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mel jacobson on sat 3 apr 04

just sit tight.
we are working.
our own joyce is on the job.
barb brown is backing her up.
how could we do better.
it will be fine.
you wait and see.
Minnetonka, Minnesota, U.S.A.
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Bobbruch1@AOL.COM on sun 4 apr 04

Since there isn't a designated conference center hotel - I was looking in a=20
guidebook for Baltimore and "unusual" hotels - found one which was listed as=
either "adjacent to" or "near" the convention center =E2=80=A6=E2=80=A6 went=
on to say=20
something to the effect that "this area is dangerous and not a good place to=
be at=20
night" =E2=80=A6=E2=80=A6 not the usual fare of travel guides =E2=80=A6. Any=
one from Baltimore have any=20
comment on the convention center area?

Bob Bruch

Susan Fox-Hirschmann on sun 4 apr 04

In a message dated 4/4/2004 10:52:24 AM Eastern Daylight Time,=20
Bobbruch1@AOL.COM writes:

<< night" =E2=80=A6=E2=80=A6 not the usual fare of travel guides =E2=80=A6.=20=
Anyone from Baltimore=20
have any=20
comment on the convention center area? >>

Tho I am from Northern Virginia, I go to Baltimore about once a month so I a=
very familiar with the downtown area.
The best and safest hotels are near that convention center:they call this=20
area "inner harbor" is awonderfully restored area, thanks to a archite=
named Rouse, that re vitilized a once bad area. It is a u shaped harbor of=20
shoppes, restaurants, an incredible Aquarium, docks often with tall ships at=
and some other commercial stuff (like a hard rock cafe etc.). On the other=20
side stand Camden yards (where Orioles play), Football field, and a wonderfu=
hands on science center. The other side of the harbor boasts the Visionary=20=
Museum---a MUST SEE!
Surrounding this area are the following hotels:
the Marriott, Days Inn, Holiday Inn, Harbor Court, Hyatt, Sheraton.
I have stayed at the Marriott (very nice), Sheraton (overpriced for the hote=
with so-so food that once did not have hot water for a day!)., and have=20
friends stay at the Holiday Inn....when I have done the ACC show there.
The Econolodges, Budget hotels are out of town, as far as I know.

There are many others but the others are in a downtown area where you would=20
not feel comfortable walking either night or day.
Hope that is helpful!
Annandale, VA

Susan Fox-Hirschmann on sun 4 apr 04

And Yes, I have walked around the convention center many a night and feel
totally safe doing so ...not sure if it is the second degree green belt
training....or rather that is seems to be a safe area. Of course, like most major
cities there are panhandlers, that may approach....but you each deal with that as
you do.

Susan Fox Hirschmann
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