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    University apartment locations with respect to the rally site?

    I can find the office of Res life on Google maps. But where are the apartments located with respect to the fair grounds? Walking distance? Looking like about 1.5-2 miles?
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    some discussion about distance here
    http://www.bmwmoa.org/forum/showthread.php?t=50624
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    IIRC, there is going to be a shuttle bus from the apartment areas to the Fairgrounds. Can't seem to find the post with the reference right now, though...
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    Theo -

    Check the one above. I sounds like there will be some sort of transportation provided. From the maps, it seems that the apartment complex is a bit further away from the rally grounds than the University proper.
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    The apartments are located on the "upper campus". Check this out, then compare it to Google Maps:


    http://www.bloomu.edu/documents/admi...issionsMap.pdf
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    I GoogleMapped it for kicks last week - it is just shy of a 2-mile walk.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted View Post
    I GoogleMapped it for kicks last week - it is just shy of a 2-mile walk...{snip}
    That looks like a path to the east entrance to the fairgrounds. I believe the main entrance is to the west of the racetrack and the green rows of grass. This would add another 3/4 mile or so to the walk.

    Hopefully, they'll have a east gate open for pedestrians. Note that the fairgrounds map linked-to in some posts has south facing up!
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    Friends and I have confirmed reservations and the distance is not a concern for me. It will be close compared to some of the past rallies. I prefer to be on the grounds in my RV but I can stay in the apartments for far less than the gas expense.
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    Looks like we're booked into the Mt. Olympus complex. My son will have to sleeping bag-it on the floor. But that means we don't need to bring sleeping bags, tent or other outdoor camping equipment.
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    apartments

    We received confirmation of our reservation at the apartments this week. Doesnt seem like much of a problem at all, I believe the apartment rental is the way to go.

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    From the apartment sites to the fairgrounds it's down hill walking ......... there ought to be a shuttle in place by rally time. Also the Scranton Commons is the first place in Small Colleges and U's food service court / buffet. http://www.campusdish.com/en-US/CSE/...tonCommons.htm
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    We are planning to have a shuttle that will run from the university with a stop in the historic downtown and then to the rally. Bloomsburg has a nice downtown area with restaurants, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dmaust01 View Post
    We are planning to have a shuttle that will run from the university with a stop in the historic downtown and then to the rally. Bloomsburg has a nice downtown area with restaurants, etc.
    Fantastic, Mark! Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dmaust01 View Post
    We are planning to have a shuttle that will run from the university with a stop in the historic downtown and then to the rally. Bloomsburg has a nice downtown area with restaurants, etc.
    Follow-up question --

    Any idea about what time the shuttle will start in the morning and when the last one will be from the fairgrounds? Too eager, huh?
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