[eDebate] CEDA Nationals 2006 - Do I need to rent a vehicle?

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Thu Mar 2 17:37:18 CST 2006


 
The simple answer is:  no, you don't need to rent a car.  
You can take a cab or  super shuttle from the airport to the tournament hotel 
(the Westin) and  back. All of the debates will be held at the Sheraton which 
is a very short walk  across the street from the Westin. 
Food options, listed  with the closest to the westin/sheraton first, and a 
few other stores of  interest are: 
In the  hotel: 
Westin restaurant  (good food but typical high end hotel prices) 
McNelly's Bar  (burgers, sandwiches, etc) 
Starbucks (not the  full menu but lots of the coffee and frappucino options) 
In the same complex as  the hotel (you don't even have to go outside) 
Landmark Health Club  (sandwiches, salads) 
Gateway Newsstands  (convenience store with a surprisingly diverse lunch menu 
sandwiches, salads,  wraps) 
Murphy's Deli (soup,  sandwiches, wraps, gyros, salads) 
Right next door (less  than three minute walk) 
Benihana 
Just down the street  (less than five minute walk) 
Jack-in-the Box   
Diamond Shamrock  (yeah, it's a gas station but its open late and so you can 
satisfy midnight  munchies needs without paying gift shop prices) 
Across 635  less than a ten minute walk (the hotel is  just off this major 
freeway. There is an overpass with street lights and waiting  there slows you 
down a bit but these places are still plenty accessible for a  quick lunch) 
Subway 
Donuts (has an  "opening soon sign" and looks ready to go but no  guarantees) 
Quiznos   
El Pollo  Feliz 
CVS (the pharmacy:  more munchies and other stuff you might need to survive 
the  weekend) 
McDonalds 
El Limeno  (Salvadorean) 
LBJ Cafe  China (self proclaimed Super  Buffet) 
1.1 miles from the  hotel (too far to walk for lunch between debates but 
depending on your  motivation not an unreasonable walk if you have more time) 
Starbucks 
Tam's Egg  Roll 
Subway 
Joe's Pizza and  Pasta 
Dickey's  BBQ 
Black Eyed  Pea 
1.3 miles from the  hotel (same basic area as the category just above but if 
you decide to go to  Chipotle it's at the far end of this strip of  
restaurants/businesses) 
Schlotsky's 
Office Depot (not food  but you know why it's listed here) 
Rotisserie  Grill 
Taco  Bueno 
Chipotle 
The simple answer is:  no, you don't need to rent a car.  
You can take a cab or  super shuttle from the airport to the tournament hotel 
(the Westin) and  back. Once you are at the Westin all of the debates will be 
held at the Sheraton  which is a very short walk across the street.  
Food options, listed  with the closest to the westin/sheraton first, are: 
In the  hotel: 
Westin restaurant  (good food but typical high end hotel prices) 
McNelly's Bar  (burgers, sandwiches, etc) 
Starbucks (not the  full menu but lots of the coffee and frappucino options) 
In the same complex as  the hotel (you don't even have to go outside) 
Landmark Health Club  (sandwiches, salads) 
Gateway Newsstands  (convenience store with a surprisingly diverse lunch menu 
sandwiches, salads,  wraps) 
Murphy's Deli (soup,  sandwiches, wraps, gyros, salads) 
Right next door (less  than three minute walk) 
Benihana 
Just down the street  (less than five minute walk) 
Jack-in-the Box   
Diamond Shamrock  (yeah, it's a gas station but its open late and so you can 
satisfy midnight  munchies needs without paying gift shop prices) 
Across 635  less than a ten minute walk (the hotel is  just off this major 
freeway. There is an overpass with street lights and waiting  there slows you 
down a bit but these places are still plenty accessible for a  quick lunch) 
Subway 
Donuts (has an  "opening soon sign" and looks ready to go but no  guarantees) 
Quiznos   
El Pollo  Feliz 
CVS (the pharmacy:  more munchies and other stuff you might need to survive 
the  weekend) 
McDonalds 
El Limeno  (Salvadorean) 
LBJ Cafe  China (self proclaimed Super  Buffet) 
1.1 miles from the  hotel (too far to walk for lunch between debates but 
depending on your  motivation not an unreasonable walk if you have more time) 
Starbucks 
Tam's Egg  Roll 
Subway 
Joe's Pizza and  Pasta 
Dickey's  BBQ 
Black Eyed  Pea 
1.3 miles from the  hotel (same basic area as the category just above but if 
you decide to go to  Chipotle it's at the far end of this strip of  
restaurants/businesses) 
Schlotsky's 
Office Depot (not food  but you know why it's listed here) 
Rotisserie  Grill 
Taco  Bueno 
Chipotle 
Luna de Noce   
FedEx/Kinko's (see  office depot) 
Hotel  Shuttle 
The hotel has a van  that will take you within a three mile radius of the 
hotel. This service is, of  course, subject to demand. So, if half the tournament 
decided not to rent  a vehicle then this service will probably be in great 
demand and become  difficult to use conveniently. If, as I suspect, only a few 
schools decide to  forgo the rental vehicle then this service might turn out to 
be really  useful and would certainly allow you to get a bit more diversity 
and would make  the last two sets of restaurants easily accessible. 
Delivery 
The normal pizza and  Chinese delivery at a minimum. I'll post a complete 
list of these  soon. 

Tim  Mahoney
Site Coordinator, 2006 CEDA  Nationals

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