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lotsadox
01-20-2008, 12:11 PM
I made my reservations this week at the same La Quinta (spanish for next to IHOP) that we were all at last year. Cash and Miller are psyched.

Buda, Buda, Buda. :cheer3: :cheer3:

So who else is going?

Courtney
01-20-2008, 12:28 PM
I made a reservation and will probably be there.

oceangirls
01-20-2008, 01:40 PM
I'm going! Haven't made the reservation yet, though. :cheer3:

ebmw1975
01-20-2008, 01:46 PM
:crossfin: That I can sve the money for a flight and Zandra is so super nice to let me come stay w/ her! So :crossfin: that I am able to come as I am doing all I can to get there :cheer3: :cheer3:

lotsadox
01-20-2008, 01:47 PM
That would be great, Brooke! :cheer3:

Linus
01-20-2008, 01:49 PM
Dear Aunt Kim,
Mom and I want to know if we can share pancakes...uh, I mean a room, again.

Love, Bailey


This is my pancake face.
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2075/2198841726_dbfa0dece8.jpg

oceangirls
01-20-2008, 01:54 PM
Fine with me, Bailey! I can't get DH interested in helping me drive 20 hours so I can bring my girls :(. I want to bring my girls :(.

lotsadox
01-20-2008, 02:04 PM
Fine with me, Bailey! I can't get DH interested in helping me drive 20 hours so I can bring my girls :(. I want to bring my girls :(.

And we want to see the oceangirls :hissy:

Linus
01-20-2008, 02:18 PM
Fine with me, Bailey! I can't get DH interested in helping me drive 20 hours so I can bring my girls :(. I want to bring my girls :(.


:woohoo: Thanks Aunt Kim!!!

Yolanda
01-20-2008, 08:06 PM
I have a room and will only be brinign one dog (probably GOOSEMan), if someone needs to share. Be forwarned, I do talk in my sleep.

michelehbc
01-20-2008, 08:26 PM
:sad2: I would..but I am POOR, what with the wedding and school...WAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

ok, ok I'm looking at prices for flights...

bsquared
01-20-2008, 09:18 PM
I feel kinda dumb asking...but what is this and where is it? :ashamed:

Otto'sMom
01-20-2008, 10:01 PM
Buda is a wondrous town located just outside of Austin, TX. Every year, the Buda Lion's club hosts the Wiener Dog Races at the fairgrounds. Apart from seeing a brazillion weens, there are booths selling dachshund related items like you would not believe. It is so freaking fun that your head may asplode from the sheer weenerness of it.
I have not committed to attending this year due to fundage issues but will strive to do so. My cousin has offered me a place to stay, but I don't want to impose with my weens in tow. I'll have to see....

Tex
01-21-2008, 08:52 AM
We'll be there (of course :)!). My mom is coming up with her doxie........

I'm so excited about getting to see everyone again, and meeting new people! :D

I really hope it works out Andrea!!! My pups are counting on you to share your pizza!!!

And I finally get to meet the fabulous Yolanda and GOOSEman!!!!!!:woonana:

Ok, I'm going to have to through a BIG party out at our house!!! Fire up the grill, all dogs welcome!!!!!!:cheer3: :cheer3: :cheer3:

Tex
01-21-2008, 09:35 AM
Fine with me, Bailey! I can't get DH interested in helping me drive 20 hours so I can bring my girls :(. I want to bring my girls :(.
If you drove, you could car-pool with Mama once you hit Georgia.......just a thought :rolleyes:

oceangirls
01-21-2008, 11:00 AM
If you drove, you could car-pool with Mama once you hit Georgia.......just a thought :rolleyes:

Mama is coming, and driving? :scratch: Hmmm.

bsquared
01-21-2008, 01:08 PM
Sounds like a blast! :) Anyone planning on attending from the Northeast? I would love to go but seriously doubt I can get David to go...Would also depend on when it is.

Linus
01-21-2008, 01:15 PM
Buda is always held the last weekend in April. If you want to know weather - that could be anywhere from 60-90 degrees. Talk about specific, huh?

Sophie and Lili's Mom
01-21-2008, 01:19 PM
I have 2 more beds (one king and one queen) available for rent...and my rent is cheap! I do require a pet deposit - one kiss from each dog staying with you. Steep I know but hey, you do what you have to. All are allowed on beds and couches and well..in this house, I am not sure I would notice any accidents. I am in north Austin but have access to a mini-van to cart us down there.

michelehbc
01-21-2008, 02:26 PM
WAIT- Mama is coming? I smell a carpool. She is only like 2 or 3 hours away from me.

MAMAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HEWP!!!!!

Rae
01-21-2008, 02:32 PM
so if I was to drive to my SIL's in Decatur Alabama would I even be on the way?

for the carpool a.k. a. **** express I mean?

Mama gots a 'Burban..... MAMAAAAAAAAA!!!!!


(edit) crap..... I did the mapquest and they won't even TOUCH alabammie. (sigh)

I can get Nashville to Austin RT for $300... .not that I have been checking or anything.

Sophie and Lili's Mom
01-21-2008, 02:57 PM
so if I was to drive to my SIL's in Decatur Alabama would I even be on the way?

for the carpool a.k. a. **** express I mean?

Mama gots a 'Burban..... MAMAAAAAAAAA!!!!!


(edit) crap..... I did the mapquest and they won't even TOUCH alabammie. (sigh)

I can get Nashville to Austin RT for $300... .not that I have been checking or anything.


Well hun...you could stay here for free (that is how much my "rent" is). I can cart folks to and from the airport and things like that too. Check Jet Blue also...they are often cheaper than SW or NW and cheaper than you can find on yahoo or travelocity.

Tex
01-22-2008, 11:22 PM
I can also drive to and from the airport......

Unfortunately, my mom has already called dibs on our guest room, but John says to post that we do have a large new sectional couch that could sleep 1-2 humans, and several weens :).

I told John that he could always sleep on the couch, we could put mom in with me, and that would free up the guest room.....I don't think he went for the scenario......

Two Red Smooth's
01-23-2008, 10:45 AM
I may be going, I took the days off work already, would not be staying though it's only like 30-35 minutes from here.

TheDoxieHaus
01-23-2008, 12:21 PM
Where is the best hotel to stay with the dogs? We would love to be as close as possible to the event.

Rae
01-23-2008, 12:35 PM
Well hun...you could stay here for free (that is how much my "rent" is). I can cart folks to and from the airport and things like that too. Check Jet Blue also...they are often cheaper than SW or NW and cheaper than you can find on yahoo or travelocity.

Jet blue does not even come to Nashville. how sucky is that?

oceangirls
01-23-2008, 01:26 PM
Where is the best hotel to stay with the dogs? We would love to be as close as possible to the event.

Last year, several of us stayed at the La Quinta. It was pretty nice, it does allow dogs, and there is an IHOP right next door :)

I will try to find the address link...

I hope lots of people come! This will be great!!

Courtney
01-23-2008, 01:30 PM
Here is the La Quinta link.

http://www.lq.com/lq/properties/propertyProfile.do?ident=LQ478&propId=478

oceangirls
01-23-2008, 01:33 PM
thanks Courtney!

Lisa
01-23-2008, 01:43 PM
Thanks for the link Courtney! Reservations made, now Rafi has to get the time off work! :crossfin: :crossfin: :crossfin: :crossfin: :crossfin:

lotsadox
01-23-2008, 02:38 PM
Thanks for the link Courtney! Reservations made, now Rafi has to get the time off work! :crossfin: :crossfin: :crossfin: :crossfin: :crossfin:

:crossfin: :crossfin: :crossfin: :crossfin: :crossfin: :crossfin: for you from me, too.

TheDoxieHaus
01-23-2008, 03:04 PM
Thanks for the La Quinta link! We will be there, dogs in tow!

So in the past, have you guys set a time to meet up? I would love to meet everybody in person!

TheDoxieHaus
01-23-2008, 03:20 PM
Here is the La Quinta link.

http://www.lq.com/lq/properties/propertyProfile.do?ident=LQ478&propId=478


Thanks! Our reservations are made! I'm so excited! :woonana:

:cheer3: :cheer3: :cheer3: :cheer3: :cheer3: :cheer3: :cheer3:

Frzframe
01-23-2008, 03:56 PM
Well it all depends. If my friend moves to Dallas then I could travel on down there and stay a day with her and then continue on to Austin. :scratch: I'll have to think about this some and see if it's doable. :)

Linus
01-23-2008, 04:45 PM
If anyone can't drive the whole way (from the north) and needs an overnight stop, you are more than welcome to my guest room in Waco!

lotsadox
01-23-2008, 05:03 PM
So in the past, have you guys set a time to meet up? I would love to meet everybody in person!

We usually meetup at the motel once everyone gets there and decide when we're going out the next day. Last year we caravanned down together and then staked out our area to set up for the day.

Let's see if we can get that big tree on the little hill like we did last year. It was a lot cooler up there than down by the booths.

bsquared
01-23-2008, 05:11 PM
Ooooh, I so want to go but my dogs are rotten (said with lots and lots of love) and like to bark...and bark...did I mention that they bark?! :) LaQuinta would kick us out. :rotfl:

oceangirls
01-23-2008, 05:15 PM
LaQuinta was very tolerant of the dachshund invasion, so I wouldn't worry. But you can go even without dogs (I have, and usually borrow an extra doxie from someone :D ).

Rae
01-23-2008, 05:19 PM
holy crap it's like $100 each way to fly with a dog. in the cabin. as luggage. where they don't even TOUCH HER....

lotsadox
01-23-2008, 05:24 PM
LaQuinta was very tolerant of the dachshund invasion, so I wouldn't worry. But you can go even without dogs (I have, and usually borrow an extra doxie from someone :D ).

Cash barks all the time, at everything when we're at home, but he was very good in the La Quinta. I'd never taken them anywhere with me overnight and I was very pleasantly surprised. For one thing they were exhausted most of the time from all the excitement. :rotfl:

I take both of mine, so someone can borrow one if they don't bring theirs. Cash is always up for someone to rub his tummy. :hearts: :hearts: Or feed him. Preferably both.

oceangirls
01-23-2008, 05:28 PM
Is Jim coming with you again, Patrice?

lotsadox
01-23-2008, 06:21 PM
So far. I think he's afraid to let me go alone. You never know what might happen when I meet up with my fellow DLCers! :party5: Probably afraid that I'll have TOO MUCH FUN! :rotfl: :rotfl:

Lisa
01-23-2008, 06:23 PM
LaQuinta was very tolerant of the dachshund invasion, so I wouldn't worry. But you can go even without dogs (I have, and usually borrow an extra doxie from someone :D ).

Odds are I will have FOUR :faint: so they will each be up for grabs, first come first serve :lol:

oceangirls
01-23-2008, 06:26 PM
So far. I think he's afraid to let me go alone. You never know what might happen when I meet up with my fellow DLCers! :party5: Probably afraid that I'll have TOO MUCH FUN! :rotfl: :rotfl:


That, and maybe, possibly, that he kind of secretly had fun :). I mean, it's thousands of wiener dogs :woohoo:. How could that not be fun?

I think even my DH would enjoy it, but have not been able to convince him :sosad:

oceangirls
01-23-2008, 06:28 PM
Odds are I will have FOUR :faint: so they will each be up for grabs, first come first serve :lol:

I'll take a spotted one if you need me to... I know how to handle the spotted ones :lol: (not really, mine has me very well trained)

ebmw1975
01-23-2008, 07:38 PM
Since Hubby says it is 90% sure that I will go, I am as excited to meet Zandra and her mom as seeing the doxies and the rest of the DLC'ers! I can "adopt" a girl while I am in TX and my boys will never know LOL, they are so posessive of me that I am NOT ALLOWED to coo and awww over girl doxies in their presence :sosad: , I adore my boys but I cant wait till I can love on some girls w/ out fear of retribution LOL! The nice thing to me is "hopefully" some of Z's doxies will love me and want to sleep w/ me so I can go to sleep. I havent slept doxie free for more then a weekend in 5 years so I am not sure I am able.
As I will be "free" that weekend of DH and the boys and "hopefully" doing well w/ my back and tummy I will lovingly and happily hold, watch any doxie while I am sitting, resting as I KNOW I will need to do a lot of that.
I am so so so excited!!!!!!:cheer3: :cheer3: :woonana:

bsquared
01-23-2008, 07:38 PM
Okay, I totally want to go ... but I have a feeling I will be solo. David has zero interest (party pooper) and I can't fathom flying with both dogs alone. I may have to borrow a dog and a buddy. :)

oceangirls
01-23-2008, 07:48 PM
Go for it :) - you can keep me company since I will be dogless too :sosad:.

Yolanda
01-23-2008, 08:42 PM
GOOSEMan sleeps with no one but me. I may let others hold him but at bed time he is my boy.

Mama S.
01-23-2008, 08:45 PM
Checking with son - April 30th is Mykaylyn's first birthday and I cannot fathom not beng here for that! WIll fin dout when they are going to celebrate! Maybe we can still wing it if we get home by MOnday!!
Mama

lotsadox
01-23-2008, 09:09 PM
Checking with son - April 30th is Mykaylyn's first birthday and I cannot fathom not beng here for that! WIll fin dout when they are going to celebrate! Maybe we can still wing it if we get home by MOnday!!
Mama

Oooh, Mama, that would be great! We left about 3:00 pm on Sunday last year. You might be able to make it that way.

Sophie and Lili's Mom
01-23-2008, 10:18 PM
Since Hubby says it is 90% sure that I will go, I am as excited to meet Zandra and her mom as seeing the doxies and the rest of the DLC'ers! I can "adopt" a girl while I am in TX and my boys will never know LOL, they are so posessive of me that I am NOT ALLOWED to coo and awww over girl doxies in their presence :sosad: , I adore my boys but I cant wait till I can love on some girls w/ out fear of retribution LOL! The nice thing to me is "hopefully" some of Z's doxies will love me and want to sleep w/ me so I can go to sleep. I havent slept doxie free for more then a weekend in 5 years so I am not sure I am able.
As I will be "free" that weekend of DH and the boys and "hopefully" doing well w/ my back and tummy I will lovingly and happily hold, watch any doxie while I am sitting, resting as I KNOW I will need to do a lot of that.
I am so so so excited!!!!!!:cheer3: :cheer3: :woonana:


One of them love you...hahah.... and actually you have just given me a FABULOUS solution!!

Last night while I was talking to Lisa she asked the girls what they wanted for rewards if they did a good job this week... Sophie said a breakfast sausage patty and Lili said a night alone in the big bed with Mommie. I was wondering exactly how I would pull that off...but when you are there I can really do it... you can have all the rest of them one night (the other nights you can have a few of them) and she can get her wish...I am going to have to talk to her about that right now!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ebmw1975
01-24-2008, 01:28 AM
I will be a happy participate in a big doxie pile up while I am there! Anything to just be helpful LOL like I wont be enjoying every second of it! I am just so so so excited!!!!!:cheer3: :cheer3:

Tex
01-24-2008, 08:25 AM
That between now and Buda, there is Valentine's Day, my birthday (and it's a big one), my one year wedding anniversary/St. Patrick's day, and John's birthday......and I'M STILL MORE EXCITED ABOUT BUDA THAN ANYTHING ELSE!!!!!:cheer3: :cheer3: :cheer3:

I know that my dh will be there when he doesn't have to work, so there may be sometimes when I'm solo with 3 doxies........I am definitely willing to share! :)

Hey Mama, I got a solution...bring da boy, da mudder, and da baby, oh....and da brat, and we'll celebrate here! :cheer3: You can celebrate with everyone at home either right before or right after......that could work, right :scratch:

I will see if my mom and I can get there early on Sat. and set up by the big tree. That was a really nice spot. Anyone in TX or who is driving, if you have an x-pen, bring it! I have one of Zandra's nice one's right now :ashamed:, and I know that it really helped last year to have a place to let the pups be off leash but safe. I'm sure we'll do a "what to bring" list as the date gets closer!!!

lotsadox
01-24-2008, 09:28 AM
Hey Mama, I got a solution...bring da boy, da mudder, and da baby, oh....and da brat, and we'll celebrate here! :cheer3: You can celebrate with everyone at home either right before or right after......that could work, right :scratch:



Great idea!

bsquared
01-24-2008, 12:00 PM
Well, looks like I will have to wait to attend this fun event until 2009. It falls on the day I'm supposed to participate in the Run for Rescue here. I hope you all have a blast! And I'll hopefully see you at next year's event! :)

Alex's Mom
01-24-2008, 01:38 PM
Just as a matter of interest, how far is it driving from Houston to Buda?

Linus
01-24-2008, 01:39 PM
Just as a matter of interest, how far is it driving from Houston to Buda?

2.5 to 3 hours depending on how fast you drive and the traffic. Is this a hint?

oceangirls
01-24-2008, 01:44 PM
Is this a hint?

Yeah, is it? Hmmm?

Alex's Mom
01-24-2008, 02:09 PM
Well, I've been looking, and it appears that I can get a return flight through Toronto for a little over $500, and if I rented a car in Houston (and didn't kill myself trying to get out of the city!!) it might just be doable. But we'll have to see what's going on with Alex closer to the day. Maybe, though..........:crossfin:

lotsadox
01-24-2008, 02:13 PM
Paula, you could come to my house and drive up with us! :banana: We're on the far northwest side of Houston so it's on the way. If you wanted to come a day early you could stay overnight at our house. :wink: I'd offer to let you ride with us, but the extended cab on Jim's new truck isn't that big and you'd have to ride back there with the dogs so it wouldn't be very comfortable.

Alex's Mom
01-24-2008, 02:15 PM
You could come to my house and drive up with us! :banana: We're on the far northwest side of Houston so it's on the way. If you wanted to come a day early you could stay overnight at our house. :wink:
Ooohhhh, Patrice, now you're just making it a really hard decision!! (Did Rae say she was coming too??????? Could Buda stand the 3 of us together???) :hug99::hug99:

lotsadox
01-24-2008, 02:17 PM
Ooohhhh, Patrice, now you're just making it a really hard decision!! (Did Rae say she was coming too??????? Could Buda stand the 3 of us together???) :hug99::hug99:

Ummm . . . not sure if Rae's decided yet and definitely not sure about Buda being able to stand all three of us at the same time. :rotfl: :rotfl:

I'm sure if they survived the whole group of us last year, they'll do fine. But then we were exceptionally well behaved last year. :rotfl: :rotfl:

Alex's Mom
01-24-2008, 02:26 PM
Ummm . . . not sure if Rae's decided yet and definitely not sure about Buda being able to stand all three of us at the same time. :rotfl: :rotfl:

Well, you know, for about the same amount of money, I could fly to Nashville and she and I could drive down together (around here a 13 hour drive is nothing!!!!)

must stop getting excited about this.......

lotsadox
01-24-2008, 02:33 PM
Well, you know, for about the same amount of money, I could fly to Nashville and she and I could drive down together (around here a 13 hour drive is nothing!!!!)

must stop getting excited about this.......

That would be a plan, too. Then HRH could come! :banana:

Courtney
01-24-2008, 02:55 PM
Hey I always see fares from Dallas-Toronto for around $200. But aren't you pretty far from Toronto? (not real familiar with Canada but I want to say Toronto is near Buffalo and you are out on the coast north of Maine?)

And the drive to the hotel from Dallas would be about 3 hrs depending on traffic. Just one road (I-35) the whole way from the airport pretty much. Well you'd have to take Hwy 183 to get to I-35, but it'd be a straight shot then and no terrible Houston traffic (sorry Houstonians!).

Cheap airfares: http://www.airfarewatchdog.com/tabid/76/AirportId/76/Default.aspx I love that site and the International fares make me DROOL. Next year I am so planning a vacation in Feb!

Edit: Too bad it's not next weekend!

Halifax, NS $250 RT
Travel next weekend (UA)

Alex's Mom
01-24-2008, 03:08 PM
Oooh!! Courtney! I forgot that United flies out of Halifax!!! ***rushing off to look at UA website! Yup, I'm a ways from Toronto, but it's only an hour and a half flight, and then a direct flight to Houston (or Nashville). But if I could get a direct UA flight, that'd be incredible! (Now where did I put that passport application???)

oceangirls
01-24-2008, 05:40 PM
But then we were exceptionally well behaved last year. :rotfl: :rotfl:

We were strangely well-behaved :scratch:. Not sure why.

It would be great if you could come, Paula!! :cheer3:

Yolanda
01-24-2008, 06:06 PM
Paula,

I would love to have you come. This will be mine and GOOSEMans first Buda. I am very excited.

Alex's Mom
01-24-2008, 06:15 PM
Paula,

I would love to have you come. This will be mine and GOOSEMans first Buda. I am very excited.
Well, I must admit, Yo, that getting to meet you (and GOOSEman) would certainly be a big highlight of the trip!!! :hug99::hug99::angel:

Linus
01-24-2008, 06:39 PM
We were strangely well-behaved :scratch:. Not sure why.

It would be great if you could come, Paula!! :cheer3:


Because the margaritas at that restaurant were terrible!!

oceangirls
01-24-2008, 06:42 PM
Because the margaritas at that restaurant were terrible!!

Yeah! That explains it :). Tex is going to have to bring more Jell-O shots :lol:.

Tex
01-25-2008, 12:31 PM
Yeah! That explains it :). Tex is going to have to bring more Jell-O shots :lol:.
As I recall, one batch of jello shots was a little potent......:D.

I've already been thinking about how we could party this year. Will need the big cooler, definitely more alcohol.....:duh:

Sophie and Lili's Mom
01-25-2008, 07:53 PM
We could do it at either yours or my house.