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Old January 29th, 2006, 06:34 AM   #1
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Anybody want to take the train to Chicago for a night out and hang in the bar car the whole way?
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Old January 29th, 2006, 07:22 AM   #2
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That sounds great, wish I could. That train ride from Pontiac is about 6 hours if I remember right, we could be good and sloshed before we get there!!
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Old January 29th, 2006, 09:21 AM   #3
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When and how much is the train ride?
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Old January 29th, 2006, 10:21 AM   #4
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how about you guys take the train, and I will take the 119 round trip plane ride out of pontiac airport?

:tonka: stupid 57 minute flight
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Old January 29th, 2006, 10:44 AM   #5
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how about you guys take the train, and I will take the 119 round trip plane ride out of pontiac airport?

:tonka: stupid 57 minute flight
I have to X2 that one. For about ten years straight around a dozen of my friends and I would take Amtrak roundtrip to Chicago for ST. Patties day (which is a time I highly recommend that you go, what a freakin party). About half of those we had some type of train issue that sucked, from overbooked trains to 4-5 hour delays. Twice the train broke and they bussed us back to Toledo on Greyhounds. I love trains but Amtrak blows, another typical thing politicians need to stay out of.

Chicago rocks (to visit)!!!!
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Old January 29th, 2006, 10:52 AM   #6
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We could set up a date in the future. I didn't mean next week or really soon.


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how about you guys take the train, and I will take the 119 round trip plane ride out of pontiac airport?

:tonka: stupid 57 minute flight


The whole point is to take the train and pre-party. How are you gong to do that on a puddle-jumper out of Pontiac or Flint?:miff:
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Old January 29th, 2006, 12:12 PM   #7
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The whole point is to take the train and pre-party. How are you gong to do that on a puddle-jumper out of Pontiac or Flint?:miff:
Ok, so you pre-drink for 5 hours.

I get there in one hour, go to the actual place of final consumption, and have a 3.5 hour head start, and nowhere to drive to, because I'm already there.


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Old January 29th, 2006, 12:26 PM   #8
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The method by which you get to the final destination from the airport will be the same as how we get to the final destination from the train station, so we have no place to drive to, either.


And we'll have the 1 hour head start since the party starts when we get on the train, not when you get off the plane.

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Old January 29th, 2006, 01:25 PM   #9
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IMO: If you really want the guys to go, get a few strippers to go along.

Five hours in a bar car with stripppers... priceless.

Oh yeah...no Motrctyman can't go.
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Old January 29th, 2006, 01:32 PM   #10
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Who the hell told you what the plan was?
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Old January 29th, 2006, 08:38 PM   #11
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after reading these last 2 posts

I'm IN
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Old January 29th, 2006, 08:56 PM   #12
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where at??? i can either spend 50minutes driving there, or catch an express train to grand central, and then the L to wherever else your at :)
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Old January 29th, 2006, 09:08 PM   #13
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I will be there on wednesday.
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i would most definetly like to go, i havent been to Chicago since i was like 10 or younger.
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sounds like fun.
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He's leaving me there.................
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Who the hell told you what the plan was?
Wild ass guess after being around you and CC on Friday.
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If I didn't already drive to Chicago at least 6 times a year, I may be interesed.
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I'm open to suggestions as to a date, but I'm thinking a Saturday morning (not too early) departure would be cool. Going on a Friday would put us in town too late, unless we were to stay for 2 nights.

I will contribute to a hotel - I'll see if my AMEX Rewards points will assist with that in any way.
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I'll see if my AMEX Rewards points will assist with that in any way.
Last time I used Marriott points for a Saturday night in Chicago at The Fairfield Inn (Ontario St.) it cost me 30,000 points. The awards charts show the minimum. Weekends cost usually 10k extra. You can convert your amex points to hotel points, but I don't remember if it costs you any and how long the transfer takes.

Besides, who needs a hotel in Chicago? Close the bars, get breakfast, sleep on the train back

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