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This is where you can post a reply to indicate where you think the '09 meet should be and WHY. Do not post any "me too" replies. I want suggestions on locations and what activities we can do (from all of my Honda clubs).

The '09 does not need any major activities necessarily. We could go somewhere and hang out too.

So, with that...let's get started on legit suggestions. (I will delete garbage, off-topic posts because this is important stuff, so...you've been warned. hehe)
 

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My vote is based on location. Of what's been represented in the past. Columbus, St. Louis, Las Vegas.

So my vote would be for the Mid-Atlantic or the East since they haven't had representation yet....somewhere like So. Carolina, Flordia or Boston/NY...plenty to do in those states.

Granted I don't live there so I can't be more specific, but some ideas could come to surface with others that are more familiar with those locations.

I also think the West (Cali) could be a consideration for another meet....maybe not the 09 Intrntl, but something......tho it would eliminate a big group from the East.
 

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How about Chicago?

Guys Chicago is a beautiful and exciting city with lots to do.
Yes, I do live in Chicago but also suggest the Windy City because there are a ton of E's in this town. Think about it.
 

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i'd always thought of Long Island, Cape Cod or Florida Keys as something unique....Coastal.....like the E brochure....campfire, seafood, biking and recreational, youthful and romantic.
 

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Kansas is the center of the US.

We have a number of things we could do.

The Kansas Speedway has the Richard Petty Driving Experience. Riding/Driving a Nascar is awesome.
( I am sure we can get some sort of group discount.)

Leavenworth is also close and I am sure they would give a tour.

We have the Air Combat Museum.

All of these are in the same basic area.

Just a thought.

 

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I've pondered on this overnight. I think we need to pick a semi-central location for all concerned. If we go too far East we'll exclude the ones on the West Coast, same is true if we go out West. :neutral:

That said, I do think a city that would provide a lot of possibilities for everyone would be Nashville, TN. No, it's not all Country Music nor Elvis (not that there is anything wrong with that).

There are three major interstate highways into and out of the area, making travel to and fro a breeze.

Take a look-see at this 'Group Travel Planner' and you'll get an idea of the possibilities.
 

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I guess I might as well post what my idea has been for an upcoming Event.

Find a town/city that would allow easy/short driving distance to Lynchburg, TN and Huntsville, AL. What you have here would be a trip to Jack Daniels Distrillery and the U.S. Space & Rocket Center. Another option would heading over to the Tail of the Dragon (US 129), it is a long drive(2 hrs approx) but well worth it for those that enjoy driving twisties! :grin:

The most convenient city to get hotels in that would allow easy access to both Lynchburg as well as Huntsville would be Chattanooga, TN. There is plenty to do in the city itself, there is an airport for people that want to fly in as well. Hotels wouldn't be an issue, neither would food. It's on the Interstate so getting there would be easy for everyone as well.

This location isn't on either coast so it is more central. It is something that offers quite a few options that I think would interest more people.

Some approximate driving distances:

Boston - 1,032 miles
Chicago, IL - 600 miles
Dallas - 785 miles
Denver - 1,287 miles
Kansas City - 685 miles
Las Vegas - 1,922 miles
Los Angeles - 2,136 miles
Miami - 783 miles
New York City - 815 miles
Minneapolis - 1,012 miles
Phoenix - 1,814 miles
San Francisco - 2,437 miles
San Diego - 2,145 miles
Seattle - 2,575 miles
Toronto - 848 miles aka 1,365km :D
Virginia Beach - 650 miles


As you can see the distances that people would need to drive are all fairly similar for all. Yes, the extreme corners and coasts have the greatest distance... but that will be the case in most places chosen.

Those are my ideas and thoughts... :)



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Kansas is the center of the US.

We have a number of things we could do.

The Kansas Speedway has the Richard Petty Driving Experience. Riding/Driving a Nascar is awesome.
( I am sure we can get some sort of group discount.)

Leavenworth is also close and I am sure they would give a tour.

We have the Air Combat Museum.

All of these are in the same basic area.

Just a thought.

Now this is one location I can get behind!
Center of the US that is for sure
If these won't work, maybe its time to start thinking about regional meets ?
 

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My 2 cents
I would prefer some place with camping, and cabins
Staying in a hotel gets pricey when you take into count room, meals, and dog boarding. :)
we could even show off why we got out car bikeing. boating. dog hauling.
I a campground I think there will be more opportunity for comradely around a camp fire
mods under the stars ect.
At the other meets if you did not stay at the official hotel did you feel that you missed out?
 

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I think that Philadelphia or somewhere in the Carolinas/Virginia would work. There are a lot of E owners in these areas and it would also be close enough for people from places like Florida, Georgia, Ohio, etc to be able to attend. Although, if I take my own selfishness out of the question, I would say that it should probably go back to the West coast since we were towards the eastern part of the country for the 08 or maybe farther south to FL or Texas since there hasn't really been a southern meet yet.
 

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Colorado.
Gas milage improves with altitude.:razz:

I hear they got some stuff to do. Scenic Highways, campin', hotels, Bandimere raceway. There's more but I ain't sayin or can't think of it.

I'd say KC cos it's just past my front yard but, I can't think of anything to do besides Six Flags and krispy kremes.:-|
 

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So far all the suggestions are great. I would suggest Indianapolis, Indiana. They are used to dealing with large groups. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is a great take in. Has a museum and there is the possibility of taking the cars on the track. If not can take the bus tour of the track. They have lots hotel & dining choices.

Short distance from downtown is memorial to the Medal of Honor recepients and the USS Indianapolis. NCAA Hall of Fame. Several musuems. Plus you can drive around Monument circle(which is the dead center of Indianapolis) great photo op.

Would just have to stay away from weekends that they have the races(Indy 500, Moto GP & Nascar).

The city is centrally located. Several highways encircle the city.
I am originally from the northside of Indianapolis and go back there for the Indy 500 every year.

Brown County just an hour south of Indianapolis is a major artist colony

Located only an hour from the brand new Honda plant going towards Cincinnati, OH on I-74.

Whatever the choice is, I am sure it will be fun.
 

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Lake Tahoe, California/Nevada
(Everyone should see Tahoe at least once in thier life)

The big beautiful lake on top of the world!
Wonderful gaming casinos to play and stay at with plenty of lovely B&Bs and small motels for every budget.
For the campers- some of the best campgrounds in California are here.

Recreational activities are off the charts!
Hiking, cycling, world class Mnt Biking trails, kayaking, canoe & Wave Runner rentals, swimming, lake and river fishing too.
There's so much fun stuff to do at Tahoe - your arm would fall off trying to shake a stick at it all.

http://www.tahoevacationguide.com/

 

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First off this is not a Me Too !

But Lake Tahoe, I mean Lake Bigler, is awfully close to Reno!,

Inexpensive Hotels and Buffets!

Hot August Nights

National Automobile Museum

ArtTown !

History -
Donner Trail
Virginia City
The V&T Railroad
Kit Carson City ( The CC Mint, Railroad Museum )

Plenty of Hotel rooms (Cheap),

Camping galore ( Tahoe National Forrest, CA., NV. )

Golf up the Whazoo !,

Downtown White water park !

Black Rock Desert

Gambling !

Cheap Hotel rooms and buffets!

News Coverage ! ( By me :???:)

New Downtown Baseball Stadium opens next spring !

Cabella's AND Scheels

Inexpensive Hotel rooms...

and did I mention the BUFFETS !!!! :grin:


and much more ! Americas adventure place

P.S. No, I'm not in sales !:rolleyes:
 

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I vote for Niagara Falls, NY.

It's one of the most beautiful natural wonders of the world and a great tourist destination, it's inexpensive if you do your homework

There are many types of things to do, casino's, darien lake, camping

http://www.niagara-usa.com/
 

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If the East Coast is considered, then my suggestion is the historic triangle, Yorktown, Williamsburg, and Jamestown. Much to see and do. There are many campsites nearby. The colonial parkway is a good drive that takes about 45 minutes and at the end is the Yorktown Pub!! Virginia Beach is an hour away.

I like Nashville also.
 

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I would suggest Illinois, Alabama or Tennessee. Although almost all of the places suggested sound like they would be great. I'm sure this will be a difficult decision to make.
 

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How about Lake George NY

Lake George is a beautiful area of NY about 3 hours north of NYC. There is lots to do in and around Lake George . You can go boating on the lake:D , camp in the woods:D , hike and or bike the Adirondacks:D , etc. Lake Geogre hosts lots of events throughout the year. Americade(motorcycles) , Hot Air Balloon fest , Antique car shows , etc. It has a nice town to walk through (right along the lake), and a nice long strip to cruise on and show off your Element. When you hold an event in Lake George you basically take over the town . The locals are very friendly and accomidating . Any season is perfect in Lake George:) . But most important is it is not all that expensive to stay in Lake George . There are numerous places(hotels,motels,notells!) to stay and an untold numbers of camp grounds in and around Lake George . It's almost as if Lake George was made to host E-vents for enthusiasts of the E or whatever people might be in to . As an added bonus it is not far from Saratoga NY , Niagra falls NY , Canada , Vermont , and Massachusetts(think day trips) . Upstate New York is has some of the most beautiful landscapes one will ever find .

Do a search on Lake George NY there are tons of things to do .
 

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