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« on: July 28, 2014, 03:43:43 pm »

September 19-21, The Dalles, Or.
Country Cousins Inn seems like a good place. AAA rate, queen bed, small room is $77. On site restaurant/saloon.
Waiting to hear back re group rate, but I made my res.
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« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2014, 10:55:17 pm »


Is it time to start thinking about this? How about somewhere we haven't done before - S. Sierra ( maybe Porterville), S. Washington (Hood River, Stevenson), W. Idaho? Mid Sept?


Too many options.......we need a poll!  Bigsmile
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« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2014, 09:21:48 am »

I'm not going this year, but I do love to vote in polls   Bigsmile
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« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2014, 01:26:17 am »


Too many options.......we need a poll!  Bigsmile


... thread originator should recognize STN sarcasm.  


OP  -  suggest reading a few responding posts, then pick one site.  
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« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2014, 01:54:20 am »

Not a commitment, but interested.  
It'd have to be Sept 18th or later for me (only one).

Location?  All are attractive, given late-ish season weather.  
Columbia gorge and ID are closer.  
But, I've never been to Porterville.








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« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2014, 04:52:10 am »

I've ridden in the S. Sierra a couple of times, there are some very interesting roads, but I don't know them well.
I drove a rental car up to Mt. St. Helens many years ago from Hood river and it seemed a great area to ride a bike. Never been to W. Idaho. It's still pretty hot in Porterville in early Sept.
We need some local knowledge.
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« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2014, 05:33:44 pm »

May I suggest this, Mr Nose? You pick a time and place, book your plane tickets outta Honolulu, pick up a bike and go there. I know I for one would try to be there and so would a bunch of others and most would make it. To those who would complain, pack along some sand from Kahana Bay. They'll need something to pound.
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« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2014, 05:51:51 pm »


May I suggest this, Mr Nose? You pick a time and place, book your plane tickets outta Honolulu, pick up a bike and go there. I know I for one would try to be there and so would a bunch of others and most would make it. To those who would complain, pack along some sand from Kahana Bay. They'll need something to pound.


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« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2014, 01:08:22 pm »


To those who would complain, pack along some sand from Kahana Bay. They'll need something to pound.


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« Reply #9 on: August 06, 2014, 02:10:14 am »

There's good beer in Hood River...  Bigok

And OMG if this is within a couple hundred miles of Olympia, I WILL BE THERE THIS YEAR!  EEK!
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« Reply #10 on: August 06, 2014, 09:03:05 pm »

I probably won't have a bike by then, but depending on where it's located, I may just drive up and be the SAG wagon. With the rash of people passing away around me - I've really woken up and committed to stopping with the excuses, and starting to do the things I want to do with my life...one of which is to start meeting some of the fine people from this place.  Thumbsup
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« Reply #11 on: August 06, 2014, 09:38:30 pm »

I looked at Hood River accommodations for the weekend of 9/19-21 and it seems to be either pricey or fully booked. Same for the previous weekend.
Alternatives are Stevenson (across the river) or The Dalles (20 min East),both towns have brew pubs. Stevenson has one motel, a Rodeway Inn that may be a dump (some pretty bad reviews),lots of low end places in The Dalles.
Hood River is by far the nicer town with several very good eat/drink places.
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« Reply #12 on: August 06, 2014, 09:50:27 pm »

There are always rooms available in The Dalles. Nothing awesome ever happens there.
Luckily, it's close to many things that are awesome, fun, or otherwise engaging.

Use it as your backup if you can't find something better.
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« Reply #13 on: August 07, 2014, 01:52:34 am »


And OMG if this is within a couple hundred miles of Olympia, I WILL BE THERE THIS YEAR!  EEK!


Hey, listen up to her.  
If stefrrr actually shows up, then that would just about make the STN year complete.
EDIT:  And I hope you do show up!
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« Reply #14 on: August 07, 2014, 08:52:33 pm »

Being another in Olympia, I guess I have one less excuse and may have to come as well!   Bigok

By the way, Stevenson also has Skamania Lodge....not cheap, but a beautiful location (I worked there 17 years ago).  There should be camping options in Hood River area.  I'd be tempted to offer up my in-law's farm 20 miles north of Hood River in Trout Lake, but there are almost zero food options up there.

looking forward to hearing what the location choice ends up being.


There's good beer in Hood River...  Bigok

And OMG if this is within a couple hundred miles of Olympia, I WILL BE THERE THIS YEAR!  EEK!
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« Reply #15 on: August 09, 2014, 12:21:48 am »

Cousins Country Inn (www.cousinscountryinn.com) in The Dalles might be a possibility. It has a restaurant  and saloon and is fairly cheap - $85 or so. Has pretty good reviews on Trip Advisor. Anyone with knowledge? There are a couple of other promising bar/restaurants and the usual chains.
For comparison, Motel 6 is $60, Super 8 is $89.
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« Reply #16 on: August 09, 2014, 12:32:02 am »


Cousins Country Inn (www.cousinscountryinn.com) in The Dalles might be a possibility. It has a restaurant  and saloon and is fairly cheap - $85 or so. Has pretty good reviews on Trip Advisor. Anyone with knowledge? There are a couple of other promising bar/restaurants and the usual chains.
For comparison, Motel 6 is $60, Super 8 is $89.


I have stayed there more than twice tough it's been at least three or four years ago. It was a decent joint, and the saloon/restaurant on-site is helpful because there's not much nearby (for varying degrees of nearby).
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« Reply #17 on: August 09, 2014, 04:07:01 am »

That's good enough for me, why don't we give it a shot? Country cousins Inn weekend of 9/19 - 9/21/14.
Anyway the town is pretty small, if a bit linear, we can always walk somewhere else if the Saloon sucks.
Next question is roads, but there is time to figure that out.
I'll ask them about blocking some rooms tomorrow.
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« Reply #18 on: August 09, 2014, 04:20:39 am »


That's good enough for me, why don't we give it a shot? Country cousins Inn weekend of 9/19 - 9/21/14.


Time to start a new thread, or at least edit the first post of this one  Smile
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« Reply #19 on: August 09, 2014, 10:26:02 pm »

I've stayed here and it's kind of interesting. It's not close to anything though. They do have a nice outside deck area that overlooks the river.

http://www.celiloinn.com/
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