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LItoVI
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Hi everyone!

This is my first time posting, but I've been reading the message boards for a little while. I just booked my flights for a pre-move visit December 26-31. A busy week, I know, but I'm a teacher so it's the only week I have off. I was wondering if someone could help me figure out where to stay. I'm 23, so I don't think I'll be able to rent a car. As far as I know, the minimum age is 25, unless anyone knows of a company that will rent one to me. If not, I am looking for a hotel/b&b within walking distance or a short taxi ride of banks, grocery stores, etc.

Thanks in advance for your help!

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Topic starter Posted : July 7, 2010 2:46 am
STXBob
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LItoVI: Welcome to the board!

"Where to stay?" is a popular question. "Which island?" is even more popular.

You're coming during the busiest, most expensive week of the year, and some offices will be closed. Good luck!

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Posted : July 7, 2010 3:08 am
LItoVI
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STT. Can't believe I forgot to mention that. I wish I could come at different time, but I still need my job up here to save up!

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Topic starter Posted : July 7, 2010 3:14 am
East Ender
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Lito: The problem is you won't be able to visit schools. On the other hand...if you were in town at Ronnie's Crystal Palace, you could catch transportation just about every where. An alternative would be Sapphire or that area, as it is on the safari route.

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Posted : July 7, 2010 12:09 pm
li2stx
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LItoVI
is that LI as in long island, ny, if so what part ?

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Posted : July 7, 2010 5:06 pm
LItoVI
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LItoVI
is that LI as in long island, ny, if so what part ?

Yep, Suffolk County. Smithtown area. Are you originally from LI too?

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Topic starter Posted : July 7, 2010 7:38 pm
LItoVI
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Lito: The problem is you won't be able to visit schools. On the other hand...if you were in town at Ronnie's Crystal Palace, you could catch transportation just about every where. An alternative would be Sapphire or that area, as it is on the safari route.

I know, I thought of the school thing too. It's unfortunate but there's no way I could leave during school time, especially as a new teacher.

Thanks for the advice about where to stay, I really appreciate it. I actually was considering Crystal Palace, but I wasn't exactly sure if it was in a good spot.

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Topic starter Posted : July 7, 2010 7:41 pm
East Ender
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Sorry I called you Lito!:$) Hope you will check out Montessori out here on the east end...

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Posted : July 7, 2010 7:55 pm
LItoVI
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Sorry I called you Lito!:$) Hope you will check out Montessori out here on the east end...

No Problem! 🙂 and I definitely will. I'm certified (in NY) for birth-6th grade as well as birth-6th grade special ed. At this point I am looking into all schools in that range. Thanks for the advice!

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Topic starter Posted : July 8, 2010 12:36 am
East Ender
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Ah, Special Ed!! We need you LIto!!:-)

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Posted : July 8, 2010 1:21 am
LItoVI
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Ah, Special Ed!! We need you LIto!!:-)

That's great to hear!

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Topic starter Posted : July 8, 2010 1:44 am
li2stx
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LItoVI
we are originally from patchogue. st croix is more to our liking. if you ever get over to stx send us a pm and we will get together for a cocktail.
good luck with the pmv and job search.

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Posted : July 8, 2010 11:37 am
imissmydog
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Avis, Budget and Hertz will rent to people under-25, but there is a $25 per day surcharge.

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Posted : July 8, 2010 2:06 pm
Cory
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Small world!! I moved here from Coram/Smithtown LI! My family lived on STT for 7 years and i have settled on STX. Been here for 2 years now. It hasnt been easy, but there is no other place on this planet where i would rather be. Enjoy your PMV!

Cory K.

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Posted : July 8, 2010 2:44 pm
AllMashUp
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Didn't know there were so many.....I'm from Stony Brook, best part of living down here is watching 4 New York on NBC every winter morning and smiling that Im not siting in traffic on the LIE in the dark.

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Posted : July 8, 2010 3:32 pm
RockyDock
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I've sent you a PM.

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Posted : July 8, 2010 4:38 pm
li2stx
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we should think about a LI rendezvous

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Posted : July 8, 2010 5:11 pm
LItoVI
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Avis, Budget and Hertz will rent to people under-25, but there is a $25 per day surcharge.

Great, thanks. That's really helpful. Might try to rent one for just half the trip or something.

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Topic starter Posted : July 8, 2010 7:45 pm
LItoVI
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It's so nice to know there are fellow LI-ers down there already. 🙂

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Topic starter Posted : July 8, 2010 7:46 pm
Cory
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Didn't know there were so many.....I'm from Stony Brook, best part of living down here is watching 4 New York on NBC every winter morning and smiling that Im not siting in traffic on the LIE in the dark.

Been there... done that!! SOO funny to watch channel 4!!!

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Posted : July 9, 2010 6:58 pm
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