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samurainoir
Apr 30, '10, 10:42 AM
It appears some travel to Wheeling with their wives. What is there for them to do in town while you are at Mego Meet all day? Galleries/Museums? Scenic Walks?

How is the local hiking/biking/inline skating for an active spouse?

Does anyone bring their dog? It appears the suggested hotel allows pets.

megocrazy
Apr 30, '10, 10:50 AM
Sit in the hotel room and wait for Sunday morning. :juggleyes_y:

Actually after 3 Meets I still only know about 5 places in Wheeling. Not even sure if there is another store other than Family Dollar close to there. There has to be something.

toys2cool
Apr 30, '10, 10:53 AM
isn't there a wendy's right by there? well there ya go :smiley1:

B-Lister
Apr 30, '10, 11:20 AM
Get her to Center Market, there's a lot of fun shops in downtown Wheeling to check out.

also, there's the Highlands, lots of fun shopping there too!

Highlands is exit 10, the Cabela Drive exit.

megocrazy
Apr 30, '10, 12:23 PM
isn't there a wendy's right by there? well there ya go :smiley1:

There is indeed. Wouldn't be a Mego Meet without a visit to the local Wendy's. Not for the food, just for the people watching aspect. It's like going to the zoo, and someone left the monkey cage door open.

samurainoir
Apr 30, '10, 12:45 PM
isn't there a wendy's right by there? well there ya go :smiley1:

*sigh* there is the other obstacle. Is there Vegan dining in Wheeling?

Orlock
Apr 30, '10, 12:49 PM
Man...I so wish I could go. It's so far away from us though. Have a blast for me guys!

wayne foundation 07
Apr 30, '10, 12:52 PM
Right up the road on rt 70 east is a big shopping area called the Highlands.There are several clothing stores a hugh book store lots of places to eat and a Best Buy and Cabelas too.Check out TheHighlands.com for all the info.Don't tell her about the huge chocolate store.Let it be a surprise.

samurainoir
May 1, '10, 11:42 AM
Thanks so much for the info guys, particularly wayne foundation 07. Nice to go in with all the right answers when I make the pitch!

jwyblejr
May 1, '10, 2:17 PM
I saw in a pamphlet last year there's a casino there. Let 'em got hit the slots.

gummi
May 1, '10, 3:51 PM
I grew up in Wheeling, so I know a few of the hot spots . . . and I use the term "hot" loosely. :smiley1: Like mentioned above, there are The Highlands and the Wheeling Downs Race Track and Casino. That's actually a pretty fun option if she likes to gamble at all. She could make a day of it watching the dogs run and playing the casino games. They also have a killer seafood buffet on Fridays. Another good option may be the Oglebay Park Resort area. It's a very nice location with many walking paths, fishing, golfing, and the Good Zoo & Benedum Planetarium. All of these locations are within 20 minutes of the Train Museum.

B-Lister
May 1, '10, 6:53 PM
Indeed, the Wheeling Island Casino isn't far from the Kruger Street Toy and Train Museum.

how did I forget about the casino?

hobub
May 1, '10, 9:25 PM
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&rls=com.microsoft%3A*%3AIE-SearchBox&rlz=1I7DMUS_en&q=wheeling+tourism&aq=f&aqi=g1&aql=&oq=&gs_rfai=

samurainoir
May 2, '10, 12:27 AM
I think the Park Resort is our winner. Jogging paths for her and the dog, and a zoo and planetarium are right up her alley. I'm sure finding Vegan options at the Highlands will be okay with so many chain type places to eat, there will probably be a Veggie burger and salad on the menu somewhere.

steelcouch
May 2, '10, 4:20 AM
Took my wife with me the first mego meet and she had a great time. It was wall to wall megos for her a few days. I knew she didnt mind going but thought she was pretty bored. I was wrong. The lectures they gave on mego were really interesting and gave her a glimpse of why I collect mego. We found ourselves waiting for the next session to learn a little more that I didnt know about the company mego I collected figures from. She now takes a better interest in my collection and asks a whole lot of questions. Brought us closer together as she now gets that part of me that makes me collect with a better respect.

GUYx1
May 2, '10, 8:59 AM
Personally my wife said 'Hell no'. She said she'd drop me off whil she headed off to a spa for the weekend.
She already has plans to call the dumpster people and have the whole lot carted off upon my demise so it is really amazing that some couples can share the mego experience together.

Earth 2 Chris
May 2, '10, 9:12 AM
My whole family enjoyed the Oglebay Park the Sunday after the '08 Meet. I'd recommend it to anyone.

Chris

Brue
May 2, '10, 10:41 AM
She doesn't want to spend 2 days looking at and talking Megos????

AcroRay
May 3, '10, 8:34 AM
My wife and kids are all toy geeks, and they have a great time on the day of the Meet.

It's only about a 90 minute drive from where we live, though, so they don't have to spend the whole weekend with me.

Trappy Trek Freak
May 3, '10, 8:50 AM
Next to Wheeling if you go west on 70 there is St Clairville OH and there is a huge amount of shopping. It's really nice there and it has really built up over the years, much better than a family dollar or a walk for a woman. If you go east on 70 there is walmart and that kind of thing not too much. St Clairville OH just about 10 minutes west of mego meet. My wife will probably be there so I will have to bring double spending money LOL

GUYx1
May 3, '10, 11:33 AM
Not trying to sound too urban, but my wife is none too geeky.
If the Sushi has fake crab, I am in trouble.
It sounds like you are saying no Vegan resturants, Sushi or day spas?
Maybe Thai or Indian places?:juggleyes_y:
Is there at least someplace she could get a full manicure & pedicure for a few hours?
Someplace that does full beauty makeovers, or heck, even an art Museum would work for a few hours.
Not looking too good for me so far.
I actually want to survive the trip back. :googly:

megocrazy
May 3, '10, 1:27 PM
If the Sushi has fake crab, I am in trouble.

It sounds like you are saying no Vegan resturants, Sushi or day spas?

Let's just say if Barny Fife and Andy Taylor drove by patrolling the streets, I wouldn't give it a second glance. Sushi is probably not big and crab probably isn't either and fake is a guarantee. They eat their steak with a double helping of beef and a side of chicken. If asked I bet most couldn't tell you what vegan is much less show you a restaurant. This is rural to what I live in and I hardly live in the big city. Too bad the steaks are really good. They do have salads obviously but it's not a meal by any means.

boss
May 3, '10, 1:53 PM
my wife went last year and ended up getting half her Christmas shopping done. She had a really good time.

Hulk
May 3, '10, 2:00 PM
Check google maps, and "Search nearby"

Sushi - Closest location is in Pittsburgh. Thai food - Pittsburgh.

Indian Food... Riverside Rastaurant, Powhatan Point, Ohio. 15 miles away. Listed as an Indian Restaurant, with a cuisine of Pizza, and its a Marina. Here's there one review (I love this)...


well, the great thing about riverside is that you have plenty of time to think about what you want to order, because the old, post-menopausal waitress, sporting an old, 20th century, floral patterned nightgown takes her good sweet time getting there...also, i recommend not ordering iced tea unless you want to see the blimp of a server groan in anguish like a stuck wildebeast gasping in its final breaths...the french toast was good, but the incompetent nincompoop waitress doesn't know the difference between the numbers 1 and 2, and will charge you whatever the hell she wants because she's old, and just doesn't care anymore...one of the nicer aspects of the restaurant is that when you do decide what to order, it doesn't really matter because the behemoth warlord doesn't really listen and will not heed your request, and will serve you whatever food is least spoiled and easiest to prepare (toast)....the atmosphere of the establishment, however, is quite comfortable...that is only if you are at least 60 years old, had at least one heart attack, and loose skin stretches farther than silly putty, otherwise, expect to be greeted with cold glares of hatred....in conclusion, the experience was interesting to say the least...p.s. dont order tomato juice either, you don't want to know why

nvmbrsdoom5
May 3, '10, 4:50 PM
My wife is looking forward to the Meet and pretty much knows what to expect, she's gone to plenty of toy shows and conventions with me and enjoys it. I think if it was more than two days, it might be a bit much for her. But as long as there's beer and food to look forward to at the end of the day she's happy!

samurainoir
May 3, '10, 8:18 PM
There is a theme park at the highlands!
The Highlands | Wild Escape Theme Park (http://www.the-highlands.com/wild-escape-amusement-park.html)

Are there usually Mego Meet events on Sunday?

ScottA
May 3, '10, 8:31 PM
Are there usually Mego Meet events on Sunday?

No, that's travel day home for most of us.

samurainoir
May 3, '10, 8:39 PM
Not trying to sound too urban, but my wife is none too geeky.
If the Sushi has fake crab, I am in trouble.
It sounds like you are saying no Vegan resturants, Sushi or day spas?
Maybe Thai or Indian places?:juggleyes_y:
Is there at least someplace she could get a full manicure & pedicure for a few hours?
Someplace that does full beauty makeovers, or heck, even an art Museum would work for a few hours.
Not looking too good for me so far.
I actually want to survive the trip back. :googly:

Guyx1, I think you are good to go! There is a Spa at the the Oglebay Resort!!!
West Spa at Oglebay - Massage & Healing Therapy, Body Treatment, Facials and more (http://www.oglebay-resort.com/spa/)

I'm thinking I can earn some major points by booking her a massage!!! Maybe I'll even get one myself. "The Experience" on the Spa menu sounds like a winner.

There is a Japanese Steakhouse with a pan-asian menu at the Highhlands.
FUSION Japanese Steakhouse - Hibachi, Fine Asain Cusisine, Sushi Sashimi (http://www.fusionsteakhouse.com/wheeling_home.html)

Vegies and Tofu. I am all set!!! 8)


She can brown bag a lunch at the zoo or get a veggie sub at Quiznos.

Indigo Joes has a Veggie Burger.
Indigo Joe's Sports Pub Restaurant at The Highlands | Wheeling, WV (http://www.the-highlands.com/indigojoes/index.html)



Carriage House Glass Museum!
Carriage House Glass Museum, Wheeling (http://www.planetware.com/wheeling/carriage-house-glass-museum-us-wv-58.htm)

She can even bring her bike!

Start your day with a walk / jog / bike ride on some of Wheeling’s 17 miles of paved rail trails. The east / west section runs parallel to Interstate 70 and features multiple exercise stations and the Hempfield Viaduct. The north / south portion runs along the Ohio River, where you will pass the lovingly restored homes of Victorian Old Town


Anyone have any experience of the historical tour of Victoria Old Town?

weatherwizard-Corey
May 3, '10, 9:49 PM
There's a big candy (ruth?) outlet next to the HUGE Cabellas store. Just down the road. I think towards st. Clairsville. There's a big mall that way too and I think there is a great little chocolate outlet (Halls) somewhere around there too. You can't go wrong with candy and shopping!

hobub
May 4, '10, 8:49 PM
http://www.cabins.com/usa/wv/wv_wheeling_001/wv_wheeling_parkview_001.html

http://www.wheeling-park.com/

http://www.oionline.com/

http://www.oglebay-resort.com/

http://www.capitoltheatrewheeling.com/

http://www.victorianwheeling.com/

http://www.washingtonwildthings.com/

http://www.wheelingnailers.com/

hobub
May 4, '10, 9:05 PM
http://www.kennywood.com/

http://pittsburgh.pirates.mlb.com/index.jsp?c_id=pit

http://penguins.nhl.com/

http://www.steelers.com/ (oops wrong season but just to mention a few family oriented things to do)

samurainoir
May 5, '10, 10:18 PM
http://penguins.nhl.com/



After witnessing her transformation into full Montreal Hockey Goon on Sunday, I'm going to avoid mentioning the proximity of the Penguins to Mego Meet during this round of playoffs.

Quite the contrast given the fact that this woman practically wept when Sidney Crosby scored Canada the Gold a couple of months ago.