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Re: PagodaFest Chicago 2023
« Reply #150 on: September 25, 2023, 02:51:39 »
Will do thanks  Mike
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Re: PagodaFest Chicago 2023
« Reply #151 on: September 25, 2023, 21:19:34 »
Depending on her comfort level - you can also use the train. There is the end point Blue Line station at Forest Park that goes to downtown, a number of stops, but it gets you there. Hard to beat the price.
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Re: PagodaFest Chicago 2023
« Reply #152 on: September 26, 2023, 00:16:27 »
Hard to beat the price.
And the traffic.  My kids take the train all the time from the city to the airport.  Never an incident.
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Re: PagodaFest Chicago 2023
« Reply #153 on: September 26, 2023, 00:34:07 »
John K wants his wife to leave from the hotel (Oak Brook Hyatt), not the airport.  The Blue line runs to the airport.  There is no train close to the hotel that I know of.   Taxi or Uber is best on Saturday.  Traffic is a constant problem in Loop Chicago (downtown) however on Saturday the traffic is usually not an issue in the morning until about noon. 

(Not a local, have been working in Chicago for the last few months)

Blue line does run to Forest Park, but its a long way from hotel.

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Re: PagodaFest Chicago 2023
« Reply #154 on: September 26, 2023, 03:16:03 »
Thank Gents!  Uber is.

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Re: PagodaFest Chicago 2023
« Reply #155 on: September 26, 2023, 23:18:35 »
The Hinsdale rail station is about 2-3 miles due south of Oakbrook.  Hinsdale is on the main east/west Aurora to Chicago commuter rail line. Check train times on line.
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Re: PagodaFest Chicago 2023
« Reply #156 on: September 26, 2023, 23:57:37 »
Looks like excellent, warm Chicagoland weather through the weekend, lows in the 60s, highs in the mid-to-upper 70s.

The various light-rail CTA "L" lines don't go anywhere near Oak Brook (and the Blue Line is the far end of the line from O'Hare).  Even the quite-cool Metra heavy-rail commuter line is out-of-the-way.  The Oak Brook Hilton used to offer downtown shuttles, but I don't know if they do now.  In lieu of some arrangement through the hotel, I'd swing for a Black Uber and enjoy the ride.

And if anyone's looking for the best top-down Chicago weekend drive of all, it's surely duSable Lake Shore Drive -- 16 uninterrupted miles along or very near the Chicago shoreline with Lake Michigan and skyline views of downtown Chicago visible for about half the ride.  Cyclists and strollers on parkland all along the east side.  Some of the best high-rise architecture you'll ever see, and famous places like the Field Museum, Museum of Science & Industry, Soldier Field, Lincoln Park and, soon enough, the South Side's Obama Presidential Library. 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Shore_Drive
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UhsdjL16J4U

This is one great city.  Enjoy.
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Re: PagodaFest Chicago 2023
« Reply #157 on: September 29, 2023, 00:56:31 »
The party has begun.  Soooo fun catching up with old friends and making new ones.

We've taken over the bar and spilled out to the patio.
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Re: PagodaFest Chicago 2023
« Reply #158 on: September 29, 2023, 17:54:38 »
Hey All, I just got back in the US/Chicago. Wasn't sure I would be in town to participate in this. Is it still possible to register/join tomorrow?
Last one I made was at Blacklick years ago🫣!!!

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Re: PagodaFest Chicago 2023
« Reply #159 on: September 29, 2023, 22:00:08 »
I'm sorry that long-standing commitments made my visit to PagodaFest 2023 so brief today.  Audrey and I enjoyed talking with a number of you, and  just seeing so many 113s, from so many places, was a real treat. 

We hope the group who toured the Frank Lloyd Wright Home & Studio enjoyed their visit to my Oak Park neighborhood.

And, finally, I propose a toast for this evening, from an original Pagoda owner who wishes he could have spent more time with all of you.

Cheers!
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Re: PagodaFest Chicago 2023
« Reply #160 on: September 29, 2023, 22:47:00 »
Discussing each other's cars and comparing condition, configuration, an everything else is the best part.
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Re: PagodaFest Chicago 2023
« Reply #161 on: September 30, 2023, 14:40:14 »
Some well known faces... Have fun, all of you. And just as an aside... watch this site. Planning for the 2024 European Event has begun and expect early announcements on this forum in the next two weeks or so...

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Re: PagodaFest Chicago 2023
« Reply #162 on: September 30, 2023, 14:55:19 »
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Re: PagodaFest Chicago 2023
« Reply #163 on: September 30, 2023, 22:18:30 »
Hey All, I just got back in the US/Chicago. Wasn't sure I would be in town to participate in this. Is it still possible to register/join tomorrow?
Last one I made was at Blacklick years ago🫣!!!

Just saw your post. Dinner is at 7. Ask for me when you get here.
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Re: PagodaFest Chicago 2023
« Reply #164 on: September 30, 2023, 22:37:05 »
Sorry i was not able to attend this year, first in nealy 20 years. Am seeing lots of familiar faces and looks like a great turnout. Maybe next year in Europe.🤙
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Re: PagodaFest Chicago 2023
« Reply #165 on: September 30, 2023, 23:39:05 »
Looks like a great group of W113s and great top down weather.
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Re: PagodaFest Chicago 2023
« Reply #166 on: October 02, 2023, 00:55:22 »
A big thanks to all who were responsible for putting on a great 2023 PagodaFest.  Informative and entertaining, fun driving day with great sights to see.  Even a stop for a free gift from WeatherTech.  Nice to meet board members and see all the Pagodas.

Enjoy some pictures at this link:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/8292359@N06/sets/72157603240571101/show/

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Re: PagodaFest Chicago 2023
« Reply #167 on: October 02, 2023, 00:55:50 »
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Re: PagodaFest Chicago 2023
« Reply #168 on: October 02, 2023, 12:57:19 »
Event was great!

A huge thanks to those that organized-

Frank
Richard
Hugh
Mike M
Jonny B
Mike S

I am probably leaving out some of you behind the scenes


it was seamless. 

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