32 Replies Latest reply: Oct 24, 2012 1:02 AM by tryt53 RSS

NUHusker, and JerryCoin enjoy Burlington, Iowa!

jerrycoin Alumni Steward Platinum 60 Reviews
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Wow, what an insightful evening!

 

NU has so much to share with MI and he is such a wonderful person to share travel conversation with.  A true Veteran and interesting person of real interest.  Thank goodness we have him to contribute to the MI site.

 

We will have wonderful future visits and wanted to share our thanks to the many MI that are interesting and special to the Marriott Insider site.

 

It is so special to think about all of you and it will be a great occasion to get together with other MI!

 

The potential to one day get with many of you was discussed and hoped for by us.

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Gina from the FF in Burlington, Iowa welcomes jerrycoin and you guessed it, (Look at the jacket), NUHusker, the Marriott Insiders for the month of August and September!

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A wonderful dinner next to The Mississippi River!  We had a toast to Chrisf, and to FF for the 25th Birthday!  Wish Chrisf was here as well as all of the MI!

Dennis the owner, treats us so special, and others come to the table to exchange travel stories.  This is how high flood waters got in his place!

We had a wonderful time!i

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Burlington, Iowa, USA Fairfield Inn By Marriott
East Lansing, Michigan, USA Marriott Hotels & Resorts East Lansing Marriott at University Place
  • Re: NUHusker, and JerryCoin enjoy Burlington, Iowa!
    tef6178 Platinum 8 Reviews
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    Is this the second or third time that the both of you have gotten together? It's really great that such a friendship has been formed from being a member of MRI!

     

    I hope that the 'gathering' or 'meet and greet' (as we call it here) happens in 2013 and a lot of MRI folk can be a part of it! It would really be neat to share time and stories with so many fellow travelers!

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      nuhusker Platinum 2 Reviews
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      tef -- yes, that's the 2nd time, I've met up with jerrycoin...first back in Jan in PHX with his wife also, and now Burlington, Iowa.  It is neat the way friendships devlop.  I am really hoping to make it to Chicago early May when chrisf and his wife are there.  Hope others can be there also.

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    • Re: NUHusker, and JerryCoin enjoy Burlington, Iowa!
      jerrycoin Alumni Steward Platinum 60 Reviews
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      tef6178,

       

      Thanks for the post!  Yes we have had some great laughs and conversations!

       

      It is such a pleasure to get together in Burlington and enjoy the city!  Here are a couple other highlights:

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      The Catfish Bend Casino is right across the street from the Fairfield.

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      The statement on the FF sign is backed up by their staff!

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      The Great Wall, across from the FF, is quite nice and what a bargain.  Dinner for two including a glass of wine ($3) was cheaper than one glass of wine at Niagara Falls!  Yes, two can dine, with wine for less than $15 total!

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      Los Charro's is next door for fans of Mexican food!

       

      Burlington is a wonderful, historic town to visit!

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  • Re: NUHusker, and JerryCoin enjoy Burlington, Iowa!
    rhoke813 Platinum 2 Reviews
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    Very cool! I'm so glad I found this site! NuHusker if you find your way to East Lansing for the BIG game I'd love to meet you! Jerry, want to grab a cappuccino next March in Paris?! Oooh lala!

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      jerrycoin Alumni Steward Platinum 60 Reviews
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      rhoke813,

       

      What is the latest on Paris for you?

       

      Is Lansing where the Kellogg Center is?

       

      Stayed at a great FF on the West side of town and had a nice meal next door to The Kellogg Center.

       

      Would I love to have a visit to Paris in March.  Anytime!  We will have to have a "World Tour" event in Paris!

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      nuhusker Platinum 2 Reviews
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      I'd like to make it to a game in E. Lansing one day.  I just drove thru there last week on my way to Flint area and back.  I love Michigan golf opportunities!

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        GemPrincess Alumni Steward Platinum 17 Reviews
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        My sister is a dedicated Michigan golfer.

         

        They have a golf group that goes all over the state to play different courses.

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    pluto77 Alumni Steward Gold 25 Reviews
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    Very neat post!  It is so cool to see a couple of nice guys getting together for a visit.

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  • Re: NUHusker, and JerryCoin enjoy Burlington, Iowa!
    nuhusker Platinum 2 Reviews
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    This was a great visit.  But for the record, I'm not sure of what I've said or done to cause jerrycoin to think I'm such a nice guy.

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      jerrycoin Alumni Steward Platinum 60 Reviews
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      NUhusker,

       

      We finally agree on SOMETHING!

       

      After a whole evening of "Disagreement" the truth comes out!

       

      Not really, it is always a pleasure and will look forward to getting together in "The Windy City"!

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  • Re: NUHusker, and JerryCoin enjoy Burlington, Iowa!
    chrisf Alumni Steward Platinum 20 Reviews
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    Guys ... thanks for the toast ... I really missed being there!  I shall be in FFI Fredericksburg tomorrow evening (hopefully) with my wife and her brother ... we'll do a return toast but I doubt that we'll find such a bargain place to eat!  As you know, Jerry, Ann Marie is fairly picky as to where she will eat. 

     

    Jerry, you are such a great Ambassador for the MRI team!

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    • Re: NUHusker, and JerryCoin enjoy Burlington, Iowa!
      jerrycoin Alumni Steward Platinum 60 Reviews
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      Chris,

       

      Thanks for the kind words!

       

      We will all look forward to a toast from the both of you with some "Williamsburg Wine"!

       

      Have a great trip!

       

      Stay in touch!

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      • Re: NUHusker, and JerryCoin enjoy Burlington, Iowa!
        chrisf Alumni Steward Platinum 20 Reviews
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        Guys, we toasted you last night in the Fat Canary.  Not Williamsburg wine though ... they had Duckhorn from Napa on the menu and that's one my favorites ... I hope that you are not disappointed with my choice!

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          jerrycoin Alumni Steward Platinum 60 Reviews
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          Chrisf,

           

          Duckhorn  is one of my favorites as well!

           

          Glad you are having a wonderful time.  It has to be lovely in Williamsburg this time of year.

           

          There are so many interesting things to see!

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          Chrisf, stay in touch and good luck on your trip!

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  • Re: NUHusker, and JerryCoin enjoy Burlington, Iowa!
    rhoke813 Platinum 2 Reviews
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    HEy Jerry and all, sorry I've been incommunicado, been in San Fran for a meeting all day followed by dinner and beaucoup du vin! Ma pauvre tete! Ok iPad spellcheck not helping at the moment! Lol! Jerry the Kellogg is in East Lansing and where i had my wedding reception and where the team stays every Friday night before a game. Would love to meet anyone traveling to or through Michigan anytime! Jerry my good friend and colleague is Parisian, lived there for 20 years. He's pushing me towards Ren Vendome. I'll let you know. Decisions decisions...

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      jerrycoin Alumni Steward Platinum 60 Reviews
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      rhoke813,

       

      You will not make a bad choice on Paris.  If you have a friend there you have a great start for the trip!

       

      Could you tell me what the name is of the nice place to dine, just across the street on the North corner from the Kellogg Center?  It was so very good!

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      East Lansing, Michigan, USA Marriott Hotels & Resorts East Lansing Marriott at University Place
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        rhoke813 Platinum 2 Reviews
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        HMmmm... Harrison Roadhouse? More of a bar than anything. Can't think of a restaurant near there other than the State Room which is in the Kellogg Center itself

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          jerrycoin Alumni Steward Platinum 60 Reviews
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          Thanks,

           

          That is it!

           

          It is not a fancy place, just "Pub food" but was a special place to dine and remember for its uniqueness!

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            jerrycoin Alumni Steward Platinum 60 Reviews
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            NU,

             

            That was some kind of game for you today!  You must be proud of your "Huskers"!

             

            I normally don't watch games but I did today and pulled for Nebraska!

             

            Have one on me, to celebrate!

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    tryt53 Alumni Steward Platinum 5 Reviews
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    Jerry,

    It's nice to see the picture of you and nuhusker together again!  I too, really look forward to meeting you and a lot of the other Insider Addicts, present and past, at some of these MI get-togethers.  I will have a cold one for you both soon!

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