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April 27, 2006

A little help, please?

I've got this Reno trip coming up next month and I have no clue what clothes to take. I don't know if I should wear casual stuff or what.

I also have to buy said clothes, because I really don't think my standard blue sweatpants with bleach marks on them will go over too well. And I'd rather not invite trouble by wearing my National Review t-shirt.

So, any suggestions? I glanced over some of the clothes at le Mart de Wal yesterday...and felt extremely old....and fat...but I'm working on the fat stuff anyway.

And I haven't flown in so long that I have no idea as to what I can and can't take on the plane with me. Are tweezers still taboo?

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Posted by Groovyvic at 10:17 AM | Comments (5) | TrackBack (0)

They're still picky about carry-on items.

As for what to wear in Reno, comfort should trump fashion. Reno's a lot more blue collar than Vegas, and caters to a more casual, tourist-friendly crowd. Your National Review T-shirt shouldn't be a problem, NV's a Red State, remember. Expect to see lots of 4x4 pickups and gun racks on the street.

If you like classic cars, you're 3 months too early -- Hot August Nights is hot rodder's HEAVEN.

It's high desert, so pack for a variety of temperatures. It's usually hot, but can get chilly.

Posted by: Brian B at April 27, 2006 10:52 AM

Thanks, Brian. I just read that one shouldn't lock their checked luggage. Every bag is checked? Maybe I should reconsider my carry-on.

Posted by: GroovyVic at April 27, 2006 11:26 AM

Don't lock your luggage. They will only break the lock to search it. Call and ask what items you can bring. And have fun.

Posted by: TWM at April 27, 2006 05:55 PM

My mom, the knitter, fastens her luggage zipper tabs with a piece of yarn. That way she can tell if her luggage has been gone through.

Even when I worked at places that had the most relaxed dress code, I couldn't find anything suitable to wear at Wal-Mart. If you have TJ Maxx or Marhsalls in your area, try them. Or Tar-jayt.

Posted by: junebee at April 27, 2006 07:28 PM

Thank you all for your advice. I've resigned myself to checking my luggage, locked or not. I have nothing to hide, and I'm smart enough to carry my valuables, such as they are, with me in my carry-on.

I'm feeling better about this trip, so thanks again.

Posted by: GroovyVic at April 28, 2006 09:02 AM