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    First time to the United States?

    by Laura » Tue Jan 18, 2011 11:58 am

    As an American whose ancestry came here from Europe as far back as the mid-1700's - here's an advance welcome to the United States! :cheers:
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    Re: First time to the United States?

    by Metalwrath » Tue Jan 18, 2011 12:00 pm

    Seattle last summer was my first time to the states and i ahve to say that i received a pretty good welcome :P
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    Re: First time to the United States?

    by Captain Metal » Tue Jan 18, 2011 12:02 pm

    To your recollection that is :lol:
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    Re: First time to the United States?

    by debborah1 » Tue Jan 18, 2011 12:03 pm

    Metalwrath wrote:Seattle last summer was my first time to the states and i ahve to say that i received a pretty good welcome :P

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    Re: First time to the United States?

    by wildchild » Tue Jan 18, 2011 12:07 pm

    tyrwoman wrote:As an American whose ancestry came here from Europe as far back as the mid-1700's - here's an advance welcome to the United States! :cheers:


    Thank you Laura !
    This is my 2nd time to the States , last time was in the 80´s when i stayed in Annapolis for a month ( went on an exchange student thingie )
    I´m SOO EXITED !!!!! :heavydrink: :cheers: :party: :beerwink: :beerhorns:
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    Re: First time to the United States?

    by debborah1 » Tue Jan 18, 2011 12:09 pm

    wildchild wrote:
    tyrwoman wrote:As an American whose ancestry came here from Europe as far back as the mid-1700's - here's an advance welcome to the United States! :cheers:


    Thank you Laura !
    This is my 2nd time to the States , last time was in the 80´s when i stayed in Annapolis for a month ( went on an exchange student thingie )
    I´m SOO EXITED !!!!! :heavydrink: :cheers: :party: :beerwink: :beerhorns:

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    Re: First time to the United States?

    by Metalwrath » Tue Jan 18, 2011 12:10 pm

    First day i got there Scotts friend colected me and we went to one of my best friends houses and got shitfaced drunk.Wen later went to a pub where we got to hang with Scott for a while and his friends.I got him and his friend to drink somemead and then me and his friend went back to my friends house got even more easted.My friend ordered a fuck load of pizza and then we got stoned and listened to king Diamond.
    Was an awesome night.
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    Re: First time to the United States?

    by Lala » Tue Jan 18, 2011 12:51 pm

    Not the first time in the us - but this is the first very nice welcome... :cheers: :cheers: :shred: :cheers: :cheers:
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    Re: First time to the United States?

    by cowboy71 » Tue Jan 18, 2011 1:07 pm

    First time for both us Aussies visiting the US of A.

    And we fly out in twooooo days!!

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    Re: First time to the United States?

    by debborah1 » Tue Jan 18, 2011 1:13 pm

    cowboy71 wrote:First time for both us Aussies visiting the US of A.

    And we fly out in twooooo days!!

    Wheee!!

    Really? WOW...thats so awesome!......besides the cruise....I hope you have an awesome time!
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    Re: First time to the United States?

    by last_candle » Tue Jan 18, 2011 1:16 pm

    yes indeed...my very first time!
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    Re: First time to the United States?

    by Ravenlord » Tue Jan 18, 2011 1:38 pm

    My first time too!

    And if next week is as awesome as I expect, probably not my last...
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    Re: First time to the United States?

    by Disaster Area » Tue Jan 18, 2011 1:42 pm

    Ravenlord wrote:My first time too!

    And if next week is as awesome as I expect, probably not my last...



    assuming you are invited (allowed) back,
    we know who you are traveling with so,
    let's not be too hasty...
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    Re: First time to the United States?

    by Ravenlord » Tue Jan 18, 2011 1:48 pm

    Disaster Area wrote:
    Ravenlord wrote:My first time too!

    And if next week is as awesome as I expect, probably not my last...



    assuming you are invited (allowed) back,
    we know who you are traveling with so,
    let's not be too hasty...
    :D :heavydrink:


    I'm perfectly capable of getting myself deported, I'll have you know... :lol:
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    Re: First time to the United States?

    by SatansWrath » Tue Jan 18, 2011 3:13 pm

    Been in the states twice once in chicago and once in Austin and new orleans. texas is by far the greatest state so far in my US adventures :mrgreen:
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    Re: First time to the United States?

    by Heabymetawhunta » Tue Jan 18, 2011 3:15 pm

    SatansWrath wrote:Been in the states twice once in chicago and once in Austin and new orleans. texas is by far the greatest state so far in my US adventures :mrgreen:


    you haven't come to Los Angeles yet :lol:
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    Re: First time to the United States?

    by stoverkill » Tue Jan 18, 2011 3:16 pm

    SatansWrath wrote:Been in the states twice once in chicago and once in Austin and new orleans. texas is by far the greatest state so far in my US adventures :mrgreen:


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    Re: First time to the United States?

    by Brodd » Tue Jan 18, 2011 3:22 pm

    I've been to the states quite a few times, most recently in Florida and California in December 2009. I was born in Napa Valley in California, and moved to Denmark when I was 2-3 years old with my mother where she and her family are from, but I normally visit my family in California every other year or so.
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    Re: First time to the United States?

    by strange » Tue Jan 18, 2011 3:25 pm

    As Cowboy said, it's our first visit. I'm looking forward to trying all your candy and other junk foods. :D
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    Re: First time to the United States?

    by Heabymetawhunta » Tue Jan 18, 2011 4:00 pm

    strange wrote:As Cowboy said, it's our first visit. I'm looking forward to trying all your candy and other junk foods. :D
    Any suggestions?



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    Re: First time to the United States?

    by strange » Tue Jan 18, 2011 4:20 pm

    Hahaha, yeah we've already got the Double Down on the list but :shock: what the hell is that other monstrosity?!

    Edit: not a 'wiper' anymore! I was so not looking forward to seeing what it was I'd have to Wipe once we got on broad. :beerwink:
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    Re: First time to the United States?

    by Heabymetawhunta » Tue Jan 18, 2011 4:27 pm

    strange wrote:Hahaha, yeah we've already got the Double Down on the list but :shock: what the hell is that other monstrosity?!


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    Re: First time to the United States?

    by strange » Tue Jan 18, 2011 4:31 pm

    Heabymetawhunta wrote:in n out (greatest hamburger. period. )


    I've heard In N Out are the greatest but aren't they California only (or am I getting my burger chains mixed up)? Is that the one where you're supposed to ask for your fries "animal style" for added greatness? We're only in LA for a very brief time on route to Miami, any chance they've got In N Out at the airport?
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    Re: First time to the United States?

    by Heabymetawhunta » Tue Jan 18, 2011 4:45 pm

    strange wrote:
    Heabymetawhunta wrote:in n out (greatest hamburger. period. )


    I've heard In N Out are the greatest but aren't they California only (or am I getting my burger chains mixed up)? Is that the one where you're supposed to ask for your fries "animal style" for added greatness? We're only in LA for a very brief time on route to Miami, any chance they've got In N Out at the airport?


    yes, they are the greatest, and you must ask for your fries and burger ANIMAL STYLE! and yes there is one literally 1 minute away from LAX.

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    Re: First time to the United States?

    by Amandroid » Tue Jan 18, 2011 4:50 pm

    Just chiming in to say that I hope everyone coming out for this has a wonderful time in Florida! I've lived in the state for eight years and I have loved it. The warriors in the local metal scene were so friendly and inclusive when I first showed up, knowing no one at a Blind Guardian show for the first time. And it's been a blast ever since! Lots of good friends and good times, even if Miami itself is NOT known for it's awesomely metal vibe. There are a lot of awesome people who still make it happen! :D

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    Re: First time to the United States?

    by Le G@SP » Tue Jan 18, 2011 5:19 pm

    Second time for me, I travelled to Philadelphia, Washington D.C. and New York last year. Well, 2 years ago I was at Miami Airport one hour in transit to the Bahamas so technically it will be the third time :D
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    Re: First time to the United States?

    by mooyagi » Tue Jan 18, 2011 6:48 pm

    Heabymetawhunta wrote:
    strange wrote:
    Heabymetawhunta wrote:in n out (greatest hamburger. period. )


    I've heard In N Out are the greatest but aren't they California only (or am I getting my burger chains mixed up)? Is that the one where you're supposed to ask for your fries "animal style" for added greatness? We're only in LA for a very brief time on route to Miami, any chance they've got In N Out at the airport?


    yes, they are the greatest, and you must ask for your fries and burger ANIMAL STYLE! and yes there is one literally 1 minute away from LAX.

    http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&biw=740&bih=523&q=lax&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wl
    http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&biw=740&bih=523&q=lax&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wl


    I fucking love In N Out Burger! We need a Five Guys out here, though. In N Out is primarily in California. I believe there are a couple in Nevada and Arizona as well. The one next to the airport is wicked easy to get to, it's on Sepulveda Boulevard just north of LAX. Enjoy! I usually go for the Double Double.
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    Re: First time to the United States?

    by KevinP » Tue Jan 18, 2011 6:51 pm

    Assuming our international visitors are not shot and/or raped in Miami they should like it. :mrgreen:

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    Re: First time to the United States?

    by Michael D. » Tue Jan 18, 2011 7:00 pm

    Kevin, I believe Car Jacked is the crime that best discribes Miami.
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    Re: First time to the United States?

    by mooyagi » Tue Jan 18, 2011 7:00 pm

    KevinP wrote:Assuming our international visitors are not shot and/or raped in Miami they should like it. :mrgreen:

    http://www.cityrating.com/citycrime.asp ... i&state=FL


    Wow, the only thing less than the national average is forcible rape. Wasn't Opa-Locka in the Miami area named the city with the highest crime rate in the country recently?
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    Re: First time to the United States?

    by KevinP » Tue Jan 18, 2011 7:03 pm

    I haven't seen The Captain in the news with handcuffs, so I think it's safe to assume he isn't one of the culprits. :mrgreen:
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    Re: First time to the United States?

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    Re: First time to the United States?

    by Captain Metal » Tue Jan 18, 2011 7:36 pm

    Yes, well I live nowhere near Opa Locka, and if their crime rate is so high, it's only because their police department is a laughable collection of bunglers.

    By the way, I saw 5 Guys Burgers mentioned. You'll be glad to know that we have a few of those around here if you really gotta get your fix for it. Of course, if you're coming here, I suggest trying some Cuban food. If you're not sure what to try, then feel free to ask.
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    Re: First time to the United States?

    by Jaimie38 » Tue Jan 18, 2011 9:20 pm

    mooyagi wrote:Image



    Really??? no...Really??? UGH.
    My last visit to the US ( except for a layover in Salt Lake and a few quick stops at O'Hare and JFK) was 2007 in DC.
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    Re: First time to the United States?

    by strange » Tue Jan 18, 2011 9:26 pm

    Jaimie38 wrote:
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    Really??? no...Really??? UGH.


    The chocolate chips are a bit much but I'd still try it. :lol:
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    Re: First time to the United States?

    by mooyagi » Tue Jan 18, 2011 9:37 pm

    Jaimie38 wrote:
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    Really??? no...Really??? UGH.
    My last visit to the US ( except for a layover in Salt Lake and a few quick stops at O'Hare and JFK) was 2007 in DC.
    Had my backpack and computer back swiped from the over head. Passport in backapck.


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    Re: First time to the United States?

    by Jaimie38 » Tue Jan 18, 2011 9:45 pm

    It was funny-sort of. I got everything back eventually-- just someone grabbing a black bag and going. There were lots of people trying to make connections etc, and just probably left them with security.
    What was most surprising was, that when I went buy a new computer,camera and passport stuff..people were so "We aren't all like that ,,and we're so sorry."

    Note--the Canadian Embassy in DC is unbelievable! Only open 4 hrs a day..but witnessed much Canadian booze being transported in elevators... This is how we do diplomacy???
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    Re: First time to the United States?

    by mooyagi » Tue Jan 18, 2011 9:49 pm

    Jaimie38 wrote:It was funny-sort of. I got everything back eventually-- just someone grabbing a black bag and going. There were lots of people trying to make connections etc, and just probably left them with security.
    What was most surprising was, that when I went buy a new computer,camera and passport stuff..people were so "We aren't all like that ,,and we're so sorry."

    Note--the Canadian Embassy in DC is unbelievable! Only open 4 hrs a day..but witnessed much Canadian booze being transported in elevators... This is how we do diplomacy???


    Most of us are good people. :cheers:

    Is there any other way to effectively do diplomacy? I guess getting all the other diplomats liquored up is the only way Canada can get a seat at the big kids' table.
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    Re: First time to the United States?

    by Evil Red » Wed Jan 19, 2011 2:54 am

    mooyagi wrote:
    Most of us are good people. :cheers:

    Is there any other way to effectively do diplomacy? I guess getting all the other diplomats liquored up is the only way Canada can get a seat at the big kids' table.


    BWAHAHA! :mrgreen:

    Anyhow, yep... Welcome to the States! This is our first trip to the diagonal side of the country, so I'm super excited. I'll gladly trade anyone from across the pond some of your chocolate for any candy you want here. I'm DYING for some 'real' Euro-chocolate! :heavydrink:
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    Re: First time to the United States?

    by ShoreSlayer » Wed Jan 19, 2011 3:05 am

    It's been all west coast North America for me most my life. A few trips to Alberta and a few down to L.A. and back with several trips to Washington State (Seattle, Bellingham, summers at Birch Bay) but never seen the Atlantic or the Sun rise over an ocean.

    I love pigs in a blanket so, take out the chocolate chips and I just might buy those if I ever see them in our stores. That elongated burger might taste good but damn it's hard to look at. :shock:

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