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PRE-TIPPLE HAS BEGUN...

brightlybob Platinum 10 Reviews
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... well, at least it has for me! I arrived at the JW Marriott Houston Downtown a couple of hours ago, had some work to complete and then set to exploring... first stop Griffin Lounge, and whaddya know? It's serving evening food and beverages.

 

So, this picture of Saint Arnold Lawnmower, BBQ slider and Quesadillos....


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... marks, so says I, and as a founder TIPPLER I reckon I have the right to call it... The TIPPLE pre-TIPPLE.


Just me.. on my own... Pre-Tippling

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    fistuk Platinum
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    Hang on, mate.

    I'll be there with you later on...

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      brightlybob Platinum 10 Reviews
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      Lounge refreshments close down at 10pm so I'll be in the bar fistuk  when you arrive. Are you running on time?

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        fistuk Platinum
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        Yes, it seems so (at the moment).

        I'm already at LAS airport, waiting for my departure in about 40 minutes.

        Hope there will be no last minute delays...

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          brightlybob Platinum 10 Reviews
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          I see you, flight UA1151 departing LAS 17:00, arriving IAH 21:58. I will plant myself in the bar at 22:30...

           

          And to help you recognise me, here's a Pre-Tipple selfie...

           

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          My real identity is of course a secret, hence I've cunningly altered the picture, you'll recognise me fine when you walk in on your hands!!!

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            fistuk Platinum
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            Gee, I knew getting WiFi on board will pay off!

            Now you made me lough

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              brightlybob Platinum 10 Reviews
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              Your flight is doing well and estimated to touch down at 21:30, although taxi-ing can take a while at IAH. I reckon you should be at the JW by 10:30 so I will be in the bar then... I owe you a cool 'un pal!

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                iahflyr Platinum 26 Reviews
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                Ahhh nice to see that you got to enjoy the tour of the airport brightlybob after landing, what a nice time and they don't even charge for it anymore!!  At least they could serve some beverages before you get to the gate.

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    bejacob Platinum 38 Reviews
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    Nicely done. I decided to prepare for my visit to Texas with a lovely dinner at our favorite Mexican restaurant. Fajitas and margaritas. I'm feeling the spirit(s) sway me.

     

    Yep, I reckon I'm ready for H-Town.

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    nationwide Platinum
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    brightlybob, fistuk and bejacob welcome to Houston!  Glad y'all are here!  Can't wait to see you all tomorrow! 

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      jerryl Platinum 2 Reviews
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      Let the games begin

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    bejacob Platinum 38 Reviews
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    Ah, status. Got Upgraded to FC between ATL and HOU. Arrival in town just a few hours away. A couple counties and then on to the JW.

     

    See you this afternoon friends.

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      seatexan Platinum
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      Enjoy Galveston!  I appreciate the architecture of the new courthouse but the older one is awesomely retro!  It is still used as a courthouse

       

      Drive to the Stand if you have time.  There is a 3 story building near kempner and strand, kind of across from Murphy's Pub. The design is stunning, and the detail is just fantasic. To me, it is one of the most beautiful and unique structures on that island.

       

      Congrats on your upgrade! 

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      razorbackfan Alumni Steward Platinum 23 Reviews
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      bejacob If you happen to see a Buccee's during your county collecting, you and brightlybob might want to stop and take a look at this Texas-sized convenience store.  We call it a convenience store on steroids. 

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    pluto77 Alumni Steward Gold 25 Reviews
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    Pre-Tipple LHR runway watching completed.  As soon as I finish watching this Thai Airlines A388 behemoth push back (pilots eyes are green, no wait, brown, definitely brown ), it will be time to - Dreamline to Houston!

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      seatexan Platinum
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      Watching this runway soinds awesome! 

       

      Enjoy that Dreamliner!!! See you soon!

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      iahflyr Platinum 26 Reviews
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      And the Dreamliner is in the air estimated to arrive 11 minutes early, come on guys put the pedal to the metal and get pluto77 in town even earlier.

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      Jsucool76 Gold
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      Provided my flight from FLL takes off on time, and I'm able to make my 40m connection in DFW I shall meet you there.

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      ssindc Platinum 42 Reviews
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      Well, done, pluto77....

       

      Now ... step away from the window ... exit the concierge lounge ...  You .. CAN ... DO ... IT!!!!

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    brightlybob Platinum 10 Reviews
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    AAnd so it begins...

     

    PRe-TIPPLE breakfast with fistuk

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      ne_traveling_man Platinum 8 Reviews
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      Bloody Mary's???

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      tef6178 Platinum 8 Reviews
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      Is the lounge open tonight? Hop(e)fully transfer from IAH will get me there about 6!

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    carat Community Manager Marriott Associate Silver
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    Hope you two are enjoying breakfast!! 

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      iahflyr Platinum 26 Reviews
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      If the Lounge breakfast is as good as the restaurants they are/did!!!

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    Jsucool76 Gold
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    Pre tipple-ing at FLL right now. Terminal 3. No lounge. Sat out here with the plebians, at the wrong gate, as there is no seating available at my gate. Oh how I love FLL. :-P

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    painedplatinum Platinum 2 Reviews
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    TThe PHL leg to DFW is delayed 30 minutes due to a flat tire......the connection will be tight.

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      Jsucool76 Gold
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      Sorry to hear that. Hope you make your connection!

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        razorbackfan Alumni Steward Platinum 23 Reviews
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        It's raining, it's pouring, maybe we should have planned on taking a boat to Houston!

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      tef6178 Platinum 8 Reviews
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      I can't believe my TPA flight to CLT and on to IAH is also delayed by a FLAT TIRE! Hopefully I'll be on time to arrive at IAH at 4:45! See you tonight!

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        Jsucool76 Gold
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        brightlybob used his big USA trip to sprinkle nails all over the runways in America.

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          tef6178 Platinum 8 Reviews
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          I think you're on to something there!

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            painedplatinum Platinum 2 Reviews
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            1 1/2 hrs to change the tire. I'm ska rewed for the connecting flight....

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        iahflyr Platinum 26 Reviews
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        Like they say, "if you've got plenty of time, then fly"!!!  Hope no missed connections happen and everyone gets in on time.  Rain hasn't hit IAH yet and it worse to the east of town.

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    Jsucool76 Gold
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    I'm now delayed as well. My 40 minute connection just turned into a 20 minute one. We'll see.

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    brightlybob Platinum 10 Reviews
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    Well my work for the day is done, so I'm here in Moonshiners hoping to improve my brainpower with liberal amounts of 8th Wonder IntellectuALE. I feel its working...

     

    Time for intellectuALE thinking.... mmmnnnnng... urmmmmm... nnnnnnng:

     

    bejacob is County collecting

    JCool is being delayed

    IAHFLYR is driving

    and brightlybob wants to get lai.....

     

    Um, no, that's not very intellectual... let's try another pint...

     

    Ooh yes, now that's got the creative juices flowing...

     

    Insiders are all a-travelling

    Coming from near and from far

    All converging at Marriott's JW

    By flying, by train and by car

     

    Now these Insiders are hungry & thirsty

    But on Friday the lounge is closed down

    So unless a saviour steps forward

    Insiders will be hungry, thirsty and frown

     

    So step forward the man of the moment

    No not you SeaTexan or erc

    This needs a Spirit to serve and of course

    Bob with some Brit snacks, to work

     

    So let's meet up in the lounge now Insiders

    Tonight betwixt 5 and 7

    For the honesty bar will be open

    And Bob is serving bits of Brit heaven

     

    Ever wanted to taste classic Brit barsnacks

    Like Smiths Bacon or scampi fries

    Digestive biscuits or jammy dodgers

    All are here for all y'all delights

     

    So gather round now all you Insiders

    In the lounge at JW Downtown

    There'll be no hunger or thirst here

    And with the company no need to feel down

     

    Yes, wow that intellectuALE really works!

     

    See you in the lounge on the 11th floor between 5-7, when the JW has promised to open the honesty bar, and I'm providing tastes of Britain - yum! And after that we'll be dowin at the JW bar on the ground floor...

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      trevfour Platinum
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      Hi brightlybob, sounds like you are in very good form. Hope you all have a great time.

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        brightlybob Platinum 10 Reviews
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        It's 3pm here, so it's a nice early time to finish the day!

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          jerryl Platinum 2 Reviews
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          AS Jimmy Buffett said it is 5 o'clock somewhere

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      jerryl Platinum 2 Reviews
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      I Will have some catching up to do tomorrow

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    Jsucool76 Gold
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    Missed my flight. Be at IAH around 8pm

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      brightlybob Platinum 10 Reviews
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      youre delayed

      But

      youre on your way.

       

      See you in the bar on the ground floor

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        Jsucool76 Gold
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        I posted up at the centurion lounge in terminal D till probably about 530ish. Then I'll start heading back.

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    Jsucool76 Gold
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    Update: lady next to me is going somewhere else, mentioned another flat tire delay. Sounds like my theory about brightlybob might be correct. Lol.

     

     

    At my gate now, just a waiting game.

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      Jsucool76 Gold
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      Update 2:

       

      My new flight to IAH is overbooked. Offered $200 voucher to fly out at 8:20PM.

       

      No thanks, I ain't moving again.

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        painedplatinum Platinum 2 Reviews
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        4 Hrs waiting on flight from DFW..finally on board

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          Jsucool76 Gold
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          We've had very similar days. Lmao.

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    Jsucool76 Gold
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    Finally waiting on my uber. I hate American airlines xD

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    brightlybob Platinum 10 Reviews
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    TIPPLERS PRE TIPPLING

     

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    HAPPY TIPPLING ALL Y'ALL

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      fistuk Platinum
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      Pretty me... Oh yeah!

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    missgee Silver 40 Reviews
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    Well, this thread ended suddenly! 

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      Jsucool76 Gold
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      We all started drinking... lol

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    bejacob Platinum 38 Reviews
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    Good start to the gathering. More than a dozen folks made it to town on Friday. Lots of great conversations, but not many pictures so far. We'll have to correct that on Saturday.

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      Jsucool76 Gold
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      I've got some pictures.I had to start grabbing some just to get my 1,250 points in since my flights were so delayed. Got one of the part of the group, will post it once my phone is charged back up!

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