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When coming for PIR what is the best method of transportation getting to and from the hotels to PIR and also picking up and returning your sailor?  

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Spice76 - it has been years since we were at PIR, but we were able to attend Sarge's Meet n Greet and that is one of the things he shared that night. A map with the best way to get around to PIR from the hotels. 

Thank you for that information. I just don't know it would be easier to rent a car or uber everywhere? Never being to Chicago before I', not sure what I'm in for. lol

Spice76 - We drove to GL and my husband is used to using his Google maps on his phone. We did not use a taxi service or uber, but we did attend Sarge's Meet n Greet. B'sNukeMom shared their experience with Sarge's Taxi service and others over the years have used it. He and his drivers are used to the area. He is a veteran himself and he and his family have given back to the Navy families over and over at PIR. 

If I had to choose between an uber and a taxi service, I would choose Sarge's company. 

We also used Sarge's Taxi service back in 2012.  He picked us up from the airport, dropped us at our hotel (was even kind enough to take us through a drive-thru to grab some dinner as we got in late), picked us up for the Meet N Greet, took us to PIR and back to the hotel and then dropped us at the train station so we could ride the train into Chicago for the day.  We walked a lot in downtown Chicago and also rode the bus.  Sarge's taxi service picked us up at the end of the day and then at the end of our trip he took us back to the airport.  I highly recommend his service.

You might also want to have this conversation over in the boot camp group - more people will see it there.

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