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If sending one of the employees a couple of bucks via PayPal or something similar, to ship it for you is not an option, this is what I would do: Order a free flat rate box, and ship it to the restaurant: Click Here Pay for a label on USPS's website and email it to the restaurant. Alternatively, you can print it out and mail it to them. Click Here Schedule ...


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Perhaps something like this? USPS will ship an empty prepaid flat-rate box. The large size box is almost $60. I believe you fill out the label when you purchase the box. Some USPS boxes have tape already applied but I seem to remember that the similar large priority flat-rate box doesn't. You may want to ask the restaurant if they have package tape. If ...


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Two weeks out is difficult to assess, especially as new fires are starting at a rather alarming rate. You can view a map of active wildfire incidents, though some of these are much larger than others (clicking on each one will provide maps and details about the size and effects). You can see that some of the fires in the area are not expected to be fully ...


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IMHO, driving yourself is the way to do it if you want any freedom at all once you get there. I've been to Yosemite several times - the most recent just over a week ago. The drive from the San Francisco Bay Area depends a little on where you start out, and what time of day/week you go, but if you plan for about 4 hours you'll be close to the mark. Once ...


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So now that I've done it, I've got some good tips. FIRST THING'S FIRST. I SWEAR TO GOD, IF YOU CARVE YOUR NAME INTO ONE OF THESE TREES, I WILL HUNT YOU DOWN MYSELF. That being said-- I landed in Arcata airport, where I rented a car from Hertz right in the airport. They're open pretty late and also rent to people as young as 20, so it's pretty damn ...


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I am not convinced it is really related to travel, but in fact, there is an option if you are near Palo Alto Caltrain Station. SamTrans (San Mateo County Transit District) offers some night buses between San Francisco (Financial District) and Palo Alto Caltrain station. This is the line 397 that has 3 buses per night from Palo Alto Caltrain station, ...


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The key is to minimize the amount of "kitbuilding" the restaurant needs to do, because it may be asking a lot for them to receive a box, print out a label, coordinate a pickup, etc. The DIY (slow) option USPS has a variety of Priority Mail boxes which ship at a flat rate (weight does not matter). You walk into the Post Office, look at the boxes, decide ...


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It is nowhere stated on the page you are linking to that the parking lots are not available to non-customers or customers of other train companies. If you continue reading on the same page, some stations offer free parking. At other stations, you have to pay for parking anyway and there are two options availble: a daily parking permit, obviously available ...


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If you have your tickets and other travel booked already, you should go on the trip - it's rather hard to know weeks ahead for any given day what conditions will be. The chances of terrible smoke every day during your trip are relatively low, given wind direction and general conditions right now, and the chance of less and less smoke in the Ashland area ...


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There are a few obvious driving routes. The drive will probably take 6 to 8 hours overall depending on where in the city you begin and end. I-5 is the fastest but certainly the least interesting with fewest opportunities to stop. There are official rest stops along the way but these have very few services. Almost no towns. 101 is slightly more interesting ...


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The rule as given in VTA's Conditions for Passage (Section 4) reads (b) No passenger on a transit vehicle or in or on a transit facility shall: (7). Eat or drink or possess an open food or drink container where eating or drinking or possession of open food or drink containers is prohibited by sign or written notice. You'll probably ...


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I've visited several of these parks, though it's been several years: definitely Prairie Creek, Humboldt, and Redwood National Park, and I think perhaps one or two others. I recall them all as being beautiful; I wouldn't say there's a particular one that you have to visit or you're missing out. I don't think you can go too far wrong. Note that even within ...


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BART does not have luggage areas/racks as such, however all cars do have a large open area intended for bicycles and wheelchairs. Depending on how busy the train it at the time you get on you may be able to get the seat directly next to this area which will allow you to sit down and still control your luggage, or you may need to stand if that seat is taken (...


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Hearn Gulch beach, California? http://www.californiabeaches.com/beach/hearn-gulch-beach/


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So 'points of interest' is probably way too broad, so I'll focus on the National Parks. There are 59 National Parks in the United States and territories, across 27 states (and territories). California has nine of these: Channel Islands Death Valley Joshua Tree Kings Canyon Lassen Volcanic Pinnacles Redwood Sequoia Yosemite Some of those, as indicated in @...


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I think it is highly unlikely. Google turns up a historical list of DUI checkpoints. Note that holiday periods are covered. It is very bad publicity for a winery if someone over-tastes, drives out of the lot, and has a DUI accident. I don't think there is any objection from them on strict enforcement.


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There's a shortage in Napa recently, and it's becoming newsworthy: According to Crystal Britto, owner of Concierge of the Valley, getting a cab in Napa on the weekends can be difficult. With only three main taxi companies in town, riders have fewer choices for such transportation, she said. and Juliette Christensen, head concierge at Andaz Napa, ...


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http://www.vta.org/getting-around/Riders-Tips/Dos-and-Donts No food on VTA. From the bus link provided in the first answer, "Food consumption is not allowed on VTA buses. Non-alcoholic drinks can be consumed if in a sealed commuter mug. No plastic or paper cups." So a normal "sealed" commuter mug is fine. Although the links don't explicitly say a commuter ...


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I'm fairly certain that at least some cars on the Capitol Corridor have a luggage area by the stairs (I forget if it is upstairs or downstairs). You could ask the conductor as you board. There are also overhead bins for smaller items. The times I've ridden the Capitol Corridor it has never been crowded, but that's never been at 5pm on a weekday. BART ...


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Haven't taken the Capitol Corridor yet, but I know for sure that CalTrain is a valid option. BART doesn't have any designated luggage spaces, but you can take your luggage on it. BART goes to SFO and OAK after all, people do it all the time. You can take BART, then switch to CalTrain which has a couple of stops in Mountain View, or you can take the Capitol ...


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We stayed in Oakhurst, just near the Southgate. It was very easy access, had facilities around the area, and is close the the giant redwood grove, as well as easy access to the main Yosemite valley. Saw a coyote (alive, finally), and spectacular views in October. Loved our trip, and several of my favourite photos are from that weekend. Highly recommend ...


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From my experience in a number of cities, parking maintained by the authority or agency will have such restrictions unless the parking lot is shared with another facility. Again from experience, I would not expect this specific detail to be published since they probably just never thought to do so. FYI, how the 'customer only' restriction is often enforced ...


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Do not use Yellow Cab of Napa unless the meter is ON. Friday night my friend and I needed a taxi ride from Napa Wine train to Marriott in Vallejo. A ride from the hotel to the wine train in a rush hour was $40 on the meter by a Vallejo taxi company. Coming back we were quoted $65 flat rate by Yellow Cab of Napa once we were sitting in the car. We ...


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