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post #46 of 66 (permalink) Old 08-27-2016, 07:41 AM Thread Starter
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The committee looking for hotels is looking at Grand a Junction too. We have had very good experiences there and while it iphas access to the same cruises it is a bigger town and has more choices to offer. More to come

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post #47 of 66 (permalink) Old 08-27-2016, 10:00 PM Thread Starter
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Sadly my lovely wife of 48 years laid down the law today and told me that we are not going to host the 2018 Nationals. And we all know that if she is not happy no one is happy.

Sorry all but anyone else who wants to volunteer is welcome to do so.

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I think they talked at Gunnison. Patti said all the way home. No way. Too much rain that time of year.

I will still work on the hotel part, and if someone local picks it up, I will help. But being in SoCal it is just too far to be responsible for the whole thing.
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The real issue is that while we have a lot of members in our club and there is pretty good participation in events very few of them have the time to help with planning and executing events.

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We have started talking with a hotel for 2018. In Blackhawk. Cars, gambling, drink and funny cigarettes. Something for everyone I guess

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And T shirts that say "Ip, Ip, Ouray"?

Always wanted to see Colorado, and can probably talk She-who-must-be-obeyed into it too.

I'm figuring that with a population of 1,000, rush hour won't be an issue....do they have a hotel?

Couple of thousand kilometers, and a two day hike from here, but I get to revisit Yakima wine country. Too bad I'd only be able to fit about two bottles in the coupe!

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We are meeting with the nice events lady at the hotel in Feb. Probably Saturday 11th. Making baby steps.

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Rob, here's the most current NationalSpecs file, updated after the Ozarks. Have copy with you when you visit the hotel, the people at the hotel will probably understand it better than you will because it addresses locations and turnout, things they understand quite well. It'll give them a clue.
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Thanks much Dave

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...... Too bad I'd only be able to fit about two bottles in the coupe!
Coupes must be smaller than I thought. We brought a whole case back after a week in the Finger Lakes, and put the top down!

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We are going to visit the hotel Saturday to check out the layout

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We took the 2018 committee up the mountain to visit the hotel. Went very well. Once we got into actual face to face conversations it was clear that they have prices and facilities that are very desirable.

More to come but this turned out to be a very viable hotel. We plan on talking with a couple more but based on this visit we know that we have what we need to execute the event.

We are starting work on a video for 2017 announcing more details about the 2018 Colorado nationals. :-)

More to come

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Me and the wife ( and our dogs) are moving to Windsor ON ( near Detroit) from Toronto this spring. Takes four hours off of the trip each way. Therefore Colorado is now a possibility. Would be great to meet you all!
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Just posted pics on the 2018 FBI page. Will do same here when I get back to my laptop.

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Me and the wife ( and our dogs) are moving to Windsor ON ( near Detroit) from Toronto this spring. Takes four hours off of the trip each way. Therefore Colorado is now a possibility. Would be great to meet you all!
One of the more interesting aspects of this hotel is the parking garage. Driving Punisher up to the roof will be in an echo chamber setting off car alarms in the entire garage

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