh sure, take the easy route. :fez:
But, can you call and make sure they transfer pictures? Is it still a full service photo shop?
And, with the bigger cards, I have had a problem in making the cd's at Target. I can do it at home but it seems that either I have set my pics too large or it can't read it because there are too many photos.
I have actually, unintentionally frozen their computer when they've tried to make the cd and it can't do it. I think the most it can do is just under/at 200. But size does matter.
01-08-2007, 04:00 PM
A CD will generally hold 650 megabytes so if your card is a gigabyte it won't fit on a CD.
In looking for a card you might try froogle or I buy a lot of computer stuff at newegg -- www.newegg.com.
Donald Duck Fan68
01-08-2007, 04:03 PM
Well, I'm in Alaska, and everything is more expensive here...but, the SD 2 GB memory card I bought was $79.99 at Costco.
01-08-2007, 04:06 PM
That is a very good point, I also questioned how I'd freak if my daughter accidently erased the card which she has now done twice to me and once to her friend just today, don't ask me how :rolleyes: Anyway, I went out earlier and did a brief shopping trip and bought several items mentioned, I'll go tommorow and get a few more things. Thanks everyone!
01-08-2007, 04:35 PM
Perhaps if I bought a couple 512s if the price is right I'd be better off.
01-08-2007, 04:40 PM
there are a few options, you can get a few extra cards, you can reduce your file size on your camera so your card holds more photos... I personally have a 2 gig and 2 1 gig memory cards and I have a 5mp camera that I keep on full size file all the time. I think a lot has to do with the size of your files and if you review and delete pictures during down times or breaks.
01-08-2007, 04:46 PM
SD cards are a little cheaper than CF cards. I get stuff at buy.com if I shop online, but Costco should have good values on 1 and 2GB cards.
Also when transferring to CD, although its 650 MB it actually only holds about 620 MB of data (depending on directory structure, hidden files, etc.)
As for your daughter erasing the card, just have an extra 256 card that you swap out before you give her the camera. Then she can't erase anything by accident.
01-08-2007, 04:54 PM
Water bottles, flip flops for water rides (If you think you'll want to bother changing), cell phones, jackets around everyones waist, a few snack bars, notepad with super fat pen for autographs, camera, film and extra batteries. Since you're right across the street you can go home for lunch and refresh...you only need one extra set of batteries. If you're def going to break during the day, you might leave the jackets in the morning and just bring them for the afternoon. You'll need to carry less water that way too.
Oh! An easy to get to something to hold credit card sized fast passes :) Tip...if you don't think youngest will want to go on some scarier rides (I have an 8 y/o; there were plenty she didn't want to try or didn't want to try twice) you can get double the fast passes by only getting enough for half the group, then picking up extras when you turn them in.
01-08-2007, 05:31 PM
Staples had a 1g SD for $29 just before Christmas. I bought one of those and two 1g Duo Pro ($39.) I wasn't going to buy because looking they were $99, then the associate showed me the sales prices.
01-08-2007, 07:20 PM
Well, as far as the lockers go, if you are going to be going through the hub from time to time, the medium size lockers are 7 or 8 bucks (you can pay with cash or debit/credit cards) and will hold about a standard school-sized backpack and a little more. They are not usually crowded throughout the day and it just let us hold a few things there to be easily accessible if we needed them but not have to worry about carrying them around. I would take advantage if you're going to find yourself on Main St, USA from time to time.
In DCA, there are in fact lockers by Grizzly River Run. You need to pay for these lockers in the same manner, BUT they only charge you if you use them for more than 2 hours. If you put your stuff in there, go on the ride, then come back to them and get your stuff back, no $ spent.
Someone mentioned getting photos done at the Kodak store, I think they will only do this for you if you bring them a Kodak camera. But I might be mistaken. Someone please correct me if I am.
For other photo supplies if you decide you would really like some more that you need right then and there, right down Harbor in front of the Ramada Maingate (across from the entrance to the parking structure) there is a little photo hut that is quite surprisingly chock full o' supplies you could need. I thought I lost my spare camera battery and they actually had the replacement! They have digital and film camera supplies. They are reasonably priced too from what I remember.
This totally has nothing to do with anything in the OP, but I noticed someone above mentioned Jansport backpacks. A little tip for anyone that is doing backpack shopping, I LOVE this company. They have (at least they used to but I think they still do) a full lifetime warranty on all their products. If the zipper breaks, the bottom wears out, whatever, send it to them, you'll get a brand new one in the mail in about 2 weeks.
Hope these all help!!
Enjoy the trip!