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Old 05-29-2006   #1 (permalink)
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Hi from California

Planning a trip in August, haven't been down in 3 years, will I need a passport or is my DL ok? There used to be a gym near TGIF's Calla 14 I think, is it still there? Thanks, Dave.
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Planning a trip in August, haven't been down in 3 years, will I need a passport or is my DL ok? There used to be a gym near TGIF's Calla 14 I think, is it still there? Thanks, Dave.
I think a driver's license and birth certificate will do it, BUT..... do yourself a big favor and get a passport!!!!! So much easier to use, and if I recall correctly, by the end of this year, a passport will be required to go to Mexico. Apply for it NOW so you'll get it in time (and won't have to pay the outrageously expensive Expedited Passport processing fees).

I believe TGIF's is gone now. Sorry... don't know any info about a gym in that area.
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Hey there from Shovelhead (and Panhead too) land here....

You will need a certified copy of your birth certificate - preferrably a raised seal - and your DL....but as Karen said - in general traveling with a passport is so nice. Oh, occasionally you might find a shorter line in customs or immigration for folks with birth certificates and DL - but I rarely read those much anymore.
Traveling WITH a passport is soon to be something you'll need even for Mexico...

The gym thing - well there are a few in PDC but things change so quickly as far as locations go - that maybe some of our good folk can chime in with what's-what in the Gym area these days.....

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Planning a trip in August, haven't been down in 3 years, will I need a passport or is my DL ok? There used to be a gym near TGIF's Calla 14 I think, is it still there? Thanks, Dave.
Hi Dave, I don't know anything about gyms in PDC, I just wanted to say welcome from a fellow Californian. We're from Petaluma btw.
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Planning a trip in August, haven't been down in 3 years, will I need a passport or is my DL ok? There used to be a gym near TGIF's Calla 14 I think, is it still there? Thanks, Dave.
Hi Dave,

Welcome to the forum! I think you were referring to Body Works (?), which used to be on Calle 8 btwn 5th and 10th avenues and which was turned into the restaurant Zocalo, which is now sadly defunct. There are at least 4 other gyms I can think of: 2 Area gyms (one in Paseo Mall near the ferry dock and the other on 10th avenue near...I think 40th street), Muscle Beach (Calle 6 between 30th and 35th avenues), and The Gym, which is part of the Porto Playa development on 1st avenue between 16th and Constituyentes.

You will most likely not see me darken the door of ANY of these fine establishments, however.
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Hi Dave, I don't know anything about gyms in PDC, I just wanted to say welcome from a fellow Californian. We're from Petaluma btw.

Hi Judy Blue Eyes:

Saw your post and wanted to say hi from a fellow Bay Area resident who goes through Petaluma every day on my way to work in Rohnert Park!! Small world huh?

We are going down to Barcelo for first time in July staying on either Colonial or Tropical side. Looks as if we might be there at same time based on the countdown clock.

Hope to see you there!

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Cuffed is right--get a passport! Heck, you can even get them at the Post Office now!
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Thanks alot everyone, we are going on Fri to get passports......deadline and all. It really is a small world lol. See some of you down there and others here ( or both)
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Hi Judy Blue Eyes:

Saw your post and wanted to say hi from a fellow Bay Area resident who goes through Petaluma every day on my way to work in Rohnert Park!! Small world huh?

We are going down to Barcelo for first time in July staying on either Colonial or Tropical side. Looks as if we might be there at same time based on the countdown clock.

Hope to see you there!

Cheers
Let me know if you're coming to town. We're staying in PDC so maybe we can get together for a drink...
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Sounds good - first time down there we did get into town but did not make it last year. We are planning to this year.
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