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Old 01-25-2018, 11:47 AM
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Originally Posted by bogdann View Post
Usually we travel to New York in September / October to visit our son and his wife. This year a change of plans and we are travelling April / May. Planning to go either Washington or Boston for this years road trip. If we only had one day for Hershey which day is best? Is there a web page that would have more details or a programme?
Have tried fitting in a 928 event on previous visits but it just never works out.
April 20th is the day before the swap meet. We have been making it a tradition to arrive at the designated Motel/Hotel the day before, for socializing with friends. It's also much easier to get to the swap meet very early the next day, by doing this. April 21st is the Hershey Porsche Swap Meet. That's the day we will all be parked at Hershey Park and all the vendors ect. are set up. The swap meet day at Hershey usually ends around 2 pm. Depending on the weather. We all then head somewhere to eat.
In the past we all would leave for home after a late lunch. But, last year and this year some of us are staying over one more night and leave to go home Sunday (22nd) morning.

Norm, hope you can join us somehow. You'll have a great time for sure.
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Old 01-25-2018, 12:10 PM
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What do you all think about going to Houlihan's after the swap meet instead of trying fight the crowds to get into Red Robin? We can reserve a space and it looks like they have plenty of parking - even a city garage next door if required.

Large Parties Welcome

Call us to reserve our banquet room or to make a reservation for a large party.

It's right on the corner of Park and Chocolate Avenues.
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Old 01-25-2018, 12:21 PM
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Originally Posted by GeorgeM View Post
What do you all think about going to Houlihan's after the swap meet instead of trying fight the crowds to get into Red Robin? We can reserve a space and it looks like they have plenty of parking - even a city garage next door if required.

Large Parties Welcome

Call us to reserve our banquet room or to make a reservation for a large party.

It's right on the corner of Park and Chocolate Avenues.
I would be fine with Houlihans. I think last year we made the decision to not go to Red Robins anymore. Last year we went to Duke's Bar and Grill, which was OK. It did have a lot of room for us and was close to our Motel.
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Old 01-25-2018, 01:19 PM
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agreed, Red Robin is no longer desirable. Can't sit together, and can't get in fast. The place Rick mentioned was really good, back in town near the White Rose. George, your suggestion is probably good too. so long as it is not too close to the Park, crowds should not be a big problem.
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I get down that way all the time, I know a couple really nice places. Harper's is good for prime rib, the Batdorf has nice pub food and a back deck if the weather is decent, and there's an amazing Italian place in Annville called '"Fabio's".
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Originally Posted by Eplebnista View Post
The White Rose is changing hands as of February 1 and is not accepting reservations beyond that date. The current plan is to contact the new owners of the White Rose after February 1 and make reservations. If the White Rose does not work out, we will get a block of rooms at the Comfort Inn at the Park, which is on the Harrisburg side of Hershey.
Thanks, Otto.

Depending on if Trinity or Cat makes the trip with me, I could split a room if they run short. I snore pretty bad., but I don't fart too much...
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Old 01-26-2018, 12:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Shawn Stanford View Post
Thanks, Otto.

Depending on if Trinity or Cat makes the trip with me, I could split a room if they run short. I snore pretty bad., but I don't fart too much...
Shawn Please -- really, T M I. Just to put a bow on the suggestions for a restaurant, Re replacement for RRobin, would be after the show Sat afternoon, for sandwiches, not dinner fare.

We should consider these for evening meal, but I thought last year's Dukes was just right.
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Hotel Update - Comfort Inn at the Park is going to be around $200 per night in April. That leaves less money for Porsche parts. While we still await news on the White Rose, I have scouted out two alternatives. The first is the Days Inn on Chocolate Avenue which is the traditional multi-story box with a parking lot around it. Like the Comfort Inn, it is on the Harrisburg side of Hershey. It should be about $135 per night. The alternative to this is the Red Roof Inn in Palmyra, which is approximately the same price but an older property laid out like the White Rose. Advantages to this location include speedy access to the traditional breakfast spot, proximity to the spray and wash for washing your shark and rooms that directly access the parking lot/piazza.

For future reference, the hot ticket in Hershey is the brand new Super 8, which purportedly cheap, nice and unfortunately already sold out for that weekend. Also for future reference, NEVER click on "Groups" on a hotel chain website and expect to be contacted by anyone who knows their *** from their elbow. Just call the hotel direct.

Let me know your preference please - Red Roof (tired but convenient and a White Rose like ambiance) or Days Inn - (modern big box, a long trek for more cigars and vodka).

So far I have six private messages confirming interest. Adding Rick (who we know cannot follow directions of any kind) gives me a total of seven rooms. If you are in, please let me know with a PM.
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Originally Posted by Eplebnista View Post
.....So far I have six private messages confirming interest. Adding Rick (who we know cannot follow directions of any kind) gives me a total of seven rooms. If you are in, please let me know with a PM.
That's just hurtful...
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Otto: Arthritis dictates using Panos more, hence conserve funds. I got your cell from Rick: and called: "The person you are trying to contact has a VM box that has not been set up" Doesn't sound like you. So I'm here with further update. Just spoke with WRose, The closing on WRose has been pushed back to end of Feb. They are taking reservations for previous groups, who have stayed with them, i.e., shooters, wrestlers, basketball, and Porsche w/o taking a credit card (she is security minded) with intent to pass info on to new owners. The whole thing is iffy to me, you know LAWYERS are involved. So I called Nick at Rodeway Inn, 1733 East Choc Ave , right next to Dukes. He offered a group rate of $69 for rooms with single bed. I'm voting to go with that.

I told him I would get back to him today. I'm not trying to barge in, if you want to call, his number is 717-533-four, five, double three.

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I'm in for whatever everyone else is doing. But now seeing Steve's post, I'll wait before pm to you Otto.
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Sorry guys, I have been teaching skiing all day and just got on the internet. Steve if you want to call the Rodeway tomorrow please do. I will be teaching skiing all day tomorrow too.

9 rooms should do for now.
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Originally Posted by SteveG View Post
Otto: Arthritis dictates using El Greco more and more, I got your cell from Rick: and called: "The person you are trying to contact has a VM box that has not been set up" Doesn't sound like you. So I'm here with further update. Just spoke with WRose, The closing on WRose has been pushed back to end of Feb. They are taking reservations for previous groups, who have stayed with them, i.e., shooters, wrestlers, basketball, and Porsche w/o taking a credit card (she is security minded) with intent to pass info on to new owners. The whole thing is iffy to me, you know LAWYERS are involved. So I called Nick at Rodeway Inn, 1733 East Choc Ave , right next to Dukes. He offered a group rate of $69 for rooms with single bed. I'm voting to go with that.

I told him I would get back to him today. I'm not trying to barge in, if you want to call, his number is 717-533-four, five, double three.
Are we all in agreement that Rodeway Inn will be the new Hershey Swap Meet Motel?

I'm good with it.
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Steve/Rick, I'm in!
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Originally Posted by WyattsRide View Post
Are we all in agreement that Rodeway Inn will be the new Hershey Swap Meet Motel?

I'm good with it.
OK, no affiliation, I just spoke with Nick (number in post above) at Rodeway Inn, 1733 East Chocolate Ave., Hershey 17033, said there would be 9 of us calling. Ask for group "928"; group rate for single room, $69.

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