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Old 09-02-2010, 07:25 PM   #15
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ship it by greyhound.

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Old 09-03-2010, 03:07 PM   #16
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put it in a baby stroller with a doll
Hilarious!
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Old 09-03-2010, 03:13 PM   #17
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Actually, Laura, I am going to change my tune on this.

Go ahead and check your saddle on the airplane. People check golf clubs, skis, and the biggest damn bags imaginable. So your relatively modest-sized saddle, at 35 lbs., is not going to be a big deal. Yeah, you might get an crusty agent that charges your for oversize, but this is stressing you out, so relax, and just pay a little more.

Go and enjoy yourself!

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Old 09-05-2010, 08:40 AM   #18
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figured it out

I scored a heavy-duty cardboard box from work 15x15x24. The saddle fits inside like a pea in a pod! I was hoping to stuff it inside my big ole duffle so that I could add a few more things and use it as a single piece of luggage but it won't go. So, I'll just put some kinda strap on the box as a handle and check it as second luggage!!!

Thanks for all the great ideas. With the holiday, shipping would have cost an arm & leg to get it out west, to a remote area. I was determined to get it on the plane with me. So much for pre-planning.

I did try dressing the saddle up like a doll, but it wouldn't fit in the stroller without taking off it's legs. The second best option was strapping it ON my greyhound and shipping them together! Hell, if my grey had GPS, I could just send her on her way now and she'd be there by the time I get there!

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Old 09-05-2010, 08:57 AM   #19
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i guess it won't fly as a back brace. you'll still have the option to ship it home in the box.

if you think you'll do this again, check into shipping it to a ups type store in/near the airport to avoid the remote area shipping charges.

happy trails and giddyap!
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Saddle made it!

It's here with me - undamaged! No extra costs incurred. Though, the box handles were completely ripped off, along with the major handle on my other luggage being broken. WTH? Oh well - off to the mountain for the cattle drive in 3 hours!

Thanks for the tips and laughs.

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we can't wait to hear about the trip :-)
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It's here with me - undamaged! No extra costs incurred. Though, the box handles were completely ripped off, along with the major handle on my other luggage being broken. WTH? Oh well - off to the mountain for the cattle drive in 3 hours!

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Hey Laura, I'm so glad it all worked out for you! Looking forward to hearing about your trip. Take lots of PICS!

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