Who all is going to US Champs? (I am, I am!)
I don't know what anyone is doing for accommodation, so I thought I'd ask. I'd be down for sharing either a hotel or one of the cabins mentioned on the registration website if anyone is interested.
I have also reserved a rental car for the weekend, from Thursday morning to Sunday evening, if anyone is interested in that, too.
(I may have a high school friend come up from NC that weekend, in which case I may not need either a car or housing.)
Eric and I are talking about starting a group in one of the 26-person bunkhouses at the event. My friend from high school is going to come up, so we've got three total so far.
Mike and I are staying at the meet hotel. Haven't rented a car yet, but I'm sure we will. We're flying to Reagan, arrive Thurs afternoon, depart Sunday night.
There is no such thing as "Reagan" airport. I think you are referring to "National" -- the airport on the Potomac.
Actually, it looks as if we are both correct:
I am flying into Dulles. Non-stop from Seattle! And a red eye!
No, I am not wrong. I don't care what some silly website says. Just because some Reagan worshiping Reaganites have gone around naming or renaming every building, rock, stone, park bench, blade of grass and airport after Reagan, doesn't mean the rest of us have to abide. It's National, National, National, National, National, National, National! Infinity National!
It was officially renamed in 1998.
So, if I don't have to call things by their official names, I think I'll call Tom, "Steve", and Mike, "Candy Beans" and Mary "Paper Clip".
Ooooo! I like "Candy Beans!" I'm definitely going to start using that one.
It'll always be National to me (and most of us who have lived here since well before the aforementioned renaming craze).
By the way, it was renamed "Ronald Reagan National Airport" (I think I've got all that right) so perhaps *that's* how you should refer to it. Or, you can just shorten it to National.
If you were flying into BWI, then you'd be going to the Thurgood Marshall Baltimore Washington International Airport ... or just plain BWI.
Nadim, Max, & I will be at the meet headquarters. And we're not flying into any of the airports. We're boycotting pandering new names. (Don't get me started on the name of my work place.)
Tom, how do you survive Texas with your political outlook? I don't think I could stand it.
Indeed, sometimes we can't stand it and just have to sit down for a while. That said, I'm not so far left that I'm a flaming liberal. Depending on the issue I can be more right than left.
The renaming craze so soon after Reagan left office really grated on me. Seemed like everything was being renamed "Reagan this" and "Reagan that." I lived in DC from 93-96 and the airport was National -- as it had been since it opened. So I think I'll just stick with that.
But as much as I'm against arbitrarily renaming things I do like "Candy Bean" and will use that as often as I can.