TDIFest OH-8 (2008) coming to Mason, OH

dabear95

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Very nice, I am thinking of making a week out of it with my wife.

King's Island
Cincy Zoo
Jeff Ruby's (dry aged beef in house)
Oh yeah, and my first fest;)


Jason
 

RichC

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Oh this is going to be fun. First ... hats off to Bruce (Paramedick) in keeping the rest of us moving forward; your job has just begun! ;) We've got a great group of volunteers to help make the TDIFest OH-8 a good one. For a great number of you the location should be drive-able and if you plan early it could be a really nice weekend for the family.

Besides the 'pay for Kings Island, Beach Waterpark, and a 12 screen Showcase Cinemas within walking distance of the host hotel, there are a few other items for the family you might want to consider around Cincinnati. I"ll suggest a couple: Labor Day weekend is also Riverfest weekend in Cincinnati -- the fireworks are fantastic; good enough to draw 500,000 people every year. (personal links) You might want to consider using that as leverage with your significant other? (besides its a frugal TDI-er FREE activity)
Another great idea would be the National Museum of the USAF in Dayton ... just a short drive north. I'm sensing that GMark wants to coordinate a convoy up there so stay tuned if that interests you. If you've not visited that with your family ... its well worth the price of admission. (Hint - Free)

As for the TDIFest OH-8 itself ... here's wetting your appetite: Socialization should be easy as there are several areas of the conference hotel that include sitting areas perfect for small and larger groups. We'll have a tech sessions on Saturday morning, the host of TDIFest vendors in a private parking lot, a Show 'n' Shine and the "what's new" at VWoA including a Dieselution Tour stop. (no promises but it is in the works -- after my first conversation to VWoA they were very receptive) Our Ohio TDI rally racing celebrity Jon Hamilton (RallyVW) is working on a surprise that should be a fun too, so be sure to have your navigation and driving skills sharpened up. Hopefully this is enough to get you to mark the calendar as this is one TDIFest not to miss.

Oh ... and those chomping at the bit to part with money and register ... hang on ... it's only been a day! :D
 

mycruiseagent

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Great job guys. We usually take an annual pilgrimage to Cincinnati right after the kids get out of school. My in-laws live in Covington (and my FIL has an 03 Jetta that some of you may have had the opportunity to work on) - we will be delaying that trip to the other end of summer this year.

My kids are kinda small to justify the Kings Island admission price but we go to Coney Island all the time - might be a side trip for younger kids that could get thrown into the mix.

Mark
 

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any music buffs wanna make the trek to the Rock & Roll Fall of Fame and Museum? it's only 227 miles & 3.5 hrs away...it's a trip made for TDIs :D
 

vikingrob

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Bookworm said:
If I still have my TDI next year, yes I would make that drive.
I'm looking for ideas to avoid the maelstrom that would be the Twin Cities right after the Fest.
 

Thunderstruck

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Bob-I'll be heading down that way as I always go back for Riverfest every year. Chances are damned near every one on the road will pass me as I do a relaxed 60 MPH or so. this is my one chance a year to get some real good fuel economy numbers as I normally drive city miles in Chicago.
And you have no idea how many cops there are on that weekend until you see guys on the back of tractors in work zones with radar guns, andd cars with the hood up and there's a trooper crouched under there with a radar gun.
 

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Thunderstruck said:
Bob-I'll be heading down that way as I always go back for Riverfest every year. Chances are damned near every one on the road will pass me as I do a relaxed 60 MPH or so. this is my one chance a year to get some real good fuel economy numbers as I normally drive city miles in Chicago.
And you have no idea how many cops there are on that weekend until you see guys on the back of tractors in work zones with radar guns, andd cars with the hood up and there's a trooper crouched under there with a radar gun.
Where do they do THAT?:eek:
 

darkscout

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Bob_Fout said:
Any IL peeps convoy planned?
I may take that opportunity to visit the Piano Man in Lafayette Thursday night and when I [strike]sober[/strike] wake up Friday I'll be heading through Indy. I figure we could do a convoy from Indy.

Indy's going to have quite a few TDIs passing through. If you look at a map anyone North West of a line going between Cinci and El Paso, TX is going to be passing through Indy.

Map 1

Map 2

None of Michigan, but any place west of South Bend will be going through. Including the Chicago crowd and any of those 'don't ya know' states.

Sounds like a rally point to me.
 

Thunderstruck

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They do it on the Tri State and on 80 going to 65 South. If you see a consruction worker that weekend-he's a cop with a radar gun. I saw a lot of them.
 

tdidieselbobny

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Yeah-when is last time you've seen a road construction worker on weekend??That is pretty sneaky-I'm surprised I haven't seen that yet around here.I still need to do mapquest to see how many miles to the fest...
 

Bob_Fout

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My whole trip back from FL to IL I saw road construction on the weekend.
 

Hamsterdiesel

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compu_85 said:
Ohhh, are we having a road rally type event like the WI fest? That would be COOL.

-Jason
Cool that is, until they require you to find a green barn...;) :D :D
 

Hamsterdiesel

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Congratulations, guys! It's looking like a fine time in Ohio will be had by all!

Let me know if you there are any questions I can answer...

Julie
 

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723 miles from Minneapolis, 11 hours 23 minutes for anyone keeping that quetion in the back of their mind.
 

Bob_Fout

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That's only driving 63 MPH. At 70 MPH it's 10 hours 20 minutes.
 

LurkerMike

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RichC said:
Another great idea would be the National Museum of the USAF in Dayton ... just a short drive north. I'm sensing that GMark wants to coordinate a convoy up there so stay tuned if that interests you. If you've not visited that with your family ... its well worth the price of admission. (Hint - Free)
Sign me up! That's Wright-Patterson AFB, right? Where they took the Roswell UFO crash debris and alien corpses? Where President Nixon showed his friend Jackie Gleason the bodies?

From wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Museum_of_the_United_States_Air_Force

The museum has many rare and important aircraft and other exhibits, including one of four surviving Convair B-36s, the only surviving XB-70 Valkyrie, and Bockscar—the B-29 Superfortress that dropped the second atomic bomb in World War II.

There is a large section of the museum dedicated to pioneers of flight, especially the Wright Brothers, who conducted some of their experiments at nearby Huffman Prairie. A replica of the Wright's 1909 Military Flyer is on display, as well as other Wright Brothers artifacts. The building also hosts the National Aviation Hall of Fame, which includes several educational exhibits.

The museum completed the construction of a third hangar and hall of missiles in 2004. It now houses Cold War-era planes such as the B-2 Spirit stealth bomber (test aircraft), the F-117 Nighthawk stealth fighter and others.

The museum has an IMAX theatre that mainly features aviation and space oriented IMAX films. There is a charge for these films.



RichC said:
As for the TDIFest OH-8 itself ... here's wetting your appetite: Socialization should be easy as there are several areas of the conference hotel that include sitting areas perfect for small and larger groups. We'll have a tech sessions on Saturday morning, the host of TDIFest vendors in a private parking lot, a Show 'n' Shine and the "what's new" at VWoA including a Dieselution Tour stop. (no promises but it is in the works -- after my first conversation to VWoA they were very receptive) Our Ohio TDI rally racing celebrity Jon Hamilton (RallyVW) is working on a surprise that should be a fun too, so be sure to have your navigation and driving skills sharpened up. Hopefully this is enough to get you to mark the calendar as this is one TDIFest not to miss.
RichC said:
Oh ... and those chomping at the bit to part with money and register ... hang on ... it's only been a day!
Chomp-chomp! :D :D
 

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LurkerMike said:
Sign me up! That's Wright-Patterson AFB, right? Where they took the Roswell UFO crash debris and alien corpses? Where President Nixon showed his friend Jackie Gleason the bodies?

From wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Museum_of_the_United_States_Air_Force

The museum has many rare and important aircraft and other exhibits, including one of four surviving Convair B-36s, the only surviving XB-70 Valkyrie, and Bockscar—the B-29 Superfortress that dropped the second atomic bomb in World War II.

There is a large section of the museum dedicated to pioneers of flight, especially the Wright Brothers, who conducted some of their experiments at nearby Huffman Prairie. A replica of the Wright's 1909 Military Flyer is on display, as well as other Wright Brothers artifacts. The building also hosts the National Aviation Hall of Fame, which includes several educational exhibits.

The museum completed the construction of a third hangar and hall of missiles in 2004. It now houses Cold War-era planes such as the B-2 Spirit stealth bomber (test aircraft), the F-117 Nighthawk stealth fighter and others.

The museum has an IMAX theatre that mainly features aviation and space oriented IMAX films. There is a charge for these films.





Chomp-chomp! :D :D


Mike,

This is one of the activities we're thinking about. The NMUSAF is one of the best air museums anywhere. Hopefully, we'll have enough interest to make it a "go". I can promise that no one will be disappointed! :)

G
 

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not until after tdifest OH-8 :p

TDIFest IX is fine.. but since its in OHIO, it should for this year stay OH-8 :)
 

vikingrob

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Bookworm said:
Chicago,Chicago,Chicago no I Pass
There are no monthly fees, just a small deposit, and you pay only half as much for the tolls. And you go through the mainline tollbooths at highway speed, as well. No-brainer, IMO.
 

mycruiseagent

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I did this trip (RT, Cinci to St. Paul) this summer. Had my NH issued EZPass with me - Chicago was a breeze. Nice drive.

MCA
 
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