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Illini_Fan
03-09-2011, 13:59
Still a few months away and you never know if the weather will cooperate, but....

I'm looking at doing the Fling on Thurs/Fri (06/02 - 06/03) and was wondering if anyone else from the DFW area might be interested in buddying up and carpooling.

tom

DevilDiver
03-09-2011, 20:34
Hey Tom,

Keep the thread alive, I will check the calendar. Have not been since the last trip, it's about time to make another trip. Tried to make it last year but it didn't work out.

Illini_Fan
03-10-2011, 07:02
Shawn -- I never made it there either last summer -- of course the oil spill had a bit to do with that. If you are interested in going but have a more preferred set of days, let me know. I'd like to keep it on the weekdays 'cause it is cheaper and my summer weekends are booked with kid's activities. But I'm not 100% tied to that week.

take care

jans
03-10-2011, 10:03
Me, me, me. I've been wanting to go for years. Shawn, would love to dive with you and Kayle again.

DevilDiver
03-10-2011, 18:12
Actually this should be a good time to go but I can't commit yet. I have been out of town (just got back from Minnesota-Snow? Really?!?!) and leaving again Monday, as soon as we can get some time to sit down to discuss we will try to figure this out.

I am all for it if we can make it work.

Hell yea, Jans.

Illini_Fan
03-10-2011, 20:52
Cool -- let's plan on it. I don't have an affinity for either of the dive shops, but there is a "local" shop from Denton and as long as the price is competitive, I'll probably book through them. I didn't see any pricing on their website, so I sent them an email tonight.

Illini_Fan
03-20-2011, 14:16
OK - I'm back from Spring Break vacation (no diving, but lots of hiking :) ). The Denton dive shop, Island Divers, had responded to my email while I was gone. Below is their response.

The June trip is $460 with air and an additional $65 for nitrox. I did get a call today from the boat saying that if fuel goes up more that they are going to have to add a $30 surcharge per person. That is not in affect yet but it might be coming. Let me know if you have any other questions.

Lee Gano
Course Director
Island Divers
940-383-3483

When you know your plans let me know -- I probably won't book till late April, unless there is a compelling reason to book early.

Bill
03-26-2011, 17:51
Tom,

Those dates look good for me. I did the Fling last March and had a great time. I took rescue with you a couple of years ago. At this point I am a go.....

Bill

Pandora
03-26-2011, 20:49
Small world! We dove the flower gardens with Tom a few years ago and we have dove CSSP with Bill!

Might be fate that we all plan the flower gardens this Summer!

Illini_Fan
03-27-2011, 08:38
Bill -- good to hear from you. I hope things are going well. Sounds like we might be able to get a group for a car pool.

Pandora and Devil Diver -- do you know when you guys will have a idea if these dates will work for you?

jans
04-01-2011, 10:25
Small world! We dove the flower gardens with Tom a few years ago and we have dove CSSP with Bill!

Might be fate that we all plan the flower gardens this Summer!

I'm pretty flexible, so just about any weekend would work for me.

Illini_Fan
04-01-2011, 15:31
I'm pretty flexible, so just about any weekend would work for me.

The dates in June I'm looking at are actually weekdays (Thurs 06/02 and Friday 06/03) -- does that alter your ability to go?

Pandora
04-02-2011, 22:28
Our daughter graduates that weekend! So wouldn't work for us.

Illini_Fan
04-04-2011, 08:39
Our daughter graduates that weekend! So wouldn't work for us.

Congrats to your daughter.

I ran through my June calendar and the Th/Fr (06/02 and 06/03) seems to be the best fit given my work travel and other family activities that month. We'll have to try and join-up at another time.

Bill
04-10-2011, 09:24
DD and Pandora,

What dates are good with you ? I might do the Fling 2X this year if the calendar lines up.

Bill

Illini_Fan
04-25-2011, 10:16
Bump

Bill -- I sent you a PM about a week back. Let me know if you are going on the 06/02 - 06/03 trip.

thanks

Bill
05-02-2011, 20:02
Tom, sorry it took so long to respond to the PM. At this point I am still planning on going June 2 and June 3.

Bill

Illini_Fan
05-06-2011, 13:07
I heard from the Denton Dive shop today and they said the fuel surcharge did kick-in, so the trip price is up to $490. :(

But I'm still going

Bill
05-13-2011, 14:12
Tom,

Just found out about a meeting I must attend in Houston on June 2nd, so I now "out" for this trip. I am getting tired of work interfering with my play time. Sorry, and maybe next time.

Bill

Illini_Fan
05-14-2011, 09:13
Bill -- sorry to hear about the work conflict.

Anyone else --I'm still planning on going for the Thursday / Friday trip, if someone is interested in carpooling let me know.