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by terryg
Mon Oct 18, 2010 9:55 am
Forum: 2010 TexasCHLforum Day at PSC
Topic: TXCHLFDay 2010 - Who is traveling the farthest?
Replies: 52
Views: 6133

Re: TXCHLFDay 2010 - Who is traveling the farthest?

USA1 wrote:
terryg wrote: I am very fortunate to live very close to the range - 3.5 miles.
Everyone to your house for cake and ice creme afterwards! :razz:
Well, there is a Blue Bell distribution center in the vicinity and we are all armed ... :biggrinjester:
by terryg
Mon Oct 18, 2010 9:32 am
Forum: 2010 TexasCHLforum Day at PSC
Topic: TXCHLFDay 2010 - Who is traveling the farthest?
Replies: 52
Views: 6133

Re: TXCHLFDay 2010 - Who is traveling the farthest?

toddlinder wrote:I suppose I should weigh in at 256 miles. Coming from near Midlothian TX.
Done: @ #6. We only need one more entry to knock the last of the locals, TLynnHughes & williamkevin, off of the list.
by terryg
Fri Oct 15, 2010 8:36 pm
Forum: 2010 TexasCHLforum Day at PSC
Topic: TXCHLFDay 2010 - Who is traveling the farthest?
Replies: 52
Views: 6133

Re: TXCHLFDay 2010 - Who is traveling the farthest?

Skiprr wrote:I don't think I can claim this, but I am coming back from Phoenix that Friday evening to be at PSC Saturday before 7:00...so 1,226 miles. :mrgreen:

Otherwise, if you count where I'll actually sleep the night before the event, it's only a 54.7 mile drive.
You get an honorable mention! :biggrinjester:
by terryg
Sat Oct 09, 2010 1:10 am
Forum: 2010 TexasCHLforum Day at PSC
Topic: TXCHLFDay 2010 - Who is traveling the farthest?
Replies: 52
Views: 6133

Re: TXCHLFDay 2010 - Who is traveling the farthest?

surprise_i'm_armed wrote:Using the Google link supplied, I'm 289 miles from Friendswood.

That's close to the farthest, but not quite.

Put me on the list please.

SIA
Done Sir! Sorry gwashorn, buy you and I are now kicked off the list.
by terryg
Fri Oct 08, 2010 7:46 am
Forum: 2010 TexasCHLforum Day at PSC
Topic: TXCHLFDay 2010 - Who is traveling the farthest?
Replies: 52
Views: 6133

Re: TXCHLFDay 2010 - Who is traveling the farthest?

gwashorn wrote:
There is also a fairly new motel on Hwy 6 between the 35 Bypass and the 35 business. It is between the Dairy queen and Joe's BBQ. My cousin stays there sometimes.

Gary
Yep, thats the Roadway Inn. I know it is new, but I wasn't as sure about whether it is nice or not.

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by terryg
Thu Oct 07, 2010 9:09 pm
Forum: 2010 TexasCHLforum Day at PSC
Topic: TXCHLFDay 2010 - Who is traveling the farthest?
Replies: 52
Views: 6133

Re: TXCHLFDay 2010 - Who is traveling the farthest?

foreman wrote:Wife and I can only make the TSD&DFL seminar Friday night. Wish we could stay for everything. :cryin
If that counts - 204.19 miles
I think it does, you are still traveling a long way.

And now I am off the list:

1. chasfm11 - Northern DFW, TX - 297 mi
2. The Annoyed Man - Grapevine, TX - 292 mi
3. tomc - Dallas, TX - 291 mi
4. Fosforos - Terrell, TX - 267 mi
5. foreman - Leander/Cedarpark, TX - 204.1 mi
6. USA1 - Tomball, TX - 54 mi
7. Purplehood - Houston, TX - 46.4 mi
8. TLynnHughes - - 14.9 mi
9. williamkevin - - 14.9 mi
10. gwashorn - Alvin, TX - 7.9 mi[/quote]

Only one Alvinite remains ...
by terryg
Thu Oct 07, 2010 9:04 pm
Forum: 2010 TexasCHLforum Day at PSC
Topic: TXCHLFDay 2010 - Who is traveling the farthest?
Replies: 52
Views: 6133

Re: TXCHLFDay 2010 - Who is traveling the farthest?

gwashorn wrote:There are a few new hotels on the Hwy 35 Bypass in Alvin just South of Hwy 6. Next closest area is Webster, Clear Lake. Try around the Bay Brook Mall in Webster also.

BTW Mapquest makes mistakes all the time. Pizza guys always end up at the wrong place when trying to deliver to my house. Google gets it.

Gary
Good job Gary - we were on the same page. I was just working on a hotel post.

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by terryg
Thu Oct 07, 2010 8:21 pm
Forum: 2010 TexasCHLforum Day at PSC
Topic: TXCHLFDay 2010 - Who is traveling the farthest?
Replies: 52
Views: 6133

Re: TXCHLFDay 2010 - Who is traveling the farthest?

terryg wrote:
1. chasfm11 - Northern DFW, TX - 297 mi
2. The Annoyed Man - Grapevine, TX - 292 mi
3. tomc - Dallas, TX - 291 mi
4. USA1 - Tomball, TX - 54 mi
5. Purplehood - Houston, TX - 46.4 mi
6. TLynnHughes - - 14.9 mi
7. williamkevin - - 14.9 mi
8. gwashorn - Alvin, TX - 7.9 mi
9. terryg - Alvin, TX - 3.5 mi
10.
Almost have us two Alvinites kicked off the list. Just 3 more to go.
by terryg
Thu Oct 07, 2010 8:18 pm
Forum: 2010 TexasCHLforum Day at PSC
Topic: TXCHLFDay 2010 - Who is traveling the farthest?
Replies: 52
Views: 6133

Re: TXCHLFDay 2010 - Who is traveling the farthest?

chasfm11 wrote:OK, it's time to play "trump"

297 miles from my front door to the Best Western in Clear Lake where I have a reservation. PSC is actually further yet. I'm using Delorme's Street Atlas and am getting the calculation from it. I'll be able to demonstrate it when I arrive.

Chas
I'll put 297. But if you want to have it calculated for you, click here and put your address in the first block.

Edited for clarity.
by terryg
Thu Oct 07, 2010 8:16 pm
Forum: 2010 TexasCHLforum Day at PSC
Topic: TXCHLFDay 2010 - Who is traveling the farthest?
Replies: 52
Views: 6133

Re: TXCHLFDay 2010 - Who is traveling the farthest?

USA1 wrote:
WildBill wrote:
The Annoyed Man wrote:292 miles, coming from Grapevine, per Google Maps. I got tomc beat by 1 mile! :mrgreen:
Let me know how you like the Alvin Regency Hyatt. :mrgreen:
Here's a picture from the brochure...Enjoy your stay. Continental breakfast served promptly at 9am.

Image
Yeah, thats about right ...
by terryg
Thu Oct 07, 2010 8:14 pm
Forum: 2010 TexasCHLforum Day at PSC
Topic: TXCHLFDay 2010 - Who is traveling the farthest?
Replies: 52
Views: 6133

Re: TXCHLFDay 2010 - Who is traveling the farthest?

The Annoyed Man wrote:292 miles, coming from Grapevine, per Google Maps. I got tomc beat by 1 mile! :mrgreen:
Hmm, beat him by 1 mile. Smells fishy. You know that Google Maps offers 2 or 3 route choices. Are you sure you picked the shortest? :mrgreen:
by terryg
Thu Oct 07, 2010 8:11 pm
Forum: 2010 TexasCHLforum Day at PSC
Topic: TXCHLFDay 2010 - Who is traveling the farthest?
Replies: 52
Views: 6133

Re: TXCHLFDay 2010 - Who is traveling the farthest?

WildBill wrote:
USA1 wrote:
WildBill wrote:
USA1 wrote:
Purplehood wrote:Those country boys and girls in Tomball are always trying to one-up folks...
:mrgreen:
I didn't realize that it was a contest. What's the prize? :mrgreen:
I think I remember terryg saying something about providing an
all expense paid weekend for two at the Hyatt Regency Downtown for the winner.
Right terryg? :razz:
Downtown Alvin??? :smilelol5:
Now that would be something indeed. There are a few newer hotels on the bypass. But the closet hotel to downtown Alvin is the Knights Inn and let me tell you, if I had to stay there, I would carry no matter what was posted.

http://www.knightsinn.com/KnightsInn/co ... tyId=10879" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Here are a few reviews:

We stayed at the rooms in the middle by the pool.Let me tell you,it was nasty but it was 1am and we were all tired,and kids.Never again will I stay here,the carpet at adjoining rooms was wet.My room the bottom of the tub was black.

I'm staying here right now. I travel for a living and live out of a hotel room. This is bad even for a Days Inn. The bathroom is dirty, tub and toilet. The water comes out of the faucet brown for half a minute. There isn't but 1 towel, the cleaning staff didn't replace the towels in my room. The sheets smell like body odor, there IS NO continental breakfast, none. Room itself has seen better days. Newly renovated? since when, 1975? There are several brand new motels and hotels right up Hwy 6 there. No name places but brand new facilities that are much nicer for comparable money. I'm checking out tonight..not one more night of this smell. I'm not mad I just know better. Oh, and the hotel is located painfully close to the rail tracks and there are no less than 3 trains that go by for about 10mins each starting around midnight ending around 1:30am..and they are very very loud. It would be easier to sleep next to the interstate in a tent.
by terryg
Thu Oct 07, 2010 5:04 pm
Forum: 2010 TexasCHLforum Day at PSC
Topic: TXCHLFDay 2010 - Who is traveling the farthest?
Replies: 52
Views: 6133

Re: TXCHLFDay 2010 - Who is traveling the farthest?

TLynnHughes wrote:
terryg wrote:I'm just curious who to see who is traveling the farthest to this event? I am very fortunate to live very close to the range - 3.5 miles. Post your distances (street miles, not as the crow flies) and I will keep the top 10 current in the OP. You can post your home city if you want as well.


1. tomc - Dallas, TX - 91 mi
2. USA1 - Tomball, TX - 54 mi
3. Purplehood - Houston, TX - 46.4 mi
4. TLynnHughes - - 14.9 mi
5. williamkevin - - 14.9 mi
6. gwashorn - Alvin, TX - 7.9 mi
7. terryg - Alvin, TX - 3.5 mi
8.
9.
10.
I'm not real sure, but I think it's a bit further from Dallas than 91 miles. :confused5

T.
oops - who stole my '2'? (fixed)
by terryg
Thu Oct 07, 2010 4:22 pm
Forum: 2010 TexasCHLforum Day at PSC
Topic: TXCHLFDay 2010 - Who is traveling the farthest?
Replies: 52
Views: 6133

Re: TXCHLFDay 2010 - Who is traveling the farthest?

tomc wrote:OK, I'll be the first. 291 miles from N Dallas.
Your now at the #1 spot. I suspect that may hold for awhile.
by terryg
Thu Oct 07, 2010 1:22 pm
Forum: 2010 TexasCHLforum Day at PSC
Topic: TXCHLFDay 2010 - Who is traveling the farthest?
Replies: 52
Views: 6133

Re: TXCHLFDay 2010 - Who is traveling the farthest?

Purplehood wrote:I really doubt that 18.35 miles is correct (FM1960 and Champion Forest area).

I drive from home in NW Houston to work (inside the 610 loop) one way 26 miles. Friendswood is further south.

I hate MapQuest.
Goggle says your 46.4 mi away. But it didn't change your ranking - still number 2.

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