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the Earl of Whirl

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I'm interested in hearing any other stories from people and their travels to Orlando.  Here are some of mine.

For me, the trip to Rosen Hotel started last Tuesday when I went to the University of Cincinnati to get their special addition to the festivities.  I keep hinting about it but so far no one is talking about it.  I can say that my son Joe had a good go with everything and got to sign his name in North Carolina.  johnm will be happy to hear this.

I am currently just south of Greensboro, NC in Pinehurst.  My wife's work has access to a place down here and we are all enjoying the luxury we normally do not have.  I am in a great place by a golf course with a pool table and nice air conditioning.  My wife, step-daughter and her friend are all here with me and we are having a blast.  I also have access to a computer which is why I am able to send this report. 

Some interesting places I have passed along the road include..........Flat Top, West Virginia.  It is a ski resort area but they didn't have any shirts that said Flat Top on them.  In Greensboro, the local High School is Grimsley.  I about fell over when I saw their mascot.  It is a tornado and they are called the Whirlies!!!  Today we were driving around looking at some colleges for my step-daughter and went through an interesting place called Apex.  I thought Alex/Apex would enjoy this connection.  Again, I tried to get something with the name on it but failed.  Sorry Alex/Apex.

We have one more college to visit tomorrow (Tuesday the 10th) and then I will be completing my drive down to Orlando.  I plan to arrive there in the late afternoon or early evening of the 11th.  Hope everyone else's travels go well!
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Re: travels to Orlando and the world championships of top spinning
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2010, 09:46:00 PM »

For me, the trip to Rosen Hotel started last Tuesday when I went to the University of Cincinnati to get their special addition to the festivities.  I keep hinting about it but so far no one is talking about it.  I can say that my son Joe had a good go with everything and got to sign his name in North Carolina.  johnm will be happy to hear this.

Great news, Mike, the first father and son to step up to the challenge  :).  ta0 may be jealous as he can't motivate his son(s) to throw. :( 

Thanks for the update, and I wish you and everyone going to worlds fun and safe travels.
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Re: travels to Orlando and the world championships of top spinning
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2010, 10:06:03 PM »

It seems you and your family are having a great trip to Orlando. Drive safely.

I'll have a relatively short non-stop flight arriving 10:50 AM, Wednesday. But if I decide to take Lynx bus (cheap me!) I may not arrive to the Rosen Plaza until after noon . . .  The room is under Dick Stohr's name.

I am guessing the mystery thing is some kind of world globe top? Whatever it is, it will be awesome.
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Re: travels to Orlando and the world championships of top spinning
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2010, 10:33:10 PM »

My flight from Washington DC Regan lands at 4:13 pm.  I am sooooooooooo ready for this!
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Re: travels to Orlando and the world championships of top spinning
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2010, 10:51:10 PM »

Go mike, go!
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Re: travels to Orlando and the world championships of top spinning
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2010, 03:55:28 AM »


I'll have a relatively short non-stop flight arriving 10:50 AM, Wednesday. But if I decide to take Lynx bus (cheap me!) I may not arrive to the Rosen Plaza until after noon . . . 

Noon? thats wishfull thinking, the bus take about three times it would take on a car, Im going to say if you get here at 10:50am, you'll probably be at the Rosen Plaza around 1ish maybe 2pm

Jorge, si usted necesita, yo voy y lo levanto y lo llevo al Rosen, deveras, nomas aviseme, lo unico es que el aire acondicionado no funciona en mi carro  :-[, pero si no le molesta el calor, ahi nos vemos
The Lynx bus is brutal, ta0 send me a PM, I got you
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Re: travels to Orlando and the world championships of top spinning
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2010, 09:07:22 AM »

I won't get in until thursday evening, flight arriving @ 6:30.  Not sure how we will get to the hotel.  I think that I will be willing to spring for a quicker route than the bus, anybody have suggestions on that?
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Re: travels to Orlando and the world championships of top spinning
« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2010, 10:26:46 AM »

Thanks pplgrande. I'll send you a PM but I don't want you to go out of your way.

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:)  Last year I took Lynx with Jim Johnson (yes, JimE). It took like 1:15 plus the wait, for like $2, but as we got in when it was empty we could get good seats for us and place for the luggage. It wasn't a bad experience but I was thinking in going back to the shuttle . . .

The Mears shuttle (www.mearstransportation.com) costs about $22 one-way if you buy it over there. But if you get it online it is only $18 one-way or $29 two-way (non refundable). Of course, if you get there in peak worlds arrival time and you know enough people you are likely to be able to share a taxi.
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Re: travels to Orlando and the world championships of top spinning
« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2010, 12:43:33 PM »

Thanks for the info, t@0, I hadn't figured that part of my trip out yet.
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Re: travels to Orlando and the world championships of top spinning
« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2010, 12:13:05 PM »

So far, everything is going perfectly normal.  Got a stomach flu yesterday, had no enegy to pack.  Then the AC went out at the house.  Hot and pukey is not the way I like to prepare for travel.   I'm at the airport after making a few friends on the highway.  Flight is delayed.  Ready for some awesome!
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Re: travels to Orlando and the world championships of top spinning
« Reply #10 on: August 11, 2010, 01:01:24 PM »

I am currently in flight over West Virginia. Everything is going as planned right now, and I will be arriving in orlando around 4:30.
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Re: travels to Orlando and the world championships of top spinning
« Reply #11 on: August 11, 2010, 02:47:39 PM »

almost ready to head out for the airport. not quite as
crazy as neff's situation, but i do have a bit of a conspiracy theory
about the last couple weeks.
anyways, if i don't make it, i want you guys to avenge me.
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Re: travels to Orlando and the world championships of top spinning
« Reply #12 on: August 11, 2010, 04:35:43 PM »

I just pulled into Orlando and am resting for a few minutes before I pick up John Buechele from the airport.  johnm will enjoy a sign I saw on the road.......black ankle rd.  He will be happy to know my ankles are fine from recent top encounters at UC.  I have seen two dead armadillos on the side of the road and went over the great pee dee river, whatever that means.  I did see spin city laundry in south carolina with a tornado logo.  That and hearing a song by the four tops are my only top related encounters.  I did get a wonderful reception at wonder works toy store in charleston, sc.  They took a video of me doing some top spinning and gave me a free rubber band shooter to use on my opponents!
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Re: travels to Orlando and the world championships of top spinning
« Reply #13 on: August 11, 2010, 05:36:28 PM »

reporting live from orlando !

mike hout seems on the wayto arrive first with john
jorge is possibly in the dreadful bus
but pplgrande is also close to the point while chris is still making friends in the delayed flights arena..

who will make it 1st ?

stay tuned for more details in our next program : reporting from

THE TOP OF THE WORLD


jim on ze mike  8) 8)
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Re: travels to Orlando and the world championships of top spinning
« Reply #14 on: August 11, 2010, 05:44:48 PM »

reporting live from orlando !

mike hout seems on the wayto arrive first with john
jorge is possibly in the dreadful bus
but pplgrande is also close to the point while chris is still making friends in the delayed flights arena..

who will make it 1st ?

stay tuned for more details in our next program : reporting from

THE TOP OF THE WORLD


jim on ze mike  8) 8)

LMAO
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