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Old 11-08-2014, 07:16 PM   #1
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Rally in May - motel

Hi Everyone,
I am planning on going to the rally the end of May but won't have my Escape until October. Will fly from Cleveland.
Does anyone have any recommendations for motels (reasonably priced and close to the rally)?
Thanks!
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Old 11-08-2014, 07:40 PM   #2
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Old 11-08-2014, 07:53 PM   #3
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The problem with a yurt is, according to the web site, you need to bring bedding. That could be difficult if flying, considering you need to also bring clothing.
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We do Cruise America deliveries once in a while. It's about $100 for them to supply bedding. We just finished one that required quite warm bedding because of the altitude. We have no difficulty fitting it in one suitcase. Osoyoss at the end of May requires very little bulky warm bedding.

Considering you're a fair distance away it might be a once in a lifetime event. Hope you can make it.

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Awwww, thanks everyone. Yeah, I really do want to make it. I've just got to get this all figured out. Vancouver's the closest airport to Osoyoss, right?
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Old 11-08-2014, 08:19 PM   #6
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Old 11-08-2014, 08:40 PM   #7
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Just did a quick and dirty of Mapquest. This may give you a better idea of the Escape Rally vs ETI manufacturing vs Vancouver...

ETI is at A, Escape Rally is at B
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Five and a half hours by car, if you drive like me ( not fast ).
Penticton has an airport so you could, I suppose, fly to Vancouver, to Penticton, and rent a car, drive an hour ( or so ) to Osoyoos.
Then, you could just buy a sleeping bag at the Home Hardware, downtown.
I think getting to the rally could be an ordeal.
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Thanks flatpick and gbaglo, really appreciate the input!
Things are lookin' up. The flight to Vancouver was almost $1,000.00 and a 4-1/2 hour drive to Osoyoos. Donna D. suggested Spoken, WA and there's a flight for $492 and a 3-1/2 hour drive. Yup, lookin' up.
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Awwww, thanks everyone. Yeah, I really do want to make it. I've just got to get this all figured out. Vancouver's the closest airport to Osoyoss, right?
You could fly into Kelowna, which would be about 135 clicks from Osoyoos. MUCH closer than YVR. From Cleveland it would be Chicago - Seattle - Kelowna. Bonus also is that customs in a small airport like Kelowna would be alot quicker than a big airport like Vancouver. It took about 40 minutes for me to clear customs in Vancouver a few weeks ago.
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Old 11-08-2014, 09:35 PM   #11
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Thanks for the suggestion rbryan4! I just checked and the cheapest flight from Cleveland to Kelowna would be $778.00. So far, the lowest flight I could find is to Spokane, WA, yet with a 3-1/2 hour drive. Ohhhhh, I SO want to be there!!!
Really appreciate your input!!!
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Old 11-08-2014, 09:46 PM   #12
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Just did a quick and dirty of Mapquest. This may give you a better idea of the Escape Rally vs ETI manufacturing vs Vancouver...

ETI is at A, Escape Rally is at B
We took that route when we left Chilliwack in Sept. Really good road most of the way and beautiful scenery. Coming down a long grade with Osoyoos down below, we said it was real easy to see why they held their rallies here. We would like to go back that way with the new trailer but no license plate may present a problem. Loren
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Spokane is an easy airport and city to get in and out of if you come this way. I believe when we drove to Osoyoos last year it was a four or five hour trip. Of course we were pulling our new trailer and it was quite hilly! It's an interesting drive as you pass through the Colville Reservation on the way to Omak.
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From our last trip, I would have to vote for Spokane. We went through a very nice city there and saw our only Escape sighting. Seattle and Vancouver have very heavy traffic and my gripe about that is that in a strange town everybody knows where they are going but you. Loren
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The airport is west of Spokane on highway 2 which is the road you would most likely want to take To Osoyoos. Not a road I would want to drive at night and keep your gas tank above half full as there are long stretches without services.
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Thanks Loren and SpokanEscape! I'm thinking Spokane IS the way to go. I forgot to mention that the flight from Cleveland to Spokane is $492.00, lowest by far. I'm going to sleep on all of this and make the decision tomorrow whether to reserve the flight/car/yurt.
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Good advice, SpokanEscape! Appreciate it!!!
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Hope you can make it and I look forward to meeting you at the rally! Jan
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Oh, thanks, Jan! I hope to make it and meet you as well!!!
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Yeah, I'd have to agree Spokane is the best pick. You'd have only one stop instead of two, the rental car would be cheaper, and the border crossing near Osoyoos is pretty easy.
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