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We could stay half way, in Fairview Heights/O'Fallon area which is just on the other IL side of the river from Missouri and then go on the photo walk to the lake if you want.

 

 

 

We could stay half way, in Fairview Heights/O'Fallon area which is just on the other IL side of the river from Missouri and then go on the photo walk to the lake if you want.

 

 

Those are possibilities too. Drury Hotel has locations in both cities - O'Fallon and Fairview Heights. So we could have a meeting room and all the free breakfast, snacks, and popcorn we're getting used to ;)

 

Sounds like a plan...Laura would you be willing to check availability for us? (I'm in a mountain of paper at my desk today and am certain it will take DAYS to climb out...........)

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I'll be moving farther west this summer, so I could probably do a meet up. Dh's new job will not require him to work 1 weekend a month like he has in the past, so that opens things up. But since we ar

Maybe the loony bin would give us a good rate on the doctors' conference room? Teehee!

Or start planning for spring - there has been talk that we need a spring meet-up this year too, since so many had conflicts and couldn't make it this weekend. I think that's a wonderful plan!

So, the Holiday INN Express in O'Fallon, IL is pretty good. It has a pool and breakfast. The meeting room is $150 for 8 hours on Saturday if tat is ok. IT is book on Sunday and I am not sure about Friday. I think it is $100/4 hours. The rooms are roughly $100 per night. Here is the website: https://www.expedia.com/St-Louis-Hotels-Holiday-Inn-Express-Suites-OFallon-Shiloh.h1037681.Hotel-Information

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So, the Holiday INN Express in O'Fallon, IL is pretty good. It has a pool and breakfast. The meeting room is $150 for 8 hours on Saturday if tat is ok. IT is book on Sunday and I am not sure about Friday. I think it is $100/4 hours. The rooms are roughly $100 per night. Here is the website: https://www.expedia.com/St-Louis-Hotels-Holiday-Inn-Express-Suites-OFallon-Shiloh.h1037681.Hotel-Information

We usually have the meeting room all day Friday and Saturday. None Sunday.

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Just so it doesn't get booked, I placed a hold on the conference room and 8-10 rooms in case you all are interested. She is going to check and see what she can do for pricing on the rooms so maybe it will be a bit cheaper on the rooms.

 

It is about the 1/3 mark between the hotel and Carlyle Lake. I was thinking that maybe my sister will let me use her mini van (holds 8) to help transport.

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Just so it doesn't get booked, I placed a hold on the conference room and 8-10 rooms in case you all are interested. She is going to check and see what she can do for pricing on the rooms so maybe it will be a bit cheaper on the rooms.

 

It is about the 1/3 mark between the hotel and Carlyle Lake. I was thinking that maybe my sister will let me use her mini van (holds 8) to help transport.

Sounds great!

 

We usually specify non-smoking rooms and 2 queen beds and/or 1 king. Most grab a roommate and split, but the few who like single prefer king beds.

 

Another thing is to be sure they have free wifii...that's sort of essential ;):D

 

Thank you Laura!!!

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Yes, they have free wifi. As far as the rooms goes, I will make that request for the 8-10 room block when she sends me details.

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Yes, they have free wifi. As far as the rooms goes, I will make that request for the 8-10 room block when she sends me details.

Usually they price both, and then when we make our individual reservations they can specify which type. It's not a deal breaker if they don't have King bed rooms...

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I'm trying to think outside the box to things like scrapbook retreat places, but it seems like all the ones in STL arrange for hotels (similar to our process). So they'd be in the same boat and they only do certain weekends because of that.

 

Any other ideas? I saw there's a casino hotel, but that might be a little extreme for us and I couldn't determine if they had meeting rooms. I like the set up of the scrapping place being in the same building...other options?

Actually my work did a dinner at one of the Casino's, but that one is kind of far from the airport, etc.

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Yes, they have free wifi. As far as the rooms goes, I will make that request for the 8-10 room block when she sends me details.

Laura, this sounds great to me. According to their map, they're about 1/2 hour from the STL airport.

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Yeah, it's not far from the St Louis airport and we can still do our photo walk at different places at Carlyle Lake if you wanted to. Not a huge variety of things to photograph but it is pretty out there.

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I'll be a legitimate mid-westerner now, instead of a crasher every time! I'll be in KY in less than 1 month now!

Great! You must be an expert at moving!

 

If you're in KY and Amanda is in KY, you could kidnap her for the weekend and carpool over :)

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I'll be a legitimate mid-westerner now, instead of a crasher every time! I'll be in KY in less than 1 month now!

Great! You must be an expert at moving!

 

If you're in KY and Amanda is in KY, you could kidnap her for the weekend and carpool over :)

 

 

 

I approve this plan!! Or we'll just have to hold a meetup in KY.

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I'll be a legitimate mid-westerner now, instead of a crasher every time! I'll be in KY in less than 1 month now!

Great! You must be an expert at moving!

 

If you're in KY and Amanda is in KY, you could kidnap her for the weekend and carpool over :)

 

 

 

I approve this plan!! Or we'll just have to hold a meetup in KY.

 

I'm flying either way...MO or KY, makes no difference to me! LOL

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Thanks everyone for all the hotel scouting! I am in the middle of moving Mom to assisted living. She fell Thursday (not hurt) which has sped up the process of moving by a few months.

Cheri, so sorry to hear that about your mom! I hope things are going well with the move. Take care!

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