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Hi!<br><br>
I'm going to <a href="http://www.michfest.com/" target="_blank">fest</a> with a few friends and wanted to see if anyone else is going.<br><br>
Also, does anyone know of a kid-friendly hotel near there?<br><br>
Thanks!
 

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This will be my 9th consecutive year. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
There aren't that many hotels in the area and at leat one of them is disgusting. A ton of festers stay at the Comfort Inn prior to fest for the prefest concert and some of us even stay there all week - like me, I'm wimping out this year. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br>
You need to reserve a room now if you think you'll need it.<br><br>
Feel free to PM me anytime. I'll help out a festie all I can!
 

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Great! We're staying the Sunday before in a hotel...I think I got one of the last available rooms. I have a group of friends I'm going with but I'm the only one with a child. This will be interesting.
 

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For those of you that go and bring your kids, do you stay in the family section?<br><br>
I'm really torn. Not many of my friends have kids so I will be camping away from them if I go to the family area but I don't know if maybe the family area is best for a toddler.
 

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Hey!<br><br>
Back in March I reserved a suite at the Comfort Inn in Hart for Sunday, August 3.<br><br>
The original plan was that a small group of friends were going to be staying with me and my 2 year-old daughter. I had also invited another mama and her toddler to join us. The other mama and her toddler still don't know if they can make it to fest or not.<br><br>
Today, the first group of friends told me that they can’t really deal with two kids. They have now booked another room in another city all together.<br><br>
I now have space in my room for other folks if anyone is interested. I just ask that anyone staying with us be very open to typical toddler antics and know that they can happen at any time.<br><br>
Is there any interest?<br><br>
(I also posted this on the fest forum)
 

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Fireant, what did you decide to do about camping areas? Are you camping in Sprouts or with your friends?<br><br>
I'm thinking about whimping completely out this year and staying in the hotel the entire time. But it won't seem like fest then. So what did you decide to do??
 

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I'm thinking about whimping completely out this year and staying in the hotel the entire time. But it won't seem like fest then. So what did you decide to do??</div>
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Staying in a hotel sounds nice but pricey.<br><br>
I'm not camping with friends. It's not worth it. They don't enjoy kids so it would be an awful experience.<br><br>
I'm thinking about Sprouts. I'm mildly nervous about not knowing anyone but I hear that you meet people quickly there.<br><br>
The original plan was to camp in Triangle with friends. Another group of friends is staying in the Zone but with DD that's out of the question.<br><br>
If you change your mind and want to camp, maybe we could meet up.
 

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I LOVE camping in Sprouts!! That's what I'd be missing if we stayed in a hotel.<br><br>
I'm worried about the expense of the hotel all week but if the weather continues the way it has this summer, I'll love it. I cannot believe I am in cold in the middle of June. I cannot believe our furnace is still running. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
I haven't met a lot of people in Sprouts because we're moms and we are going in a ton of different directions but I could see it happening. The Spouts workers are all (well, almost all) amazing!<br><br>
Are you going to Jamie's concert at the hotel Sunday night?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I LOVE camping in Sprouts!! That's what I'd be missing if we stayed in a hotel.<br><br>
I'm worried about the expense of the hotel all week but if the weather continues the way it has this summer, I'll love it. I cannot believe I am in cold in the middle of June. I cannot believe our furnace is still running. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
I haven't met a lot of people in Sprouts because we're moms and we are going in a ton of different directions but I could see it happening. The Spouts workers are all (well, almost all) amazing!<br><br>
Are you going to Jamie's concert at the hotel Sunday night?</div>
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I don't know about Jamie's concert. I'm interested though.<br><br>
I'm really hoping it doesn't rain all week.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/jumpers.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="jumpers">: It's so close to Fest time!<br><br>
I'm very very excited!
 

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It's so soon!<br><br>
If anyone is interested, we have a small group of people that plan to camp in family camping meeting up before the line.
 

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You can go for any number of days, Jessica. I'm only going on Sunday of this one!
 

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We're getting a later-than-anticipated start. We actually stayed at the Comfort Inn Sunday night and were preparing to head to the line when my DD got sick. I drove her the 2.5 hours home yesterday morning so she could rest up.<br><br>
She seems better today but we're taking it easy. I will probably take us back up there during her nap today.
 
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