Econo Lodge - a Jedi rest stop

Discussion in 'FanForce Conventions' started by JediLuis, Apr 3, 2002.

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  1. JediLuis Jedi Padawan

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    Hi! This is my first posting so be gentle. I am staying at the Econo Lodge on Harding St. Does anyone know this place and how far it is from the convention center? I am arriving on Thurs afternoon, so I want to explore downtown a bit. I am from Northern California.
  2. Shara Jedi Master

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    Dec 4, 2000
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    The Harding Street Econo Lodge I believe is about 6 miles southwest of downtown, though I'm not definite on that.
  3. Grendelbob Jedi Knight

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    yeah, I'll be there with a couple others from Austin. According to Orbitz.com its about 5 miles.
  4. JediLuis Jedi Padawan

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    Apr 1, 2002
    Thanks for the information....guess I'll be needing a rent-a-speeder after all.
  5. vongbait Jedi Knight

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    I'm driving in from Knoxville TN on Friday. Hope to see you there.
  6. Muellman Jedi Knight

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    Yeah, it's 5 miles from the convention center. I'll be at the Lodge on Wednesday night. Hope to see you there!
  7. jedisister Jedi Master

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    I know my friend and I are staying at an Econolodge that is 5 miles away, think it might be the same one, hope to see ya there!!
  8. aaron011 Jedi Knight

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    The econolodge is on the south west side of Indy. 465 is the highway that circles the city. There is a HARDING EXIT on 465 WESTBOUND (from the east side of Indy). The Hotel should be well marked from that point. I'm pretty sure it's at the EXIT.
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  9. aaron011 Jedi Knight

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    Econolodge is right at the 465/harding exit. You can see the sign as your getting off the highway. Plenty of fast food, gas stations, and even a strip club nearby . I don't know if that's your scene and if it isn't, you probably should just ignore that part.

  10. JediLuis Jedi Padawan

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    Apr 1, 2002
    I wonder if there are going to be more of us at this crazy out of the way hotel? It sounds like we should all go downtown and meet up with the people staying near the convention center or meet up the Indy Knights.
  11. JediLuis Jedi Padawan

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    OK one more try at seeing if anyone is going to be here....I am coming from CA alone and wouldnt mind gathering a group from the EconoLodge to explore the wonders of downtown Indy. I will be coming in Thurs and be at the hotel after 4pm. Maybe I could get the Econolodge to have a Star Wars info board at the front desk so we can contact one another....anyone interested?
  12. Muellman Jedi Knight

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    Jedi:

    I'll be coming into the Econo Lodge Wednesday night from FL. Also, I think jedisister said she would be coming to the hotel that night as well. I'd love to get together so we can coordinate things. I've already rented a car, but I'm not sure if I might visit relatives on Thursday in Ohio which means I wont be there when you get there.
    As for the info board, it's a great idea, but I don't know how to handle that with the Econo Lodge management or whatever. I could ask when I get there about setting something up.
  13. LukeSolo2003 Jedi Knight

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    Apr 20, 2002
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    Hey JediLuis,
    I'm coming solo from Detroit and I'm staying at the Econolodge also. I'm gonna try to hook up with the fanforce from Detroit and get into some late night hijinks after the convention. But I didn't think there would be so many people staying at this hotel. Maybe we could throw some kind of get together at the hotel after the convention. I just read they are showing all the movies at the convention after 7:00 fri and sat night. So I'll be sewed up into that til after midnight. I'm glad somebody else is coming solo. I was starting to feel all isolated and stuff.:) Hope to see you there, bro.
  14. JediMaster22 Jedi Grand Master

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    Can I ask how much you all pay?
  15. JediLuis Jedi Padawan

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    Apr 1, 2002
    Im actually paying 40.00 a night. Well I am glad to see that there are enough of us at the motel to keep things interesting. I am going to talk to the Econolodge today to see if they will allow for some sort of Star Wars Bulletin board in the lobby so that we can leave messages if people need help or just wnat to hang out. I am coming in Thurs at 4pm so if anyone wants to hang out and talk Convention strategy let me know.
  16. JediMaster22 Jedi Grand Master

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    Damn, that's a GOOD price [face_jealous], $40 a room!
  17. Punisher Jedi Master

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    I'm staying at the same motel, so this is great!
    I was worrying about missing out on the action of meeting other fans. Maybe a carpool may be in order....
  18. vongbait Jedi Knight

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