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longsnapper 13.05.2013 10:11 AM

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Originally Posted by mikeyshaps (Post 1813930)
To be honest, I may actually be over for these 2 games- My mate is balking at the cost of a trip over, and the Thanksgiving trip would be more attractive if I'm travelling alone!

How was it for you heading over yourself last time? Have you been to Washington before if so how was it for getting about? Want to go through but part of me thinks I could just sit in a bar in Baltimore and save myself the hassle lol. Think it would be a quality game to see though.

If you are heading over for thanksgiving you want to meet for a beer or 2? Just think it would be funny if we were both over at the same time as Tim spoke about you heaps asking if I knew you etc lol. The Internet making the world a smaller place.

King Chong 13.05.2013 01:29 PM

Hope you don't mind me asking, but roughly how much is the trip costing you?

If I was going to go, it would be by myself, as no girlfriend/wife or friends who are into the NFL like me

I assume going over whilst its Thanksgiving is more expensive

longsnapper 13.05.2013 11:02 PM

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Originally Posted by King Chong (Post 1814114)
Hope you don't mind me asking, but roughly how much is the trip costing you?

If I was going to go, it would be by myself, as no girlfriend/wife or friends who are into the NFL like me

I assume going over whilst its Thanksgiving is more expensive


Tried posting this about 14 times now and getting a little annoyed for it not working. Hope it works this time.

nope didn't work.

Going to be

Vincent 13.05.2013 11:48 PM

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Originally Posted by longsnapper (Post 1814355)
Tried posting this about 14 times now and getting a little annoyed for it not working. Hope it works this time.

nope didn't work.

Going to be

There is a problem with the forum - cuts off posts after you type the pound symbol. Try posting '300GBP' or '300 pounds' instead and it will be fine.

longsnapper 14.05.2013 09:02 AM

Cheers Vincent, that wasn't annoying at all, couldn't see what I was doing wrong lol.

mikeyshaps 14.05.2013 09:18 AM

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Originally Posted by longsnapper (Post 1813979)
How was it for you heading over yourself last time? Have you been to Washington before if so how was it for getting about? Want to go through but part of me thinks I could just sit in a bar in Baltimore and save myself the hassle lol. Think it would be a quality game to see though.

If you are heading over for thanksgiving you want to meet for a beer or 2? Just think it would be funny if we were both over at the same time as Tim spoke about you heaps asking if I knew you etc lol. The Internet making the world a smaller place.

Heading over by myself was fine, although I spent a month or so in Australia travelling on my own after a mate went home. To be honest, as places to travel alone go, America is probably the best. You can sit at the bar in any bar and instantly strike up conversation with anyone. In NYC, I went to a bar I liked each evening as it was a Gators bar which had loads of games on, and within the 3 days I was there I was getting 'Regulars' priveliges! This was the bar where I was sat next to 2 girls, one of which was a Steelers fan, during their Kansas City MNF 2011 game where they won but were awful. Me and a random Giants fan next to me spent the entire game winding her up- the poor girl got proper grumpy haha! The only problem with travelling alone I felt was when jet lag kicked in and it would be handy to have someone motivate you to do something.

I went to Washington between the games in 2011 and it was really good, although tipped it down most of the time. Some great museums and the monuments really are worth seeing. Not much of a nightlife there though, so 2 full days to see the sites should do you. I also went to a Caps game which was pretty cool. Didn't go to any Redskins games, but as far as I know FedEx is a trek from the city. Having said that, I went to a Jets game which is miles from NYC and it was easy enough so shouldn't have thought it'd be a problem. On weekdays the MARC train runs between Balt and DC and is about 4quid. You'd pay about 15pounds for a normal fare if travelling on Thanksgiving.

Yeah I'd definitely be up for a few beers if I'm there, I know some decent bars in Fed Hill (courtesy of a couple of girls I met in one of them!), and no doubt I'd see you at tailgating at each game anyway!

King Chong- when I went it was all relatively cheap, and included 3 games (2 in Balt, 1 in NYC), as well as a few days in Washington. In DC and NYC I was in hostels (both very nice ones) and in Balt I was in a hotel which was about £70 a night. The 1 night I was there at Thanksgiving was a bit more, but can't recall exactly. Flights were 420 pounds via Trailfinders- flying in to BWI and out at JFK.

You can do it as cheap as you want as a trip over for just a couple of nights and a game would probably be around 700 (ticket prices vary but cheapest are about 70) in Baltimore, but obviously if you wanted to make the most of things, then it would be a fair bit more, although not hugely if you were happy to doss it up in hostels.

longsnapper 14.05.2013 10:16 AM

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Originally Posted by mikeyshaps (Post 1814474)
Heading over by myself was fine, although I spent a month or so in Australia travelling on my own after a mate went home. To be honest, as places to travel alone go, America is probably the best. You can sit at the bar in any bar and instantly strike up conversation with anyone. In NYC, I went to a bar I liked each evening as it was a Gators bar which had loads of games on, and within the 3 days I was there I was getting 'Regulars' priveliges! This was the bar where I was sat next to 2 girls, one of which was a Steelers fan, during their Kansas City MNF 2011 game where they won but were awful. Me and a random Giants fan next to me spent the entire game winding her up- the poor girl got proper grumpy haha! The only problem with travelling alone I felt was when jet lag kicked in and it would be handy to have someone motivate you to do something.

I went to Washington between the games in 2011 and it was really good, although tipped it down most of the time. Some great museums and the monuments really are worth seeing. Not much of a nightlife there though, so 2 full days to see the sites should do you. I also went to a Caps game which was pretty cool. Didn't go to any Redskins games, but as far as I know FedEx is a trek from the city. Having said that, I went to a Jets game which is miles from NYC and it was easy enough so shouldn't have thought it'd be a problem. On weekdays the MARC train runs between Balt and DC and is about 4quid. You'd pay about 15pounds for a normal fare if travelling on Thanksgiving.

Yeah I'd definitely be up for a few beers if I'm there, I know some decent bars in Fed Hill (courtesy of a couple of girls I met in one of them!), and no doubt I'd see you at tailgating at each game anyway!

King Chong- when I went it was all relatively cheap, and included 3 games (2 in Balt, 1 in NYC), as well as a few days in Washington. In DC and NYC I was in hostels (both very nice ones) and in Balt I was in a hotel which was about £70 a night. The 1 night I was there at Thanksgiving was a bit more, but can't recall exactly. Flights were 420 pounds via Trailfinders- flying in to BWI and out at JFK.

You can do it as cheap as you want as a trip over for just a couple of nights and a game would probably be around 700 (ticket prices vary but cheapest are about 70) in Baltimore, but obviously if you wanted to make the most of things, then it would be a fair bit more, although not hugely if you were happy to doss it up in hostels.


Never really travelled (something i regret a bit) by myself so Im slowly coming round to the idea. Had a change of heart yesterday and felt bad about the gf not coming with me but she told me not to be stupid and do it. Found a good one there :) Just got told to bring her back a Torrey Smith jersey :D


Hows the nightlife in Baltimore? was only there for a few days last time so didn't get to party really.

Will need to give Tim a shout to see if its cool to join them again for some tailgaiting. was a good laugh last time. Also checking out things to do in Baltimore. Any idea if you can do stadium tours at the bank? would love to do one.

Cheers for the advice.. Hope things work out for your Miami trip if not see you in Baltimore :D

mikeyshaps 14.05.2013 10:35 AM

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Originally Posted by longsnapper (Post 1814508)
Never really travelled (something i regret a bit) by myself so Im slowly coming round to the idea. Had a change of heart yesterday and felt bad about the gf not coming with me but she told me not to be stupid and do it. Found a good one there :) Just got told to bring her back a Torrey Smith jersey :D


Hows the nightlife in Baltimore? was only there for a few days last time so didn't get to party really.

Will need to give Tim a shout to see if its cool to join them again for some tailgaiting. was a good laugh last time. Also checking out things to do in Baltimore. Any idea if you can do stadium tours at the bank? would love to do one.

Cheers for the advice.. Hope things work out for your Miami trip if not see you in Baltimore :D

Haha nicely done, hope the Smith jersey is enough to buy back some of the few year's worth of brownie points you'll be spending!

The nightlife's not too bad actually- there's quite a few decent areas, like Federal Hill, Fells Point (which I haven't actually been to) and the Power Plant. Didn't do any clubbing but I'm not really into that sort of thing, although I did get forced to dance in Mothers last time haha. Definitely not my strong point! Lots of bars dotted about here and there too.

In Baltimore there obviously isn't as much to see and do compared with DC and other tourist hotspots, but the aquarium is pretty good (Don't go with a hangover- made that mistake and nearly died. Honestly, that post Bengals game night in Fed Hill last time got a bit carried away!!), and the harbour with USS Constellation is great to walk round and there's Fort Henry and Federal Hill itself. There's the baseball museum and Camden Yards too. Will be out of season for a game though.

I don't think they do stadium tours at the Vault unfortunately, as I'm sure I saw someone ask on ravens24x7 not long ago. Def worth getting in touch with Toe about tailgating again, I'm sure he would be cool with it.

longsnapper 14.05.2013 10:59 AM

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Originally Posted by mikeyshaps (Post 1814513)
Haha nicely done, hope the Smith jersey is enough to buy back some of the few year's worth of brownie points you'll be spending!

The nightlife's not too bad actually- there's quite a few decent areas, like Federal Hill, Fells Point (which I haven't actually been to) and the Power Plant. Didn't do any clubbing but I'm not really into that sort of thing, although I did get forced to dance in Mothers last time haha. Definitely not my strong point! Lots of bars dotted about here and there too.

In Baltimore there obviously isn't as much to see and do compared with DC and other tourist hotspots, but the aquarium is pretty good (Don't go with a hangover- made that mistake and nearly died. Honestly, that post Bengals game night in Fed Hill last time got a bit carried away!!), and the harbour with USS Constellation is great to walk round and there's Fort Henry and Federal Hill itself. There's the baseball museum and Camden Yards too. Will be out of season for a game though.

I don't think they do stadium tours at the Vault unfortunately, as I'm sure I saw someone ask on ravens24x7 not long ago. Def worth getting in touch with Toe about tailgating again, I'm sure he would be cool with it.

Said I would take her to London sometime this year then NYC/BAL next sept (football/baseball season lol) to make up for it so we are all good.

Nearly dying at an aquarium sounds like a good story lol

Just read on the official website that you need to be in groups of 20 or above to do one. A little disapointed by that. Might give them an email and explain where I am coming from and see if there is anything they can do lol

Roll on November :D

red pepper vike 14.05.2013 11:05 AM

Going next year on a two week road trip with my son and both son-in-laws. Starting off in Boston, down to NY, carry on down to Baltimore, DC and then the HOF across to indiana and up to Chicago, Lambeau and finally Minneapolis


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