Bail USA 2016 Convention
October 9th, 10th, and 11th 2016
Ladies and Gentlemen start your engine! In only 14 months I look forward to racing you to Indianapolis for our 2016 Bail USA convention.
The convention will be held at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown. The rates are $159.00 per night. The hotel is connected to a skywalk that takes you to a wonderful shopping center in downtown Indy.
If you have never been to Indianapolis, or if you were there years ago, you will be in awe of this beautiful city. It has recently been named the 2015 Best Convention City in the Country by USA Today.
Tim and I have visited the city several times and we enjoyed spending time walking around the canal area of the city. Indianapolis is the home of the NCAA. Their headquarters are located right along the canal walk. The Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art is a fabulous place to visit. The Indiana War Museum is also a very popular place to spend some time. I was also tremendously impressed with the tribute to 9/11 in Indianapolis. Two pieces of the Twin Towers were shipped to Indianapolis and with them the city created a memorial. It made me wonder how many other cities have a piece of that memory.
There are lots of other things to do such as the zoo. Because of our great location if you want to go to the zoo you can to walk from our hotel. Victory Field, a minor league baseball stadium is within close proximity to the hotel. Did you know that Victory Field is associated with the Pittsburgh Pirates? In 2009 Andrew McCutchen left the Indianapolis Indians and joined the Pirates.
During our site visit we took the trolley and enjoyed a tour of the city. During the tour we learned about the various monuments, buildings and good restaurants. We also stopped at the Indianapolis Speedway. I highly recommend this tour as it gives you a great oversight of the city and provides you with ideas of places you may want to visit during your stay there.
The most famous restaurant in the city is St Elmo’s. We were not able to eat there, but we had lunch at their sister location Harry & Izzy’s. We enjoyed one of their famous Shrimp Cocktails. They are a must have! Don’t worry we will have a list of restaurants available for you when you arrive. Another favorite spot of ours was the Slippery Noodle Inn, the oldest bar in Indiana. John Dillinger was once there and deposited two bullets into the walls of the saloon. The spot where they entered the wall is still visible. The Slippery Noodle Inn is a place that both Tim and I would like to spend more time. The food is good, the beer is cold and the entertainment is outstanding. But I cannot forget my country fans, right up the street from the Slippery Noodle is the Cadillac Ranch. They have a mechanical bull there but for those of you who were in Nashville no Limbo Dancing allowed! I could go on and on about Indianapolis, but enough for now. Mark your calendar, start putting money away in a Piggy Bank to attend what I feel will be the best “Bail USA Convention” ever! I hope to see you there.