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AMG 2013 - Preliminary Site Location Preference - OFFICIAL THREAD

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phildinftlaudy:

--- Quote from: Miss Philicia on August 26, 2012, 02:55:28 PM ---
Pocatello, Idaho (side trips to Grand Teton and Yellowstone)... tired of large city destinations - August

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I had to look up Pocatello - town of around 56,000 and the home of the University of Idaho...
Yellowstone would be a bit of a hike (pardon the pun).... some of the attractions in the area and their distance from the Clarion Hotel in Pocatello:


Pine Ridge Mall       3.0mi   (Thought Wolfter would like to know about this one)

Fort Hall Replica     4.0mi

Historic Old Town Pocatello    5.0mi

Ross Park Zoo    5.0mi

Fort Hall Casino   9.0mi

Massacre Rocks State Park  35.0mi

Lava Hot Springs   45.0mi

LDS Temple   50.0mi  (maybe an opportunity for a Mitt Romney siting)

Craters of the Moon    70.0mi

Yellowstone National Park   158.0mi

Oh, and the regional airport has a major runway expansion taking place.... Delta Connections is the airline that serves the airport - operated by SkyWest.... oh, and the airport opens an hour before the first flight and closes an hour after the last flight arrives/departs.... and they give you a free cup of coffee at the gift shop....

Sounds like a pretty hopping place.... one of the hotels in the town has a Ruby Tuesday's located right next to it (Yummy)....

I will definitely have to try one of their potatoes if Pocatello gets picked.... a real Idaho potato... cool (I will be able to scratch it off of my bucket list).




Miss Philicia:
Well, of course if a non-urban area was selected people would have to team up and rent cars. I'm sure the cost would be offset by a cheaper hotel and food expense. (edit: oh looksie there's a 24 hour shuttle from Salt Lake City airport! Figures with college kids and all... though from what I can find there are 3 round trip flights daily from Salt Lake City to Pocatello, and it's a jet not a prop plane)

Is there some rule here that all AMG's must be in cities? Seems rather limiting going forward, doesn't it, not to mention horribly discriminatory to those members here who do not care for the filthy, crowded environment of a city? Just trying to think outside of the box. It's very unfortunate that you feel the need to resort to a snarky attitude.

Orite... here's a scene from Charley's in Pocatello, hosted by the lovely Spyke Naugahyde!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FW3S7gYPLBI

... or even better -- here's how they "vogue" in Idaho (<<< SUPER FIERCE!!!)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9IMfQd65no

phildinftlaudy:

--- Quote from: Miss Philicia on August 26, 2012, 07:37:30 PM ---
Is there some rule here that all AMG's must be in cities? Seems rather limiting going forward, doesn't it, not to mention horribly discriminatory to those members here who do not care for the filthy, crowded environment of a city? Just trying to think outside of the box. It's very unfortunate that you feel the need to resort to a snarky attitude.


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No snarky attitude here...
I stated early on that I was not familiar with Pocatello and had to look it up....
Was merely pointing out the local attractions and fine dining establishments.
AMG is more about the people than the location -- although, I would have to say, personally, that Pocatello wouldn't be at the top of my list of places I want to visit before I die - but then again, neither is Buffalo - and I have been there several times.

As long as wherever we end up serves Corona, I am fine with the location.

A cruise would actually be one of my first choices; however, I know that not everyone wants to be on a ship and/or that some people may not want to have to participate in the whole set of dates that might be required if a cruise was selected...

I also would like to see AMG held in Ireland, Scotland, Australia, etc - but I also know that would be cost prohibitive for many...

Pocatello would definitely be a cheaper venue in regards to hotel (looks like the average price is around $90 a night); it would require the use of rental cars to get outside of the city limits to some of the other areas (i.e. Yellowstone)...

Wherever the preferences lead and the final vote takes us, I will be there....

So, in the end, snarky is all in the eyes of the beholder...   (gratuitious emoticon added === ;D  )

bocker3:
Now, now ladies......
If Pocatello wins, it wins.  There is no way anyone can cry discrimination of non-urban area, as this is put up to a vote each year.  If a small town is wanted, then members need to vote for it. 
I hope you aren't just pot-stirring here.  Last year's planning went pretty drama free and I'd love to see that repeated again.

Mike

Jody:
We have rented cars and vans on several AMG's, going from Toronto to Niagara Falls and to Quebec City from Montreal as well as busing to the pyramids outside of Mexico City.

We do tend to gravitate to major cities as they are easier to herd cats per se, and more to do in smaller confines such as museums, shows, restaurants, etc. but folks have often traveled off as some of us did when going to Mt. Rainier while we were in Seattle. 

I think as Mike says people can vote for any destination they choose at this point and I too would enjoy going outside the US and Canada but I guess I figured not many others have indicated they would be able to vote for a destination too far away or too expensive though some of us will try to get to Melbourne, Australia in 2014.

Jody

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