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Hartmann Apr 11, 11 8:14 am


Originally Posted by zippypinhead (Post 16196911)
Oddly enough, that's where we wound up last night.
I would use the term "safe BBQ". Okay, but nothing special.
Kinda like the Outback of BBQ places.

Define "close to IAH". There's a Rudy's about 20 minutes away. ;)

GTITAN Apr 11, 11 11:37 am

Hello and Howdy B:rolleyes:x Classic III. The good ol' ^^ to all herein!

snod08 Apr 11, 11 11:40 am


Originally Posted by GTITAN (Post 16198555)
Hello and Howdy B:rolleyes:x Classic III. The good ol' ^^ to all herein!

Yes, ^ to everyone still here.

GTITAN Apr 11, 11 11:57 am


Originally Posted by snod08 (Post 16198571)
Yes, ^ to everyone still here.

I mentioned it in other B:rolleyes:x Universe, but gosh CO has gotten sloooooooooooow in posting miles from flights as of late.:rolleyes: Flights on UA metal or US metal post faster.

snod08 Apr 11, 11 12:07 pm


Originally Posted by GTITAN (Post 16198670)
I mentioned it in other B:rolleyes:x Universe, but gosh CO has gotten sloooooooooooow in posting miles from flights as of late.:rolleyes: Flights on UA metal or US metal post faster.

Yes. totally agreed.

My LH flights post in about 24 hours after flight. And usually, the first segment is on CO....(before connecting to LH), and that segment takes 3 or more days to post.:rolleyes:

US, UA flights post in 1 or 2 days for me.

GTITAN Apr 11, 11 12:12 pm


Originally Posted by snod08 (Post 16198740)
US, UA flights post in 1 or 2 days for me.

Same here. Assume that IT is getting strained and posting time is suffering as a result.

notabob Apr 11, 11 12:26 pm

Morning, B:rolleyes:xers. Off to Bum:rolleyes:, OK tomorrow and for the rest of the week, though plan on spending the last night in TUL. Anything to do around there for an evening?

Mackieman Apr 11, 11 1:21 pm


Originally Posted by notabob (Post 16198877)
Morning, B:rolleyes:xers. Off to Bum:rolleyes:, OK tomorrow and for the rest of the week, though plan on spending the last night in TUL. Anything to do around there for an evening?

Wish you had a better beer selection?

photog72 Apr 11, 11 2:09 pm

I wound up having BBQ from Luling today. Yum! :D

Pyridoxine Apr 11, 11 2:20 pm


Originally Posted by notabob (Post 16198877)
Morning, B:rolleyes:xers. Off to Bum:rolleyes:, OK tomorrow and for the rest of the week, though plan on spending the last night in TUL. Anything to do around there for an evening?

Not a ton to do in tulsa for a night, but i would check out cherry street or brookside. Both have some nice restaurants and stores.

Pyridoxine Apr 11, 11 2:24 pm


Originally Posted by notabob (Post 16198877)
Morning, B:rolleyes:xers. Off to Bum:rolleyes:, OK tomorrow and for the rest of the week, though plan on spending the last night in TUL. Anything to do around there for an evening?

although if you are wanting a nice beer selection and some decent food, check out McNellies downtown, one of my favorites, and an amazing selection of beers on tap.

Mackieman Apr 11, 11 3:04 pm


Originally Posted by photog72 (Post 16199567)
I wound up having BBQ from Luling today. Yum! :D

Nice. ^ Hopefully you'll be able to join us for AUS Do 2012 next year where will will feature BBQ from across the region, including a visit to Luling. :-:

monitor Apr 11, 11 4:01 pm


Originally Posted by Mackieman (Post 16199924)
Nice. ^ Hopefully you'll be able to join us for AUS Do 2012 next year where will will feature BBQ from across the region, including a visit to Luling. :-:

Has a date yet been set for that event?

photog72 Apr 11, 11 4:07 pm


Originally Posted by Mackieman (Post 16199924)
Nice. ^ Hopefully you'll be able to join us for AUS Do 2012 next year where will will feature BBQ from across the region, including a visit to Luling. :-:

Wantses.

Phudnik Apr 11, 11 4:09 pm


Originally Posted by GTITAN (Post 16198772)
Same here. Assume that IT is getting strained and posting time is suffering as a result.

In contrast, my UA flight yesterday posted to my UA account in about 9 hours ^

snod08 Apr 11, 11 4:44 pm


Originally Posted by Phudnik (Post 16200349)
In contrast, my UA flight yesterday posted to my UA account in about 9 hours ^

Amazing!

Starwood Lurker Apr 11, 11 5:43 pm


Originally Posted by monitor (Post 16200293)
Has a date yet been set for that event?

Yes. Thursday, April 26 - Sunday, April 30, 2012.

We are thinking of making The Salt Lick the regular Sunday-ending event for all future Austin Mega Do's because it was so popular a venue, but it will be changed substantially otherwise.

Best regards,

William R. Sanders
Social Media Specialist
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide

[email protected]

notabob Apr 11, 11 6:21 pm


Originally Posted by Pyridoxine (Post 16199672)
although if you are wanting a nice beer selection and some decent food, check out McNellies downtown, one of my favorites, and an amazing selection of beers on tap.

Mmm... Eeexcellent...


Err... I mean :rolleyes:

monitor Apr 11, 11 7:51 pm


Originally Posted by Starwood Lurker (Post 16200882)
Yes. Thursday, April 26 - Sunday, April 30, 2012...

This is in direct conflict with the fifth Tour de France DO in Montpellier. We are the only Americans who have been to every one of them but we also had been very much looking forward to Austin.

This is not good especially since in the past I have been involved in some of the planning for the Tour de France events and meet with the organizers there a couple of months in advance to go over the ground and lend some North American ideas and critique.

That is not to mention that I get a chance to join in serious previews of the alcoholic choices (and the foie gras :D) in helping to decide on what will be presented to the group.

snod08 Apr 11, 11 8:20 pm


Originally Posted by monitor (Post 16201482)
This is in direct conflict with the fifth Tour de France DO in Montpellier. We are the only Americans who have been to every one of them but we also had been very much looking forward to Austin.

This is not good especially since in the past I have been involved in some of the planning for the Tour de France events and meet with the organizers there a couple of months in advance to go over the ground and lend some North American ideas and critique.

That is not to mention that I get a chance to join in serious previews of the alcoholic choices (and the foie gras :D) in helping to decide on what will be presented to the group.

The Tour De France DO sounds exciting. I am not quite sure of my schedule obviously. But, will be interested in it.

Have a good night all.

Pyridoxine Apr 12, 11 1:43 am


Originally Posted by notabob (Post 16201057)
Mmm... Eeexcellent...


Err... I mean :rolleyes:

if i was in town id meet ya there for a drink or something, but currently sitting in SFO on a delayed flight to vegas, only 3+ hours delayed so far......all i want is to get to NAB haha

snod08 Apr 12, 11 5:36 am


Originally Posted by Pyridoxine (Post 16202833)
if i was in town id meet ya there for a drink or something, but currently sitting in SFO on a delayed flight to vegas, only 3+ hours delayed so far......all i want is to get to NAB haha

BTW, welcome to Teh B:rolleyes:x.

Home of the :rolleyes:

:D

snod08 Apr 12, 11 8:02 am

Long day ahead.:rolleyes:

But, did my duty at the gym. :D

GTITAN Apr 12, 11 10:49 am


Originally Posted by snod08 (Post 16203792)
Long day ahead.:rolleyes:

But, did my duty at the gym. :D

Outstanding! Ran 4 miles this morning. Do a lot of "hill work", and it was made oh so :rolleyes: by alternating cross-winds and tail-winds. Was a wee tired thereafter.:D

snod08 Apr 12, 11 10:51 am


Originally Posted by GTITAN (Post 16204757)
Outstanding! Ran 4 miles this morning. Do a lot of "hill work", and it was made oh so :rolleyes: by alternating cross-winds and tail-winds. Was a wee tired thereafter.:D

Thats great!
I used to run a lot...trained for one Houston marathon (but ran the Half instead). These days, my knees cant support running:eek:

GTITAN Apr 12, 11 10:52 am


Originally Posted by snod08 (Post 16204766)
Thats great!
I used to run a lot...trained for one Houston marathon (but ran the Half instead). These days, my knees cant support running:eek:

I could not imagine running a marathon in the great city where IAH nearby resides. The heat and humidity must wreak total havoc with running:eek:

monitor Apr 12, 11 11:17 am


Originally Posted by snod08 (Post 16204766)
...These days, my knees cant support running:eek:

Mine can hardly support walking. :eek:

mnmag Apr 12, 11 11:19 am


Originally Posted by GTITAN (Post 16204757)
Outstanding! Ran 4 miles this morning. Do a lot of "hill work", and it was made oh so :rolleyes: by alternating cross-winds and tail-winds. Was a wee tired thereafter.:D

Wow!^

Starwood Lurker Apr 12, 11 11:32 am


Originally Posted by monitor (Post 16201482)
This is in direct conflict with the fifth Tour de France DO in Montpellier. We are the only Americans who have been to every one of them but we also had been very much looking forward to Austin.

This is not good especially since in the past I have been involved in some of the planning for the Tour de France events and meet with the organizers there a couple of months in advance to go over the ground and lend some North American ideas and critique.

That is not to mention that I get a chance to join in serious previews of the alcoholic choices (and the foie gras :D) in helping to decide on what will be presented to the group.

While this is good to know, we are in a bit of a bind as far as the timing is concerned. I'll try to explain. ;)

We wanted to move this to later in the year than the end of February - early March because of the difficulty some folks had with getting to Austin from the East Coast in 2010. However, we need to have it early enough in the year to keep Festervus from taking someone's life, but past all of the SXSW craziness. So, April seemed like the best month.

As for the dates chosen, in 2012 Lent is not over for me until April 16th. My apologies, but I'm not going to watch everyone eat meat again while I eat sides. :) So, we have two weeks to work with before May.

We could just as easily change the date to Thursday, April 19 - Sunday, April 22, 2012, but I'm not sure how to best allow everyone to give us feedback on that (a poll maybe?) and if you are leaving for Europe the next week, would you be willing to make this trip to Austin if we did?

Best regards,

William R. Sanders
Social Media Specialist
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide

[email protected]

mnmag Apr 12, 11 12:06 pm


Originally Posted by Starwood Lurker (Post 16205055)
We could just as easily change the date to Thursday, April 19 - Sunday, April 23, 2012, but I'm not sure how to best allow everyone to give us feedback on that (a poll maybe?) and if you are leaving for Europe the next week, would you be willing to make this trip to Austin if we did?

Best regards,

William R. Sanders
Social Media Specialist
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide

[email protected]

For me -- actually moving it to that week before would be better, as our district has their spring break Apr. 23-27, so the earlier weekend works!

Starwood Lurker Apr 12, 11 12:15 pm


Originally Posted by mnmag (Post 16205267)
For me -- actually moving it to that week before would be better, as our district has their spring break Apr. 23-27, so the earlier weekend works!

Sorry. Are you saying that April 19 - 22 works better for you? Thanks.

Best regards,

William R. Sanders
Social Media Specialist
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide

[email protected]

mnmag Apr 12, 11 12:51 pm


Originally Posted by Starwood Lurker (Post 16205323)
Sorry. Are you saying that April 19 - 22 works better for you? Thanks.

Best regards,

William R. Sanders
Social Media Specialist
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide

[email protected]

Yes.

Mackieman Apr 12, 11 12:53 pm

Perhaps a vote isn't a bad plan?

mnmag Apr 12, 11 12:53 pm


Originally Posted by Mackieman (Post 16205568)
Perhaps a vote isn't a bad plan?

great idea!^

snod08 Apr 12, 11 1:44 pm


Originally Posted by GTITAN (Post 16204776)
I could not imagine running a marathon in the great city where IAH nearby resides. The heat and humidity must wreak total havoc with running:eek:

Yes, the humidity was rough. But I grew up in a high humidity area (South India). So, it didnt bother me. Also..i Used to run real early in the morning, like 4:30AM, etc....I doubt if I will try those distances again.


Originally Posted by monitor (Post 16204943)
Mine can hardly support walking. :eek:

:eek:

GTITAN Apr 12, 11 1:49 pm


Originally Posted by snod08 (Post 16205867)
Yes, the humidity was rough. But I grew up in a high humidity area (South India). So, it didnt bother me. Also..i Used to run real early in the morning, like 4:30AM, etc....I doubt if I will try those distances again.

Yeah, the "very early" run helps with heat and humidity. I do a mix of treadmill and outdoor running. I am not teh most athletic person on the planet, so I generally keep it around 7.5 minute miles or so with a little faster if not working "distance". No one will mistake me for the superhero "Flash". :D

carvalh2 Apr 12, 11 1:58 pm

Hello Box reincarnated. Quiet day here so far. We will see how long that lasts. :eek:

Mackieman Apr 12, 11 2:02 pm


Originally Posted by GTITAN (Post 16205900)
Yeah, the "very early" run helps with heat and humidity. I do a mix of treadmill and outdoor running. I am not teh most athletic person on the planet, so I generally keep it around 7.5 minute miles or so with a little faster if not working "distance". No one will mistake me for the superhero "Flash". :D

That's why I mow in the morning. :-:

monitor Apr 12, 11 2:11 pm


Originally Posted by Starwood Lurker (Post 16205055)
...if you are leaving for Europe the next week, would you be willing to make this trip to Austin if we did?...

The overwhelming probability is that I would be able to get to AUS (although possibly solo). Customarily we would not leave for France before the Thursday evening.

There are others whom I know who might probably like to get to both events. I think that a poll might be of value.

Starwood Lurker Apr 12, 11 2:26 pm


Originally Posted by monitor (Post 16206024)
...I think that a poll might be of value.

So let it be written; so let it be done. - Pharaoh

I posted a poll in another travel-related web site and have asked the moderators of the Community Buzz forum to post one for me here at Flyertalk. When they get the poll configured, it will reside on this thread:

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/commu...l#post16206174

Voting will be open for 2 weeks. I don't want to stretch the final decision to longer than the end of this month.

Best regards,

William R. Sanders
Social Media Specialist
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide

[email protected]


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