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Postby jjnv » April 5th, 2011, 7:55 am

We are a new team qualified for the Nationals. Most of families will fly to WI. How do teams get their equipment, especially the trebechet, there?

I am also trying to make arrangement for charter bus Wednesday evening from Milwaukee to Madison. Any team interested in sharing a ride?

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Re: Travel logistics

Postby Starapollo1 » April 5th, 2011, 7:59 am

jjnv wrote:We are a new team qualified for the Nationals. Most of families will fly to WI. How do teams get their equipment, especially the trebechet, there?

I am also trying to make arrangement for charter bus Wednesday evening from Milwaukee to Madison. Any team interested in sharing a ride?


Most teams that I know have a parent or coach drive seperately from the team and put all the builds in the truck (usually a mini van or suburban). THe team usually travels by bus. But it all depends on where you are in relative location to the national site, lol if you are in florida, that could be an awful long drive :lol:
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Postby paleonaps » April 5th, 2011, 12:19 pm

My dad drove from NY to IL last year.
It took about 24 hours.
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Postby Starapollo1 » April 5th, 2011, 12:39 pm

paleonaps wrote:My dad drove from NY to IL last year.
It took about 24 hours.


!? That is a long drive!!!!!!

My mom hauled all of our builds in her horse trailer to states :lol: it was pretty awesome when we pulled up to states and everyone looked at with big eyes :shock:
I think she is taking the horse trailer to nationals too, not positive though...
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Postby paleonaps » April 5th, 2011, 12:47 pm

Tell her to bring a horse in it :D
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Re: Travel logistics

Postby Starapollo1 » April 5th, 2011, 12:51 pm

paleonaps wrote:Tell her to bring a horse in it :D


That would be pretty epic! Espicially if I rode the horse around to all of my events, I guess on the one hand it would be really easy to tell who I was!
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Postby zyzzyva980 » April 5th, 2011, 4:39 pm

paleonaps... it only takes about 10-12 hours to drive from Illinois to New York. (and maybe a few more hours to Wisconsin, to keep this relevant) I make the trip every year. (Of course I only go to Buffalo... it may be longer NYC)
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Postby JKrafsur » April 5th, 2011, 4:58 pm

Our team is in CO. I don't think we have much of a choice but to fly if we go. (States in a week and a half)
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Re: Travel logistics

Postby paleonaps » April 5th, 2011, 5:26 pm

Starapollo1 wrote:
paleonaps wrote:Tell her to bring a horse in it :D


That would be pretty epic! Espicially if I rode the horse around to all of my events, I guess on the one hand it would be really easy to tell who I was!

Ride a horse, with a shield, longsword, and chain mail, yelling things in middle English.
And Z, it adds a good few hours to get past NYC. Probably about (checks Google maps) six hours. Plus bathroom stops and food, and some sleep, and traffic, almost 24 hours.
EDIT: To me, it adds like 8, so it would take about a day.
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Postby fishman100 » April 5th, 2011, 6:10 pm

paleonaps wrote:
Starapollo1 wrote:
paleonaps wrote:Tell her to bring a horse in it :D


That would be pretty epic! Espicially if I rode the horse around to all of my events, I guess on the one hand it would be really easy to tell who I was!

Ride a horse, with a shield, longsword, and chain mail, yelling things in middle English.
And Z, it adds a good few hours to get past NYC. Probably about (checks Google maps) six hours. Plus bathroom stops and food, and some sleep, and traffic, almost 24 hours.
EDIT: To me, it adds like 8, so it would take about a day.

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The driving, for us, would take ~day or two. An airplane, however, takes only a few hours. But tickets are pricey!
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Postby chalker » April 5th, 2011, 7:38 pm

You might also want to consider using something like UPS or FedEx to ship the devices. The cost isn't that bad as long as you do it ground freight. Way back in the early 90's when I was a competitor and we went to nationals at Arizona State University we shipped the Mission Possible devices in 2 rather large boxes (there wasn't the size limit then that there is now). These boxes were a bit bigger than a washing machine and yet didn't cost too much to get them there. Plus we packed them with shipping peanuts and had a blast pranking each other all weekend with the peanuts in various ways;)

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Re: Travel logistics

Postby Starapollo1 » April 5th, 2011, 9:26 pm

paleonaps wrote:
Starapollo1 wrote:
paleonaps wrote:Tell her to bring a horse in it :D


That would be pretty epic! Espicially if I rode the horse around to all of my events, I guess on the one hand it would be really easy to tell who I was!

Ride a horse, with a shield, longsword, and chain mail, yelling things in middle English.
And Z, it adds a good few hours to get past NYC. Probably about (checks Google maps) six hours. Plus bathroom stops and food, and some sleep, and traffic, almost 24 hours.
EDIT: To me, it adds like 8, so it would take about a day.


Is it wrong that i'm actually going to ask my mom about this in the morning?? lol :lol:
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Re: Travel logistics

Postby paleonaps » April 6th, 2011, 12:19 pm

No, that means you're EPIC.
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Re: Travel logistics

Postby skillfullparrot7 » April 6th, 2011, 5:44 pm

Our team's tentative plans are to drive on Tuesday and stop the first night somewhere in Illinois, then on the next day drive to Chicago. There we might be able to catch a White Sox game and go to a famous pizza place. Will stay there for the night. Then on Thursday we will drive the remainder of the trip to Madison, Wisconsin. Overall, we get an awesome trip.
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Postby soccerisforlosers » April 6th, 2011, 6:12 pm

skillfullparrot7 wrote:Our team's tentative plans are to drive on Tuesday and stop the first night somewhere in Illinois, then on the next day drive to Chicago. There we might be able to catch a White Sox game and go to a famous pizza place. Will stay there for the night. Then on Thursday we will drive the remainder of the trip to Madison, Wisconsin. Overall, we get an awesome trip.


leaving on tuesday? wow
my team is leaving on wednesday on a charter bus and driving up to louisville, ky. on thursday, drive up to chicago and just do stuff there and go to good restaurants amd finish the drive up to madison that evening.

and pizzeria uno is the place we went to last year in chicago for pizza. it was really good.
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