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Old February 21st 10, 01:37 AM posted to rec.aviation.piloting,rec.aviation.owning,rec.aviation.homebuilt
Jay Honeck[_2_]
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Default Some good news to my old friends here at rec.aviation

I'm not sure if there are any folks left here from "the Golden Age of
Rec.Aviation", but -- just in case -- I would like to share some great news
with y'all.

For those who don't know, back in 2002 members of this group were
instrumental with helping Mary and me decide to make the leap into an
unknown realm by endeavoring to create an aviation-themed hotel in Iowa
City, Iowa called "The Alexis Park Inn & Suites".

At the time it was a run-down old residence hotel, and we were just a couple
of pilots who wanted to somehow break into the "aviation world" without
actually BEING in the aviation world. We didn't have a clue what we were
doing, so -- virtually every step of the way -- I bounced ideas and
questions off of the members of these groups, and was always rewarded with
sage advice and remarkable contributions of ALL kinds.

Those contributions weren't limited to well-wishes, but consisted of some
remarkable donations of artwork and memorabilia that have helped to make our
aviation theme suites unique and very popular. Quite frankly, we could not
have created the Alexis without help from those who once populated these
groups, which has made the demise of rec.aviation doubly hard to watch. But
I digress...

The good news? Mary and I have just closed a deal on a motel located on
Mustang Island, Texas, in the town of Port Aransas! This area is commonly
known as "the Texas Riviera", with miles of white-sand beaches and lovely
flying weather year-round. The island has a terrific little airport
(KRAS -- Mustang Beach Airport) within a mile of the new motel, which is
currently called "Harbor Inn". We take possession on 4/19/10, and you are
ALL invited to the grand opening!

But don't expect to see the aviation theme right away. We will be taking
over at the start of the high season, so we don't think we'll have time to
start the conversion until Fall of '10. By Spring '11, however, we expect
to have the conversion complete, and the property will re-emerge as
"Amelia's Landing", with 22 rooms that are themed to place an emphasis on
float planes and flying boats, in deference to the maritime traditions of
the island.

We will, of course, continue to provide the unique amenities that have made
us successful -- many of which were first suggested by members of this
group. Our signature service is a DELIVERED breakfast, and that will
continue at the Harbor Inn. And, of course, our courtesy vehicle will be
parked at the airport with the keys under the mat for you to use during your
visit to the island, just like we do here in Iowa City.

We even plan to host a "Pre-Oshkosh Fly-In Pool Party" on Mustang Island,
too -- although I don't think we'll be leading the flight into Oshkosh from
there! But we might aim at Sun N Fun? Who knows -- the sky truly is the
limit, and we're only at the beginning of the planning stages. But, wow,
are we excited to have another "blank slate" upon which to write!

Once again, I can't express my gratitude enough to the old rec.aviation
"regulars" who helped to forge our success. I can only hope that eventually
this group will shrug off the trolls who have destroyed what was once a
tight-knit group of like-minded pilots, united in their dedication to
aviation, and that our two aviation destination hotels will serve as a
beacon to remind those who come here of what was once possible when everyone
was actually focused on aviation.

Blue skies and tailwinds, all!
--
Jay Honeck
Iowa City, IA
Pathfinder N56993
Ercoupe N94856
www.AlexisParkInn.com
"Your Aviation Destination"

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Old February 21st 10, 01:54 AM posted to rec.aviation.piloting,rec.aviation.owning,rec.aviation.homebuilt
John E. Carty
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Default Some good news to my old friends here at rec.aviation

Congratulations Jay! Great to hear things are going well with the business.
My wife and I are currently in Austin Texas for the winter but will be back
home in Honolulu before the grand opening. However, we may have to fly over
to Mustang Beach Airport before leaving just to check it out.
Take Care,
John E. Carty

"Jay Honeck" wrote in message
...
I'm not sure if there are any folks left here from "the Golden Age of
Rec.Aviation", but -- just in case -- I would like to share some great
news with y'all.

For those who don't know, back in 2002 members of this group were
instrumental with helping Mary and me decide to make the leap into an
unknown realm by endeavoring to create an aviation-themed hotel in Iowa
City, Iowa called "The Alexis Park Inn & Suites".

At the time it was a run-down old residence hotel, and we were just a
couple of pilots who wanted to somehow break into the "aviation world"
without actually BEING in the aviation world. We didn't have a clue what
we were doing, so -- virtually every step of the way -- I bounced ideas
and questions off of the members of these groups, and was always rewarded
with sage advice and remarkable contributions of ALL kinds.

Those contributions weren't limited to well-wishes, but consisted of some
remarkable donations of artwork and memorabilia that have helped to make
our aviation theme suites unique and very popular. Quite frankly, we
could not have created the Alexis without help from those who once
populated these groups, which has made the demise of rec.aviation doubly
hard to watch. But I digress...

The good news? Mary and I have just closed a deal on a motel located on
Mustang Island, Texas, in the town of Port Aransas! This area is commonly
known as "the Texas Riviera", with miles of white-sand beaches and lovely
flying weather year-round. The island has a terrific little airport
(KRAS -- Mustang Beach Airport) within a mile of the new motel, which is
currently called "Harbor Inn". We take possession on 4/19/10, and you
are ALL invited to the grand opening!

But don't expect to see the aviation theme right away. We will be taking
over at the start of the high season, so we don't think we'll have time to
start the conversion until Fall of '10. By Spring '11, however, we expect
to have the conversion complete, and the property will re-emerge as
"Amelia's Landing", with 22 rooms that are themed to place an emphasis on
float planes and flying boats, in deference to the maritime traditions of
the island.

We will, of course, continue to provide the unique amenities that have
made us successful -- many of which were first suggested by members of
this group. Our signature service is a DELIVERED breakfast, and that will
continue at the Harbor Inn. And, of course, our courtesy vehicle will be
parked at the airport with the keys under the mat for you to use during
your visit to the island, just like we do here in Iowa City.

We even plan to host a "Pre-Oshkosh Fly-In Pool Party" on Mustang Island,
too -- although I don't think we'll be leading the flight into Oshkosh
from there! But we might aim at Sun N Fun? Who knows -- the sky truly
is the limit, and we're only at the beginning of the planning stages.
But, wow, are we excited to have another "blank slate" upon which to
write!

Once again, I can't express my gratitude enough to the old rec.aviation
"regulars" who helped to forge our success. I can only hope that
eventually this group will shrug off the trolls who have destroyed what
was once a tight-knit group of like-minded pilots, united in their
dedication to aviation, and that our two aviation destination hotels will
serve as a beacon to remind those who come here of what was once possible
when everyone was actually focused on aviation.

Blue skies and tailwinds, all!
--
Jay Honeck
Iowa City, IA
Pathfinder N56993
Ercoupe N94856
www.AlexisParkInn.com
"Your Aviation Destination"


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Old February 21st 10, 02:07 AM posted to rec.aviation.piloting,rec.aviation.owning,rec.aviation.homebuilt
Mike Adams[_2_]
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Default Some good news to my old friends here at rec.aviation

"Jay Honeck" wrote:

I'm not sure if there are any folks left here from "the Golden Age of
Rec.Aviation", but -- just in case -- I would like to share some great
news with y'all.


Congratulations, Jay. I was curious when we visited last summer how that project was coming along. I'm
glad to hear you got the deal done. Good luck to you and Mary on the renovation. Will you now become
snow birds and shuttle between the two locations? What a life!

Mike
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Old February 21st 10, 02:11 AM posted to rec.aviation.piloting,rec.aviation.owning,rec.aviation.homebuilt
Morgans[_2_]
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"Jay Honeck" wrote in message
...
I'm not sure if there are any folks left here from "the Golden Age of
Rec.Aviation", but -- just in case -- I would like to share some great
news with y'all.


Good news, indeed. I trust you will visit often in the winters to come,
especially when they have been like this winter!
--
Jim in NC


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Old February 21st 10, 04:17 AM posted to rec.aviation.piloting,rec.aviation.owning,rec.aviation.homebuilt
george
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Default Some good news to my old friends here at rec.aviation

On Feb 21, 2:37*pm, "Jay Honeck" wrote:
I'm not sure if there are any folks left here from "the Golden Age of
Rec.Aviation", but -- just in case -- I would like to share some great news
with y'all.

For those who don't know, back in 2002 members of this group were
instrumental with helping Mary and me decide to make the leap into an
unknown realm by endeavoring to create an aviation-themed hotel in Iowa
City, Iowa called "The Alexis Park Inn & Suites".

At the time it was a run-down old residence hotel, and we were just a couple
of pilots who wanted to somehow break into the "aviation world" without
actually BEING in the aviation world. *We didn't have a clue what we were
doing, so -- virtually every step of the way -- I bounced ideas and
questions off of the members of these groups, and was always rewarded with
sage advice and remarkable contributions of ALL kinds.

Those contributions weren't limited to well-wishes, but consisted of some
remarkable donations of artwork and memorabilia that have helped to make our
aviation theme suites unique and very popular. *Quite frankly, we could not
have created the Alexis without help from those who once populated these
groups, which has made the demise of rec.aviation doubly hard to watch. *But
I digress...

The good news? *Mary and I have just closed a deal on a motel located on
Mustang Island, Texas, in the town of Port Aransas! *This area is commonly
known as "the Texas Riviera", with miles of white-sand beaches and lovely
flying weather year-round. *The island has a terrific little airport
(KRAS -- Mustang Beach Airport) within a mile of the new motel, which is
currently called "Harbor Inn". * We take possession on 4/19/10, and you are
ALL invited to the grand opening!

But don't expect to see the aviation theme right away. *We will be taking
over at the start of the high season, so we don't think we'll have time to
start the conversion until Fall of '10. *By Spring '11, however, we expect
to have the conversion complete, and the property will re-emerge as
"Amelia's Landing", with 22 rooms that are themed to place an emphasis on
float planes and flying boats, in deference to the maritime traditions of
the island.

We will, of course, continue to provide the unique amenities that have made
us successful -- many of which were first suggested by members of this
group. *Our signature service is a DELIVERED breakfast, and that will
continue at the Harbor Inn. *And, of course, our courtesy vehicle will be
parked at the airport with the keys under the mat for you to use during your
visit to the island, just like we do here in Iowa City.

We even plan to host a "Pre-Oshkosh Fly-In Pool Party" on Mustang Island,
too -- although I don't think we'll be leading the flight into Oshkosh from
there! * But we might aim at Sun N Fun? * Who knows -- the sky truly is the
limit, and we're only at the beginning of the planning stages. *But, wow,
are we excited to have another "blank slate" upon which to write!

Once again, I can't express my gratitude enough to the old rec.aviation
"regulars" who helped to forge our success. *I can only hope that eventually
this group will shrug off the trolls who have destroyed what was once a
tight-knit group of like-minded pilots, united in their dedication to
aviation, and that our two aviation destination hotels will serve as a
beacon to remind those who come here of what was once possible when everyone
was actually focused on aviation.

Blue skies and tailwinds, all!


Good Luck to you both. Sounds great but you're about 8000 miles to far
away...
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Old February 21st 10, 05:35 AM posted to rec.aviation.piloting,rec.aviation.owning,rec.aviation.homebuilt
cavelamb[_2_]
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george wrote:

Good Luck to you both. Sounds great but you're about 8000 miles to far
away...



About a thousand or more closed for me.

--

Richard Lamb
http://www.home.earthlink.net/~cavelamb/

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Old February 21st 10, 06:10 AM posted to rec.aviation.piloting,rec.aviation.owning,rec.aviation.homebuilt
BobR
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Default Some good news to my old friends here at rec.aviation

On Feb 20, 7:37*pm, "Jay Honeck" wrote:
I'm not sure if there are any folks left here from "the Golden Age of
Rec.Aviation", but -- just in case -- I would like to share some great news
with y'all.

For those who don't know, back in 2002 members of this group were
instrumental with helping Mary and me decide to make the leap into an
unknown realm by endeavoring to create an aviation-themed hotel in Iowa
City, Iowa called "The Alexis Park Inn & Suites".

At the time it was a run-down old residence hotel, and we were just a couple
of pilots who wanted to somehow break into the "aviation world" without
actually BEING in the aviation world. *We didn't have a clue what we were
doing, so -- virtually every step of the way -- I bounced ideas and
questions off of the members of these groups, and was always rewarded with
sage advice and remarkable contributions of ALL kinds.

Those contributions weren't limited to well-wishes, but consisted of some
remarkable donations of artwork and memorabilia that have helped to make our
aviation theme suites unique and very popular. *Quite frankly, we could not
have created the Alexis without help from those who once populated these
groups, which has made the demise of rec.aviation doubly hard to watch. *But
I digress...

The good news? *Mary and I have just closed a deal on a motel located on
Mustang Island, Texas, in the town of Port Aransas! *This area is commonly
known as "the Texas Riviera", with miles of white-sand beaches and lovely
flying weather year-round. *The island has a terrific little airport
(KRAS -- Mustang Beach Airport) within a mile of the new motel, which is
currently called "Harbor Inn". * We take possession on 4/19/10, and you are
ALL invited to the grand opening!

But don't expect to see the aviation theme right away. *We will be taking
over at the start of the high season, so we don't think we'll have time to
start the conversion until Fall of '10. *By Spring '11, however, we expect
to have the conversion complete, and the property will re-emerge as
"Amelia's Landing", with 22 rooms that are themed to place an emphasis on
float planes and flying boats, in deference to the maritime traditions of
the island.

We will, of course, continue to provide the unique amenities that have made
us successful -- many of which were first suggested by members of this
group. *Our signature service is a DELIVERED breakfast, and that will
continue at the Harbor Inn. *And, of course, our courtesy vehicle will be
parked at the airport with the keys under the mat for you to use during your
visit to the island, just like we do here in Iowa City.

We even plan to host a "Pre-Oshkosh Fly-In Pool Party" on Mustang Island,
too -- although I don't think we'll be leading the flight into Oshkosh from
there! * But we might aim at Sun N Fun? * Who knows -- the sky truly is the
limit, and we're only at the beginning of the planning stages. *But, wow,
are we excited to have another "blank slate" upon which to write!

Once again, I can't express my gratitude enough to the old rec.aviation
"regulars" who helped to forge our success. *I can only hope that eventually
this group will shrug off the trolls who have destroyed what was once a
tight-knit group of like-minded pilots, united in their dedication to
aviation, and that our two aviation destination hotels will serve as a
beacon to remind those who come here of what was once possible when everyone
was actually focused on aviation.

Blue skies and tailwinds, all!
--
Jay Honeck
Iowa City, IA
Pathfinder N56993
Ercoupe N94856www.AlexisParkInn.com
"Your Aviation Destination"


Congratulations Jay and I have been keeping up with your progress over
the years with an ongoing hope that one day I would be able to pay you
a visit on my way to Oshkosh in my completed plane. As you are all
too aware though, life keeps getting in the way of pleasure and that
trip has repeatedly been delayed. With you moving into my home
territory the odds are a little better that I will get to make the
trip. So Congratulations again and welcome to TEXAS!

Bob Reed
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Old February 21st 10, 07:41 AM posted to rec.aviation.piloting,rec.aviation.owning,rec.aviation.homebuilt
Dallas
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On Sat, 20 Feb 2010 19:37:33 -0600, Jay Honeck wrote:

known as "the Texas Riviera",


Nope.. down here we call it the Redneck Riviera. :- )

You might be better off making it a windsurfing/aviation theme hotel. (not
kidding) You'll see why when you get there.


Welcome to Texas Jay, you'll love our State income tax rates.... zero.

So, what happens to the Alexis?


--
Dallas
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Old February 21st 10, 03:53 PM posted to rec.aviation.piloting,rec.aviation.owning,rec.aviation.homebuilt
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On Feb 20, 7:37*pm, "Jay Honeck" wrote:
I'm not sure if there are any folks left here from "the Golden Age of
Rec.Aviation", but -- just in case -- I would like to share some great news
with y'all.

For those who don't know, back in 2002 members of this group were
instrumental with helping Mary and me decide to make the leap into an
unknown realm by endeavoring to create an aviation-themed hotel in Iowa
City, Iowa called "The Alexis Park Inn & Suites".

At the time it was a run-down old residence hotel, and we were just a couple
of pilots who wanted to somehow break into the "aviation world" without
actually BEING in the aviation world. *We didn't have a clue what we were
doing, so -- virtually every step of the way -- I bounced ideas and
questions off of the members of these groups, and was always rewarded with
sage advice and remarkable contributions of ALL kinds.

Those contributions weren't limited to well-wishes, but consisted of some
remarkable donations of artwork and memorabilia that have helped to make our
aviation theme suites unique and very popular. *Quite frankly, we could not
have created the Alexis without help from those who once populated these
groups, which has made the demise of rec.aviation doubly hard to watch. *But
I digress...

The good news? *Mary and I have just closed a deal on a motel located on
Mustang Island, Texas, in the town of Port Aransas! *This area is commonly
known as "the Texas Riviera", with miles of white-sand beaches and lovely
flying weather year-round. *The island has a terrific little airport
(KRAS -- Mustang Beach Airport) within a mile of the new motel, which is
currently called "Harbor Inn". * We take possession on 4/19/10, and you are
ALL invited to the grand opening!

But don't expect to see the aviation theme right away. *We will be taking
over at the start of the high season, so we don't think we'll have time to
start the conversion until Fall of '10. *By Spring '11, however, we expect
to have the conversion complete, and the property will re-emerge as
"Amelia's Landing", with 22 rooms that are themed to place an emphasis on
float planes and flying boats, in deference to the maritime traditions of
the island.

We will, of course, continue to provide the unique amenities that have made
us successful -- many of which were first suggested by members of this
group. *Our signature service is a DELIVERED breakfast, and that will
continue at the Harbor Inn. *And, of course, our courtesy vehicle will be
parked at the airport with the keys under the mat for you to use during your
visit to the island, just like we do here in Iowa City.

We even plan to host a "Pre-Oshkosh Fly-In Pool Party" on Mustang Island,
too -- although I don't think we'll be leading the flight into Oshkosh from
there! * But we might aim at Sun N Fun? * Who knows -- the sky truly is the
limit, and we're only at the beginning of the planning stages. *But, wow,
are we excited to have another "blank slate" upon which to write!

Once again, I can't express my gratitude enough to the old rec.aviation
"regulars" who helped to forge our success. *I can only hope that eventually
this group will shrug off the trolls who have destroyed what was once a
tight-knit group of like-minded pilots, united in their dedication to
aviation, and that our two aviation destination hotels will serve as a
beacon to remind those who come here of what was once possible when everyone
was actually focused on aviation.

Blue skies and tailwinds, all!
--
Jay Honeck
Iowa City, IA
Pathfinder N56993
Ercoupe N94856www.AlexisParkInn.com
"Your Aviation Destination"


Very cool Jay!!!
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Old February 21st 10, 04:28 PM posted to rec.aviation.piloting,rec.aviation.owning,rec.aviation.homebuilt
Brian Whatcott
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Congratulations! I hear Mustang is worth a weather check for the
sometimes foggy arrivals...

Brian W

Jay Honeck wrote:
I'm not sure if there are any folks left here from "the Golden Age of
Rec.Aviation", but -- just in case -- I would like to share some great
news with y'all.

For those who don't know, back in 2002 members of this group were
instrumental with helping Mary and me decide to make the leap into an
unknown realm by endeavoring to create an aviation-themed hotel in Iowa
City, Iowa called "The Alexis Park Inn & Suites".

At the time it was a run-down old residence hotel, and we were just a
couple of pilots who wanted to somehow break into the "aviation world"
without actually BEING in the aviation world. We didn't have a clue
what we were doing, so -- virtually every step of the way -- I bounced
ideas and questions off of the members of these groups, and was always
rewarded with sage advice and remarkable contributions of ALL kinds.

Those contributions weren't limited to well-wishes, but consisted of
some remarkable donations of artwork and memorabilia that have helped to
make our aviation theme suites unique and very popular. Quite frankly,
we could not have created the Alexis without help from those who once
populated these groups, which has made the demise of rec.aviation doubly
hard to watch. But I digress...

The good news? Mary and I have just closed a deal on a motel located on
Mustang Island, Texas, in the town of Port Aransas! This area is
commonly known as "the Texas Riviera", with miles of white-sand beaches
and lovely flying weather year-round. The island has a terrific little
airport (KRAS -- Mustang Beach Airport) within a mile of the new motel,
which is currently called "Harbor Inn". We take possession on 4/19/10,
and you are ALL invited to the grand opening!

But don't expect to see the aviation theme right away. We will be
taking over at the start of the high season, so we don't think we'll
have time to start the conversion until Fall of '10. By Spring '11,
however, we expect to have the conversion complete, and the property
will re-emerge as "Amelia's Landing", with 22 rooms that are themed to
place an emphasis on float planes and flying boats, in deference to the
maritime traditions of the island.

We will, of course, continue to provide the unique amenities that have
made us successful -- many of which were first suggested by members of
this group. Our signature service is a DELIVERED breakfast, and that
will continue at the Harbor Inn. And, of course, our courtesy vehicle
will be parked at the airport with the keys under the mat for you to use
during your visit to the island, just like we do here in Iowa City.

We even plan to host a "Pre-Oshkosh Fly-In Pool Party" on Mustang
Island, too -- although I don't think we'll be leading the flight into
Oshkosh from there! But we might aim at Sun N Fun? Who knows -- the
sky truly is the limit, and we're only at the beginning of the planning
stages. But, wow, are we excited to have another "blank slate" upon
which to write!

Once again, I can't express my gratitude enough to the old rec.aviation
"regulars" who helped to forge our success. I can only hope that
eventually this group will shrug off the trolls who have destroyed what
was once a tight-knit group of like-minded pilots, united in their
dedication to aviation, and that our two aviation destination hotels
will serve as a beacon to remind those who come here of what was once
possible when everyone was actually focused on aviation.

Blue skies and tailwinds, all!

 




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