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Old December 15th, 2017, 12:49   #61
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I have been in a couple that used to be here. The Explorer plant in Hazelwood (gone), and the minivan/ram plant in Fenton (gone). Kinda funny and sad at the same time. The G-van plant (also builds the new Colorado/Canyon) in Wentzville is still here, not been to that one.
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Old December 16th, 2017, 08:45   #62
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I have been in a couple that used to be here. The Explorer plant in Hazelwood (gone), and the minivan/ram plant in Fenton (gone). Kinda funny and sad at the same time. The G-van plant (also builds the new Colorado/Canyon) in Wentzville is still here, not been to that one.
Fenton was Chrysler - I understand they had two plants side by side and both were razed in 2011. There was talk of the St. Louis Rams building a new football stadium on the site before the team decided to move to Los Angeles.

As for choosing between the Henry Ford Museum or the Rouge Tour - the Rouge Tour starts/finishes at the Henry Ford Museum. Means people have the option of choosing at the last minute which one they want to do so some of us can do the Rouge and others the Henry Ford. Would only need to agree on a time those on the Rouge Tour are to be back at the museum so we can move on to pizza. I do understand Lawson wanting to know what people prefer and hopefully having all of us stick together.
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Fenton was Chrysler - I understand they had two plants side by side and both were razed in 2011. There was talk of the St. Louis Rams building a new football stadium on the site before the team decided to move to Los Angeles.
As for choosing between the Henry Ford Museum or the Rouge Tour - the Rouge Tour starts/finishes at the Henry Ford Museum. Means people have the option of choosing at the last minute which one they want to do so some of us can do the Rouge and others the Henry Ford. Would only need to agree on a time those on the Rouge Tour are to be back at the museum so we can move on to pizza. I do understand Lawson wanting to know what people prefer and hopefully having all of us stick together.
That sounds like a plan - we can go to the Ford complex and people can do whatever they decide they want to do. We typically do pizza before these activities since people are hungry after the auto show. If the tour starts at 3pm, that might be cutting it a little close.
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Old December 16th, 2017, 11:43   #64
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Yayyy!! I suppose suggesting the Detroit Institute of Art would be asking too much! The Henry Ford Museum has been on my list for years, actually decades.

My last auto assembly tour was Wolfsburg, so I'm very happy to stick with the museum.
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Old December 16th, 2017, 15:30   #65
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Oh hey guys. I never check in here anymore and had to request a password reset. I'm terrible.

Anywho, just got paid again on the 15th, and working lots of overtime at my temp job. Looks like I'll be able to afford a couple nights at the hotel and we'll be buying flight tickets really soon. Deegingerkid and Matt98-AHU...
The California kids are comin in. Are y'all ready to party?

Last non-West Coast TDIer we saw was BKmetz when he came around our way over the summer. Been busier than **** lately. Too many projects and too little time.

Look forward to relaxing and not having hockey kids!!!! Hot tub time. Miss you all. Hey Sprockette, I see you out there <3
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Old December 16th, 2017, 15:40   #66
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Oh hey guys. I never check in here anymore and had to request a password reset. I'm terrible.
Anywho, just got paid again on the 15th, and working lots of overtime at my temp job. Looks like I'll be able to afford a couple nights at the hotel and we'll be buying flight tickets really soon. Deegingerkid and Matt98-AHU...
The California kids are comin in. Are y'all ready to party?
Last non-West Coast TDIer we saw was BKmetz when he came around our way over the summer. Been busier than **** lately. Too many projects and too little time.
Look forward to relaxing and not having hockey kids!!!! Hot tub time. Miss you all. Hey Sprockette, I see you out there <3
Hell yes yes yes!!

I'm glad things are going well for you and that you're able to splurge on a vacation to hang out with us!
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Old December 16th, 2017, 20:35   #67
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You'll note that it's a week later this year than usual, which means no hockey kids at the hotel, yay!
Unless they're staying an extra week...
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So far so good. It looks like work is cooperating. I should be able to attend this year. Please add me to the list.

Hopefully Tom allows me share his room, otherwise I guess I need a roomie..
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Old December 18th, 2017, 13:08   #69
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So far so good. It looks like work is cooperating. I should be able to attend this year. Please add me to the list.

Hopefully Tom allows me share his room, otherwise I guess I need a roomie..
Hooray! Looking forward to seeing you again.

If Tom won't share (), there are a couple of rooms still available.

Any unsold rooms get released back to general reservations tomorrow.
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Tom got a single King Room........because I like my down time here
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Close to 30 people this year.
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Close to 30 people this year.
We could flash mob the Geely display!
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Her husband, Tom.
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But you made my laugh.
I guess Tom likes his down time also!
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