Can you smell the Caribbean air yet? Can you? Yep, it’s almost here! Come October 13, you’ll be joining hundreds of hashers from across the globe as you head out into uncorked waters for a smashing, shenanigan-filled party!
A party of this size means lotsa logstics, and that means we need to touch base on a few more things.
In this post, we will be covering:
Committee Lead Contact Details;
Lubes — the Pre and the Post;
Getting to the Party;
Parking at the Port; and
Cabin Sales and Transfers
Please take a look at the information below and if you have question, feel free to shoot us an email.
As you likely know, IAH is run by several committees. So help keep things straight, please start directing your questions to the person in charge of that area.
And who is that person? We’re glad you asked! Have a look below and save these deets for future use:
Cabins & Regos (transfers, issues, travel insurance, payments): Babe Thruster
Accommodations (hash hotel, on-shore): By The Hour
Trails (trail details, haring, helping): Stupid Is As Stupid Does
On-Board Entertainment: Late Nite Drive Thru
Volunteering: Crotch Thumper
All other queries can be directed to MM at email@example.com.
R U talented? R U entertaining?
R U any good???
If you think you’ve got what it takes to run circle aboard the Hash Boat, the IAH 2019 Activities Committee wants to see it! Through April 26, we will be accepting audition videos of you running a typical closing circle for your home kennel.
Simply have someone record a few minutes of your best material and email the video to ActivitiesAboard@iah2019.com.
Please also send your:
Contact info; and
Creativity and fun factor will score big points so show us why you deserve to hold the mic!
We’re looking for folks to host the IAH 2021 Bid Presentations, Mr. & Ms. InterAm Pageant, and opening and closing circles on board the ship throughout the cruise.
Once the videos are reviewed, we’ll post the finalists to our FB group and let you vote, so stay tuned and good luck to all!
Lube — the Pre & the Post
Shenenigans are being planned around IAH and we’ll keep you updated as we hear more. There are whispers of scuba and shark diving, a Lake Worth trail and/or pub crawl prelube, as well as a Party Bus from Orlando to West Palm Beach and back. As soon as we get the official details from the Lube Leaders, we’ll post them here on the IAH website.
Events we know of so far include:
- Orlando Prelube Pub Crawl Trail (Oct 11): Meet and greet the local Orlando Hashers as well as your fellow Hash Busmates at this “Tourist” themed Happy Hour Pub Crawl! This is a Pay-As-You-Go Pub Crawl along Ivanhoe Village in Downtown Orlando.
- Okinawa Pre-Lewd (Oct 12): The event is sold out, but you can always get on the waiting list or contact A.I.D.S. if you want to sell your rego.
- Fantasy Fest (Oct 18 – 27): An annual 10-day party in Key West filled with costuming, parades, libations, and fun.
If you are keen to host a little sumpin’ sumpin’ to augment the IAH experience, email MM. We won’t help with the planning of it – lord knows we have enough of our own going on – but we can help get the word out.
And don’t forget that we have contracted with the Hilton Garden Inn/West Palm Beach I-95 Outlets hotel before and after the cruise (Oct 11, 12, & 17), so something’s bound to be going on there. Take a look at the website for booking details or email By The Hour if you have any questions about the hotel.
Planes, Trains, & Autos
AIRPORTS (by car)
Palm Beach International (PBI): 25 mins
FortLauderdale-Holywood International (FLL): 60 mins
Miami International Airport (MIA): 1.5 hours
Orlando International Airport (MCO): 2.5 hours
TRAINS (that might be helpful)
BRIGHTLINE is a high-speed rail service that can take you into downtown West Palm Beach from Ft Lauderdale in 30 minutes, or up from Miami in 60 minutes. Wi-fi is complimentary on the train and there are upgrades to seating that may be available.
TRI-RAIL has a stop in West Palm Beach and stations in Ft Lauderdale and Miami. They also feature a shuttle bus that connects you directly to the PBI, FLL and MIA airports.
DRIVING (some cool things to see on your road trip)
I-95 has 30 exits from Jupiter to Boca Raton, but the interstate runs closer to the eastern side of The Palm Beaches so pay attention to the exits to hit West Palm Beach.
Florida’s Turnpike goes from Orlando to Miami and is west of I-95. Insider tip: When driving southbound on the Turnpike, exit at Indiantown Road in Jupiter (Exit 116), from the toll booths turn left – and immediately find the entrance ramp for I-95 to finish your trip.
A1A follows the Atlantic Ocean beaches for 47 miles and is a must do if this is your first time in Florida.
US Highway 1 was the road that started it all into The Palm Beaches. This unique road goes through each city and is a classic north/south way to get into West Palm Beach.
And lastly, US Highway 98 goes from Lake Okeechobee to Palm Beach and features scenic views of farmlands and glades.
Parking at the Port
If you’re driving directly to the cruise terminal on Sunday, you’ll park your car with the Port of Palm Beach. Parking is currently $19 per day and is valet only.
Just a reminder that you are able to sell or transfer your cabin/rego right up until August 2, 2019.
Your cabin and your rego are not two separate things. Your cabin is your event rego. Consider it the same as if you paid for Portland/Phoenix rego AND your hotel room as one unit.
This means that if you already have a cabin and are looking to buy someone else’s because you like it better, you are still responsible for the sale and transfer of your original cabin. Buying – or joining – someone else’s cabin won’t result in a refund for your first. It will just mean you have multiple cabins.
Right, that’s all for now! Stand by for your next IAH installment!
As always, you know where we are if you have questions.
Your IAH MisManagement Team