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Re: Taking an infant to the Bowl game
« Reply #14350 on: December 03, 2014, 07:59:33 pm »

Depends on the child and parents.  When they are little and they need to run be willing to leave your seat and take them to another place in the stadium.  Our son went to games as a child and we were respectful to those around us so we missed some  of the game. However he also had fun.
I thought it was easier to take him then than when he was 5
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texas tush hog

Re: Taking an infant to the Bowl game
« Reply #14351 on: December 03, 2014, 08:05:55 pm »

I just don't understand why anyone would take a 7 month old infant to an event like this.   The ONLY people glad you did this were you and your wife.

Actually it was her mother's idea, who is my daughter, a former Razorback football student trainer, and the little angel had the time of her life. Her seven year old sister did as well. My son in law had a last minute business trip to Chicago and we had no baby sitter available. If the weather had not been gorgeous, my wife would have stayed in the hotel with her, but it was perfect and my daughter showed her off to a lot of her former sorority sisters. It was a great time for all concerned and the baby had a ball. She was even starting to raise her hands during the hog call by the time the game was over even though she had no idea what everbody else was doing. All of our friends in the adjacent seats thought she was adorable too. Of course they have all been sitting next to us for decades. To each his own.
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XNA to Houston
« Reply #14352 on: December 07, 2014, 06:40:51 pm »

Do the airlines ever add extra flights for the extra bowl traffic?  I'll be tight on time and wonder if there will be extra flights.
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Re: XNA to Houston
« Reply #14353 on: December 07, 2014, 06:43:59 pm »

There'll be plenty of flights. United should have a direct flight.

But you can take Delta through Atlanta or SW through Love or American through DFW.
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Re: XNA to Houston
« Reply #14354 on: December 07, 2014, 06:44:11 pm »

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Re: XNA to Houston
« Reply #14355 on: December 07, 2014, 06:44:46 pm »

Don't know, but be prepared for delays if you are flying to George HW Bush International. I rarely connect through that airport without a delay leaving XNA. Guess they will not let the plane leave here until the pattern clears there. Give yourself a cushion as much as possible.
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Re: XNA to Houston
« Reply #14356 on: December 07, 2014, 06:47:43 pm »

Don't know, but be prepared for delays if you are flying to George HW Bush International. I rarely connect through that airport without a delay leaving XNA. Guess they will not let the plane leave here until the pattern clears there. Give yourself a cushion as much as possible.

It's not just leaving XNA. It's like that flying into that airport from most starting points.

Worst airport in this part of the country.

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Re: XNA to Houston
« Reply #14357 on: December 07, 2014, 06:49:33 pm »

I get delayed on American no matter where I'm leaving from or where I'm going.  I avoid them like the plague.
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Re: XNA to Houston
« Reply #14358 on: December 07, 2014, 07:06:41 pm »

If you have time to drive to Tulsa there are a number of non-stops to HOU.  Plus, HOU Hobby Airport) is much closer to NRG stadium than IAH.

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Hog Fan n Tx

Re: XNA to Houston
« Reply #14359 on: December 07, 2014, 07:15:12 pm »

Avoid Bush at all costs, the drive to the stadium is usually over an hour and getting a rental and out of the airport can take almost as long.  Fly into Hobby which is about 20 minutes from the stadium.  Also lots of hotels around Hobby and around the stadium.  Welcome to Houston.  Several Aggies I know are buying tickets to go cheer for the Hogs.
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Re: XNA to Houston
« Reply #14360 on: December 07, 2014, 07:42:31 pm »

You better bet airlines will increase prices for lanes like XNA to IAH around the bowl. So book early and shop around. Flying WN from TUL to HOU or something out of FSM if you don't mind the drive, might be an option as well.
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Hog Fan n Tx

Re: XNA to Houston
« Reply #14361 on: December 07, 2014, 08:05:06 pm »

There are many good Southwest flights from Tulsa and Little Rock to Houston Hobby.
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Re: XNA to Houston
« Reply #14362 on: December 07, 2014, 08:17:49 pm »

It's an 8pm game.. If u land before 4pm u will be fine
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Re: XNA to Houston
« Reply #14363 on: December 07, 2014, 08:37:01 pm »

good option if live n nwa..easy drive  tulsa..cheap flight sw direct to hobby..train downtown connects to reliant stadium
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Re: XNA to Houston
« Reply #14364 on: December 07, 2014, 08:39:50 pm »

Looks like flights are around $400 round trip (depending on dates) right now XNA>IAH direct on United
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Re: XNA to Houston
« Reply #14365 on: December 07, 2014, 08:44:12 pm »

Save your money and leave from Tulsa and fly Southwest. Low price of $237 right now.
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Re: XNA to Houston
« Reply #14366 on: December 08, 2014, 09:04:30 am »

Do the airlines ever add extra flights for the extra bowl traffic?  I'll be tight on time and wonder if there will be extra flights.

Regular Airlines = no. There are sometimes charters done. If you can't get a good ticket out of XNA try Tulsa or drive down to LR or OKC.
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Texas Bowl-Not Inside
« Reply #14367 on: December 08, 2014, 09:47:15 am »

Just a word of warning.  I've seen a number of posts that the bowl game will be inside.  I went to the Texas Bowl last year (parents live in Houston and I was there for Christmas, so why not?) and the roof was open.  If it's not raining, expect it to be open. 
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Re: Texas Bowl-Not Inside
« Reply #14368 on: December 08, 2014, 09:52:25 am »

Good point, but it's Houston. The chance of it being below 60 degrees is slim to none but it's always good to be prepared.
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Re: Texas Bowl-Not Inside
« Reply #14369 on: December 08, 2014, 10:07:34 am »

Good point, but it's Houston. The chance of it being below 60 degrees is slim to none but it's always good to be prepared.

Houston cools down at night.  Last year, we were cold in light jackets. 
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Re: Texas Bowl-Not Inside
« Reply #14370 on: December 08, 2014, 10:20:15 am »

Bring a jacket and your set.
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BorderPatrol

Re: Texas Bowl-Not Inside
« Reply #14371 on: December 08, 2014, 10:22:58 am »

Bring a jacket and your set.

Yep, it's called common sense. Obviously, some lack it.

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Re: Texas Bowl-Not Inside
« Reply #14372 on: December 08, 2014, 10:24:09 am »

Yep, it's called common sense. Obviously, some lack it.

bp

Correct, the AC may be turned down to low.......
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Re: Texas Bowl-Not Inside
« Reply #14373 on: December 08, 2014, 10:27:56 am »

Yep, it's called common sense. Obviously, some lack it.

bp

Yes I have been attending HS games in Texas since 1993 and it can be sunny and 68 or buy kickoff it can be freezing rain and 28.   I have extra jackets , blankets and rain gear in a Rubber maid tub in the trunk with my stadium seats from the start of the season till it is over.
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Re: Texas Bowl-Not Inside
« Reply #14374 on: December 08, 2014, 10:53:12 am »

By the end, 11:00, might be a little nippy
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Re: Texas Bowl-Not Inside
« Reply #14375 on: December 08, 2014, 10:55:20 am »

With some of these new materials you can get a jacket that will keep you comfortable down to 30 degrees that can be folded down and stuffed in a standard sandwich bag.
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Re: XNA to Houston
« Reply #14376 on: December 08, 2014, 11:58:56 am »

Do the airlines ever add extra flights for the extra bowl traffic?  I'll be tight on time and wonder if there will be extra flights.

Drive to Tulsa and take Southwest. Bags are free and tickets are about half what you would pay out of XNA. Some are direct flights and most others touch down at Dallas Love and right back in the air without getting off. Leave Tulsa at 3:30 P.M. Saturday for $237.00 and return Tuesday at 6:40 A.M. for $111.00
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Hog Fan n Tx

Re: Texas Bowl-Not Inside
« Reply #14377 on: December 08, 2014, 03:11:24 pm »

Night time lows for the next 10 days range from 60 to 43 and that should be true for the next 2 weeks.  Our cold weather is usually the middle of January to end of February.  Day time temps in 60's and 70's.  Of course Houston normal is never normal, so be prepared. 
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jpsand

Rv parking in Houston
« Reply #14378 on: December 10, 2014, 07:41:00 am »

I know from past games there is a group of RV'ers that travel to the games.  I want to dry camp at the stadium and would like some info if this group has any info.  Anything will be appreciated.
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Re: Rv parking in Houston
« Reply #14379 on: December 10, 2014, 08:24:42 am »

According to NRG, they only allow RV parking at the stadium on gameday. Parking spaces are 8'x16' each, and you pay for however many parking spaces you need to accommodate your rig.  Each space is $30.

For example, if your RV is 40 feet long, you would need at least 3 spaces. The cost would be $90.  If your slides or awnings would extend beyond these spaces, you would be required to buy additional spaces.

Some Roadhog members are staying at Fallbrook, and a couple have said they are staying at South Main RV Park, which is about 1 mile from the stadium.
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jpsand

Re: Rv parking in Houston
« Reply #14380 on: December 10, 2014, 03:04:27 pm »

thanks
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Re: Rv parking in Houston
« Reply #14381 on: December 10, 2014, 04:14:15 pm »

What about this?

On Galveston Island, 50 miles from the stadium, there is a public RV park RIGHT ON THE BEACH. Reasonable rates. Look up "Dellanera RV park".

If the weather is nice, hang out on the beach until game day. Take your RV on a seagoing ferry to the Bolivar peninsula.
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HillBillyHogfan

Re: Rv parking in Houston
« Reply #14382 on: December 10, 2014, 05:11:44 pm »

What about this?

On Galveston Island, 50 miles from the stadium, there is a public RV park RIGHT ON THE BEACH. Reasonable rates. Look up "Dellanera RV park".

If the weather is nice, hang out on the beach until game day. Take your RV on a seagoing ferry to the Bolivar peninsula.

Galveston has a really nice beach too... think lake pine bluff before the hogs quit playing at the convention center.  And the women!! Think DeQueen EZ mart after 10pm... Yep, as ole Glen Campbell sang "Galveston, oh Galveston, I still hear your sea waves crashing, While I watch the cannons flashing, I clean my gun and dream of Galveston"

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Hog Fan n Tx

Re: Rv parking in Houston
« Reply #14383 on: December 10, 2014, 09:39:25 pm »

Not sure where you got the picture, but that is not representative of Galveston.  The sand may not be pretty and white but the beaches are clean.  Also Galveston State Park has a beach side and a bay side which is nice and not at all crowded this time of year.
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Re: Rv parking in Houston
« Reply #14384 on: December 10, 2014, 09:44:26 pm »

Not sure where you got the picture, but that is not representative of Galveston.  The sand may not be pretty and white but the beaches are clean.  Also Galveston State Park has a beach side and a bay side which is nice and not at all crowded this time of year.

I agree. This pic is more representative.



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Hog Fan n Tx

Re: Rv parking in Houston
« Reply #14385 on: December 11, 2014, 09:47:02 am »

That picture is more like it.  Also for you fishermen, this is a great time of year for bay fishing.  Come a few days early, get a guide and catch more fish than you can imagine.  Saltwater fishing at its best, speckled trout, redfish and flounder.  For a real treat try flounder gigging at night.
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Re: Rv parking in Houston
« Reply #14386 on: December 11, 2014, 10:08:37 am »

Galveston has a really nice beach too... think lake pine bluff before the hogs quit playing at the convention center.  And the women!! Think DeQueen EZ mart after 10pm... Yep, as ole Glen Campbell sang "Galveston, oh Galveston, I still hear your sea waves crashing, While I watch the cannons flashing, I clean my gun and dream of Galveston"




If I had to guess, I would say that photo was probably taken at Stewart Beach, after Spring Break or some holiday weekend. Stewart Beach is (I think) a public beach down on the east end of the seawall.

Dellanera RV park is located on the other side of town, at the west end of the seawall. Public access is much more limited down to the west, simply because private development occupies most of the land between the highway and the water.
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HillBillyHogfan

Re: Rv parking in Houston
« Reply #14387 on: December 11, 2014, 10:35:01 am »

To each their own opinion i guess... I have been to galveston a few times and I think the beach and the city are both dumps! If I absolutely had to I would head down to surfside beach, but again, if you want to RV and are willing to stay 50 miles from Houston go to lake conroe.
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Re: Rv parking in Houston
« Reply #14388 on: December 11, 2014, 10:36:27 am »

also, the pic I added was a little exaggerated, but you can make lake pine bluff look appealing with the right photo too...  I promise that pic you shared will deceive if that is what you are expecting.
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Re: Rv parking in Houston
« Reply #14389 on: December 11, 2014, 11:47:42 am »

To each their own opinion i guess... I have been to galveston a few times and I think the beach and the city are both dumps! If I absolutely had to I would head down to surfside beach, but again, if you want to RV and are willing to stay 50 miles from Houston go to lake conroe.

Oh that would be wonderful. Let's go to Surfside beach and see how many hypodermic needles we can shove through our foot.  Surfside is the "Dump of the Gulf".  Lived on Clemens Prison Farm for about 16 years.  I KNOW what Surfside has to offer.
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Hog Fan n Tx

Re: Rv parking in Houston
« Reply #14390 on: December 11, 2014, 02:16:25 pm »

If you want a true picture of Galveston beaches, take a look at the live web cams below.

http://www.galveston.com/surfcam/

http://www.galveston.com/seawallcam/

http://www.galveston.com/beachcam/

http://www.galveston.com/pleasurepiervideocam/

I do not live in Galveston, but I do spend a lot of time in the bays and hate to see the city get such a bad rep.
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If anyone needs advice on Houston, just ask
« Reply #14391 on: December 11, 2014, 03:03:35 pm »

I was born and raised in Fayetteville and attended the UofA and UAMS. I've lived in Houston for almost 20 years.  If anyone wants advice on Houston restaurants, hotels, nightlife, etc... Ask away
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Re: If anyone needs advice on Houston, just ask
« Reply #14392 on: December 11, 2014, 03:31:32 pm »

We are staying at Hotel Derek off of I-610 and close to the Galleria. We will be arriving on Sunday, so what are the cool bars/restaurants close to there that you would recommend to kill time Sunday and Monday?
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Re: If anyone needs advice on Houston, just ask
« Reply #14393 on: December 11, 2014, 03:35:13 pm »

Why did Houston always run the smoke draw on 3rd and long?  I mean always!
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Re: If anyone needs advice on Houston, just ask
« Reply #14394 on: December 11, 2014, 03:36:17 pm »

Why did Houston always run the smoke draw on 3rd and long?  I mean always!

Haha, I see what you did there
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Re: If anyone needs advice on Houston, just ask
« Reply #14395 on: December 11, 2014, 06:28:31 pm »

For the folks staying at the Derek Hotel--- you are in a prime spot- restaurants, there are plenty.  If you like steak, go to Del Frisco's in the Galleria ( right across 610 from where you are.) There is also the Capitol Grill , which is about 2 blocks away, West on Westheimer)  If you want Cajun or Seafood, just go down Richmond ( west of where you are and 1 street south)  and there are plenty of bars and places with Real Seafood, not the transported kind.  A great place is "The Grotto" which is on the corner of Westheimer and 610.  Nothing like you have ever had before.  There are tons of bars up and down Westheimer and Richmond but if you want some real Cajun food, got East on Richmond to "The Ragin Cajun" which is about 2 miles East of 610.  A hole in the wall, but some of the best Cajun food in Houston.  There are a lot of micro breweries on Richmond, that brew their own beer that are really cool.  If you have never been to a Brazilian steak house, got to Fogo de Chao, on Westheimer about 3 miles west of where you are, but go "hungary" as it will fill you up with unending Brazilian BBQ of all kinds of meats, and the best salad bar you have ever seen.  Houston is not geared for foot traffic, so you will have to drive everywhere, even if the distance is short.  Enjoy!
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Re: If anyone needs advice on Houston, just ask
« Reply #14396 on: December 11, 2014, 06:48:02 pm »

Would you recommend touring different area's of the city via metrorail?
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Re: If anyone needs advice on Houston, just ask
« Reply #14397 on: December 11, 2014, 06:50:04 pm »

What about Downtown as far as nightlife/places to eat?
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Re: Rv parking in Houston
« Reply #14398 on: December 11, 2014, 07:07:19 pm »

Oh that would be wonderful. Let's go to Surfside beach and see how many hypodermic needles we can shove through our foot.  Surfside is the "Dump of the Gulf".  Lived on Clemens Prison Farm for about 16 years.  I KNOW what Surfside has to offer.

You proved my point, :)
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Re: If anyone needs advice on Houston, just ask
« Reply #14399 on: December 11, 2014, 08:29:06 pm »

We're staying at the Westin Downtown. Is that a bad part of town?  Any restaurants you recommend there?
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