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#42724 - 09/15/05 11:54 AM Re: UnRally hotel accomodations... [Re: Spike]  
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I concur with everything Spike said. I actually think having the HQ at a campground is a disadvantage, because most people are going to hotel it, and thus most people are away from the HQ.

Frankly, I think we're too stuck on this camping concept. There's no campers to speak of at any Torrey, El Paseo, Hill Counntry, or Mayhem (except the last one). To the extent that a campground and is near a hotel, cool--otherwise I think we ought to cater to the hotel crowd and let the campers do their thing. BMW rallies do focus on camping, but we're an UnRally.

I like the tent idea, Tasker.


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#42725 - 09/15/05 11:58 AM Re: UnRally hotel accomodations... [Re: David]  
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...otherwise I think we ought to cater to the hotel crowd and let the campers do their thing....




Campers, by their nature, dont care about being around the crowd anyway.

#42726 - 09/15/05 11:59 AM Re: UnRally hotel accomodations... [Re: Spike]  
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Probably true.

That HQ setup you got for us rocked, though.


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#42727 - 09/15/05 12:16 PM Re: UnRally hotel accomodations... [Re: David]  
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Thanx. I was very happy with the facilitis and the KOA management. It was a beautiful and seculded spot. It was a great place to hang out. I would have liked to seen a better melding of the groups.

#42728 - 09/15/05 12:19 PM Re: UnRally hotel accomodations... [Re: Spike]  
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Thanx. I was very happy with the facilitis and the KOA management. It was a beautiful and seculded spot. It was a great place to hang out. I would have liked to seen a better melding of the groups.




I agree. Not only were people at hotels, but they were at different hotels, and a) the hotel was huge and spread out; b) there was no restaurant, which acts as a meeting place.


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#42729 - 09/15/05 02:04 PM Re: UnRally hotel accomodations... [Re: David]  
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The great thing at the Cody Unrally was the main motel that we used being right across the street from the campground. The campground was the HQ, and everyone socialized there since it had a nice grassy area with picnic tables to congregate at, and was walking distance to the motel, a very big advantage if people are going to be drinking. Eureka Springs was a more difficult situation since there was a limited amount of rooms at the HQ (although it was a good parking lot for socializing), and people were spread out among several motels, all of which were a considerable distance from the HQ. If you were not staying at the HQ, you really had to watch how much you drank in anticipation of the 10 mile ride back to your room (at night, in a heavily deer populated area). I don't think there was any camping at the E.S. Unrally.


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#42730 - 09/15/05 02:42 PM Re: UnRally hotel accomodations... [Re: PhillyFlash]  
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Actually, there was a little camping at E.S. but not much. The campers were at the bottom of the hill, behind the motel and the cabins.

Yeah, Cody was the "perfect" solution, which unfortunately, is very rare in city planning these days, i.e., having the campgrounds in the middle of town.

I guess the solution is for us to go to Cody every year!


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#42731 - 09/16/05 12:47 AM Re: UnRally hotel accomodations... [Re: Tasker]  
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I'm not suggesting that it BE at the KOA. Only that (if possible) we have a nice open space, grassy would be preferable for its comfort and coolness, whereupon to socialize. A large parking lot at the motel is fine, but it's hard and not very homey.

Regardless, I'm sure the group will do just fine. I was just hoping for the ideal setting.


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#42732 - 09/16/05 02:22 AM Re: UnRally hotel accomodations... [Re: EffBee]  
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but it's hard and not very homey

Fernando, you bring the recliners and I'll bring my sofa, my end tables and lamps!


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#42733 - 09/16/05 07:33 PM Re: UnRally hotel accomodations... [Re: Tasker]  
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Fernando, you bring the recliners and I'll bring my sofa, my end tables and lamps!


Sounds like the stuff that Baker brings to a track day.




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