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Just throwing this out there for folks from Texas heading to TSD this year (2014) As we will be going up from Dallas we would love to get hooked up with some of the locals.

That is to say if we could keep up with Leadfoot Lacy!

Chuckie
 

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yes. me and antoine (marvins_dad) will be going. you can stay with me if you need a layover spot.

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Where is this? Is it an annual show?
 

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Where is this? Is it an annual show?
Southeast Oklahoma/Southwest Arkansas. Yes, it's annual. Not really a show, we created it to have a yearly g2g more centrally located in the US, for those of us that cannot make it to Roswell or ToD.

The main thread is here:
Talimena Scenic Drive

You should go! :D
 

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Das Trip

We plan on leaving Dallas right after the big nursing conference is over on Friday afternoon. Googlemaps says it's 4 hours to Poteau from the metroplex. It would be nice to arrive at the hotel B4 sunset. It all depends on when Nurse Diesel gets let go from her work duties. She is a presenter at this big shindig (7,500 attendees) and there will be eyes on her from work. We will get there as soon as we can and meet all of our friends that are driving in from Florida and points unknown hopefully B4 dinner.

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Where is this? Is it an annual show?
The closest facsimile to a "show" would be parking the Beetles somewhere for an hour or two, but other than that, it's a cruise through some beautiful scenery in the Talimena mountains of Okla/Ark.

As Randi says, it's a GTG for those who maybe can't do Roswell or ToD, but I also wanted a 3rd gathering for water-cooled Beetles, because there are far too few of these types of GTGs. This will only be the 3rd year, but we've already jumped from 3 cars in 2012 to 10 in 2013, and I expect 2014 will be just as big or bigger than 2013. We'd love to see you join us! :)
 

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The biggest problem for me is getting time off and October can be iffy for good weather in Colorado. I'll definitely keep it in mind!
 

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Ill be going as long as my beetle behaves herself lol and my work gives me off....unfortunately my work only lets me ask off 90 days in advanced :( and dont know about a co-pilot yet

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We are 118 Days away from the Friday before TSD. So 28 days from today will be the exact date that request needs to be in! I used to have that same problem when I worked at the bank. I would go in early on the exact day my request needed to be in and "Jump" my boss in the parking lot on the way to his office! I ALWAYS got the time off as the first to request it!

On that note,

Nurse Diesel's conference ends at 3:15pm Friday. We want to be rolling north at 3:30. No later than 4:00. Manfred will be loaded with Trons and munchies, Bladders will be empty so we should get there in pretty good time.

Really looking forward to this trip!

Chuckie
 

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wow its coming up so fast!!

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We are 118 Days away from the Friday before TSD. So 28 days from today will be the exact date that request needs to be in!

Chuckie
Damn! looks like i wont put it in right at 90 days. because i got my mom 2 tickets to go see rascal flatts as a mothers day present, and told her she could take who ever she wanted and i requested it off incase she want me to come with her. the concert is 90 days from when i need to ask off for TSD and i have to be clocked in to put in the request.:thumbsdn:
 

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I've mentioned this a time or two on other posts here, but where I work, you can request a vacation 5 years ahead of time if you wish, but they won't approve it until about a week or two before it takes place. I hold a job with very high turnover, and if the place is short of help during the time you want off, you can be denied just like that, even if you already have plane tickets or hotel reservations or whatever.... I've never lost a vacation like this yet, but last year, a whole bunch of people quit all at once, and to pull off TSD, I had to switch my weekend off with someone else, work all night Thursday (my Friday shift) and then drive 800 + miles to Poteau. I got there around 8:30 that night (Fri) after not sleeping for about 36 hours! :eek:
 

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I already told Jason I'm going. I know he'll be mad if I don't lol and I love to see Chuck abd Bestie again!!!!

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Our trip

We will be in Dallas the week before the trip to Poteau. I am sure we could get together for dinner or sit in the hotel pool and drink all day during her conference! We are really looking forward to this trip. It will be fun to see everyone again and also to drive a new road.

We don't know which hotel we are going to be in yet as the hospital is making the reservations for us. It's going to be downtown Dallas near the convention center. I imagine it's going to be a nice place.

We will post more information as we get it.

91 days now!

Chuckie
 

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Chuck I'm wanting to drive alone unless Tim brings his bug Rusty. I'm wanting to leave Dallas maybe as soon as I'm off friday

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Sounds like a plan

Hi Anna,

We are leaving, as it stands now, from the hotel in Dallas right around 2:00 or as soon as Wifey can get away from her conference. We don't know the hotel we are in yet as the hospital hasn't told us. It will be downtown by the convention center somewhere.

As soon as we know where we are staying we will let you know. Want to find a way to see you and Lisa while we are in Dallas.

Chuckie
 

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lemme know, me and twon are still going. i took off that saturday so i can drive up friday night or sat morning.

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