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    Red face Merfest for Mer's of Australia!

    We have been discussing on Facebook that we all should pick a date for next Jan 2016 and all meet up for a long weekend! Mizuko suggested the Mariot hotel on the Gold Coast because it has an artificial reef in their salt water pool!
    Its certainly do able for my family if I start saving now! But we need to lock in dates
    Or maybe we could all go to Bali? Lol
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    Can't afford Bali.I can if its the Gold Coast...

    Marriot is nice. I googled it. Has affordable rates too for singles! So I'm in!

    My weekends are usually set just for me time. So any long or regular weekend, I'm cool with it.
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    I'm in! I am so in! I am 100% in!

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    How about the 15th to the 17th of Jan so it's a few weeks after Christmas and a few weeks before school starts?
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    Whenever sounds fine with me! Also, since I'm local to the area I'm more than happy to do anything I can to help if need be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mermaid Selene View Post
    Whenever sounds fine with me! Also, since I'm local to the area I'm more than happy to do anything I can to help if need be.
    Would you be kind enough to find out what their conditions are with the artificial reef; like can you swim in a tail their and is it only specific times you can swim etc etc
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    I would be happy to ask, though it may have to wait until the weekend if that's alright? It's about an hour drive from where I live at the moment, though I'm going to be moving soon even then it will still be about an hours drive haha. That way we can also see if there are any other questions you'd like me to ask. Or I could just call them on the phone... that works too.

    Could you give me a link to the website just so I'm sure I call the right place?

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    Yay! That's a week before my birthday! I don't expect pressies but just the opportunity to meet all the mers would be a fantastic present!

    I may need a ride from the airport to hotel. I'll have check if there are shuttle buses to the hotel, but if that's the case, who can pick me up then?

    For those of us, taking plane rides, maybe we can book the same flight or have our flights so that we arrive around the same time. We can go to the hotel together, I'll pay for my share of cab fare, or put in for petrol if you're hiring a car...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mermaid Selene View Post
    I would be happy to ask, though it may have to wait until the weekend if that's alright? It's about an hour drive from where I live at the moment, though I'm going to be moving soon even then it will still be about an hours drive haha. That way we can also see if there are any other questions you'd like me to ask. Or I could just call them on the phone... that works too.

    Could you give me a link to the website just so I'm sure I call the right place?
    http://www.marriott.com/hotels/trave...esort-and-spa/
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    2016 right? Not immediately...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mermaid Jaffa View Post
    Yay! That's a week before my birthday! I don't expect pressies but just the opportunity to meet all the mers would be a fantastic present!

    I may need a ride from the airport to hotel. I'll have check if there are shuttle buses to the hotel, but if that's the case, who can pick me up then?

    For those of us, taking plane rides, maybe we can book the same flight or have our flights so that we arrive around the same time. We can go to the hotel together, I'll pay for my share of cab fare, or put in for petrol if you're hiring a car...
    Gold Coast Airport - OOL
    Airport Phone: +61 7 5589 1100
    Hotel direction: 14.2 miles NW

    This hotel does not provide shuttle service.

    • Alternate transportation: Hughes Limousines; fee: 82 AUD (one way) ;reservation required
    • Bus service, fee: 19 AUD (one way)
    • Estimated taxi fare: 65 AUD (one way)

    That was on their website

    Also yes 2016

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    The bus service sounds reasonable.
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    Yes, I'm totally in! But not Bali. Gold Coast sounds awesome! Let's do this! Let's make this happen!




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    ok let's all decide on dates so we can book our rooms in advance because I'm sure that time of year it will book quickly!
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    I think if we just keep it simple as in stay for the weekend, meet up, swim, chat, dinner, photoshoot, swim and chat some more?
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    Would love too but have no money to book or do anything yet! Also have no tail and wont have the cash for a silicone tail yet don't even have a flipper yet as can't afford it! But would love to go! Ugh damn it! Am also trying to set up a Jewellery Making business online but no mermaid stuff yet! Hopefully I can still show it off here? But hopefully I can do it as I would so love too but then there goes my savings towards a tail when I can get them too ugh damn it! Sounds like so much fun!

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    Okay so after a bunch of tries (I've figured out that my phone microphone isn't working) I managed to get hold of the place. The lady I spoke to said there should be no problem at all with us taking tails out onto the artificial reef there (though I did forget to ask about the pool sorry) and that it's open from 6am to 10pm so woo hoo night swims!

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    Alright if I can get a tail I am going to aim to save to go to this as I really want too! SO hope I can anyway and hopefully I can get a tail sometime soon too! At least a fabric one with monofin anyway as I am feeling a little left out and want a tail so bad lol

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    On another note would people be up for sharing rooms to minimise costs? Each room has the option of 2 double beds so at least 2 people could share if they wanted (up to 4 if it was 2 couples and they wanted to of course)

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