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Old November 4th, 2009, 05:47 PM
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If y'all want, we can put together a little pre cruise gathering Saturday evening. We will need to RSVP for this so that we can tell them how big a group etc to reserve.

I looked at a few places...
THE SPOT Restaurant & Tiki Bar: Galveston, Texas Is a place on the Seawall
thats open late and has a patio looking onto the water.

If we plan it right we can tell our friends to look at the live webcam there while we wave to them!

MOSQUITO CAFE - Galveston, Texas is another place thats looks good and have heard good things about. Problem there is that they close the kitchen at 830pm and lock the doors at 9pm.

Another place is GALVESTON.COM: The Original Mexican Cafe

I don't know much about this place...maybe someone has been there?

Any other ideas out there?

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Well I've read about the first 2 places--great reviews----
I doesnt matter to me-- or my husband----just add us to the list where ever
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The Spot looks good, but whatever y'all decide is fine with me!
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I'm in. Spot looks like a fun place to be for all of us before cruise. 8) Prices are good too.
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I'm sadly not cruising with all of you, but hope to make it down for the one night pre cruise get together. I'll check back and see what place has been decided upon... The Spot is a casual place located along the seawall with a walk up order system. You get a number after ordering, find a place to sit. They are know for their burgers, and also have fish or chicken sandwiches, salads, etc. The Wharf Restaurant is located close to the historic Strand area, at the harbor. I've not eaten there, but it has good reviews. Looking forward to meeting all of you, and visiting with April and you too Paul! Ingrid
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OK. We just returned from the island. We mistakenly went down for Dickens but, alas, it is next weekend! So , we will be down there again next weekend!

We went to both The Spot and Mosquito.

We arrived at The Spot at 1pm Saturday to find a long line...of bikers! We decided not to wait but to head back to Mosquito so we can't comment on the food at Spot.

It did look like a nice place to hang out. Might be windy, as it was today, for outside eating, particularly in January. They have a Tiki Bar next to it and next door is the nightclub/bar called Drip.

Food at Mosquito was good but the place is small relative to the number of people it holds= noisy! Not a good place to have a conversation in.

When we first asked about the Spot and group resv's they indicated they like to have the groups at 20 or larger. It looks like we may have just that number.

It is located at 32nd and Seawall so folks who are lodging along Seawall should have an easy time getting to it.

The deck(s) outside have a webcam pointed at them so we could be seen by anyone at anytime so..umm..keep your shirt on will ya!!!;-)

I guess we should make an official decision to offer everyone to attend a pre cruise get together at The Spot and set a time for...say...7pm

It is of course dutch treat, arrive whenever, and have fun!

Anyone have thoughts ?

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It works for me
Just tell me when and where and I'll be there!
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Dittto to what TC said
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Ok y'all.

Our arrival will depend on the afternoon shuttle schedule. There was a group for the afternoon...Kelzbelz I think ? Whatever time they arrive and we drive to the island is when we will be at The Spot.

As a backup plan we can also try the Saltgrass that is just near your hotel TC. If for whatever reason it doesn't work Saltgrass is not far from The Spot. Would kinda not expect the Spot to be that busy on a Saturday in January but you never know.

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Count my group in as well, probably from 4-12 could show up (4 definitely!) Thanks for doing this.
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We have posted the menu from The Spot at Cruise Mates Photo Gallery

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Thanks Phil for posting these

What no bar menu ? :razz: boy reading these menus sure makes me hungry----
and thanks for stopping by the Tremont House----what was your opinion of it ?

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Been in Tremont before but only as royalty in Mardi Gras for pictures. It seems to be a nice place. The should take good care of you there.

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The Spot sounds great.....Thanks Phil & Liz

Also thanks for the Welcome Back-PM. I could very easily be STILL be stuck on the Voyager OUTSIDE Galveston right now. Thank God they let us dock in the fog.

I'll see if I can get down there early and meet up with y'all.
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The Spot would be fine for Peggy and
me on Saturday as we will be at the Beach Best Western also along the seawall.
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The Spot sounds great.....Thanks Phil & Liz

Also thanks for the Welcome Back-PM. I could very easily be STILL be stuck on the Voyager OUTSIDE Galveston right now. Thank God they let us dock in the fog.

I'll see if I can get down there early and meet up with y'all.
Good job Phil and Liz, I am sorry Carole and I won't be there for the dinner, but we will be thinking about you guys and looking forward to the 17th. I read the menu's and they all look great. Mike
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Count Don and I in, on the the pre cruise get together. We live close enough we can drive down for the evening.

Looking forward to it!
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Reading through the above, it appears that the pre-cruise meeting on Saturday is scheduled for the Spot at 7 pm. Peggy and I plan to be there and are looking forward to meeting a lot of new Cruisemates.

With this nasty weather, I guess all of us are l badly in need of the warm Caribbean. Even Texas is cold right now. This little critter is the coolest symbol I could find.
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Just got confirmation email from the manager of The Spot.

She is ready for us beginning at 6:30pm or so. Liz & I may be arriving closer to 7-715 since the shuttle will be making its second run from Hobby about then.

I mentioned our groups name as "Snooze Cruise". They may know it at the entrance and they may not.

Hopefully the weather will cooperate. Another post mentioned cool temps in the low 50's and some chance of rain.

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Will shoot for 7:00---? no worries we'll be there--gotta eat and drink ya know--hahaha
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April...and everyone else that may be here Friday....they say there is a chance of rain here Friday. Could make for a slower commute from airport to the island.
Just FYI.

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Thanks Phil for the heads up.
I checked for Saturday and it's 40% chance of rain for Galveston, NOLA is 60% for Saturday, so my worst fear will be coming true I will have to fly out in a rain storm I'm not a real big fan of flying anyway, but have an even bigger fear of flying in the rain!

But on the good side the Saints will be playing The Cardnials at 3:30, so as long as I am in front of a TV by that time it will all be good! GEAUX SAINTS!
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Hi everyone - some of you probably thought I went MIA - well, the work computer did - can we say dial-up OMG! and other issues as well - anyway, looking forward to meeting everyone and will be at the Spot around 7ish -
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MIA---you never--but I was getting worried--
I too am really looking forward to meeting you and seeing the others CruiseMates that we met on the Bloggers cruise again---

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Jeez, not going to be able to get away early. The folks watching the dogs for us don't get home until late Saturday. And we will be keeping their dogs up until then too. Have a great one. I was hoping to get there to start passing out the name badges, but we can do that on Sunday!

IF the weather is nice--eat upstairs and we'll be able to see you on the internet camera!
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IF the weather is nice--eat upstairs and we'll be able to see you on the internet camera!
Well folks that was what we had wanted to do but it will have to be a "quickie" shot. Looks like a chilly Saturday ......Rain and high of 48 for Houston.

Maybe pick a time like 830pm CST for us to gather on the deck. CM folks here can look for us that way. Spread the word in the chat room!

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