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SOOPOO
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January 26th, 2020 at 6:37:31 AM permalink
Time to organize our annual Spring Fling. I think Doc tends to take the reins on the details. I've listed 6 consecutive Saturdays. Mike is aware of this thread and I expect him to chime in if there is a particular weekend that works best for him. Or if any forum member knows of a reason to avoid a particular weekend. Now retired, I think I can be there for any of the 6. Let's get it started.
GWAE
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January 26th, 2020 at 7:11:52 AM permalink
Gotta look at my schedule still, last year it was on mother's day weekend. My vote is to avoid that weekend this year. I usually do lunch with mil and dinner with mother. Skipped it last year but I dont want to make a habit of it as who knows how many I left with them.
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DJTeddyBear
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January 26th, 2020 at 7:49:24 AM permalink
Im not coming, but the NFL draft is in Vegas, 4/23-4/25.

Unless you actually want to be there for the draft, it’s being hyped up so much that you should avoid Vegas the same way you avoid Vegas for CES.
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SOOPOO
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January 26th, 2020 at 7:51:34 AM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear

Im not coming, but the NFL draft is in Vegas, 4/23-4/25.

Unless you actually want to be there for the draft, they’re talking about it like you should avoid Vegas the way you avoid Vegas for CES.



Thank you for the info. Sounds like a good weekend to avoid.
ThatDonGuy
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January 26th, 2020 at 8:47:33 AM permalink
Quote: SOOPOO

Thank you for the info. Sounds like a good weekend to avoid.


Here are the rates for the Caesar's properties for Fridays 4/24 (NFL Draft), 5/1, and Saturday 5/16 (EDC):
Hotel4/245/15/16
Bally's293151299
Caesar's Palace512269569
Flamingo341169329
Harrah's323128269
Nobu759389649
Paris359180296
Planet Hollywood341180349
Rio269132309
Cromwell593289409
Linq341147295


As for whether or not I will be there, don't count on me attending this year - even my normal June appearance won't be happening (I'll be in DC instead). I should be returning in 2021, with both Oyo and Virgin being open.
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GWAE
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January 26th, 2020 at 9:34:38 AM permalink
Just looked at my calendar. Depending on flights and rooms here is my availability. However I am curious as to if this will happen this year with the exodus that has happened. A lot of those people are usually in attendance.

I am out for:
April 25
May 2
May 9

I am possible for
April 18
May 16
May 23

May 23 is memorial day weekend so not sure how rooms and flights will be for that time.
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SOOPOO
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January 26th, 2020 at 10:41:06 AM permalink
Quote: GWAE

Just looked at my calendar. Depending on flights and rooms here is my availability. However I am curious as to if this will happen this year with the exodus that has happened. A lot of those people are usually in attendance.

I am out for:
April 25
May 2
May 9

I am possible for
April 18
May 16
May 23

May 23 is memorial day weekend so not sure how rooms and flights will be for that time.



Since you are first with an actual yes/no post, I can do any of them, but would pick May 2. Late April/early May weather still sucks here, or at least is iffy, and Vegas tends to be perfect around then. Out of your 3 I would pick April 18, May 16, and May 23 in that order.
Doc
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January 26th, 2020 at 11:51:50 AM permalink
Quote: SOOPOO

... I think Doc tends to take the reins on the details. ....

To be honest, I don't really try to take that role, but I have had some minor involvements and likely have expressed my preferences quite often.

In 2015, my wife and I booked a 14-night cruise for the latter part of April, extending into early May, and I might have encouraged the selection of the mid-May period during which the group held our Spring Fling.

In 2016, my wife and I were staying at Main Street Station for Spring Fling, and I was in a slightly better position than most for making group reservations (through a pit supervisor) for our gathering at the 777 Pub in that facility. I think that's about as close as I have come to "taking the reins on the details" for the official gathering.

In 2017, I missed Spring Fling due to a death in the family.

In 2018, I got involved early in trying to select a date, since we were again booked for cruise, that time an 18-night voyage from April into May, and I hoped to get the Spring Fling set for a different period so that I didn't miss two years in a row. We did fly to Vegas for the Fling a week after flying back from Europe. Unfortunately, between the two trips I suffered my first-ever attack of kidney stones. At the Fling I was in miserable shape and was likely an annoying grump toward everyone else. I had to cancel the last few days of our visit and fly home early.

In early/mid-April 2019, I was scheduled for hip-replacement surgery (yes, I'm getting old and falling apart), and I wanted a little recovery time before the Spring Fling, so I was happy that we could schedule our gathering four weeks post-op. I was still a bit slow, but I enjoyed getting together with folks.

I have been starting to look about possible trips this spring, particularly about possible driving trips but once again considering cruises. At the moment, our 2020 calendar is still almost completely open for the April/May period, but I would indeed like to hear a decision on the Spring Fling date(s) so that I can plan around them.

BTW, I think everyone already knows that I am a cheapskate, so the less expensive periods are generally my preferred times, unless there is some other factor of greater significance.
rdw4potus
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January 26th, 2020 at 12:46:06 PM permalink
We've done memorial day weekend in the past, I think. Iirc, it was relatively cheap and that was surprising.

I can make anything work, but mqw4flotus works in schools & may only be able to attend if we do the holiday weekend since she can't get much time off work so late in the year.

I think we avoid the draft, avoid mothers day, maybe avoid edc, and go from there. Also, Wiz-day is in May. Not sure if that's a reason to want us around or not, but that might be another consideration.
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GWAE
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January 26th, 2020 at 1:28:29 PM permalink
Quote: rdw4potus

We've done memorial day weekend in the past, I think. Iirc, it was relatively cheap and that was surprising.

I can make anything work, but mqw4flotus works in schools & may only be able to attend if we do the holiday weekend since she can't get much time off work so late in the year.

I think we avoid the draft, avoid mothers day, maybe avoid edc, and go from there. Also, Wiz-day is in May. Not sure if that's a reason to want us around or not, but that might be another consideration.



very good point about EDC. It is May 15-17 this year. My parents were there last year and said it was very busy and rooms were expensive.
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