Houston GTG Early November?

Sep 18th, 2007, 09:11 PM
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Houston GTG Early November?

I'll be in Houston on business from November 4th until the 10th. Anyone else going to be availble to meet at that time? Let me know!
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Sep 19th, 2007, 06:01 AM
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Dang, I will be there from 10/21 to 10/24. Will just miss you. Debi
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Sep 19th, 2007, 09:06 AM
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I will be here, and I'm always up for any GTG.
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Sep 19th, 2007, 05:41 PM
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rkkwan:I thought I remembered Stacia saying she'd be in Houston sometime in November... maybe we'll get a few more to join in!

I just made my arrangements ( flight and hotel) today... still need to find a rental car... lots of taxes in your city!

Debi: Shucks... I was hoping you might have a check up on the same week! LOL!
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Sep 19th, 2007, 05:45 PM
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moneygirl - Make sure you visit our nice ballparks in the city. You are paying for them!
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Sep 19th, 2007, 06:20 PM
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I'll be at the Magnolia from Oct 31st to Nov 6th.
I have classes every day, all day, even Saturday and Sunday.
But I could do an evening GTG.
I'll arrive around 6pm on Halloween and I plan to leave Tuesday evening around 6pm.
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Sep 19th, 2007, 06:21 PM
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Are you staying downtown, Money?
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Sep 19th, 2007, 07:30 PM
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My class is nearest Memorial Drive.. the HOustonian was the closest hotel and they were booked. Ithought I'd branch out and stay somewhere new ( to me) so I booked a rooom at the Lovett Inn in the "Historic Museum District." It's suppposed to have a lot of shops and restaurants within walking sitance... but I don't think it's considered exactly downtown.

I will have a car and I'm not afraid to explore...
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Sep 19th, 2007, 07:37 PM
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I stayed at Zaza last time I was in Houston. It's a great area, really nice.
I know nothing about Houston. I don't think our hotels are very far apart.
I am driving down from Dallas, so I will have a car as well.
My classes are at the University of Houston each day.
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Sep 19th, 2007, 07:40 PM
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I fly in Sunday at 3:00.. and I'll keep Sunday and Monday night open until we hear back from rkkwan to see what works for him... maybe he'll have a good suggestion of a meeting place that will be central for all of us! I'm looking forward to it!
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Sep 19th, 2007, 07:44 PM
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Never heard of Lovett Inn before, but it's "mid-town", close to University of St. Thomas.

I work at the Texas Medical Center, and weeknights are fine! I don't eat out much, but there are plenty of restaurants in mid-town, along Montrose or Westheimer.
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Sep 19th, 2007, 07:45 PM
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Oh, I mean Sunday night or Monday night are both fine with me!
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Sep 19th, 2007, 07:48 PM
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Super! It looks like the GTG is official! I can be available anytime after 4 on Sunday or after 5 on Monday.

Would love to visit a ballpark... but it's the wrong season! Next time...

Could have sworn you worked at IAH with all the great info you post on this board regarding airlines... is that just from so much travel?!
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Sep 19th, 2007, 07:59 PM
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moneygirl - I love travel, and I love planes. I like to know how the airlines industry work.

I don't travel that much, but I am also responsible for booking most of my parents' travel and some of my relatives.

We are fortunate here in Houston that Continental is doing relatively well, and has lots of international routes that my family fly. It wasn't always like this, you know.

About the ballparks... We local taxpayers are smart enough to vote down almost all proposal to use our taxes to fund the sports teams owners. So, they stuck the bills to the visitors in the form of rental car and hotel taxes. Oh well, at least the Texans are 2-0 so far. SHOCKING!
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Sep 19th, 2007, 08:06 PM
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I'm not much of a sports fan... in fact, I thought they were the Astros! (Shows how much I know!)

I have a few friends in Houston who worked for Continental and they are huge fans, still loyal flyers... they must be good to their employees.

Looks like you'll have to help us out on finding a good meeting place... so get to it and let us know what you recommend!

My e mail is [email protected].
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Sep 20th, 2007, 06:04 AM
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ttt
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Sep 21st, 2007, 08:26 PM
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So, is this a go?
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Sep 21st, 2007, 09:10 PM
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TxTravelPro - So far, just you, moneygirl and me. But that's okay. You guys need to need dinner too, right?
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Sep 21st, 2007, 09:36 PM
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Looks like we can pick what night works the best... either for me!
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Sep 22nd, 2007, 11:03 AM
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Me too... and I'll eat just about anything.
I prefer Sunday night, only because I will have to pack up Monday night.
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