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Great Lakes Discussion, Chicago Meet (August 28-30) discussion in Cadillac Clubs, Local Chapters and Regional Forums; Originally Posted by CadillacGurl What hotel are you staying at downtown?? Sorry for the late reply! The problem at my ...
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    Re: Chicago Meet -- August 28-30 -- Official thread -- Public Trans is horrible

    Quote Originally Posted by CadillacGurl View Post
    What hotel are you staying at downtown??

    Sorry for the late reply! The problem at my work that was causing me to have unlimited internet has been resolved and I am blocked from the forum again! LOL!

    Anyhow, we would be staying at the Homewood Suites by Hilton. Gorgeous hotel right near all the good stuff!

    However, at this point I am going to downgrade my status from a yes, to a maybe-probably. I am getting myself into a more fiscally responsible mode. I will likely have some huge expenses next year in the way of an expensive piece of jewelery, if ya know what I mean! I am doing great with my business I recently started but I am also paying off all of my credit cards in the process. Business has been great but I need to see how I do in June and July before I know for sure if Im comin. Since my bumper is cracked from a minor mishap over the winter and my GF is fresh out of college, this trip would likely cost me somewhere in the neighborhood of 1500 to 2000 dollars. Definately doable but that money might be better spent on more responsible things.

    Like I said though, Im still probably in. I should know by mid July for sure though!

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    Re: Chicago Meet -- August 28-30 -- Official thread -- Public Trans is horrible

    Quote Originally Posted by gdwriter View Post
    Hey Nicki, can you get a group reservation for Granite City for Sunday brunch?
    The only problem with Granite City is that it is 45 minutes away from Downers. My other recommendation is what we did last year was go to Omega Family greek owned restaurant. I can definitely check Granite City if you guys are up for driving that far.

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    Re: Chicago Meet -- August 28-30 -- Official thread -- Public Trans is horrible

    Quote Originally Posted by nickc50310 View Post
    this trip would likely cost me somewhere in the neighborhood of 1500 to 2000 dollars.
    Holy crap, Nick! Just how drunk do you plan on getting?

    When I did Des Moines two years ago, I spent just under $1,000. Of that, nearly $400 was for gas. With the combination of lower gas prices, better gas mileage for Sabrina and running regular instead of premium, the trip cost calculator at gasbuddy.com, estimates at current prices I'll spend $450 on gas for Chicago and back, and that includes detours to eastern Washington, Montana, Mt. Rushmore and Minneapolis on the outbound trip.

    I'm cheap and my main criteria for a motel on the road is that it be clean and allow pets, so I generally use Motel 6 since my only real complaint with them are scratchy towels and sometimes wimpy pillows. So I'll rarely spend more than $60 a night.

    I'm budgeting $1,500 to $2,000 for my trip, but I'll be on the road for two weeks.

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    Re: Chicago Meet -- August 28-30 -- Official thread -- Public Trans is horrible

    Quote Originally Posted by CadillacGurl View Post
    The only problem with Granite City is that it is 45 minutes away from Downers.
    If need be I can borrow my Dad's full size van (the newer one, not the POS I dragged at Quad Cities last year) and we can all pile into that. Its no Navigator with a shot suspension but it will do.

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    Re: Chicago Meet -- August 28-30 -- Official thread -- Public Trans is horrible

    ^ a 45 minute drive for everyone else is a 30 minute drive for me.

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    Re: Chicago Meet -- August 28-30 -- Official thread -- Public Trans is horrible

    I'm down for some GC.
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    Re: Chicago Meet -- August 28-30 -- Official thread -- Public Trans is horrible

    Not a finer place to grease off a hangover in the whole world! And a huge mimosa for $4.50!

    Brian

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    Re: Chicago Meet -- August 28-30 -- Official thread -- Public Trans is horrible

    Quote Originally Posted by 90Brougham350 View Post
    Not a finer place to grease off a hangover in the whole world! And a huge mimosa for $4.50!
    I can't remember if I had a Mimosa or a Bloody Mary in Des Moines. Knowing me, I probably had both.

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    Re: Chicago Meet -- August 28-30 -- Official thread -- Public Trans is horrible

    Quote Originally Posted by dirt_cheap_fleetwood View Post
    If need be I can borrow my Dad's full size van (the newer one, not the POS I dragged at Quad Cities last year) and we can all pile into that. Its no Navigator with a shot suspension but it will do.
    Up to you. It's in Orland Park, address below:
    Granite City Food & Brewery
    14035 South La Grange Road
    Orland Park, IL 60462

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    Re: Chicago Meet -- August 28-30 -- Official thread -- Public Trans is horrible

    Granite City is about 15-20 minutes from me, I'm down

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    Re: Chicago Meet -- August 28-30 -- Official thread -- Public Trans is horrible

    If its as good as the one in Kansas City I hit up on occasion I'm down for GC as well, whats another 30 or 45 minute drive when I drove 450 miles there in the 1st place!

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    Re: Chicago Meet -- August 28-30 -- Official thread -- Public Trans is horrible

    GC is really close to my work... If there is a Cadi gathering there.... I'd be there! I live about 15 miles from there.

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    Re: Chicago Meet -- August 28-30 -- Official thread -- Public Trans is horrible

    Sweet, the place is pretty much a clean shot from where I live. Forget 30 minutes, I could do it in 20.

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    Re: Chicago Meet -- August 28-30 -- Official thread -- Public Trans is horrible

    If we're going to GC, I'll skip the brunch and just get a cuban.
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    Re: Chicago Meet -- August 28-30 -- Official thread -- Public Trans is horrible

    Flying Monkey sounds like a good morning drink

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