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Giles and Paula in Austin - Early November 2017
« on: September 12, 2017, 04:22:04 pm »
All Giles wanted for his birthday was his 2 front teeth,  to go around the world doing a bit of fishing.  Having @Alex  on board gives me and Paula the luxury of travelling for a straight month (though I have got to come back via China for business - so make that 5 weeks)  The first leg of our holiday will be a few days in Austin where some friends are competing in the:

http://www.24hseries.com/2017/24h-cota-usa-2017/circuit

Yes, they're mad.  At a recent 24hour race in Australia, Paul "forgot" to go right at the end of the start finish straight, he got an upgrade home..... ;) Anyway he's OK and the car is rebuilt (well, it was cheaper to buy a new one).....

So we'd like to have a beer with whoever can make it. 

@Madame Buttonfly will publish more details soon....
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Re: Giles and Paula in Austin - Early November 2017
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2017, 04:30:03 pm »
@Giles - can I please get the Kanreki weekend out of the way before I start working on this one?   ::)

@Broark has kindly given us some great ideas for Austin meet-up venue(s) and I shall be excited to get scheming... but not till next week...  ;D
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Re: Giles and Paula in Austin - Early November 2017
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2017, 04:46:01 pm »
By "soon", I meant after Kanreki.....
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Re: Giles and Paula in Austin - Early November 2017
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2017, 05:12:20 pm »
Well, I'll definitely be there. Austin is a fun place to visit, especially since it's only an hour away (well, maybe two, given the notoriously bad traffic).

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Re: Giles and Paula in Austin - Early November 2017
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2017, 05:57:58 pm »
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Re: Giles and Paula in Austin - Early November 2017
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2017, 06:00:10 pm »
I've heard Franklins BBQ burned down so maybe a Salt Lick trip for local flavor is in order.?.

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Re: Giles and Paula in Austin - Early November 2017
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2017, 06:04:00 pm »
Trying to make it work for that weekend. Never been to Austin. I feel the time is right.


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Re: Giles and Paula in Austin - Early November 2017
« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2017, 07:35:05 pm »
I might have seen that these will make an appearance at the Kanreki.



If I make it to Austin and if one happens to fall in your bag and makes it to Austin, my key ring is denimless at the moment. Just sayin. :)


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Re: Giles and Paula in Austin - Early November 2017
« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2017, 07:53:05 pm »
I might have seen that these will make an appearance at the Kanreki.
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50 are sitting on my desk.....
If I make it to Austin and if one happens to fall in your bag and makes it to Austin, my key ring is denimless at the moment. Just sayin. :)
The only way one will "fall into my bag" is if any are left after Kanreki.....Haraki sent them to me to dish out to people who buy shit over the weekend (he did not put it quite like that.....)
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Re: Giles and Paula in Austin - Early November 2017
« Reply #9 on: September 12, 2017, 08:15:49 pm »
I've heard Franklins BBQ burned down so maybe a Salt Lick trip for local flavor is in order.?.
I thought it was only partially damaged?  Not that I'm opposed to Salt Lick.  Also heard good things about La Barbeque and Micklethwaite's.

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Re: Giles and Paula in Austin - Early November 2017
« Reply #10 on: September 12, 2017, 09:40:55 pm »
Asking local friends on all counts.  More to follow.

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Re: Giles and Paula in Austin - Early November 2017
« Reply #11 on: September 12, 2017, 10:07:58 pm »
I'm down for some Texas BBQ but I'll settle for Whataburger, wait are there Whataburgers in Austin? I've had it in DFW.


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Re: Giles and Paula in Austin - Early November 2017
« Reply #12 on: September 12, 2017, 11:08:01 pm »
yes. pleanty of Whataburgers around. 

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Giles and Paula in Austin - Early November 2017
« Reply #13 on: September 12, 2017, 11:56:18 pm »
Myself and @formulapfaff are "planning" to be there but he is still waiting to hear if he is driving in "24 hours of Lemons" that weekend -

@Giles - I keep trying to find tickets to the COTA event and am coming up dry - are tickets available yet somewhere?  Also, what car are your friends driving?  Crossing my fingers for the Cayman as It looks like every other driver is brining a 911 to the party lol


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Re: Giles and Paula in Austin - Early November 2017
« Reply #14 on: September 13, 2017, 12:58:10 am »
Very excited for this! I sent Paula a list of a bunch of possible venues, hopefully they're suitable for everyone.
Franklin BBQ was only partially damaged, but to get any food there you've got to go wait from like 7 AM until 11 when they open. Just not worth it when there are many other places with BBQ that's arguably as good.
I've got other BBQ options if that's what most people are interested in, but most of the places I sent Paula were beer/bar related with some solid food options.
Looking forward to meeting everyone!