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    Lodging @ Lima in 2005

    The first real 2005 Rally thread!

    I did some preliminary scouting around for lodging for the 2005 Rally.

    I was able to book a room at the Motel 6 close to the fairgrounds, but was also advised by the reservations rep that the Rally might be considered a "special event", where the per-night rate would be doubled.

    Perhaps I'm being naive, but I thought that the Rally Committee's advance negotiations w/ the local tourism board would preclude this sort of thing ... i.e., gouging. Then again, maybe the rep wasn't familiar w/ what had been already established.

    Just wonderin'.

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    Actually the local board of tourism usually does that. As the rally gets closer, you will start to see lists of lodging for the rally. At Charleston, you actually booked through the city for Spokane it was book your own but mention BMWMOA. So I would say stay tuned. You can always cancel your reservation once you get the other one.
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    I was actually thinking of camping off site someplace where I could sit by a campfire and have a beer or two... Local KOA maybe?? I'll have to contact the miscreants that I was hanging out with in Paonia and Spokane (You know who you are) and see if they are interested in a campsite "upgrade".

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    Miscreant #1 says he'll miss the comraderie of waiting in line for an hour for a shower and the neighborhood of the "quiet" camping but as long as we can still hunt for "silverton" then he's all in.

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    #1, That may just be a plan then... I'll e-mail micreant #2 and see what he says... Does that make me miscreant #3 by default?

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    No, You are Gambrinus!, of course

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    Motels in Lima

    From the Rally Chair

    Worry not, Grasshopper. I have negotiated some good rates with the Lima motels....

    Holiday Inn $79/night + tax
    419-222-0004
    Comfort Inn - price varies: $75/night for a King or 2 doubles
    419-228-4251
    Best Value Inn (Formerly a Ramada) $55/room
    1-800-352-2168

    There are also Motel 6 and Super 8. I don't have their prices handy.

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    Camping at the Allen County Fairgrounds

    I plan to research other locations for the purists, but quite honestly, I can't believe anyone would not want to camp onsite next year.

    There are way-lots of shade trees and wonderful camping areas.

    Wait until you guys see this rally site. It is awesome!!!

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    Will it be air conditioned camping? Cause it was butt hot in Spokane.
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    Originally posted by BradfordBenn
    Will it be air conditioned camping? Cause it was butt hot in Spokane.
    At least it wasn't raining.

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    Rally Dates

    Where is the rally being held in Lima OH and what are the dates?

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    Re: Rally Dates

    Originally posted by dzimbric
    Where is the rally being held in Lima OH and what are the dates?
    The Allen County Fairgrounds

    Thursday, July 21 - 24, 2005

    Allen County Fairgrounds
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    You gave him the answer far too easily. If he's smart enough to blow bubbles out his butt, he should be able to find that info in one of the 6 or so places on this site that the info is listed....

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    Plus it was all over Spokane and the way cool rally program.
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    Originally posted by BradfordBenn
    Will it be air conditioned camping? Cause it was butt hot in Spokane.
    Yeah, but my clothes dried pretty darn fast after being rinsed out...

    Ohio...humid....

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