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jjct
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Default  Posted: 5:37 AM, May 1st (Thursday)

HURRY! HURRY! HURRY!
STEP RIGHT UP, GET YER TICKETS!!!!

Dates:
10/17-10/19


COME ONE, COME ALL! SIGN UP NOW! HURRY! WHILE TICKETS LAST!

For Sures:
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HT & woes
MH & DS
knights & knightsbff
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hfm & cc
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inconnu & "we"
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MadeOfScars
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lieshurt
Kajem
Chrysalis123
scaredyKat
WearingTheHorns
persevere
norabird
Moo
Want2babettrme
Jeaniegirl
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Default  Posted: 6:23 AM, May 1st (Thursday)

Whoop!

Count me and Woes in!

We would love to host dinner at our place on that Friday night for anyone that's interested. And hey, if we go with one of the later weekends we will even have our Halloween decorations up by then. We kind of go stupid crazy for Halloween decorating. Fun stuff.

HT


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Default  Posted: 6:29 AM, May 1st (Thursday)

Keep us informed - it's hard for both of us to travel during the school year. Still have a two year mortgage left on the kid . But we'd love to be there!


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jjct
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Default  Posted: 6:48 AM, May 1st (Thursday)

WOOT!
GREAT!
I'm super excited to meet ht & woes again!
and Tred brother - Ima gonna keep my fingers AND toes crossed for you!

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Default  Posted: 7:34 AM, May 1st (Thursday)

Put me on the maybe list


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Default  Posted: 8:06 AM, May 1st (Thursday)

You can put us on the For Sure list!!

We'd love to see HT and WOE's house with their cray-cray Halloween decorations!! So our vote is for later weekend


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Default  Posted: 8:31 AM, May 1st (Thursday)

We are in! Just let us know when to show up....but tell us to be there 3-4 hours before you really want us there.


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Default  Posted: 9:43 AM, May 1st (Thursday)

I have heard such great things about the Texas State Fair! (And I guess there's some group of people who go there every year to meet up, and they seem ok ).

I have some other personal trips to figure out for this year so there may be no room in the budget, but I'll track this and see. Definitely next year anyway!


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Default  Posted: 9:47 AM, May 1st (Thursday)

Count me in!! Dates don't matter, but a preference would be the later the better.... its still going to be hot!


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Default  Posted: 3:25 PM, May 1st (Thursday)

Hmmmmm....... Have to look at bumping up the travel budget somehow. It's already stretching. Don't want it to have a blowout but this sounds like fun!


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Default  Posted: 5:02 PM, May 1st (Thursday)

Think that 10/18-10/19 weekend has the least likelihood of meltage, but it's still Texas. Put me as a maybe, but I hope to make that a for-sure soon enough.


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Default  Posted: 6:25 PM, May 1st (Thursday)

It depends on when I take time off to go see my family. My layover is in Dallas so I can extend it by a day and hang out. We'll see.....


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Default  Posted: 6:41 PM, May 1st (Thursday)

Hmm... I would like to stay informed, so I'm watching this thread.


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Default  Posted: 7:37 PM, May 1st (Thursday)

Dumb question, but will that be held in Dallas or ??? If in Dallas count me in. If Houston, maybe. :)


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Default  Posted: 7:53 PM, May 1st (Thursday)

the State Fair is in the Dallas area. I think we stayed in one of the suburbs last time, though.

(if'n they can stop squeeing long enough that is)

I imagine by G2G time I'll stop squeeing. And you know we wouldn't miss a Texas g2g, even it's in hotter than hell September. But my vote is for October, on the chance it will be cooler.


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Default  Posted: 10:45 PM, May 1st (Thursday)

Maybe list for me, please.

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Default  Posted: 11:09 PM, May 1st (Thursday)

We. Are. SO. Coming.

lol

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Default  Posted: 7:43 AM, May 2nd (Friday)

Maybe for me too!


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Default  Posted: 8:51 AM, May 2nd (Friday)

(It's really still that hot in Texas in October?)


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Default  Posted: 9:06 AM, May 2nd (Friday)

Norabird, it will probably be in the 80's in October.


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Default  Posted: 10:21 AM, May 2nd (Friday)

While it was Houston and not Dallas, I went to an outdoor music fest the weekend before Halloween a few years back. Anyone wearing anymore than shorts and a t-shirt were miserable. Hell, I wore shorts and a t-shirt and left about 10 lbs lighter and sunburnt.

Spring has been a bit too mild in the Houston area this year. Historically speaking, that seems to indicate a brutal summer is coming, and "summer" here lasts into November as far as I'm concerned.

Anyway, not trying to discourage you from coming norabird. Just pack accordingly


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Cool  Posted: 8:26 PM, May 2nd (Friday)

I'm in


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Default  Posted: 8:47 PM, May 2nd (Friday)

What's up in Htown MOS? We're practically the same latitude, but it seems to have been a nice cool Spring here. Windows open stuff. Just beautiful.

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Default  Posted: 10:18 PM, May 2nd (Friday)

jj, it's been very pleasant here. A little too pleasant really.

I'm actually sipping a cold one on my patio as we speak. Watching the Rockets game through the window, dog in my lap. You know, life ain't bad tonight at all.

Need to make a trip to Austin again soon, just cuz. If I do, best believe you'll hear from me, like it or not.

[This message edited by MadeOfScars at 12:10 AM, May 3rd (Saturday)]


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Default  Posted: 7:02 AM, May 4th (Sunday)

I got a comfy couch - just for you!
ANY.TIME!

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Default  Posted: 1:45 PM, May 8th (Thursday)

Awright MOS - I'll take the couch...

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Default  Posted: 6:00 PM, May 8th (Thursday)

OK. I would love to be kept up to date on this G2G. My baby is moving to a Dallas suburb in June, his BD is in October and his mom needs to fly out to check on him at some point.

Let me know where and when!


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Default  Posted: 9:28 PM, May 12th (Monday)

@jjct - I knew if I held out long enough I could get a bed In all seriousness, I hope I can make it to Austin soon, work permitting I have any free time...Thanks for the offer, for real.

I will actually be in Dallas this Wednesday through Friday, leaving Saturday. It's a business trip so I really don't know what, if any free time I'll have, but just sayin.' I'll be in the Addison area for the most part, but we have a company outing at the Rangers game Friday night.


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Default  Posted: 6:55 PM, May 13th (Tuesday)

MOS!
I'll be up there too this Friday! A business/pleasure deal. I'll pm you.

Man is it ever beautiful here right now, I can't believe it. In the high 60's with RAIN!
(for those of you not here or from here, this might help you understand a bit - iow, "it's always been this way!" )

http://tinyurl.com/l3ayncs

In the smack dab middle of May?
I'm used to sweating going to my mailbox by now!
This.
This is a blessing!
Hope you got you some in Htown!


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Default  Posted: 7:22 PM, May 13th (Tuesday)

Yup, we got 60s here too with a break in the rain. It's amazing. I'll be driving into even cooler weather up in Dallas. I don't know what's going on, but I am all for it!

Hopefully we can meet up Friday. We shall see


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Default  Posted: 7:18 PM, June 2nd (Monday)

Well bump!

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Default  Posted: 2:48 PM, June 9th (Monday)

Yes...BUMP

If this is going to happen we need to start making plans because I want to book at a particular hotel but don't want to wait too long for fear of them getting sold out due to the State Fair.


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Default  Posted: 4:03 PM, June 9th (Monday)

HT and I are definitely planning on hosting on that Friday evening. The house will be all decked out for Halloween. We can play pool, play darts, eat great good and hang out. And of course enjoy some libations

I even have an area with a wood floor great for dancing if Moo decides to show up!

Looks like Saturday is State Fair day.

Now our house and the fair are a little bit of a drive from each other. If people stay closer to our area we can take the train. If you stay close to the fair grounds it will be more of a drive to our house. Once we know how many people and where everyone is coming from we can pinpoint places for people to stay. Once I have a better idea, I can do some research on hotels.


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Default  Posted: 4:30 PM, June 9th (Monday)

Awesome!!!! Thank you so much to you and to Mr. Aggressively Handsome


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Default  Posted: 7:47 PM, June 9th (Monday)

I even have an area with a wood floor great for dancing if Moo decides to show up!

Yep no one can dance unless I show up.


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Default  Posted: 6:09 PM, June 13th (Friday)

I would be in favor of taking the train...it solves the traffic & parking problem nicely.
It's unfortunate that the area near the SF is "not safe", and I wonder how far away we'd have to go anyway to you know, be near and safe.
A hotel between Keller and the nearest train station? Or just 'near' the station w/in striking distance of Keller... would be ok w/ me...


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Default  Posted: 6:33 AM, June 15th (Sunday)

*knock knock*
Anybody home?
WAKE UP!!!
4 months
4
a measly 4!

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Default  Posted: 7:35 AM, June 15th (Sunday)

Hey all,

Another option to consider staying at might be the southlake/grapevine area. It's a pretty straight shot down 114 from there to the state fair grounds. It may be kind of a longish drive at 30 min or so buuuttt... On the plus side it is a really really nice area. Lots of good shopping, about a bazillion excellent restaurants, several nice hotels, airport adjacent and about a 15 min hop over to our place for Friday night socializing.

If that sounded agreeable to most everyone I could start scoping out hotels pretty easily since I work over in that part of town.

Just wanted to throw that out there let me know what you all think about that idea.

HT


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Default  Posted: 4:37 PM, June 15th (Sunday)

That's cool with me too HT...
That's where that giant mall is (was?)...
Also - I remember the Gaylord puts on cool Christmas shows...
Sounds good to scout out.

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Default  Posted: 12:40 PM, June 16th (Monday)

HoldingTogether...

I like the idea of Southlake/Grapevine area for hotels

Thank you!!


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Default  Posted: 11:58 AM, June 17th (Tuesday)

is it October yet? I'm really ready for a g2g.


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Default  Posted: 12:04 PM, June 17th (Tuesday)

Texas october weather will be making an appearance in Chicago in 10 days. Just sayin'


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Default  Posted: 7:08 PM, June 17th (Tuesday)

Ok HT - Southlake Burpvine...let's do it.

Sooo Moo - you ain't on either fosho or maybe list.
Can you change that? Did I miss your fosho?


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Default  Posted: 7:53 PM, June 17th (Tuesday)

Ok, so what I am thinking is this... There is a nice little outside shopping mall set up to look a bit like a traditional old fashioned down town area (if an old fashioned down town area were designed by mega corporations trying to sell you shit, but I digress) it has lots of shopping, restaurants, bars etc. Very nice area to just wander around with a park and fountains and statues and what not. There is a Hilton right in the square that is not too expensive (around $180 a night I think) and is pretty nice, WOES and I stayed there once (as to why we stayed at a hotel 15 min from our house...well... We have kids. Know what I mean? Wink wink nudge nudge) The hotel itself has a spa and very nice restaurant with an excellent brunch. That hotel might be a good option.

Additionally, there is a Marriott about two exits up the 114 that looks very nice although I have not yet stopped in to check it out. I might be able to do that this weekend. The Marriott is a bit more reasonable in price at about $99 and up I believe.

Heck there is even an Extended Stay Inn another couple exits up which is about $249 a week if you all decide you enjoy our company too much to leave after just one weekend. I anticipate that happening because we are THAT fricken awsome!!!

If everyone feels like they would be interested in any of those options I would be willing to inquire as to the possibility of a discounted group rate.

Let me know.
HT

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Default  Posted: 10:20 AM, June 18th (Wednesday)

WOES and I stayed there once (as to why we stayed at a hotel 15 min from our house...well... We have kids. Know what I mean? Wink wink nudge nudge)

HT, you must be referring to meditation


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Default  Posted: 7:38 AM, June 23rd (Monday)


Thanks HT!

The thing for me @ hotels is (as far as gtgs go) -

What is the common area like?
Room for us to, you know, take over?
(cuz we do stuff yaknow? - like sittin up late & early &...)

PS
If the 99/night deal has a good enuf common area...
I'd spring for that. (not to mention what you could wrangle for a group discount)


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Default  Posted: 4:24 AM, June 26th (Thursday)

What's gnu?

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Default  Posted: 11:05 AM, June 26th (Thursday)

Somebody better start taking charge of this G2G


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Default  Posted: 8:07 PM, June 26th (Thursday)

Ok, ok, I hear you guys. Sorry things have been kinda crazy with finishing up the kitchen remodel and I haven't gotten a chance to run by and check out that Marriott. I will definitely make the time within the next few days, promise.

Frankly I think the Hilton would be the best choice for accessibility to bars, restaurants and shopping. Everyone could quite literately visit 3 or 4 great restaurants and bars with out ever having to get into a car. However I realize the price is a little high so the marriott is probably the better bet. It's only a couple exits up from that same shopping area.

So like I said, I'll check it out in the next few days and let you guys know if it seems nice. I'll get back to you all then.

HT


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Default  Posted: 1:09 PM, June 28th (Saturday)

Just saw this thread - I would love to check out the million fried items at the State Fair! And even moreso see and meet more SI peeps!!! Please put me on the Maybe list.


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Default  Posted: 7:47 PM, June 28th (Saturday)

Maybe list??? I would love to attend. If others stay at the $99 dollar hotel, would carpooling be an option?

Got room for a tent in your yard jj?


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Default  Posted: 7:55 PM, June 28th (Saturday)

Yep. For you? For sure!

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Default  Posted: 7:57 PM, June 28th (Saturday)

Cmon HT!!!!!
help me here
I'll carpool ya can, till you need a towel!

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Default  Posted: 9:34 PM, June 28th (Saturday)

Damn! Double post! I think that's my first one.

[This message edited by HoldingTogether at 9:35 PM, June 28th (Saturday)]


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Default  Posted: 9:34 PM, June 28th (Saturday)

Ok everybody, update on the hotel situation. Today Woes and I went by and checked out the Marriott in question. Unfortunately I am not able to give it a real good recommendation . The hotel itself seemed only ok not terrible not great. The little commercial area it is in on the other hand I frankly found to be kind of depressing. It's got this little miniature mall area for shops and restaurants which looks like it could be real nice if it weren't for the fact that over half of the retail spaces were empty. There were a few restaurants, and they might be bustling and busy during the weekdays when the business park near by is full of workers but.... On the weekend? The place looked like a ghost town. It was frankly a little depressing, I kid you not. It was like a memory of a dream of a once good idea now in decline.

Isn't that poetic?

The hotel did have a pretty decent looking bar/lounge that we could probably take over like a bunch of hobo squatters in an empty tenement building. However the bar closes at midnight which would probably lead to JJCT being arrested after chaining and padlocking himself to the bar right around 11:55 pm. Not a good scene man.

So all in all the Marriot is probably acceptable but I can't honestly recommend or endorse it. I did however get the contact information for the events coordinator and I will call on Monday or Tuesday to discuss the possibility of reduced group rates in case we decide to go that way.

On the other hand...

Woes and I also stopped by the Hilton. And we both agree that the Hilton is by far the best option we can think of to recommend. I realize that it is a bit pricey, but the location, convenience, and amenities are all spot on. As I had stated earlier, it is in, not near, not adjacent to, but IN the Square. Which is one of the nicest, safest, cleanest and prettiest retail centers in the area. Lots of very nice bars and restaurants literally within a few dozen yards of the hotel. Lots of shops to stroll around and look at interspersed with fountains and green areas and even an old timey looking town hall with a freaking bandstand out front... A band stand for gods sake! Where the hell are up gonna find one of those? Walking through today I saw a guy under the trees by the central fountain playing a freaking violin for spare change! Not some bum with a beat up guitar but a clean cut young guy playing a violin. How classy is that I ask you? Well I'll answer you... Pretty classy indeed.

But I digress, the Hilton itself is very nice. Clean and recently renovated. It has a very good restaurant (I've eaten there several times) and a pretty nice bar that, most importantly, doesn't close till 2am. By which time I am sure we will have wheeled JJCT and Tred up to their rooms with a furniture dolly I am planning to bring for just such a purpose. There is also a really pretty outdoor veranda area that we could totally friggen ANNEX like it was Poland! So there is your common area JJCT and you can even smoke out there if any of the group so desires.

This evening while checking the hotel out, Woes and I strolled over to a nearby Pizzaria for dinner and discovered that they have an open rooftop terrace bar that hosts live music every Friday and Saturday night soooo.... After we annex the veranda over at the Hilton we could establish that as a good beach head from which to invade, overwhelm and eventually occupy the territory of the pizzerias rooftop bar.

In short, I have to say that I strongly recommend the Hilton if we are going to stick with the plan of staying in the southlake grapevine area. I realize that it is a bit spendy, but I got the number for their event coordinator so if you all can bear with me I will call on Monday or Tuesday and see if I can't negotiate a little better price. Regardless though I think it would be worth the extra scratch. And this is coming from a guy who isn't exactly "Rollin in the dough".

In the meantime, to enable me to negotiate from a position of strength, it would help if I could get a rough estimate of the number of rooms we would be looking at? I known its short notice but if y'all could just post a quick-"need a room/ don't need a room" that would help.

Thanks
HT

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Default  Posted: 6:21 AM, June 29th (Sunday)

I am a maybe. Would love to come. Maybe someone needs a roomie?

Going to check airfares, what is the closest airport?

Maybe, just maybe I could manage this...


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Default  Posted: 6:54 AM, June 29th (Sunday)

Closest airport is Dallas/Ft. Worth (DFW) and it's basically *right there*.
OK General HT, we've established our beach head, I suggest the *Hilton Maneuver*, where we roll me up, straight ahead, on the aforementioned dolly to distract the gendarmes, and take both flanks with our troops.
*I*
will definitely need a room,
an *after action* room.
This being a decoy stuff is hard work! Shew!

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Default  Posted: 8:10 AM, June 29th (Sunday)

Add us to the maybe list! Looks like that weekend just might work for us.


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Cool  Posted: 10:37 AM, June 29th (Sunday)

Cedar Hill is still driving distance from Southlake but I'd rather chill with SI peeps than drive home So I need a room!


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Default  Posted: 11:08 AM, June 29th (Sunday)

not to be a downer on the Hilton, because it does sound ideal, but I'm a little concerned that the price of the rooms might make some people decide they can't attend. I'd hate for people to not come because they can't afford the hotel room, kwim?


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Default  Posted: 11:21 AM, June 29th (Sunday)

Add taxes & fees to that $180/night and you are at $200+ x 2 or 3 nights for us and that's a lotta mooooo-la for a weekend. But we would be traveling from NY - thus the extended stay. And we are not definites soooo....


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I am absolutely hearing and share the concerns about the price on the Hilton. Keep in mind that the estimate I gave earlier is just me going on line and trying to book a single room. Give me a day or two to find out just how good a rate we can get as a group. If it still seems out of reach I can look around some more. Check back on Tuesday and I should have some more info then.

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Default  Posted: 4:48 PM, June 29th (Sunday)

Following this thread.

Hilton Garden Inn in Grapevine is just down the Hwy and is about $25-30 per night cheaper on the base room rate, though if you can negotiate a similar rate at the Hilton Southlake, which does seem to be perfect location and is a nice place, that could definitely make all the difference.


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Are newbies welcome?


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re: Newbies

The general rule for G2G's is that all are welcome. Vets, Moderators, Guides, newbies, BS, WS, and Madhatters. Couples in R, and couples in limbo.

WS's are often fearful they'll be picked on. That doesn't happen.


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Default  Posted: 10:11 PM, June 29th (Sunday)

I can''t take it anymore. Please put me on the maybe list for this g2g. The thought of not being there is killing me! I''ll have to assess my finances in a couple weeks when I get back from my vacation.


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Default  Posted: 5:39 AM, June 30th (Monday)

2 added to the maybe,
1 added to fo sho

MrsRussia, it'll be a pleasure to meet you!
I'm a little intimidated, though...
Should I bring my nuclear weapons, or just a dash-cam?


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Wait. I know!
I'll bring my chess set!

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LOL. I'm the one who is intimidated. So if you would, bring some vodka please


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Default  Posted: 10:02 AM, June 30th (Monday)

Put me down as a maybe.

I have no idea what hotels near the airport would cost, but there's plenty of them around there. I'd suggest hotels in the Hurst, Euless, Bedford area except that 183 is such a fuster cluck due to construction.


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Default  Posted: 7:11 PM, June 30th (Monday)

I know I said "maybe" before, but make me for sure. Come hell or high water (or an insane work schedule from now until, say, 2018) I will find a way.


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@MrsRussia - I will bring vodka - mark it down

I went to my first (and to date, only) G2G in Houston back in March. I was less than 2 months from my d-day, had recently filed for divorce, and it just so happened that while I was hanging out with the fine folks of SI, my ex was moving the rest of her stuff out of my house, the house we shared for 7 of our 12 years together. I was awestruck by how these people who I'd never met in person felt like instant friends for life. For real. The way they treated me, spent time with me, I will never, ever forget such kindness, and I look forward to paying it forward in October.

Newbies are very much welcome.

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NY has a new lottery - $1000/day for life! I need to WIN that so I can just go from G2G to G2G without a care in the world

To dream, the impossible dream...

I missed Houston this year, so I think Dallas is a must... but then I probably won't be able to justify Houston in March...

That settles it. Off to buy a ticket!


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Put me down as a maybe, leaning heavily towards the definite side. I need to work out some financials first but I am going to try to make this happen.


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Default  Posted: 6:11 PM, July 1st (Tuesday)

Hey everybody,

Quick update. Got a proposal today from the event coordinator at the Hilton. Not what I had hoped for... The best we will be able to get from them is $170 a night, only slightly better than the usual rate. So still pretty spendy.

Regardless it is still my recommendation for location, amenities etc. but I certainly understand that $170 may be a little steep for most people, it'd be steep for me as well.

So that being said, I have also got a call out to the other Hilton north of the airport. It is actually just a few miles down the road. Not much to do immediately around it but there is plenty within just a few minutes drive (although in all honesty with all of the construction they've been doing around there driving anywhere is like navigating a friggen corn maze while drunk and blindfolded). I haven't actually checked it out personally yet but plan to stop by tomorow on my lunch break, I'll let y'all know what I think then. I am expecting an email from them with pricing but I am expecting it's more in the neighborhood of $120 a night.

Also still waiting for info from the Marriott , and I already expounded on my initial perception of that hotel in my last post.

I think that the most important thing is that we try to get everyone in the same place if at all possible. Just makes things much easier logistically don't ya think? But I'm certainly not comfortable making the decision for you all so I need to hear back with feedback from everyone that's going to want a room.

Thanks,
HT

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Put me as for sure. I won't need a room I will be staying with my friend in flower mound.


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Default  Posted: 7:31 PM, July 1st (Tuesday)

Updated pg 1.

I tell you HT, THANK YOU FOR WORKING ON THIS!
(& navigating a friggen corn maze while drunk and blindfolded)


You got that right!
There's one answer to expensive - we know it peeps.
Roomies!

just sayin...


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Default  Posted: 8:09 PM, July 1st (Tuesday)

I certainly don't want to provide false hope, but I might, and I stress might be able to use a company contact to knock some rates down. Again, don't bank on it, but I'll see what I can do if anything. Someone PM/call/throw things at me if I don't report back in the next few days. Just trying to help.

The roomies idea may not be bad either way.After all, as I was told in Houston, it's newbie responsibility to take care of jjct Nah, just kidding...maybe...don't really remember since I bravely volunteered to take his Patron shots for him. Just being a team player


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Default  Posted: 8:27 PM, July 1st (Tuesday)

Teamwork


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That's a rule I can support!

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Default  Posted: 8:50 PM, July 2nd (Wednesday)

it was brought to my attention that perhaps I am sharing WAY to many specific details on a public forum so I am editing this post and will PM the details to everybody individually.

That shouldn't take too much time...(sigh)

HT

[This message edited by HoldingTogether at 1:39 PM, July 4th (Friday)]


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Based on what you have here, choice 2 seems pretty solid to me. Sucks paying for wifi, but $109 + $15 is still less than $170 a night like choice #1. If you're not like me and not always on-call, $109 minus wifi = extra win. For those looking to drink at the hotel, we can manage that even if their bar is closed

As promised, I will see if I can do anything about making choice #1 more affordable. I should know more tomorrow.


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Choice #1 and my personal recommendation- Hilton southlake town square. It's easy to get to, walking distance to several bars, restraunts and shopping. Has complimentary valet parking and free wifi. A good restraunt with an excellent brunch and a bar that's open till 2am where we can hang out and get rowdy if we like and it's very well reviewed on both google and yelp. It is however pretty expensive at $170 per night

So, I found out my company rate for this hotel. By using my company contact, we can knock the price down to....wait for it...$170 a night! Wait, hold on there - that's no different at all. Sorry guys...


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Default  Posted: 3:59 PM, July 3rd (Thursday)

I also think #2 is our best option. The price is much more do-able, especially for people who want roomies. And for people who are flying in, there's complimentary shuttle service to the hotel, according to their website. That could save some people the cost of a rental car, since there should be plenty of us there with vehicles already.


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Default  Posted: 4:35 PM, July 3rd (Thursday)

I vote #2 as well. That airport shuttle will help me out, and if work cooperates I will be there!!!


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Default  Posted: 7:54 PM, July 3rd (Thursday)

Knight and I will need a room. We will be happy to go with the group consensus on which hotel. I like #1 but we aren't picky....does #1 have nice bathrobes... kidding!


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Bump


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Default  Posted: 10:11 AM, July 5th (Saturday)

I am pondering this. Any ladies who would share a room?


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Default  Posted: 11:13 PM, July 5th (Saturday)

Please add me as a maybe, though I'm really hoping for a Definitely Attending soon.


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Default  Posted: 9:37 PM, July 8th (Tuesday)

Please please PLEEEZE? Mama let some here get here BUMP!

I'm ready to rock a room...I don't think they're ever the same after I been there anyway heh!

<<<< BUMP!

I know #1 is most attractive, but MOS broke it down pretty well in my mind...DON'T BE COMIN HERE! (it's scary and funny and all that....shhhhh, don't tell anyone! shhhhhh!)

So. We good on 2?


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Hi all,

Looks like we have a clear consensus about the hotel. I will be speaking to them today to try and firm up the arrangements, and I will PM everyone with the info as soon as I have it. Thanks to all of you who got back to me with your preferences.

HT


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Default  Posted: 11:09 PM, July 9th (Wednesday)

Hi,

I ran across this thread and was wondering when you would need to get an answer. BBF's birthday is that Friday and I had been thinking about things to do. I brought this up as a possible birthday vaca, as it would be something new and we would get to meet others who are fighting and healing from infidelity. He says he would think about it, so maybe we will get to meet everyone.


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^^^OMG I need more coffee!! I read your BBF's screen name as Mercilessly NAKED!


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Default  Posted: 3:30 PM, July 10th (Thursday)

I'm really tempted by this!!! What was the final decision on where to stay??

I might be a maybe...


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Default  Posted: 4:42 PM, July 10th (Thursday)

gypsybird87,

A final decision was made, but I am avoiding putting too many specific details here on a public thread. I will be PMing everyone with the details shortly and I can add you to the PM list if you like. Just need to finalize the details. If it helps you to make the decision it looks as though the final price is going to be $99 per night plus applicable taxes (about 16%). Additionally the hotel has an airport shuttle that runs every half hour 24 hours a day so you could most likely avoid the cost of a rental car. Hope that helps you decide to attend

Matilda23,

The rooms will be reserved in a block until the 27th of September, meaning that you could decide as late as that and as long as the block isn't all sold out (unlikely as I asked for more than I anticipated needing) there would be a room available for you at the $99 rate. After sept 27th I would imagine you could almost certainly still get a room but I can't tell you what the rate would be at that point. Hope you can make it.

HT


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Default  Posted: 9:57 PM, July 10th (Thursday)

HT,

Thank you for the response. It looks as if BBF will not go but hopefully we would be able to make it to another g2g.


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Default  Posted: 9:42 AM, July 11th (Friday)

I'm in Dallas, but haven't been to the fair in years...this seems like a cool excuse to go.


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Bump


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bumped

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Default  Posted: 9:24 PM, July 17th (Thursday)

Who's ready for some fried food debauchery? We're


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Default  Posted: 1:36 AM, July 18th (Friday)

oooh...pick me!


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Default  Posted: 4:17 PM, July 20th (Sunday)

Ooh Ooh Ooh can I be a maybe please?

How do I sign up for the pm?



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Default  Posted: 6:27 AM, July 21st (Monday)

Want2babettrme,

JJCT will put you on the maybe list and that'll automatically get you on the PM list. More info coming everyone's way soon. Hope to see you there.

HT


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Default  Posted: 7:52 PM, July 21st (Monday)

Ok everybody the PMs with the hotel info are in the electronic mails. Even as we speak they are whizzing through the tangled skein of the interwebs finding their way to each and everyone of you on the list!

Huzzah! isn't technology exciting and fascinating? What will those brainiac scientist come up with next? The scamps!

If by some inexplicable happenstance any of you fail to receive the email (it's probably just jammed up, the interwebs is a series of tubes you know) please PM me and let me know. Our crackerjack IT department (consisting of me and WOES and Rigby the dog) will snap into action to rectify the situation post haste!

Carry on,
HT


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Default  Posted: 12:17 AM, July 22nd (Tuesday)

I have never attended a get together but this sounds promising. Anyone know if this is the weekend for the OU-Texas football game? Put me down as a maybe.


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Default  Posted: 12:53 PM, July 22nd (Tuesday)

Turns out my interweb tube was clogged by all this pesky copper. Fixing that right away!

PM received, working out possible room-sharing (I call JJ and his harmonica first!), and then booking shortly.

ETA: Jeaniegirl - looks like the Red River Rivalry is the weekend before. So, which side are you on?

(Hook 'em)

[This message edited by MadeOfScars at 12:56 PM, July 22nd (Tuesday)]


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Default  Posted: 1:20 PM, July 22nd (Tuesday)

Just saw this thread. I won't be attending but I do live in the Dallas area. Just a suggestion...but why don't you also look for a hotel in an area that has mass transportation to Fair Park? Perhaps a hotel in or around West End? The DART passes through there, and the new DART line connecting downtown with DFW airport will be up and running by then.

The hotels already suggested are a bit far from where the State Fair will be, no? Just thinking of logistics getting to and fro..


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Default  Posted: 4:56 PM, July 22nd (Tuesday)

MOS, I'm an alumni of one school but have a home in both states. Not to happy with the OU coach right now ... so probably root for Bevo this year.


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Default  Posted: 11:04 AM, July 23rd (Wednesday)

Hey everybody,

Just wanted to throw out a quick idea and see what everyone's thoughts on it might be.

I was, just out of curiosity, checking into the possibility of chartering a minibus to take the whole group of us the fairgrounds on sat the 18th. Dropping us off in the morning and picking us back up later that evening. Thought it might make everything just that much easier and fun. And I would be happy to make the arrangements if it's something everyone was on board with.

Just doing some preliminary research it looks like we could probably get one for roughly (again a very rough estimate) $30 a person if we end up with a group of about 30 people.

I thought I'd see if any of you all are interested in the idea. But we would have to decide pretty soon as that is a TCU game day and the buses are probably gonna get booked up pretty fast.

Let me know what you all think.

HT


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Default  Posted: 9:04 PM, July 23rd (Wednesday)

Bump


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Default  Posted: 6:28 AM, July 24th (Thursday)

I'll talk to MH today and let you know


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Default  Posted: 9:55 AM, July 24th (Thursday)

I love the idea of a bus - I am willing to pitch in a little extra to "make it so"...

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Default  Posted: 10:25 AM, July 25th (Friday)

Need more answers on the bus bump.


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Default  Posted: 11:53 AM, July 25th (Friday)

You can upgrade me from a "maybe" to a "probably" for this G2G. Still working out the fine details.

Regarding the bus.... $30 x 30 people sounds like a lot to me, but I've never arranged anything like that so what do I know. I'm wondering how many folks will have driven to the G2G? (ie- who will have cars and can help tote the rest of us who won't?)


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Default  Posted: 1:55 PM, July 25th (Friday)

The wheels on the bus go round and round
Round and round, round and round
The wheels on the bus go round and round
All through the town
I'm in


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Default  Posted: 2:21 PM, July 25th (Friday)

Regarding the bus...

I am almost certain we will have enough people with cars for us to simply carpool to the fair if that is why everyone would prefer. However, in the interest of easily keeping the group all together, avoiding traffic and parking issues and bearing in mind that state fairs and beer kind of go hand in hand... I just figured a mini bus might be a good idea.

I agree though that it is more expensive than I had anticipated. Of the three bus charter companies I have tried this far; one did not return my calls. One, due to high demand that weekend, would only charter a bus for the entire day. Meaning that the bus and driver would sit at the fair waiting for us at a cost of about $1450 (assuming 10 hours at the fair.). The third, dropping us off in the morning then returning to pick us up in the evening, wants $850. Assuming 30 people choose the bus option that comes to $28.33 a person.

I would be willing to contribute more than that personally but I can't afford to float the whole cost so I would be concerned about booking it without commitment from at least 10-15 people. Got 5 so far counting me and WOES.

Anyone else? Chime in soon.


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Default  Posted: 3:25 PM, July 25th (Friday)

Waves Hi to everybody - I've been MIA from the board for a while and glad to have stumbled across this post!!!

I'd love to join y'all for this, so put me down as a yes, but a maybe - lol.

Some of you guys are FB friends w/me and know I'm dealing w/a pretty serious health issue right now. And, as much as I love me a Fletcher's Corny Dog from the State Fair, not certain that that is "doable" for me at the moment, but I'd love to be included in any dinner G2G's, etc. It's been such a long time since I've seen the likes of Inconnu, JJ, Woundedb2, Traicionada, etc., and I'd love to meet MH & DS, as well as the rest of the gang.

I'll make it a point to check back here more often for updates!!


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Default  Posted: 6:56 PM, July 25th (Friday)

Truthseekholly, I really hope we can meet up at some point during the g2g. And I hope you know that some of us will make an extra special effort to make that happen.

As far as the minibus idea goes, I'd rather drive my own vehicle to the State Fair, in case I don't want to stay there as long as the main group does. I can be a party-pooper like that, sometimes.


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Default  Posted: 9:00 PM, July 25th (Friday)

I'm all about the magic bus idea. Let everyone be safe to indulge should they choose without getting behind a wheel. I'll pay my way, and if it's close, I may be willing to pick up other's share. I don't care if we're going across the state or across the street - if anyone wants to drink, no driving .

[This message edited by MadeOfScars at 9:05 PM, July 25th (Friday)]


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Default  Posted: 9:00 PM, July 25th (Friday)

ugh - double post

[This message edited by MadeOfScars at 9:06 PM, July 25th (Friday)]


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Default  Posted: 4:53 PM, July 27th (Sunday)

I like the bus idea.

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Default  Posted: 7:23 PM, July 27th (Sunday)

So pack long johns and a wind breaker.


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Default  Posted: 8:59 PM, July 29th (Tuesday)

We'll have our car so we won't need the bus and we'd be happy to have a couple people car pool with us to the fair


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Default  Posted: 1:04 PM, July 30th (Wednesday)

I'm so excited! Can't wait to meet you all!


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Default  Posted: 11:45 AM, August 1st (Friday)

We are in for the bus.

We will have a car there, but if anyone remembers FWH's "Texas car" from the last g2g you will understand why I prefer the bus....lol


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Default  Posted: 8:35 PM, August 1st (Friday)

if anyone remembers FWH's "Texas car" from the last g2g you will understand why I prefer the bus....lol


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Default  Posted: 6:42 PM, August 3rd (Sunday)

I wanted to throw out a tentative itinerary for the weekend. Please feel free to throw out any suggestions. But here is what it is looking like so far.

Friday October 17th: Meet and greet at our place. Great food, yummy treats, drinks, and good company! I will PM address and directions when we get closer to the date and I know for sure who is coming. We will have the Halloween decorations up so it will be very festive here!

Saturday October 18th: State Fair! We have decided against the party bus but we are still looking into alternative ways to get us there. Hoping for the least amount of vehicles, etc. as parking and traffic are a bit of a nightmare. We figure we can stay as long as people like and then head back to the hotel for a little rest and freshening up. The hotel then has a shuttle that will take you to the nearby town center. Plenty of shopping and bars and grills. We have already staked out a great little pizza place that has an open rooftop and has live music. We can hop around to other places as well. Whatever ya'll want to do. It's a nice little area.

Sunday October 19th: There is an awesome brunch at the same town center that we can all get together for before people start heading out if flights permit.

That's what I have so far! Any suggestions are welcome. Just wanted to put it together in one post, lol.


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Default  Posted: 6:47 PM, August 3rd (Sunday)

It all sounds great!! We're really looking forward to it!!!


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Default  Posted: 7:22 AM, August 8th (Friday)

The Killdares - a Celtic Rock band (!) from Dallas
(& yes, kilts gurlz ) will be playing Saturday on one stage,
and Collective Soul
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPslBGjuRL0
on another.

http://bigtex.com/

Plus, I have no idea why, or how it came to be a "thing", but
can you say
more fried food than I eat in a year?


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Default  Posted: 12:15 PM, August 15th (Friday)

Vacation days requested, and approved, for both SO and me. Looks like we''ll be driving up on Friday morning. Hurry up October and get here!


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Default  Posted: 6:08 PM, August 15th (Friday)

I have hit a snag - Not looking good at this point.


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Default  Posted: 7:47 AM, August 16th (Saturday)

I have hit a snag - Not looking good at this point.

Nooooooooo!!!


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Default  Posted: 3:47 PM, August 18th (Monday)

Bumping for the menz!


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Cool  Posted: 5:26 PM, August 18th (Monday)

Here’s a little more information about this year’s roster of fried foods, as sent by the State Fair of Texas

• Chicken-fried loaded baked potato: “The creamy and moist insides of a baked potato, loaded with generous amounts of butter, bacon, and cheddar cheese, are coated and battered with a delectable blend of spices and flour that create a perfect combination of fried crispy crust and delicious, creamy loaded baked potato.  Served with a ranch dipping sauce.”

• Deep-fried breakfast for dinner: “This is a 10″ flour tortilla stuffed with eight favorite breakfast items — scrambled eggs, breakfast sausage, bacon, potatoes, ham, onion, cheddar cheese and gooey cinnamon roll bits — that are deep fried until golden brown and served with a creamy country gravy, salsa and a pico-queso dip.”

• Deep-fried Texas bluebonnet: “A blueberry muffin, scone-style batter that is stuffed with cream cheese, blueberries and sweet morsels of white chocolate.  It is baked and deep fried to a perfect golden brown.  This mountain of flavor is topped off with whipped cream, chopped white chocolate morsels, powdered sugar, blueberries, and a delicious blueberry glaze.”

• Fried Gulf shrimp boil: “Everything you would expect in a shrimp boil rolled into a ball, dusted with fish fry, and fried to a golden brown!  Baby gulf shrimp, diced red potatoes, onion, lemon, and seasoning are formed around a cocktail shrimp, dusted and fried with the tail sticking out for a handle.  Served with a remoulade sauce.”

• Fried Sriracha balls: “A lip-smacking combination of shredded chicken, corn, green chilies, tomatoes, and Sriracha hot sauce, formed into balls and coated with crispy tortilla chips.  It is then flash-fried until golden brown.  For those who like their food higher on the Scoville Scale, extra Sriracha Sauce is available.”

• Fried Sweet Texas: “Traveling across Texas to try the best and most popular desserts gave inspiration for this fried treat. Fried Sweet Texas starts with fresh pie dough filled with crunchy pecan pie, juicy peach cobbler and creamy buttermilk pie.  It is then deep fried until the crust is golden brown and flaky, and then served up with a side of Texas’ own Blue Bell Vanilla Ice Cream. A real tribute to Texans and their amazing sweet treats!”

• Original State Fair Brew – Funnel Cake Ale: “A light and delicious ale brewed to be reminiscent of one of the telltale flavors of the State Fair – FUNNEL CAKE!  This refreshing English style summer ale has been brewed to be ready and crisp, with just the right amount of toastiness and sweetness, finishing with delicate notes of natural vanilla; all great flavors you find in a perfectly executed funnel cake.  For those whose taste buds call for a sweeter finish, take advantage of the option to have the rim of your cup coated with powdered sugar.  Must be 21 years of age.”

• Twisted Texas taco: “What do you get when you combine the four major food groups of Texas?  Chicken Fried, Barbecue, Tex-Mex, and Chili – Twisted Texas Tacos!  This taco starts off with tender, juicy hickory smoked Texas beef brisket, double-dipped in a barbecue spiced buttermilk batter and deep fried until it is robust and beefy.  It is served in a warm flour tortilla, generously layered with a Mexican cheese blend, crispy fried okra, and a sweet and crunchy tri-color slaw, accented with zesty poblano and sweet pepper corn.  Served with a creamy country gravy, spicy Texas Chili and a miniature salute from the Lone Star flag.”


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Default  Posted: 8:02 PM, August 18th (Monday)

but, but, but, must have deep fried cheesecake again...


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Default  Posted: 6:17 AM, August 19th (Tuesday)

Deep-fried Texas bluebonnet...I'll take 10 of those


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Default  Posted: 7:53 AM, August 19th (Tuesday)

All I know is that Sriracha dude is going to be bitter.


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Default  Posted: 8:48 AM, August 19th (Tuesday)

I really would like to attend the meet n greet. But I don't think I will make the Fair.

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Default  Posted: 5:37 PM, August 19th (Tuesday)

10 years, you are more than welcome to come to any part of the weekend festivities. We will be doing other things throughout the weekend (mostly involving food and drink) so please don't hesitate to join us!


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Default  Posted: 9:38 AM, August 20th (Wednesday)

Deep fried oreo cookies! Yummy. And there is nothing better than a corny dog at the Tx State Fair.

I will have my own car.

Can't wait.


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Default  Posted: 9:55 AM, August 20th (Wednesday)

Well I love to eat and drink so count me in.

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Default  Posted: 10:09 PM, August 25th (Monday)

Welcome aboard!


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Default  Posted: 6:48 AM, August 26th (Tuesday)

It's official - I can't make it

But I can't wait to relive it with y'all via the pics & postings


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Default  Posted: 7:11 AM, August 26th (Tuesday)

(((Lucky2HaveMe))) RATS!
Maybe St. Patty's in March?

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Default  Posted: 7:29 AM, August 26th (Tuesday)

(((L2HM)))

St. Patty's day is a MUST


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Default  Posted: 7:42 AM, August 26th (Tuesday)

That is a definite maybe!


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Default  Posted: 12:38 PM, August 27th (Wednesday)

Knight has changed companies (same ER/administration stupidity). In the turmoil he ended up getting scheduled for the 18th. I'm going to see if I can fix it but we might be out.


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Default  Posted: 1:44 PM, August 27th (Wednesday)

Awww Dang!
***fingers crossed***

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Default  Posted: 3:46 PM, August 27th (Wednesday)

I need some major SI mojo. In order for me to be off the weekend of the g2g I need to pull off 3 major system upgrades in the next 6 weeks BTW, did I mention I'm not the head of IT Oh well, at least my shine new DB server is up & running in development now


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Default  Posted: 6:51 AM, August 28th (Thursday)

***MOJO***
(((traici)))
You can do it!

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Default  Posted: 6:55 AM, August 28th (Thursday)

MOJO to the Knights and traicionada!! Our Texas G2G's just won't be the same without you!!


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Default  Posted: 4:35 PM, September 2nd (Tuesday)

I can officially say that the Texas State Fair G2G is just next month!

And that makes me happy!


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Default  Posted: 6:54 PM, September 2nd (Tuesday)

Gee Tracia, if we only knew a kickass DB guy who can run a site with over 40k members to help you. But where?


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Default  Posted: 9:52 PM, September 2nd (Tuesday)

That's a mystery!


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Default  Posted: 12:39 PM, September 4th (Thursday)

Here's a link to some discount tickets for the Fair.

http://dallas.culturemap.com/news/entertainment/09-04-14-state-fair-texas-discount-cheap-tickets-midway-rides/


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Default  Posted: 1:14 PM, September 8th (Monday)

Knight's new company is in the honeymoon phase with us so they were happy to accommodate a switch.

We really need this G2G. Things have been really rough lately for both of us. I can't even get my head together to post. I think some SI mojo, smiles and hugs will pick us up a bit.

Is it time to make our reservations yet? Should we go ahead and buy fair tickets now? Are we there yet????? How much further????

ETA: We are happy to be designated drivers. We have room for 4 or 5 in addition to us.

[This message edited by knightsbff at 1:27 PM, September 8th (Monday)]


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Default  Posted: 5:57 PM, September 8th (Monday)

YAY the Knights will be there!!!

We already booked our room, so you may want to do that now that you're a for sure


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Default  Posted: 9:46 PM, September 8th (Monday)

YAYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
MOJO.
It woiks!
We gots smiles and hugs by the MILES here sistah!

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Default  Posted: 2:47 PM, September 10th (Wednesday)

I need a change of status.


AKA Moo

Think of the haters in your life as sandpaper; they’ll scratch you up time and time again but in the end you’re polished, smooth, and spotless..while they end up useless

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.


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HoldingTogether
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Default  Posted: 3:38 PM, September 10th (Wednesday)

I need a change of status.

To "For Sure" I am hoping?


Me:BH 41
Her:FWW40(Walkinoneggshellz)
2 Beautiful little girls 13&10
Dday: 7/24/10 1yr EA turned 5 monthPA
"I gotta hole in me now... I got a scar I can talk about."

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Default  Posted: 3:39 PM, September 10th (Wednesday)

I booked a plane ticket so Fo Sho would be the direction.


AKA Moo

Think of the haters in your life as sandpaper; they’ll scratch you up time and time again but in the end you’re polished, smooth, and spotless..while they end up useless

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.


Posts: 52112 | Registered: Jun 2007 | From: Big Blue Nation
gypsybird87
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Default  Posted: 4:18 PM, September 10th (Wednesday)

Yay! Gonna get to meet MOO! *happy dance*


Me: Enjoying life
Him: Someone else's problem

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage. ~ Anais Nin


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Default  Posted: 6:16 PM, September 10th (Wednesday)

Whooot! Knights and Moo. Startin to look like a party.

Now we just gotta get the rest of those maybes moved over....

Hint hint.


Me:BH 41
Her:FWW40(Walkinoneggshellz)
2 Beautiful little girls 13&10
Dday: 7/24/10 1yr EA turned 5 monthPA
"I gotta hole in me now... I got a scar I can talk about."

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Default  Posted: 7:26 PM, September 10th (Wednesday)

Yay! Gonna get to meet MOO! *happy dance*

Aw that is so sweet to say.


AKA Moo

Think of the haters in your life as sandpaper; they’ll scratch you up time and time again but in the end you’re polished, smooth, and spotless..while they end up useless

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.


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Default  Posted: 8:08 PM, September 10th (Wednesday)

Awesome news Moo!!!


"Don't give up, the beginning is always the hardest." My Mom:)

My tolerance for stupid shit is getting less and less.


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jjct
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Default  Posted: 6:43 AM, September 12th (Friday)

Oh yeah! That's GREAT Moo!

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Default  Posted: 4:52 PM, September 12th (Friday)

5 Weeks!!!!


Me: WS 42
Him: BH 43(HoldingTogether)
M: 18years, together 22
2 Daughters: 13 and 10
D Day: 7/24/2010; TT to 10/17/10
If you keep asking people to give you the benefit of the doubt, they will eventually start to doubt your benefit.

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jjct
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Default  Posted: 8:05 AM, September 13th (Saturday)

Ok, so Fall rared right up and smacked Summer right in the chops down here.
It is currently
60,
yes
SIX ZERO DEGREES!

Rainy. Grey. (and THANK YOU GOD!) Cool.

I 'spect summer will counter-punch a bit, weakly I hope
So,
it's looking like we're gonna be *mighty happy* with the weather in 5 more weeks!


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punky
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Default  Posted: 9:10 AM, September 13th (Saturday)

Hi y'all!!!! I am so sad that I won't be able to make it. I love State Fair and love my SI folks, too. I have a work trip from the 16th-19th in Minneapolis.

You guys have lots and lots of fun.


Be a lion, not a mowess...
The Cowardly Lion

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woundedby2
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Default  Posted: 11:27 AM, September 13th (Saturday)

I am not able to make it this year, folks. In between trying to get my house ready to go on the market, I am facing a knee surgery.

Suffice it to say that my life is a tad bit hectic about now.

I hope to be able to make the next one though!!


Me: BS
2 kids: DD15 and DS18
Him: The Assclown NPD
OW: "friend" of 15 years
Divorced! Feb. 2010

Everybody, soon or late, sits down to a banquet of consequences.
~Robert Louis Stevenson


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Default  Posted: 4:49 PM, September 13th (Saturday)

Punky and Wounded...you WILL be missed for sure!!!

Hopefully the St. Patrick's Day G2G you'll be able to come to because it just wouldn't be the same without you two!

We'll raise our glasses to you both in 5 weeks


"Don't give up, the beginning is always the hardest." My Mom:)

My tolerance for stupid shit is getting less and less.


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Tred
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Default  Posted: 4:56 PM, September 13th (Saturday)

WB2 - you have to go! Someone has to chaperone JJ . Guess Lies is gonna by busy then...


Married: 17 years (14 @JFO)
D-Day: 11/09/11
"Ohhhhh...shut up Tred!" - NOT the official SI motto (DS)

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Default  Posted: 4:59 PM, September 13th (Saturday)

Well, we all know I'm not a good chaperone


"Don't give up, the beginning is always the hardest." My Mom:)

My tolerance for stupid shit is getting less and less.


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WalkinOnEggshelz
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Default  Posted: 4:26 PM, September 14th (Sunday)

Well, we all know I'm not a good chaperone

Ummmmm, no.

More like a really bad influence!


Me: WS 42
Him: BH 43(HoldingTogether)
M: 18years, together 22
2 Daughters: 13 and 10
D Day: 7/24/2010; TT to 10/17/10
If you keep asking people to give you the benefit of the doubt, they will eventually start to doubt your benefit.

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Default  Posted: 6:12 PM, September 14th (Sunday)


"Don't give up, the beginning is always the hardest." My Mom:)

My tolerance for stupid shit is getting less and less.


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Tred
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Default  Posted: 6:42 PM, September 14th (Sunday)

Or, really damn persuasive...sure, I'll have another.


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Default  Posted: 8:34 PM, September 14th (Sunday)


"Don't give up, the beginning is always the hardest." My Mom:)

My tolerance for stupid shit is getting less and less.


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jjct
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Default  Posted: 8:41 PM, September 14th (Sunday)

Stop yew biches! I'll chap er one my own self!
Shut up Tred. trubblemaker!
Navy won!
Be satisfied and QUIT...see DS? Buncha cats these are.
CATS CATS CATS!
aww dang
oreo just nosed me
in sadness
in lifted seeking nose
missing you, she sez i luv you
wordlessly... i wish i could write
it's wet over here

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Default  Posted: 7:29 AM, September 15th (Monday)

@jj!!!

Just at a month away


"Don't give up, the beginning is always the hardest." My Mom:)

My tolerance for stupid shit is getting less and less.


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MadeOfScars
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Default  Posted: 9:46 AM, September 15th (Monday)

Almost there!


“The wound is the place where the Light enters you.” ― Rumi

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lieshurt
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Default  Posted: 10:22 AM, September 15th (Monday)

Guess Lies is gonna by busy then...

Sorry Tred, that's your job...lol

Plus, I'm not even sure I'll be able to attend, so don't count on me.

we all know I'm not a good chaperone

You can chaperone me any time DS


I'm sorry if you don't like my Honesty, but to be fair I don't like your lies.

Sometimes it's better to push someone away...not because you stopped loving them but because you can't take the pain anymore.


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Default  Posted: 6:22 PM, September 15th (Monday)

You can chaperone me any time DS

And I of course love when I get to do that


"Don't give up, the beginning is always the hardest." My Mom:)

My tolerance for stupid shit is getting less and less.


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lieshurt
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Default  Posted: 7:26 PM, September 15th (Monday)

Me too


I'm sorry if you don't like my Honesty, but to be fair I don't like your lies.

Sometimes it's better to push someone away...not because you stopped loving them but because you can't take the pain anymore.


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