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Old 10-02-2012, 11:05 AM   #196
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Originally Posted by Leatherheadiowa View Post
Does anyone have a list or know of which hotels offer a shuttle to the American Royal?
I know Best Western on Southwest Boulevard does. I THINK the Westin Crown Center, Hotel Phillips and possibly the Downtown Marriott.

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Old 10-02-2012, 11:26 AM   #197
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Originally Posted by Diva View Post
I know Best Western on Southwest Boulevard does. I THINK the Westin Crown Center, Hotel Phillips and possibly the Downtown Marriott.
We had a room at Hotel Phillips last year and they did not have a shuttle. Even with the below list rate we got, it's not on my list of places I'd choose to return to. It wasn't awful, but the combination of new paint smell and really old building smell just didn't work for me.
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Old 10-02-2012, 11:50 AM   #198
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Patio Daddio - this was allowed last year - ask your Ambassador when they check you in.

Outnumbered - yes there is a water wagon - in your packet you get from your Ambassador there should be a number to call to get them to deliver or flag in down when you see it - or ask your Ambassador for help - that is what we are there for.
Might be best to have some with you to get started with until they get to you.
Experience is that water delivery system takes a while to get started up and going.

BJ - we are staying at the Residence Inn on Main St. They do have a shuttle, but not available real early or late. Cab from there is cheap if shuttle not available.
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Old 10-02-2012, 01:38 PM   #199
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So are greens that you can purchase there good? What do most of you guys do bring it or purchase it there?
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Old 10-03-2012, 08:32 AM   #200
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...I can't figure out if this will make it more fun, or more of a headache
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Old 01-29-2013, 03:24 PM   #201
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What kinds of merchandise does the Royal offer? I saw hey have t-shirts and sweatshirts w/ Royal logos as well as Thermapens. Anything else cool?
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Old 01-29-2013, 04:19 PM   #202
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The royal has all the standard merchandise that any major event would have such as clothing commemorating the event. The on-site store in the main building also offered aprons and pins this past year.
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Old 04-14-2013, 01:19 PM   #203
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When does 2013 Open applacations come on line to fill out.

What is the Max nu,ber of teams in the OPEN.

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Old 04-15-2013, 07:39 AM   #204
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Originally Posted by woodhappens View Post
What is the Max nu,ber of teams in the OPEN.
Last year it was announced in the judges area that there were 546 teams in the Open, but the "results" sheet only listed 525. I had heard that the cut off would be 550 again this year.

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Old 04-16-2013, 10:48 AM   #205
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Old 09-18-2014, 11:22 AM   #206
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Is there a service at the Royal that I can contract with that will pump out the gray water from our trailer?
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Old 09-18-2014, 03:43 PM   #207
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Is there a service at the Royal that I can contract with that will pump out the gray water from our trailer?
I believe the porta pot company will do it (for a price) if they can reach it.
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Old 09-19-2014, 09:41 AM   #208
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Hey guys - first time doing the Royal here. I know there will be vendors selling pretty much everything but will there be someone selling parsley/green leaf lettuce on site or should I bring in whatever I need?

I also noticed in the packet I got in the mail yesterday that there is a meat vendor on site - anyone have experience with this vendor? I may just need to get ribs...

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Old 09-19-2014, 10:06 AM   #209
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In the past Sams has been there. Have trailer on site with a lot of stuff. Meat too
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Old 09-19-2014, 11:04 AM   #210
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Smitty -

Restaurant Depot is about a half mile away and usually has great ribs and parsley. If you don't have a membership you can use my card.
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