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Wizard
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March 27th, 2020 at 7:43:40 AM permalink
I'm taking the initiative and declaring the 2020 Spring Fling officially cancelled. Some have suggested a Fall Fling instead, which I think is a good idea. That said, please vote on a date. Please only vote if there is a high likelihood you would attend if it were held on that date. Feel free to remark on the pros and cons of various dates in the forum. We should be mindful of when hotel rooms are cheap.

I hope nobody will mind that I didn't list Sep 5, as that is Burning Man week.
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DeMango
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March 27th, 2020 at 7:57:56 AM permalink
Without looking at weather data, would not later be better?
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Wizard
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March 27th, 2020 at 8:00:28 AM permalink
We should be mindful that the Global Gaming Expo is Oct 6-8. Some members make trips for both the Fling and the Expo. Planning it on one of the bordering weekends would probably be convenient for them.
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Keeneone
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March 27th, 2020 at 10:25:49 AM permalink
October sounds good to me. A little cooler and not too much happening in town. Monday, October 12 is
Columbus Day 2020 in United States (federal holiday).
rdw4potus
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March 27th, 2020 at 10:42:00 AM permalink
The MN educators association meeting is Oct 15th. That week becomes sort of a fall break. My wife works in schools, so she could join me on either abutting weekend. So the 10th or 17th would be good dates for mqw and me.
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SOOPOO
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March 27th, 2020 at 1:35:47 PM permalink
I am I think available any weekend except October 3. American Society of Anesthesiologist annual meeting that weekend. Before I retired I would go to Vegas every year on the Wednesday after the ASA meeting. So if the group picks October 10, I'd probably go to Vegas Wednesday October 7 - Sunday October 11.
DJTeddyBear
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March 27th, 2020 at 7:30:12 PM permalink
I voted for 10/3 and 10/10.

If I make it to Vegas in the fall at all, it’ll be for G2E, so…
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Doc
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March 27th, 2020 at 7:38:00 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

I'm taking the initiative and declaring the 2020 Spring Fling officially cancelled.

O.K., so I have now cancelled both my hotel reservations and my flight reservations for April/May.

My calendar for September through November is practically blank -- mostly just Labor Day, Columbus Day, Halloween, Election Day, then (later than the dates in the poll) Veterans Day and Thanksgiving. Plus one dentist appointment and birthdays for a dozen friends and relatives. I just don't usually plan many things that far in advance. If I knew what the hotel and airline rates would be during those periods, it might make some difference to me, but at this point, I am rather open, so I haven't yet voted. Let me know of any factors that would influence a cheapskate, and maybe I'll choose a date for my vote.

Oh -- the topic of birthdays reminds me that if we had these Fall Frolics 2020 scheduled around October 17, we could celebrate the birthday of one of our regular members. I won't bother naming names, just in case that member doesn't want it mentioned.
Minty
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March 27th, 2020 at 8:57:05 PM permalink
Can do anything but the 24th. Two weddings that day. Hopefully it doesn't get pushed back again, but I understand if it does!
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DRich
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March 28th, 2020 at 7:06:08 AM permalink
I may be going to Aruba in October or November. We could hold it there as they have many casinos.
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