ROAD TRIP

Jason Gregor
September 28 2012 04:51PM

With no NHL in sight we decided to plan a road trip for hockey-starved sports fans. We only have 28 seats though, so if you want to go get in early.

You will see Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Jordan Eberle and the OKC Barons for two games and sandwiched in between you will enjoy an electric college football atmosphere as the Oklahoma Sooners host Notre Dame.

Friday Oct 26th... OKC v. Houston.
Saturday Oct 27th...Sooners host Notre Dame.|
Sunday Oct 28th...OKC v. Texas.

There are two different flight options. With OPTION ONE you will also get access to the OKC Barons morning skate and a tour of the rink.

OPTION ONE... $1,589.00 CAD per person based on double occupancy...

Oct 25th... Depart Edmonton 11:50pm through Houston arrive in OKC at 8:35 am.
Oct 29th... Depart Oklahoma City 12:18pm throught Houston arrive in EDM at 7:19 pm  

  • Courtyard Downtown Marriott – 3 nights including taxes – official hotel of the OKC Barons –
  • Barons game ticket on the 26th, Sooners ticket on the 27th and Barons game ticket on the 28th.
  • Shuttle service from airport to hotel and back to airport plus transportation to/from the Sooners football game.

OPTION TWO:... $1,759.00 CAD per person based on double occupancy....

Oct 26th.. Depart Edmonton 6:09 am though Denver arrive in OKC at 12:46 p.m.
Oct 29th...Depart OKC at 6:15 am through Denver arrive in EDM at 11:05 a.m. 

  • Courtyard Downtown Marriott – 3 nights including taxes – official hotel of the OKC Barons –
  • Barons game ticket on the 26th, Sooners ticket on the 27th and Barons game ticket on the 28th.
  • Shuttle service from airport to hotel and back to airport plus transportation to/from the Sooners football game.

There are only 28 seats. If you want in I'd suggest calling Ross right away.

Ross Evans Custom Travel Solutions
D: 780-919-6497 TF: 1-855-919-6497
Email: ross@custom.travel
 

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#1 Reality Check to the head
September 28 2012, 09:06PM
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@ Steve Honestly

Flights and Taxes arent cheap anywhere. I just flew my family to and from FLA and it was $3400 return (family of 4). But that is FLA, not OKC. I am sure it would be a great time, but too many commitments for me.

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#2 David S
September 28 2012, 10:00PM
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Steve Honestly wrote:

Wow, $1500++ for a trip to go to OKC for 2 AHL games, a football game? Cmon thats a joke. Are we staying in a hotel made of gold? Seriously AHL games arent that expensive and Ive been to a few College Basketball and Football games to know that College games arent expensive. Wow.

Not to mention the $1500 you'll need for booze.

Mmmmm...booze.

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#3 Sloppy joe
September 28 2012, 11:10PM
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Are lowetide's 2 okc girls going to be there?

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#4 geoilersgist
September 28 2012, 11:39PM
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@Walter Sobchak

I love collages of girls too ;)

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#5 Petr's Jofa
September 29 2012, 05:44AM
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Any hotel and sporting event ticket prices for those of us not in Edmonton who would fly down and meet in ok?

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#6 The Goalie 1976
September 28 2012, 05:20PM
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I wish I was moving back to Edmonton sooner. Damn, I will still be in BC until Halloween. I doubt my wife would enjoy handling all the moving stuff while I gallivant around watching hockey and football. Sign ..... Have fun guys, that sounds like a cool trip.

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#7 The Goalie 1976
September 28 2012, 05:21PM
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EDIT *sigh*

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#8 Archaeologuy
September 28 2012, 05:41PM
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Fact: I have the bladder of a small girl and am "that" guy on the road trip that can be found at the bathroom of EVERY pit stop.

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#9 Quicksilver ballet
September 28 2012, 05:51PM
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Archaeologuy wrote:

Fact: I have the bladder of a small girl and am "that" guy on the road trip that can be found at the bathroom of EVERY pit stop.

If you have money, you don't need a big........bladder Arch.

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#10 Wanyes bastard child
September 28 2012, 06:12PM
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Archaeologuy wrote:

Fact: I have the bladder of a small girl and am "that" guy on the road trip that can be found at the bathroom of EVERY pit stop.

I've always said that I have the bladder of a pregnant woman :P

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#11 Walter Sobchak
September 28 2012, 07:00PM
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How the hell did this go from a trip to bladder issues! what a wrong turn.

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#12 DSF
September 28 2012, 07:07PM
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Can we discuss "Weak Stream"?

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#13 Quicksilver ballet
September 28 2012, 07:14PM
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@DSF

Are we going to have any hockey this yr you figure?

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#14 DSF
September 28 2012, 07:24PM
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Quicksilver ballet wrote:

Are we going to have any hockey this yr you figure?

Yeah I think so.

Mid December would be my best guess.

I think the talks over the weekend should tell us a lot.

The NHL wants the players to come up with a new proposal based on an immediate reduction in player share.

If the PA says FU, then this could last awhile.

In other news, the search for Jimmy Hoffa's body is on again.

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#15 Quicksilver ballet
September 28 2012, 07:40PM
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Guess the Oilers could lose Ryan Whitney or Laddy Smid for nothing if the year is wiped out. It's tough to compete with what the Ducks have at risk to lose.

I'd so be offering Hemsky+ or Gags+ to Anaheim for their first in either 2013-2014. That selection is pretty much a lock to be a lotto pick. I don't believe they have the luxury of a patient fanbase to go through rebuild hell.

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#16 DSF
September 28 2012, 07:55PM
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Quicksilver ballet wrote:

Guess the Oilers could lose Ryan Whitney or Laddy Smid for nothing if the year is wiped out. It's tough to compete with what the Ducks have at risk to lose.

I'd so be offering Hemsky+ or Gags+ to Anaheim for their first in either 2013-2014. That selection is pretty much a lock to be a lotto pick. I don't believe they have the luxury of a patient fanbase to go through rebuild hell.

Don't think either Hemsky or Gagner would get you a first round pick.

Next year's draft is full of big centres...and any smart GM will want to see what Hemsky can do before making that trade.

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#17 Quicksilver ballet
September 28 2012, 08:38PM
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@DSF

A rather desperate attempt i know but you have to try. Gagner,Paajarvi+, or a version thereof. Outside of the 5 keepers, there has to be something that would get their interest.

I know you're not a Paajarvi fan but maybe the Oilers could find someone whose obviously as unaware as the Oilers (Tuebert).

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#18 Steve Honestly
September 28 2012, 08:41PM
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Wow, $1500++ for a trip to go to OKC for 2 AHL games, a football game? Cmon thats a joke. Are we staying in a hotel made of gold? Seriously AHL games arent that expensive and Ive been to a few College Basketball and Football games to know that College games arent expensive. Wow.

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#19 Walter Sobchak
September 28 2012, 10:27PM
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David S wrote:

Not to mention the $1500 you'll need for booze.

Mmmmm...booze.

Mmmmmmmmm.....Booze.

Mmmmmmmmm......Collage girls.

What could go wrong!

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#20 The Soup Fascist
September 29 2012, 06:22AM
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Steve Honestly wrote:

Wow, $1500++ for a trip to go to OKC for 2 AHL games, a football game? Cmon thats a joke. Are we staying in a hotel made of gold? Seriously AHL games arent that expensive and Ive been to a few College Basketball and Football games to know that College games arent expensive. Wow.

Shawn Horcoff's fault. He set the price point.

Plus a very good chance you will see Cam Barker, so really how can you put a price on that?

Seriously, try buying airline tickets to US. Prices have shot up a ton.

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#21 Lofty
September 29 2012, 06:42AM
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Gregor,

Run up to Stillwater and play Karstem Creek. One of the best College golf courses in the country... In the middle of nowhere. That's Fowler got his swagger.

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#22 Lofty
September 29 2012, 08:09AM
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Steve Honestly wrote:

Wow, $1500++ for a trip to go to OKC for 2 AHL games, a football game? Cmon thats a joke. Are we staying in a hotel made of gold? Seriously AHL games arent that expensive and Ive been to a few College Basketball and Football games to know that College games arent expensive. Wow.

Sooners football is bigger than any other sport in the state including the Thunder. Playing ND is huge. That's the expensive ticket unless you can hussle some students to stand in line for 2 days.

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#23 Steve Honestly
September 29 2012, 11:28AM
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Lofty wrote:

Sooners football is bigger than any other sport in the state including the Thunder. Playing ND is huge. That's the expensive ticket unless you can hussle some students to stand in line for 2 days.

Again I've been to a ton of NCAA games, including March Madness, Bowl Games without buying tickets From students and never paid as much as what this trip is costing. I get the flights will be expensive but $1500 for three-day trip is garbage.

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#24 @Oilanderp
September 29 2012, 11:38AM
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I just checked a certain canadian airline and it costs $1000 to fly return if you don't mind duct taping yourself to the plane belly. Imagine what the teleporters are gonna cost in a few decades.

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#25 Lofty
September 29 2012, 12:12PM
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Steve Honestly wrote:

Again I've been to a ton of NCAA games, including March Madness, Bowl Games without buying tickets From students and never paid as much as what this trip is costing. I get the flights will be expensive but $1500 for three-day trip is garbage.

Go and check Stub hub. Cheapest ticket is $200. College football games in states with no pro-football teams are much different than Ohio, Michigan, Washington...

Arkansas, Alabama and Oklahoma are big dollar tickets. Biggest show the states have and only 6 home games a year.

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#26 OilerfanstuckinVan
September 29 2012, 12:47PM
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But they are in Abbotsford in Novemeber.

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#27 Bryzarro World
September 30 2012, 12:55AM
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Wanyes bastard child wrote:

I've always said that I have the bladder of a pregnant woman :P

How's your vagina?

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