TXCHLFDay 2010 - Who is traveling the farthest?

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Re: TXCHLFDay 2010 - Who is traveling the farthest?

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Post by terryg » Thu Oct 07, 2010 8:11 pm

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.
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Re: TXCHLFDay 2010 - Who is traveling the farthest?

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Post by terryg » Thu Oct 07, 2010 8:14 pm

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:
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Re: TXCHLFDay 2010 - Who is traveling the farthest?

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Post by terryg » Thu Oct 07, 2010 8:16 pm

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
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Re: TXCHLFDay 2010 - Who is traveling the farthest?

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Post by terryg » Thu Oct 07, 2010 8:18 pm

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.

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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.
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Re: TXCHLFDay 2010 - Who is traveling the farthest?

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Post by terryg » Thu Oct 07, 2010 8:21 pm

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.
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Re: TXCHLFDay 2010 - Who is traveling the farthest?

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Post by Fosforos » Thu Oct 07, 2010 8:30 pm

267 miles for me and MrsFosforos, coming from Terrell. We are actually taking a route that makes it 284 miles since we'll be in our RV and I don't like driving it on small back roads.

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Re: TXCHLFDay 2010 - Who is traveling the farthest?

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Post by gwashorn » Thu Oct 07, 2010 8:31 pm

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.

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Re: TXCHLFDay 2010 - Who is traveling the farthest?

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Post by foreman » Thu Oct 07, 2010 9:04 pm

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

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Re: TXCHLFDay 2010 - Who is traveling the farthest?

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Post by terryg » Thu Oct 07, 2010 9:04 pm

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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Re: TXCHLFDay 2010 - Who is traveling the farthest?

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Post by terryg » Thu Oct 07, 2010 9:09 pm

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]

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Re: TXCHLFDay 2010 - Who is traveling the farthest?

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Post by gwashorn » Fri Oct 08, 2010 7:20 am

terryg wrote:
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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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.

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Re: TXCHLFDay 2010 - Who is traveling the farthest?

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Post by terryg » Fri Oct 08, 2010 7:46 am

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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Re: TXCHLFDay 2010 - Who is traveling the farthest?

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Post by surprise_i'm_armed » Fri Oct 08, 2010 6:19 pm

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.

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Re: TXCHLFDay 2010 - Who is traveling the farthest?

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Post by terryg » Sat Oct 09, 2010 1:10 am

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.
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Re: TXCHLFDay 2010 - Who is traveling the farthest?

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Post by gwashorn » Sat Oct 09, 2010 11:04 am

Ah Man, I need to shoot some of those Crows then. Like I thought I would be the farthest..... I can darn near smell the gunpowder from here. I am just glad we have these people all coming. Can't wait to see faces with forum names.
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