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Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2016 9:04 pm
by draglist
Good info. Only difficulty of the Akron Airport is the potential for direct flights. But might be able to get to Detroit and then a hop... last time I flew in there I saw the ground the entire way... bp


Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2016 11:11 pm
by Zappy
Well lookie there, The Ohio Orangutan has been busy.
Ok, I'll get things started...
put us down for

Dinner at Amish
Shopping & flee market (although I really DON'T need any flee's)
doggies & burgers at "GORILLI'S BACK PORCH"
Rock & ROLL hof.
The Steam Roundhouse sounds interesting too...

Ferraro's - Waterloos - Dutch Valley - Pete's - all sound great for Fri. night get-together dinner.
Monday farewell breakfast @ Golden Coral is a must.

oh yes and Sunday at track. Depending on what the track books in - possibly Sat at track also ???

Thanks Gorilli, you really put a SUPER tune up on this, sounds GREAT
even if it IS gonna cost me some nanners.............. :lol: :lol:


Posted: Tue Jun 28, 2016 6:56 am
by Wheelzman
DLN 2017

May 29, 2017 is Memorial Day. That said we can start the festivities on the Wednesday/Thursday before if you would like. We need input on this for planning the schedule. Input, Johnny Five, input!!!!!!!!!!!
May 24th is National Brother Day
May 28th is National Burger Day
May 28th is also National Funny Car Day... no I just made that up but we will still celebrate it anyhow.

Okay, the nearest airport is Canton/Akron or CAK. This is the airport you need to use.
Canton, Ohio is centrally located to all of the events and is approximately 1 hour from any venue on the schedule.

Planning already underway and the following is on the schedule:
Ask Zappy and LL what they thought of the above.

Shopping and Flea Market

Dinner at an authentic Amish home.

Grilling doggies and burgers at Gorilli's house. Back porch social party at its finest. Nanners required from all Michigan peoplez.

Tour Amish country and home.

Football Hall of Fame

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Restaurants on list:
Panda Gardens oriental restaurant.
Dutch Valley ... arcreek-oh
Daily Grind coffee shop ... 588367245/
Waterloo Restaurant The Big Apple is to die for....
Pete's Restaurant Good food/reasonable price.

Parting Sunday breakfast which will be on Monday morning:
Golden Corral in Canton, Ohio This is close to airport and I-77.
Ferraro's Restaurant
An added feature may be this locomotive roundhouse. It states that groups of 40 or more so I will try to get some extra bodies to fill the quota or my brother has someone who knows the owner and we may be able to get a private showing. Check this out.


Posted: Tue Jun 28, 2016 7:48 am
by Wheelzman
Okay gang I had a brilliant idea.... well an idea. I have been searching the local B&B to see if that would be an option. What do youz guyz think of that? What would be the max price you would be willing to pay for a room each night? I think the lowest price would be around $100 a night if we can do it. Or do you just want to stay at a less expensive location? The place below has enough space for us and seems rather nice but I would check it out personally if you decide to stay there. The rooms are $129 and up but I could see if they would do $100 with reservations for six rooms? I will continue to search but you need to let me know the price break so I know where to go. Thanks.


Posted: Tue Jun 28, 2016 8:07 am
by pro70z28
We've done B&B a few times & always had a goota' experience. We're o.k. either way.


Posted: Tue Jun 28, 2016 7:46 pm
by Novel-T
In May.Does that mean none of the teachers can go? We'd need to travel on U.S.Memorial Day? Can't get anywhere in the area on less the two flights.


Posted: Wed Jun 29, 2016 4:48 am
by Wheelzman
Teachers are flying in for the weekend as I understand it.
They need to chime in here so we can make plans to fit their situation.


Posted: Wed Jun 29, 2016 2:49 pm
by Danny White
Our last day is May 26 as a teacher work day and the 25 with kids. We can get direct flights into Cleveland or connecting flights into Akron. I say plan it the way you need too and we can adjust!


Posted: Wed Jun 29, 2016 6:31 pm
by Wheelzman
Thanks for the input Danny it sure helps when everyone is on the ball with info. How do you feel about the pricing of rooms? I will go with what everyone is comfortable with as to pricing.

Oh and we can all go and ride the Merry Go Round at the park, I'll buy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :lol:
Sharon and I ride it at least once a year... ya never know when your number will get called in life so you need to live it
with all the kid in you that you can.


Posted: Wed Jun 29, 2016 7:16 pm
by Wheelzman
Okay Daryl I have a project for you. It needs to be done by the DLN 2017 date so you have lots of time. We can park it right next to the track and watch the races from the porch. The one at 6:11 is what I am talking about. Go get busy buddy!!!!