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The convention is nearing. Hope many can make it. Sure would be neat to set an attendance record in Omaha again. I was lucky enough to drive a couple of measures from the airport to the paneling gathering. Many of the best scorers were assembled to measure this period's entries. The club let me sit in on the meeting which was cool for me. It was said that there were over 100 animals to be measured and that 5 new world records were likely to be recognized. I find that amazing. Can't wait to see them. Can't wait to see everybody. Bring it on! At this rate there may still be a bit of snow left on the ground at convention time. haha but a warm up is coming
Looking forward to a great convention and getting to see folks.
Will be my first Convention w/o my wife attending with me ( she says she hasn’t lost anything in Omaha) and not sitting with “Keef” at the banquets.
Looking forward to it. Making the trip by myself and no idea who I'm sitting with, but no doubt they will be good people.
First one....looking forward to it!
The location is really nice, IMO. We stayed there last week for the Panel. Both hotels (Courtyard and Embassy) connect to the convention center which sits between them. Cabela’s is literally across the street. Should be a very convenient convention and easy in/out.
Made my arrangements yesterday. Sadly, it will be the first time without my wife, she has made more conventions than me.
What are the parking costs this time?
First for me too...looking foward to it!
Looking forward to meeting you gentlemen in person. I'll second what Roy said. I've stayed in both of the motels before as we have family nearby. They're both excellent, lots of free parking for huntinelk! :) I hope to not be turkey hunting in 10 degree weather beforehand but it's not looking good so far.
I have a concern that surprisingly no one has brought up: Two hotels is only gonna confuse the issue for Zack. He has a hard enough time finding his room in ONE hotel. ;).
Oh my.... this is gonna be good... Ed F
We’ll have to outfit Zack with a GPS ankle bracelet that has geo-fencing capability. :)
maybe he should carry an in reach in case he gets misplaced ?
There is a pool in between the two hotels if memory serves me correctly. Maybe we need some water wings to keep him safe?
If the reproduction of the Delta cabin is put up again we coulda throw a cot in there for him.
Gonna be a grand time! Going to be a bunch of new guys from bowsite (how's that Chris?) lol. Looking forward to meeting new faces and talking with old ones as well.
Not a new bowsiter but new to the convention there ol Embry :-)
You'll have to excuse Embry, he hasn't had a taco in 3 months and it's starting to impair his motor skills.
Emerald Limo has a P&Y rate of $66 bucks round trip from the airport to the hotel. Airport is 20 miles away so that’s a great deal. Owner is Emmit at 402.206.2319 Booked!!!
Justin.... Or a pizza... or a plate of Mexican food... or a burger... or potatoes... or pasta.... I'll make up for it in Omaha.
Charlie, That's a good price. I live in Omaha and Uber to and from the airport frequently. The Uber rate for that will be $30-$40 one way depending on what time of day you fly in.
I'm bringing the Kelly Harris K114 memorial knife to the Bowsite gathering and it would be cool to have a bunch of folks sign the book. Not sure how to do that logistically, since by 3:00 on Friday some of our folks may not be able to write their own names. So maybe sign with an "X"?
I look forward to seeing all of the regulars there as well as meeting some newbies. It will be a great time.
I'm planning on driving there in my Mustang its in its barn here in Montana waiting for snow melt
Same here, Embryo! I’ll split a pizza with ya, if you want!
I DID have bbq ribs for my birthday, though.
Native Oakie and I are rolling east from my place that Thursday afternoon.
Lyft was $26 one way from the airport to the hotel. Ed F
Thanks for the transportation service tips. I think Charlie has hit the deal.
This limo deal could generate some paparazzi issues, especially if someone is arriving at hotel with Zackman !!
Looking forward to it! See y’all soon!
Everyone is going to be disappointed when I show up and am boring and well behaved for four days
I'm not attending the banquet Friday night so if anybody wants to make dinner plans, I'm up for it.
After being “forced” to behave in Reno, I’m guessing you’ll be ready to “cut loose” in Omaha. Bring a life jacket...
Just curious as I have not attended but evaluating this year, how is the representation/ numbers of Western state Oufitters in the vendor area? For those who have attended in the past, I would be interested in hearing any insight.
Thanks in advance.
Anyone arriving Friday around noon-130 hit me up if you need a free ride from airport to hotels. I’ll have a rental
Are these transport costs from the airport for single riders? Any chance of sharing rides for less? Seems like there will be a bunch of people all showing up wanting to go to the same place at the same time. Besides I have met some new P&Yers just riding to and from.
I'll send Kia over to pick you guys up. I won't guarantee your safety but I will guarantee you'll be ready to drink by the time you get to the hotel.
"Everyone is going to be disappointed when I show up and am boring and well behaved for four days"
Zack this is not in your DNA !
My first time. Only reason I'm going is cuz Lou promised to show me his tattoo if I go.
Kelly and I will be there Thursday. If anyone needs a ride PM me.
I am flying in late morning Friday, probably grab an uber
Shug is packing me on his back from the airport to the hotel.
Looking forward to it! Be there Thursday about noon.
In regards to Charlie’s post above, I believe he has the phone number wrong. It should be (402)-206-2319, everything else is correct. See you all there.0
Will be there Friday about noon. Looking forward to it.
Some people had used uber from the airport to the hotel for 50 bucks. One person. FYI
Wonder if that $50 ride was the grand tour of Omaha including a ride by Warren Buffet's house?
Yea, just punch it in to the app, 26.53 one way.... Uber is just easy. Either way it’s no big deal.
Just telling you what a couple of people told me. What ever.
It’s only a 3 hour drive from my house. I’ll bring my wife and 19 year old son this year.
See you boys in a few weeks. Looking forward to it
Anyone going to the Bowsite meet and greet?
Ok, so it'll be me and Tavis, perfect! I've heard they run out of beer, so we should be good just the two of us.
I will be at the meet greet as well
Tavis, our odds of running out of beer are getting better and better it seems.
Sure will ... lots of fun putting faces with the names
There will be a lot of us there Nick.
There's a meet and greet? Sounds like a good time to enjoy the rest of the convention without the questionable characters around. :-)
"Anyone going to the Bowsite meet and greet?" Nick is this a trick question? Bowsite is even on the official P&Y Convention Schedule Listing !!
Buffalo, I would never joke around!
What time is this meeting greet you guys talk about exactly? Hunt
3 pm to 5 pm on Friday, I believe
i'm going to try and get two the bowsite M&G sounds like it would be fun
Does anyone know how close the Outfitters Hall is to the Bowsite meet and greet? Wondering if someone would be able to sneak a couple of beverages over to my booth.
Shame it's during a time when the Outfitter area is open. :(
Ya frick. Was hoping to make this one but my wife is out of town so I can’t escape.
Hell, sounds like a prime time to escape, apauls! Git yer keaster down to the show!