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Sunday, June 5, 2005 - 1:00amSanction this postReply
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Well Andrew, while you were writing away at this article you and I could have been getting to know the local bartenders. I live in Austin and would have been happy to hang out with a happy New Zealander. Feel free to turn that bus around if you want. Enjoy yourself in the US of A.

(Edited by Lance Moore on 6/05, 1:56am)




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Sunday, June 5, 2005 - 8:25amSanction this postReply
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Andrew, be careful in Atlanta.  It's south of the Jason Dixon line.

:)

Have fun, and let me know when you get to NY!!




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Sunday, June 5, 2005 - 10:20amSanction this postReply
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Andrew,
I was pleased that you caught up with me and thus gave me a chance to brag about my new 10th floor office and lab! I look forward to read more of your impression and thoughts about America and its people through the eyes of a young Kiwi! Take care,

Hong




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Monday, June 6, 2005 - 9:34amSanction this postReply
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What's that Hong? Did you say you had a tenth floor office with a gorgeous view of the Dallas skyline? I seem to remember you having the same view in the lab. It's a wonder you have time to post on SOLO or do any work - what with that view and all those tours/retreats you go on.

New Orleans kicked butt too.



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Monday, June 6, 2005 - 11:56amSanction this postReply
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Lance,

I did go into a bar opposite the Irish bar, "Fado" and spent some time there. Much of the article was written before I got to Austin so I only wasted some time in Austin on it. Unfortunately, there was the extended legislative sesssion, a big sports game and graduation on when I arrived so I drove round for 3 hours on the Saturday night looking for a motel room.

Lake Travis is a great place to sail but it's a pity about the Oasis burning down - the Dacquiris there rock!

Hope to see you at some future SOLOC.



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Monday, June 6, 2005 - 1:08pmSanction this postReply
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If your driving from Houston to New Orleans, your probably going to take Interstate 10. The border between Texas and Louisiana is the Sabine river and right over the bridge is an excellent Visitors Center you might want to stop by. There is a boardwalk over the swamp behind it, might catch a few gators lounging around.

Now that I think about it, today is June 6th. New Orleans has a very good D-Day Musuem. The Higgins landing craft used in WWII were made there. And of course there are the OTHER things New Orleans is famous for...



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Monday, June 6, 2005 - 1:16pmSanction this postReply
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Lake Travis is a great place to sail but it's a pity about the Oasis burning down - the Dacquiris there rock!

Believe it or not, that picture of me holding the bass there was taken from a gig at the Oasis. I live only a few miles from there.

Catch up with you another time. Drive fast and take chances!




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Monday, June 6, 2005 - 1:56pmSanction this postReply
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Clarence - good call on the visitors' centre I stopped in there to get a few motel discount booklets for my stay in New Orleans (got a fantastic, ornate room for $40 + tax just outside the French quarter - The Olde Town Inn) and did the walkway. That is definitely recommended to any others following my route.

Lance - that is very cool about having done a gig at the Oasis. Living only miles from there means you must be loaded. We'd better make sure you're on the donor list. ;-)

Jennifer - what SOLOist in his right mind wouldn't look you up in NY?! I'm going to stay on Jason's floor (let the rumours begin) so I'll be in the lion's den in just a few days. ;-) ;-)

Am currently in Auburn, Alabama. TTFN.

(Edited by Andrew Bates on 6/06, 2:12pm)




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Monday, June 6, 2005 - 2:19pmSanction this postReply
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I'm flattered, Andrew.  :)  Do let me know when you're coming in to town. 

Re Jason's floor, may I suggest sleeping very lightly? 




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Monday, June 6, 2005 - 4:51pmSanction this postReply
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Actually, based on first-hand experience @ the SOLOC4, Mr. Bates sleeps very heavily.  Why else would you think I'd invite him to sleep on my floor?

Jason




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Monday, June 6, 2005 - 5:17pmSanction this postReply
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"Mr. Bates sleeps very heavily." I had the misfortune of sharing the second floor with him at Solo Newport Beach. He snores like a steam calliope on crack.



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Monday, June 6, 2005 - 9:32pmSanction this postReply
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As far as snoring goes, we forced Andrew to sleep in the dungeon so I never heard snoring here. Except when he was watching a movie. Any movie.

Actually, the dungeon is what we call our library/weight room/pet jail/guest room so we weren't as ungracious as all that.

Looking forward to hearing of your further adventures Andrew!



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Tuesday, June 7, 2005 - 10:50amSanction this postReply
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Foghorn Phil,

If you think you don't snore you are on crack.

Speaking of crack, you never awoke to see me racing (through a public area) to the loo in the nick. Yes, that's right people - I didn't just see the third one.




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