View Poll Results: Will you be attending the 2005 National Sweepstakes Convention?
Yes 32 13.97%
No 125 54.59%
Have not decided 68 29.69%
Not attending the convention, but coming to party! 4 1.75%
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  Old  January 16th, 2005, 10:11am     #91
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I talked to Amtrak.
You have to get off at Galesburg.
You then you put your luggage in the bus luggage hold and board.
It is about 50 minute trip one way from Galesburg to Moline.

1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245).

It is located 7.3 miles and 13 minutes north of the convention.
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  Old  January 16th, 2005, 10:20am     #92
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Thanks for the research on the Amtrak thingy you all, I appreciate it

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  Old  January 16th, 2005, 10:20am     #93
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I wanna go

***Roserpa think maybe we could go together? I am in Manchester, NH-so not too far from Revere! LMK what you think?
Were you thinking about driving or flying? It is about 1100 miles from us..lol..email me if you are interested!!***

~~~~Or anyone else from the NH/MA/VT/ME area that thinks they might like to go, maybe we could hook up, cause I know hubby ain't gonna go!!~~~~
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I have 3 resgistered from MA and 3 from ME. I have also received an woman from NH who wants to come but only if she can carpool as she doesn't like flying.

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  Old  January 16th, 2005, 10:22am     #94
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I have 20 Texans registered for the convention so far.

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Anyone from Houston? (Not to carpool with) I hate to fly so I thought if someone else was going fro Houston, I might team up with them, so I could feel more at ease!
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  Old  January 16th, 2005, 10:22am     #95
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Those two addresses are bus stations. I wonder if Amtrak busses people to the two stations from Galesburg.

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I was thinking that last night. How confusing!!!
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  Old  January 16th, 2005, 10:23am     #96
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ANYONE going from Texas?
I have 20 Texans registered for the convention so far.

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  Old  January 16th, 2005, 11:23am     #97
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I have 3 resgistered from MA and 3 from ME. I have also received an woman from NH who wants to come but only if she can carpool as she doesn't like flying.

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Tell her to take a train. It would be a lot easier. I am trying to figure the taxi fees and when will I get my Delta ticket and how to use it as there are no direct flights to Los Angeles from Moline are. ARGGGGGGGGGGGGGG
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  Old  January 16th, 2005, 11:00pm     #98
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Can you please email those 7 people(MA, ME and NH) and see if they would email me? Thanks much!
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  Old  January 16th, 2005, 11:02pm     #99
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I'm trying to see if I can make it to this one! I will be coming from Austin, Tx. Is there someone coming from Austin too? I might need a room mate or two to help share the cost of a room? I'm small and I don't snore!!!
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  Old  January 16th, 2005, 11:30pm     #100
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I'm trying to see if I can make it to this one! I will be coming from Austin, Tx. Is there someone coming from Austin too? I might need a room mate or two to help share the cost of a room? I'm small and I don't snore!!!
That's what they all say.

Years ago, I brought one of my employees with me to a convention in Washington DC.

The hotels were overbooked so we had to 'share' a $275.00 a night room (which I footed the bill for).

I hate sharing a room because I am a very light sleeper.

Marci said - "Cathy, not to worry. I don't snore."

She snored so loudly I ended up sleeping in the bathtub with the door tightly closed.

Oops - didn't mean to highjack your post.


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  Old  January 16th, 2005, 11:47pm     #101
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Well
I do turn a little more then most people in my sleep. But if its noisy I put ear plugs in. (I do a lot of camping) I wear ear plugs to keep out the bugs at night and the birds in morning. I guess I can do the same with people as long as they are not to loud.
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  Old  January 17th, 2005, 12:08am     #102
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I'm trying to see if I can make it to this one! I will be coming from Austin, Tx. Is there someone coming from Austin too? I might need a room mate or two to help share the cost of a room? I'm small and I don't snore!!!

Check this thread for car pooling/room sharing information
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  Old  January 19th, 2005, 1:20pm     #103
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It's too far to drive it from Massachusetts so unless there is a major roadtrip carpool, I'll be entering sweeps instead of celebrating with sweepers.

Wishing & hoping & thinking & praying, planning & dreaming... and entering!
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  Old  January 29th, 2005, 9:47pm     #104
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I am going to the convention! Looking forward to meeting some of you!
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  Old  January 30th, 2005, 11:47am     #105
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I am not seeing many people posting to this thread.

Maybe the question is not "Are you going?" - but "Are you NOT going?" and why not?

Just curious.

As an undecided, who is NOT planning to go to Moline and why not?

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