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    i'm a maybe for coming and I have two other mers who will be coming with me if I go
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    our attendance will come down to whether or not we can save for it. Full time uni-student and an adult apprentice receiving half the amount he's supposed to be getting because of a loop hole. the odds are kind of against us.
    The goldie while it would've been a struggle, we probably could've managed it (we actually started planning it).
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    It will be my fiance and i and we are going to try to make it to go, and as long as we can get a double or two singles to push together we are more then happy to be in a villa
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    See I feel like the island is working out cheaper isn't it? I mean $40 a head (Per night? Or total? Not sure?) And even a full priced return ferry ticket ($80) is still WAY cheaper than the $300-$350 or so they were planning to charge a NIGHT for a room at the Marriot which would have only slept 4 people max. Flights will be fairly similar to either Gold Coast or Brisbane I assume?
    Last edited by Mer-Crazy; 01-07-2015 at 12:44 AM.

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    but if we have more people than beds some of us may have to stay in the hotel rooms, so it works out the same. Personally, I feel people wouldn't have a great time sharing space with me because my husband snores like a freight train. Also his boss is a dick so getting time off in the middle of a week is very difficult for us.
    I get what you're saying and for 1 person it definitely works out cheaper. But for our family it works out at a higher rate.

    I'm not saying we should've stuck with the Marriott, it just doesn't feel like a lot of research went into this.
    Last edited by Elle; 01-07-2015 at 01:12 AM.
    "Will you walk a little faster?" said a Whiting to a Snail
    "There's a Porpoise right behind us and he's treading on my tail!"


    Tail making progress http://mernetwork.com/index/showthre...-making-a-tail

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    Ill be coming and seriously Id sleep on the floor if need be! Looks like my partner will be there attending too, and we can easily squeeze into a single bed. Have done it before! Totally worth it for MerQuest if you ask me!! =D I do think it needs to be worked out in advance though so everyone knows whats happening and can book accordingly

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    about 2 hours ago there was a post that it might be getting held down the gold coast after all https://www.facebook.com/groups/3134...3868278803123/

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    yes, I did see.
    "Will you walk a little faster?" said a Whiting to a Snail
    "There's a Porpoise right behind us and he's treading on my tail!"


    Tail making progress http://mernetwork.com/index/showthre...-making-a-tail

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    They've changed it back to the Marriot! As much as I love Moreton Island, when they came out with how much all the activities cost, it really was getting way too expensive. Yay! Now everyone can (hopefully) come!

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    hopefully all can come now

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    even if they can't stay at the Marriott (pricing is still an issue I saw) they'll be able to stay nearby, because they'll be able to come use the pool and visit those staying there
    "Will you walk a little faster?" said a Whiting to a Snail
    "There's a Porpoise right behind us and he's treading on my tail!"


    Tail making progress http://mernetwork.com/index/showthre...-making-a-tail

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    Hopefully we can get a bulk discount! It seems for the cheapest room it's about $75 each (4 person) per night for a room with 2 double beds. Apparently "Connecting rooms are available (for some rooms)" so we might even be able to share a larger space? If that's what that means haha.

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    It's going to take a miracle for me to be able to attend this, but I'm not giving up yet. A year may be enough time to save up, but my husband's mum's 60th bday is in March of next year, and I know how important it is for both of them that we go visit her then. So that would make it REALLY difficult for us to also be there in January, as we couldn't fly to Australia from the US twice in two months (airfare costs around 1300-1600 USD per person on a good day), and neither of us would get enough leave to be able to stay in QLD for two months. I was really hoping we'd be able to plan a trip so the two events coincided but it doesn't look like I got that lucky. I'm still hopeful, but at the end of the day family is more important. However, that means that if I can't go to MerQuest I will at least be in TSV in March...maybe we could arrange a smaller meetup then or something. I'll at least have to catch up with Nixe the Tropical Mermaid, I'd love to meet some more of you as well!

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    If I have enough money left I'd love to travel up north to meet you, if it works out!

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    Oh me too! I'd come to that mer met up, given that I have the money.

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    They're currently taking a list of those attending on the FB page so that we can attempt the world record for most mermaids in a pod.
    But they are re-doing the list closer to the date, so we can finalise numbers so don't feel you need to rush over there and get your name down
    "Will you walk a little faster?" said a Whiting to a Snail
    "There's a Porpoise right behind us and he's treading on my tail!"


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    The location has been changed to The Marriot on the Gold Coast because the island got a bit pricey
    The first Annual Mermaid gathering for all Australian Mermaids and Mermaids across the oceans world wide to experience our gorgeous Australian waters. We will have plenty of activities to choose from as well as a gala Marquee dinner by the pool
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    So what is the latest date we can RSVP to this event? I feel like things are moving along really quickly even though it's a year out, and it will be a while before I can be sure if I can make it or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Theobromine View Post
    So what is the latest date we can RSVP to this event? I feel like things are moving along really quickly even though it's a year out, and it will be a while before I can be sure if I can make it or not.
    Bookings for the Marriott cannot be made until mid year so you have time
    Plus you do not have to stay at the Marriott as long as some of us our there you can join us as a guest
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    I wonder how much it would be to fly to australia.... *she thinks idly, while going over her credit card bills from this january...*
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