I read your post about the passports. Yes, the lines are long! But because of all the 9/11 stuff it is essential that you have a passport. I would take the time to go to the office and get a passport. It will save you a lot of grief and possibly the chance that they may refuse you entry into the US. However since you leave on April 9 you may be too late. It can take a long time to get a passport. Good Luck and I hope you enjoy your trip.