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Old 04-13-2016, 03:01 PM   #1
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Old 04-13-2016, 03:06 PM   #2
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Will y'all be returning for the event?? The same ole scoundrels will be going this year as last. Looking forward to it. I am actually off the week before so we are likely going to Lake Charles first and then sliding back to the west.
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Old 04-13-2016, 03:14 PM   #3
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John, unless you are into gambling, keep going a few more hours to Port Arthur. There are places to anchor out that are totally secluded (you can swim with alligators) or go in to the municipal marina. All the bars and restaurants are within walking distance and everyone, even law enforcement, are friendly.

We are thinking we could make the SF, as we have decided to head for Port Aransas, in a week or two. I will let you know once we are FOR SURE headed back
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Old 04-13-2016, 03:30 PM   #4
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John, unless you are into gambling, keep going a few more hours to Port Arthur. There are places to anchor out that are totally secluded (you can swim with alligators) or go in to the municipal marina. All the bars and restaurants are within walking distance and everyone, even law enforcement, are friendly.

We are thinking we could make the SF, as we have decided to head for Port Aransas, in a week or two. I will let you know once we are FOR SURE headed back
Sounds good. And I'm not sure what you are saying ref Port Arthur. Coming from Houston we will be passing Port Arthur to go to Lake Charles?
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Old 04-13-2016, 03:46 PM   #5
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Ha. I was wondering the same thing. Thought maybe Port Arthur had moved. 😬
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Think ol' Dimer is thinking of Lake Arthur, east of Lake Charles...
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Old 04-13-2016, 04:35 PM   #7
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Think ol' Dimer is thinking of Lake Arthur, east of Lake Charles...
I think you're correct. I know they spent a lot longer there than they had planned....IOW had a lot of fun!
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John, unless you are into gambling, keep going a few more hours to Port Arthur. There are places to anchor out that are totally secluded (you can swim with alligators) or go in to the municipal marina. All the bars and restaurants are within walking distance and everyone, even law enforcement, are friendly.

We are thinking we could make the SF, as we have decided to head for Port Aransas, in a week or two. I will let you know once we are FOR SURE headed back
What??? Aborting the Bahamas? Dave and I are heading to Lake Arthur Friday to watch the "Crawfish Regata". If your heading back west, give me a heads up and I might join you.
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What can I say....I am directionally challenged! Lake Arthur is what I meant!! Heck I missed Cuba and hit Florida by mistake. Don't follow me anywhere
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Old 04-13-2016, 07:22 PM   #10
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Doug, the weather has been weird, coupled with the fact we have enjoyed the heck out of Tarpon Springs, so there is always next year....
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Hey! Can't get in a hurry when your having fun!!
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Old 04-13-2016, 08:22 PM   #12
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Hey! Can't get in a hurry when your having fun!!
We plan on stopping at your "camp" whether you are there or not, I remember where you keep the key! If we don't get to meet the wife this time, you will be in trouble
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Dunno how big of a hurry you will be in to get back this way but you should try to time your arrival to hit the Spring Fling at the end of May.
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Old 04-14-2016, 08:14 AM   #14
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We plan on stopping at your "camp" whether you are there or not, I remember where you keep the key! If we don't get to meet the wife this time, you will be in trouble
Anytime-Wife still recovering from knee replacement, getting better. I will make it a point to get her out there.
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John. No hurry at all so we may just do that. Several of the Beaumont Yacht Club will be there. Plan on running outside from Gulfport, to Venice and on to Cypremont Point and then on to Pleasure Island.

If you go to Pleasure Island Yacht Club's web page, they have the waypoints for going through 1000 ft cut, which will save you about 20 miles. I wouldn't do it without those waypoints, there are pilings just below the surface.

Doug, we can travel together from your place to Spring Fling if interested? I like to show up Thursday as Friday is a mad house with around 200 boats showing up.

Last year was a blast! Took three days to recover!
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Old 05-01-2016, 08:33 PM   #16
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It gets better and better,

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All registered for Spring Fling. It's going to be a hoot..... Sorry, I mean educational.
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I'm working hard to have my boat ready for Spring Fling. It will be our first major cruise if we can make it.

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Kevin, that would be great. Wyoboater (another Kevin) is in the marina next door so you'all could wander over together if so inclined. It is a great shake down cruise as it is doable in one (long) day or two easy days. The best part is there will be 100 fellow boaters doing the same trip so you won't get lonely!

We met so many great folks from the Houston area last year, we just have to go again this year.
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Yeah, I'm pumped-another fun destination. I better get my oil changed before I go.
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Greetings,
Mr. dd. Sounds to me like you're going to get your "oil changed" just by attending...
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