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08/11/2014 07:48:16 PM · #1
Hi Katie. We're staying with some friends down in West Plains. We won't have a car whilst in MO as they've kindly offered to come pick us up from the airport. We're there for four nights so could probably find one day to gtg if you didn't mind the drive down to where we are.
08/11/2014 07:56:45 AM · #2
West plains mo is only a couple hours from me..... Maybe less. Just saw Elaine is from Springfield, I'm less than 20 mins from Springfield. Are u flying into Springfield mo ? I generally am ez free on dates... Humm that didn't sound quite what I intended...

We def need a gtg

Message edited by author 2014-08-11 07:59:38.
08/11/2014 07:01:59 AM · #3
Bump......4 weeks till we leave. Itinerary below if you'd still like to gtg.
Very excited !!!!!!!
04/21/2014 01:25:47 AM · #4
Sounds very fattening James. :D I think its a definite addition to our list. Who doesn't love ice cream. Thanks for your kind offer. We actually fly into Houston late on the 9th and will then hire a car and drive to College Station on the 10th. Shame we don't have more time to catch up with you as we're flying out from DFW.
04/21/2014 01:19:27 AM · #5
Im in Houston, just a few hours South east of College Station. If you have any questions on things to see and do, just let me know.

One thing you could do is to visit the Blue Bell ice cream factory in Brenham, about 40 miles or so south of College station.

Blue Bell Ice Cream
04/21/2014 01:10:16 AM · #6
That's a bummer Jason :( We were tossing up whether to stop via WA or Hawaii on our way home and after much persuasion from ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' art roflmao that Seattle was better at that time of the year, lol, we were left with no choice. lol
We'll have to catch you on another trip or maybe you can travel down under one of these days. Been a long time since we've had a GTG in Sydney!
Hope you can make it Joanna. Really looking forward to meeting some of you great people.
04/20/2014 11:03:30 PM · #7
Hey Seattle-ites! If you can organize a gtg, I'll do my darnedest to join you. Although it will NOT be the same without Jason :(
04/20/2014 11:00:30 PM · #8
Dang, I'll be in Maui when you're in Seattle. To bad, I am by far the coolest DPC member in the greater Seattle Metropolitan area. ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Art Roflmao is the sexiest but I am the coolest.
04/20/2014 08:55:39 PM · #9
Hello everyone. Greg ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' gregoryband my trip is taking shape and I can let you know some more details about dates and places we're staying. Unfortunately we can't plan for all our stops to include weekends, although every day being a Saturday or a Sunday wouldn't be a bad thing. lol

We'll be staying at College Station TX from Sept 10 - 13 (inclusive). We will have a car whilst in TX. We then drive north to Fort Worth/Dallas for Sept 14 & 15 before flying to MO.

Staying at West Plains, MO from Sept 16 - 19.

Staying at One Washington Circle, Foggy Bottom, Washington DC from Sept 20 - 24. We won't have a car but have been assured the public transport is great in DC. Hoping to also get to Georgetown from this locale as well.

Staying at Burlington South VT from Sept 25 - 27. Will also have a car during this stay.

We then fly on to Seattle WA on Sept 28 and will be here for five nights till Oct 2 as we fly home again on Oct 3. Hoping we can easily get around using public transport in WA.

We'd love to meet as many people from DPC as possible. Sandy ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' sandyp has mentioned organizing something around Austin area in TX. Anne ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' annig is helping us gtg with a few more people in VT. If the dates suit people in the DC area please stay in touch. Also anyone in Seattle or nearby who'd like to meet up would be great too. Happy to receive suggestions for great photo ops in any of these places too. :-)

03/10/2014 05:57:09 PM · #10
Originally posted by cryan:

I'd love a GTG in Vt while you're here.


Hi Chris, that would be great. Hoping to also catch up with Anne ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' annig, Jane ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/31_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/31_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' stargazer05766 and Pat ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/31_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/31_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' patio127 while we're there
03/10/2014 05:51:23 PM · #11
Originally posted by pgirish007:



I believe in DC we will be considering weekend for GTG, right? also in DC what would be the hangout plan?


Weekend would probably be best time wise for you guys. Hangout plan??? No idea at this stage, haven't been to DC before. Open to suggestions though.
03/10/2014 01:27:11 PM · #12
I'd love a GTG in Vt while you're here.
03/10/2014 10:29:28 AM · #13
When finalized post more details on the DC thing if it happens on a weekend. I might make the trek. I live so close, yet never go.

Message edited by author 2014-03-10 10:29:59.
03/10/2014 06:47:06 AM · #14
Originally posted by GregoryB:

OK. It's up and running....

9/10 College Station, TX (4 nights)
9/14 Dallas / Fort Worth (2 nights)
9/16 West Plains, MO (4 nights)
9/20 Washington, DC (5 nights)
9/25 Burlington, VT (3 nights)
9/28 Seattle, WA (5 nights)
10/3 Home, Aus

All flights booked.


I believe in DC we will be considering weekend for GTG, right? also in DC what would be the hangout plan?
03/10/2014 06:33:30 AM · #15
OK. It's up and running....

9/10 College Station, TX (4 nights)
9/14 Dallas / Fort Worth (2 nights)
9/16 West Plains, MO (4 nights)
9/20 Washington, DC (5 nights)
9/25 Burlington, VT (3 nights)
9/28 Seattle, WA (5 nights)
10/3 Home, Aus

All flights booked.
03/10/2014 06:26:22 AM · #16
Originally posted by Elaine:

What part of Missouri? I live in Springfield.


Staying in West Plains with friends for 4 nights
03/08/2014 12:12:52 PM · #17
Originally posted by GeneralE:

Originally posted by tanguera:

Hey! Whatcha got against the west coast? ???

Last time I was there I found Seattle pretty close to the west Coast ...


Busted :)
03/08/2014 12:18:54 AM · #18
I fly a lot for work, and stick mostly to Frontier. United some as well. United is pricier, but they have a lot more flights, and many more direct. Frontier is better priced by a fair amount, but doesn't fly as many places or as often. They both charge for baggage, save for one carry on.
03/07/2014 07:58:27 PM · #19
I use hipmunk.com to find flights. It also excludes Southwest.
03/07/2014 05:48:26 PM · #20
What part of Missouri? I live in Springfield.
03/07/2014 05:31:25 PM · #21
Thank you all. That gives Sue ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' chambo and me a good starting point. There seems to be so many airlines to choose from. We are trying to organise direct flights where possible to minimise wasting time. Will keep you posted as we firm up the itinerary
03/07/2014 04:22:27 PM · #22
AirTran also has decent fares. They are owned by Southwest, but have different hubs.
03/07/2014 04:02:40 PM · #23
Originally posted by tanguera:

. . .
Also, re Southwest, just be aware that they don't have reserved seats. They board in groups and its a bit of a free for all


We fly Southwest all the time - by choice. You can pay a bit extra for an early number and have your pick of the seats. We never do. You can also get a boarding number on line no earlier than 24 hours in advance. We always try to do that. I don't care whether I sit front or back (but not the back row where the seats don't recline), but I like an aisle. I'd say I get one 90% of the time. And since they hook shorter flights up to make longer ones, if your trip is long, you are likely to be on one of those. When they land the first time, you can take your pick of the seats for the rest of the flight. Just sayin' I actually wish other airlines had boarding that was as efficient as SW's. And no, I have never worked for them nor do I know anyone who has :)
03/07/2014 03:40:11 PM · #24
Originally posted by tanguera:

Hey! Whatcha got against the west coast? ???

Also, re Southwest, just be aware that they don't have reserved seats. They board in groups and its a bit of a free for all


Business Select...

Not only will you board first, you'll get a free drink in-flight.

--
All airlines are pretty good, and fine to fly on.

EXCEPT SPIRIT AIRLINES... Stay away, you have been warned. :D

Message edited by author 2014-03-07 15:41:00.
03/07/2014 03:35:20 PM · #25
Originally posted by tanguera:

Hey! Whatcha got against the west coast? ???

Last time I was there I found Seattle pretty close to the west Coast ...
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