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16 August 2007 @ 07:18 pm
Passport!  
Yea!! I got my passport in the mail today! And the US government was saying how it can take up to four months to get one, bah! It took me only three weeks AND I didn't bother paying the expediting charge.

Now I can go to England in January! squee!!!

*runs round desk in squeeful joy*

And now I can use my leather passport holder with the TARDIS on the front that says "Time Traveler Passport." *shifts eyes* I'm not a dork at all...
 
 
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Tiffany Marvelous: escapismdominamia on August 16th, 2007 11:30 pm (UTC)
:seethes with jealousy:

Congratulations honey! That is fantastic! What are your plans when you get across the pond?
svanderslice: DW - Rose XDsvanderslice on August 16th, 2007 11:38 pm (UTC)
1. British Airways London Eye
2. Buckingham Palace:
3. Horse Guard Parade Grounds
4. Madame Tussaud’s
5. Brompton Oratory
6. Dr. Johnson’s house
7. Golden Hinde
8. Queen Victoria Memorial
9. Shakespeare Globe Museum
10. Somerset House ( Ice skating on the Thames river)
11. Southwark Cathedral
12. St. James Palace
13. St. Paul’s Cathedral
14. Tower Bridge
15. Tower of London
16. Westminster Abbey
17. Westminster Cathedral
18. British Museum (I want to see the Rosetta Stone)
19. Bath
20. Stonehenge

Or at least as much of this list as I can see in 9 days. I'm going to have to Prioritize. :)
Tiffany Marvelousdominamia on August 17th, 2007 12:00 am (UTC)
Oh, that sounds fantastic! I am excited for you! I am very happy you want to see the Globe Theatre. I don't know if you could be a writer and NOT be draw there.
svanderslice: DW - Rose Cheekysvanderslice on August 17th, 2007 10:38 am (UTC)
I didn't even think about it like that, it just seemed like a place to see, but I suppose you're right. *grins*
brilliantomega: green eyebrilliantomega on August 16th, 2007 11:32 pm (UTC)
congrads - britsh air is having a sale...
svanderslice: DW - Rose XDsvanderslice on August 16th, 2007 11:39 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the info, but I actually already purchased a tour. My friend and I are going in January when it's off season and a bit cheaper. Plus, we both work at the same place and it is off season then, so it's the only time we can both get away. I'm sooooo excited!!
starlightmoonlastarlightmoonla on August 17th, 2007 03:03 am (UTC)
Congrats! I still have yet to get my passport but I plan on sending it out by the end of the month.

I bet you can't wait for January now! :D
svanderslice: DW - 10 svanderslice on August 17th, 2007 10:35 am (UTC)
I'm very very excited, but unforunately I have to wait. I'm not completely saved up in order to pay for the trip yet. Almost, but not quite yet. But yeah, if money wasn't an issue I'd wish for January to be tomorrow. Forget Christmas this year, I just want winter!! :)
crimedoc1crimedoc1 on August 17th, 2007 04:38 am (UTC)
*sigh* I'm so envious - I *miss* England! Maybe next year. *sigh*

Where can I get a TARDIS passport holder? I WANT ONE!

If you have any free time, don't forget Forbidden Planet for DW books and toys and stuff, and all the wonderful bookshops on Charing Cross Road! I once spent an entire day on CC Road visiting bookshop after bookshop after.... well, you get the idea. It was a totally gorgeous day. Me? Bookaholic? Naah. *grin*
svanderslice: Kitties - laptopsvanderslice on August 17th, 2007 10:34 am (UTC)
I got my passport holder here at North American Who. I don't think they sell them anymore though. You might want to try and google it.

And I will have to try out Forbidden Plannet. Do they have a website? If they do could you send me the link? I've never heard of them before.
crimedoc1crimedoc1 on August 17th, 2007 07:14 pm (UTC)
Oh, they're a terrific bookstore for everything science fiction. The link is: http://www.forbiddenplanet.com They're a chain around England and there is one in New York City as well. They used to be located on New Oxford Street but moved to Shaftsbury Avenue a while back. I *think* the closest tube station is still Tottenham Court Road, but don't hold me to it. But they should be just a couple blocks off Charing Cross Road, if I remember the area aright.

Also, there's Murder One, which is a terrific mystery bookstore that also does sf. They have new and used stuff. Their link is: http://www.murderone.co.uk
They should be right on Charing Cross Road - actually, if I remember correctly, they're near the corner of CC Rd and Shaftsbury Ave. Again - please check maps. It's been almost ten years since I was last there (sigh).

Have fun!!!!!
svanderslicesvanderslice on August 17th, 2007 07:46 pm (UTC)
ooh! I'm soooo going to have to go there. Thanks so much for letting me know about it.
Vincelia Valentinevinceliav on August 17th, 2007 06:39 am (UTC)
lol Me and mom were just talking about those today (actually we were talking about it while looking at cruises on the laptop real quick) and I saw this when I snuck onto lj real quick and I was like "Well Sarah got her's in 3 weeks" (of coarse this confused my mom more because I have a cousin sarah)
Just curiously how much did it cost ya?
svanderslice: DW - animated 10 svanderslice on August 17th, 2007 10:30 am (UTC)
I got mine at the post office. I don't know if they offer that service at the post offices out where you live, but they might, considering it is a function of the federal government. I think going to the post office to get it is one of the resons it was so fast in comming to me.

I had to write two checks (they only take check or money order). OnNe check was written to the "Postmaster" for $45 that included the processing fee and the $15 photo fee (that you can wave if you bring your own picture, but I thought "why bother"). I then had to write a $67.00 check to the "US Department of State" for the actual passport itself.