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Please use this thread exclusively for your travel plans, queries, carpool discussions, fellowship and other activities, etc ---

Airport/Bus/Train Station Carpools:
Contact us if you need pick up and drop off from travel-related destinations so we can plan carpooling arrangements in advance. You can also post a comment for related requests when you register for Nats 2018.

Event Official Hotel:
America's Best Value Inn & Suites Tomball
Address: 22420 Park Rd, Tomball, TX 77377
Phone: (281) 255-9030
*Please call directly to book. Tell them you're with the Redemption National Tournament.
Other Nearby Hotels

Free Church Lodging:
Separate rooms will be provided for male and female church crashers. PM Travis if you are lodging at the church as a family. Bring you own sleeping bag or blow-up bed. Lodging at the church begins Wednesday night (01 Aug) and officially ends Saturday at 5pm. However, if you need a place to crash Saturday night, please let us know in advance so we can properly accommodate you in the church clubroom, a home, or make you join other players who are staying at their hotels for Saturday night.

Tents:
The church pastor more than welcomes players who want to pitch tents on the church grounds. Note, however, that you will be dealing with Texas summer. Players can also camp out at Spring Creek Park (you must contact the park directly to inform them of your plan). You will be shut in the park from 10pm-6am for park security reasons.

RVs/Campers:
Contact Travis for specifics if you plan to park at the church. However, you can also avail of the amazing RV amenities at Spring Creek Park. Free parking and hookup but you need to book way in advance. Free shower facility right across the RV parking grounds. You will be shut in the park from 10pm-6am for park security reasons.
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SHOWERING/HYGIENE:
Showering and proper hygiene are a daily requirement for all participants for obvious reasons.
For church crashers and campers, there is a free public shower facility CONVENIENTLY located at Spring Creek Park right across from the church. Please make every effort to plan a shower sked. We will also have 1 shower tent in the ladies and gents bathroom for convenient and ready use.


Phone/Gadget Charging POOL:
We request all who have USB charging devices with multi-ports as well as other types of charging stations + power strips, to share theirs. We are planning to set up a charging central pool (cooperative). Simply leave your contraptions plugged in at the charging central each morning when you arrive at the tourney (for the whole day) and bring back 'home' with you. We truly appreciate your effort.

Leisure Gaming Options:
Board games of every sort abound, thanks to the generosity of players who bring theirs to play with other Redemption family members. Let us know if you wish us to announce your after-event gaming sessions. If you are bringing video games and need TV sets, you must let us know in advance so that you will know if we have enough units for you. All video games will be set up in a separate room.  Once again, we suggest you take home your units after each tourney day. Thanks for sharing.

Nearby Airport (George Bush Intercontinental - IAH)
Greyhound Bus Station Near Venue
Megabus Station Near Venue
Nearby Eats
An Amazing Park Just Across the Venue


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Re: Nats 2018 Travel, Board & Lodging, Other Activities
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2018, 11:43:07 PM »
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ABOUT EATS AT NATS 2018 (Quoted from Nats 2018 Registration Site)
*** See meal pricing options on the Registration Site ***
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As with Nationals in Ohio two years ago, we will be offering a meal plan that is a great value. We will likely be doing breakfast tacos, sausage with a pancake on a stick, and kolaches along with fresh fruit, granola bars, and juice/milk/coffee/water to drink for breakfast. For lunch we will be offering Chick-fil-a sandwiches with the fixings and build your own tacos (the real deal, not Taco Bell) and Texas barbeque sandwiches with some options for sides along with soft drinks and water. We are trying to make sure what you get a taste of the local cuisine while also getting enough food to keep you going for the long days of Nationals. We will avoid incorporating nuts and shellfish but any other allergies will need to be accommodated by the individual with the allergy.


Megabus! Megabus!

You should be able to get from Minneapolis to Houston for $21 (one way)
Leave Monday at 5:20 pm
Arrive Wednesday 3:15 pm

Megabus only scheduling through mid-June so this assumes no early-bird price/schedule changes when we get to August.
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Re: Nats 2018 Travel, Board & Lodging, Hygiene, Other Activities
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2018, 12:38:29 AM »
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Re: Nats 2018 Travel, Board & Lodging, Hygiene, Other Activities
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2018, 11:24:24 AM »
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Will church lodging be available Saturday night? If we end up flying down it looks like heading home Sunday morning will be cheaper, but if we need to be out after we're done on Saturday then that won't work.
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Re: Nats 2018 Travel, Board & Lodging, Hygiene, Other Activities
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2018, 04:02:17 PM »
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Would there be people available down in Texas to drive from the nearby airport to the church before the tournament and back when the tournament is over? I might be able to fly down and back, but I would not be able to rent a car over the weekend. I also can't drive by myself due to not having a license. Please PM me if you might be willing to help out, or if you can inform me of other options!
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Re: Nats 2018 Travel, Board & Lodging, Hygiene, Other Activities
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2018, 10:37:40 PM »
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Will church lodging be available Saturday night? If we end up flying down it looks like heading home Sunday morning will be cheaper, but if we need to be out after we're done on Saturday then that won't work.

Thank you for your inquiry. I am sure we can help out with your request. You should get a PM from uthminister
 very soon. Peace and Blessings!

Would there be people available down in Texas to drive from the nearby airport to the church before the tournament and back when the tournament is over? I might be able to fly down and back, but I would not be able to rent a car over the weekend. I also can't drive by myself due to not having a license. Please PM me if you might be willing to help out, or if you can inform me of other options!
Nathan L.

We can definitely be able to serve you with your need! PM me and 'uthminister
' this post, quoted. PM us your phone and flight details. It will be such a blessing to have you!
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Re: Nats 2018 Travel, Board & Lodging, Hygiene, Other Activities
« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2018, 06:13:07 PM »
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OP updated with more info on Church Lodging.

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Re: Nats 2018 Travel, Board & Lodging, Hygiene, Other Activities
« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2018, 02:26:40 PM »
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I got my plane ticket yesterday. I'll be flying into Houston (IAH) at 9:50 p.m. on Wednesday. Is there someone who can pick me up?
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Re: Nats 2018 Travel, Board & Lodging, Hygiene, Other Activities
« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2018, 07:16:52 AM »
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I got my plane ticket yesterday. I'll be flying into Houston (IAH) at 9:50 p.m. on Wednesday. Is there someone who can pick me up?

Amazing!!!

Please PM me if you haven't gotten a reply from anyone else. We will discuss details for your arrival pick up and such.

Thanks for coming home to Nats 2018!

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Re: Nats 2018 Travel, Board & Lodging, Hygiene, Other Activities
« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2018, 08:08:42 AM »
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Looking for a ride from the air port around 3:00pm Wednesday. Will need a ride back as well.  Anyone willing or able?

My flight would leave Sunday at 7am. I am willing to go the air port Saturday evening and wait it out or if someone would take me in the morning that would be great
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Re: Nats 2018 Travel, Board & Lodging, Hygiene, Other Activities
« Reply #10 on: July 11, 2018, 10:49:16 AM »
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Looking for a ride from the air port around 3:00pm Wednesday. Will need a ride back as well.  Anyone willing or able?

My flight would leave Sunday at 7am. I am willing to go the air port Saturday evening and wait it out or if someone would take me in the morning that would be great

Please PM me your itinerary and contact details, Josiah. I might need more details when I send a reply. One of the hosting team will do this service. Blessed to have you at Nats! Peace.
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Re: Nats 2018 Travel, Board & Lodging, Hygiene, Other Activities
« Reply #11 on: July 17, 2018, 06:33:36 PM »
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Hey Roy,
I'm also looking for a ride from the airport around 3:00pm Wednesday.  My wife and I get in within 5 minutes or so of Josiah's flight.  Your Texas person could wait around and pick up 3 people, so you don't need to send another car for the 2 of us!  I'll send the details later to you !

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« Reply #12 on: July 17, 2018, 08:05:06 PM »
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Hey Roy,
I'm also looking for a ride from the airport around 3:00pm Wednesday.  My wife and I get in within 5 minutes or so of Josiah's flight.  Your Texas person could wait around and pick up 3 people, so you don't need to send another car for the 2 of us!  I'll send the details later to you !

Al Bauer

Perfect. Please PM me your:
a. flight itinerary
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c. best contact phone number (just to confirm what I have is correct)
d. E-mail address (just to confirm what I have is correct)

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Re: Nats 2018 Travel, Board & Lodging, Hygiene, Other Activities
« Reply #13 on: July 17, 2018, 08:06:14 PM »
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Looking for a ride from the air port around 3:00pm Wednesday. Will need a ride back as well.  Anyone willing or able?

My flight would leave Sunday at 7am. I am willing to go the air port Saturday evening and wait it out or if someone would take me in the morning that would be great

Josiah, sent you a PM. Thanks and Godbless.
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Re: Nats 2018 Travel, Board & Lodging, Hygiene, Other Activities
« Reply #14 on: July 18, 2018, 01:46:52 PM »
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Myself, Jayden and Greg (Bobbert) will be flying in around 11 pm Wednesday night. Would there still be rides available that late?
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Re: Nats 2018 Travel, Board & Lodging, Hygiene, Other Activities
« Reply #15 on: July 18, 2018, 06:26:54 PM »
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Myself, Jayden and Greg (Bobbert) will be flying in around 11 pm Wednesday night. Would there still be rides available that late?

Wow, I might see you guys at the airport. I'm flying in at 10 pm
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Re: Nats 2018 Travel, Board & Lodging, Hygiene, Other Activities
« Reply #16 on: July 18, 2018, 06:47:47 PM »
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I will be driving the church bus to the airport to pick up late arrivals. I will plan on coming through the airport pickup area at 11:30 for anyone arriving late on Wednesday night.

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Re: Nats 2018 Travel, Board & Lodging, Hygiene, Other Activities
« Reply #17 on: July 18, 2018, 10:40:03 PM »
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I will be driving the church bus to the airport to pick up late arrivals. I will plan on coming through the airport pickup area at 11:30 for anyone arriving late on Wednesday night.

Travis and I will be coordinating all airport/bus/train/etc pick ups. I have already contacted those who need earlier pick ups. Expect an SUV to pick you up (I might use the church bus if more than 4 will be picked up at a time). Xonathan and the rest of you who I have asked for contact details: You have nothing to worry about. I may also end up driving the church bus for the late pick up from the airport especially if I need Travis to rest Wednesday night in prep for the long long long tourney weekend.

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« Reply #18 on: July 19, 2018, 10:35:54 AM »
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I will be driving the church bus to the airport to pick up late arrivals. I will plan on coming through the airport pickup area at 11:30 for anyone arriving late on Wednesday night.

Sweet, you'll see us at the curb playing a game of T2 MP while we wait.  8)
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Re: Nats 2018 Travel, Board & Lodging, Hygiene, Other Activities
« Reply #19 on: July 19, 2018, 10:36:59 AM »
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I will be driving the church bus to the airport to pick up late arrivals. I will plan on coming through the airport pickup area at 11:30 for anyone arriving late on Wednesday night.

Sweet, you'll see us at the curb playing a game of T2 MP while we wait.  8)

Now I'll gotta build a T2 deck  :doh:
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Re: Nats 2018 Travel, Board & Lodging, Hygiene, Other Activities
« Reply #20 on: July 19, 2018, 11:10:25 AM »
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I will be driving the church bus to the airport to pick up late arrivals. I will plan on coming through the airport pickup area at 11:30 for anyone arriving late on Wednesday night.

Sweet, you'll see us at the curb playing a game of T2 MP while we wait.  8)

I did not agree to this.  :o
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« Reply #21 on: July 23, 2018, 12:27:16 AM »
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To all who are in touch with me regarding their flight itinerary, please make sure you have my cell number saved on your phone. PM me to ask for or confirm my cell number. I also need your depature itinerary if you only gave me arrival info unless you do not plan for me to have it. Thanks and Godbless.
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Re: Nats 2018 Travel, Board & Lodging, Hygiene, Other Activities
« Reply #22 on: July 24, 2018, 04:18:18 PM »
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Is Uber or Lyft available in the tomball area?
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« Reply #23 on: July 24, 2018, 09:28:57 PM »
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Is Uber or Lyft available in the tomball area?

Almost certain it is since it is a Houston suburb. At past Nats, players have supported each other thru minimal donations for short trip services using other players' driving services instead of hiring Uber drivers. Most players doing the favor rarely charge anything, perhaps just trade for cards.
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« Reply #24 on: July 31, 2018, 10:04:40 PM »
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Is there a ride from George Bush International to the venue around 12:30-1:00 pm on Wednesday?
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