**CANCELLED DUE TO FIRE AT HOST HOTEL**

***RESCHEDULED FOR MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND 2023***

Please join us at the 2022 Fall Meet in Massachusetts 

Join us in West Greenwich, Rhode Island May 27-30, 2022.

The hotel is now accepting reservations. The host hotel is:

Best Western West Greenwich Inn
99 Nooseneck Hill Rd, West Greenwich, RI 02817
Phone: (401) 397-5494

The manager has suggested using the link below to make reservations. This link is tailored to list the NeHOA rates. You will notice that rates differ per night. These are all group rates. However, there is no group rate for a one night stay Saturday night. That is, checking in Saturday and checking out Sunday.

https://www.bestwestern.com/en_US/book/hotel-rooms.40003.html?groupId=C33KH6L1

Group Rates Expire April 26, 2022

Directions: From the south: Interstate 95 North to Rhode Island Exit 6 Rte 3. Left at end of ramp (Rte 3 north). Go over Rte 95, Entrance road is on the left just beyond entrance ramp for Rte 95 south. Hotel signs (Super 8 and Best western) are small and the hotel is hidden by trees. Entrance road is on the left across from the Sunoco station.

Registration Form: Spring Meet Registration Form

TENTATIVE ITINERARY

Friday Night

                Cruise to local drive-in for dinner.

Saturday

                Morning business meeting. Then touring on your own or in groups.

Saturday Night

                Banquet at 5 PM at local Elks Lodge minutes from hotel. There will be a cash bar and the buffet                      menu includes:

                Sliced Roast Beef American Cheese                Meatballs

                Macaroni with Sauce           Sausage & Peppers              Garden Salad

                Barbecue Chicken Wings   Potato Salad          Baked Beans

                Potato Chips          Coffee    Ice Cream Sandwiches

                The Famous Frank Wilson Slide Show will follow the banquet at the Elks Lodge.

Sunday

                Continuation of local touring on your own or in groups.

Sunday Night

                Pizza Party at the hotel.

LOCAL POINTS OF INTEREST

Roger Williams Park Zoo

1000 Elmwood Avenue

Providence, RI

Admission                regular               with group discount 10 or more

Adults                        17.95                  15.95

Senior 62 & over       14.95                  12.95

Children under 13     11.95                    9.95

Children under 2        Free

Newport Auto Museum

1947 West Main Road

Portsmouth,  RI

Admission              regular                   with group discount  20 or more

Adults                       18                           15

Senior                       15                           15

Children                      8                             8

infants                      free

Mystic Aquarium

55 Coogan Avenue

Mystic, CT

Admission                regular                  with group discount 20 or more

Adults 18 & over         35.99                      28.50

child 3 thru 17                                             23.50

child 2 & under            free

Schedule

Hotel Information

We will be staying at the Hilton Garden Inn located just off the Hogan Road exit on the north end of town. The address is 250 Haskell Rd, Bangor, ME 04401. We have a block of 40 rooms for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights. 20 of those rooms have also been held at the group rate for Thursday and Monday nights. Members can call the hotel directly at 207-262-0099 and mention the Northeast Hemi Owners Association. They can also book online here. If booking online enter “NEHOA” in the Group Code box. That should bring up the group rate of $109/night for a double queen room or king room. The rooms will be held until August 20th.

About The Meet

With the official Memorial Day weekend 2021 meet in Rhode Island postponed again due to COVID, and the “unofficial” meet in New York now in the books, it’s time to look ahead to the Labor Day meet in Maine. There are two sides of Maine—the picturesque rocky coastline, and the seemingly endless lush forests of interior Maine, which are peppered with small towns. From Bangor, we can experience both.

Compared to other meets, the drive to and from Bangor will be a considerable distance for many of us. Saturday will be an on-your-own day, and I expect many of us to check out Acadia National Park, which is 50 miles southeast of Bangor. On Sunday, we will drive to Greenville, which sits at the southern tip of Moosehead Lake 70 miles northwest of Bangor. Most of the roads are two-lane. Due to the harsh winters, they take quite a beating, so rough sections are the norm. Furthermore, summer is road construction season, and often entire sections of the two-lane roads are ripped up for repairs. It is not uncommon to encounter rough, unpaved roads while repairs are being made. Please keep this in mind while deciding which vehicle to bring.

We are hearing that many folks are planning vacations around this meet, and we think that is a fantastic idea! Please do your homework and try to decide ahead of time what you want to see and do while you are there. Don’t forget your GPSs, but I must warn you that we have encountered areas where a GPS won’t work. If you have a map or atlas, bring it too. If you have a good camera, bring it! There is much to see and to photograph.