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    I've told this previously, but since the context is about hotels, I'll relate it again.

    In January 2008, my wife and I attended a Sonex Workshop at Oshkosh. January. We stayed at the Hilton. Now, up to this time, my wife never attended Convention. After the first day of the workshop, and after talking with the other spouses, she says to me, as we're heading back to the hotel, "How 'bout I attend this year?" After swerving on the snow covered street in disbelief, I looked at her, and she followed it up with, "As long as we can stay at the Hilton." I laugh and tell her fat chance. She didn't believe me when I said there was no way you could even get *in* to the Hilton, let alone the price. As she's mocking me for being a Donnie Downer, we walk into the lobby. I lean on the counter, point to my wife, and tell the desk clerk, "My wife wants to make a reservation here during Convention." Clerk says, "What year?" My wife says, "This year, of course!" And the clerk then says, "We're booked 3 years out for that week! And that rate is $xxx (can't remember, but it was very high)" Ohhhhh.

    So we stay in the a/c dorms at UWO. Which ain't cheap either at $125/night for a college dorm with no bathroom or shower (down the hall). But, she's attended every year with me since 2008 and has a blast. I don't even see her during the day - usually only when we get back to the dorm. She's into history and warbirds, I'm into homebuilding, technology, etc. She's ridden the Tri-Motor and Helicopter by herself. She's also met some truly interesting folks who just stopped to offer her a ride in their golf carts!

    After the first year, we stayed at a Holiday Inn Express the night before our flight out of MKE (early flight). She walks into the room and exclaims, I never thought I'd look at a HI as luxurious, but after that week in the dorms, I'm in heaven!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarlOrton View Post
    So we stay in the a/c dorms at UWO. Which ain't cheap either at $125/night for a college dorm with no bathroom or shower (down the hall).
    There are other options than the dorms or hotels. Check out the private listings here. https://stayeaa.com/find-private-housing/

    For $125 a night you would get the almost the entire lower level of my home in Omro to yourselves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by krw920 View Post
    There are other options than the dorms or hotels. Check out the private listings here. https://stayeaa.com/find-private-housing/

    For $125 a night you would get the almost the entire lower level of my home in Omro to yourselves.
    Thanks, but we're spoiled with the dorms. Don't have to stand in line to park in some far-out remote lot, we can all head back to the dorm (we have about 3 rooms with friends) at our own times, etc. Couldn't do that with just one rental car. Just hop the bus back to the dorm. We have in fact contemplated renting a house (since there *is* a group of us...), but the transportation logistics just didn't work out. I like to hit the grounds extra early, my wife likes to show up around 10, and the others are more of a 9 am arrival group.

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    Well, sad news today. Looks like we aren't going to have the 172 available for A/V 2018. But, there may be a chance to partner up with someone with a Bonanza but that adds another person and everyone wants there own tent. Privacy thing I guess, snoring, farting, restless sleep I guess are big issues ! It would be a lot faster but with 3 of everything it's going to fill up the available space pretty quick, we'll see. And then there is the option of driving the almost 2000 mi. round trip again. UUUGGGHHHH !!! Well, at least we've got plenty of time to see what's going to work best.
    Bob

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    Quote Originally Posted by robert l View Post
    Well, sad news today. Looks like we aren't going to have the 172 available for A/V 2018. But, there may be a chance to partner up with someone with a Bonanza but that adds another person and everyone wants there own tent. Privacy thing I guess, snoring, farting, restless sleep I guess are big issues ! It would be a lot faster but with 3 of everything it's going to fill up the available space pretty quick, we'll see. And then there is the option of driving the almost 2000 mi. round trip again. UUUGGGHHHH !!! Well, at least we've got plenty of time to see what's going to work best.
    Bob
    Surely you could build an Air Camper by then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mazdaP5 View Post
    Surely you could build an Air Camper by then?
    I like the way you think Mazda !

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