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Swades Day Out at Crystal Beach

 

 

We have done this in the past... and its always refreshing and fun!

 

 

Come, soak in the sun, play in the beach and then later sing around a bon fire... :)



Get your swim wear, frisbees, volley ball, etc etc :)  
Lets enjoy some cool weather before the scorching heat comes back!

 

Will need snacks, water and some miscellaneous items.

 

FOOD UPDATE on the google sheet. Click here..

 

 

CARPOOL OPTIONS CLICK HERE

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  • Byron

    I loved the Crystal Beach Event. My Kids had a Blast. Looking Forward to Other Events.

    Thank You Archana and your Helpers for Organizing this Event.

    And Thank You all for a Wide Variety of Food and Drinks Everyone Brought.

    1 · April 15, 2013

  • Yogi

    Waiting for the Pics :)

    April 14, 2013

  • Arch

    Thanks everyone for showing up.. even though traffic was bad..
    It was fun!

    3 · April 14, 2013

  • Arch

    take a permit at the store at the rt turn to the beach.. 10 bucks yearly pass. once u enter the beach turn right.we are next to the pink bldg... near the water

    April 13, 2013

  • Karthik

    Am still in the office today.....Doesn't look like i will be able to make it...:-(

    April 13, 2013

  • Arch

    anyone reached ferry point yet? :) we rin the queue..

    April 13, 2013

    • Satya

      We r few mins away. How is the crowd?

      April 13, 2013

    • Ari

      Not too crowded, about five minutes wait at Ferry landing.

      April 13, 2013

  • Arch

    Just to make sure the address is 918 S Crystal Beach Rd

    1 · April 13, 2013

  • Irum

    Bringing three dozen chicken sandwiches

    1 · April 13, 2013

  • Arch

    Hi All Some last min essentials to carry- A towel/bed sheet to cover your seats so that the seats don't get spoiled with sand (esp if you are carpooling with someone), beach chairs, games, swimming essentials, sunscreen.. and a change of clothes and a warm jacket just in case!

    April 13, 2013

  • pranav

    Hey Archana, can i get a last minute spot ... updated the food sheet and carpool.

    Does anyone still got a spot left for carpool from Eldridge Parkway pickup??

    April 13, 2013

    • Arch

      sure..

      April 13, 2013

    • Arch

      will add u.. contact satya. He is offering carpool.

      April 13, 2013

  • Santosh

    Archana can I make a last minute entry to this event (+1) ...I have updated the food sheet

    April 12, 2013

    • Ari

      Why not!

      1 · April 13, 2013

    • Arch

      sure :)

      April 13, 2013

  • Joy

    Yay! Got my day off request approved..so all set for fun under the sun!!
    Wud be bringing Papdi chat to snack on..n diet Pepsi

    April 12, 2013

    • Ari

      Yaar diet kyu la rahe ho, hum logon ka kya hoga? :D

      April 12, 2013

  • Murali

    Something that I was waiting for came up last monent, so wont be able to make it... sorry... next time

    April 11, 2013

  • Poonam S.

    Sorry Arch... Cant make it this week.

    April 11, 2013

    • Arch

      No worries.. will see u sometime soon!

      April 11, 2013

  • Arch

    Dara
    Deepali
    ilango
    Jyoti
    Lakshmi Nair
    Poonam Sharma
    Rama
    Sai
    Sharmin
    VJ
    ashish

    I have removed your rsvp from the crystal beach event. If you plan to join us, you have to first update the food and drinks sections of the google sheet that you plan to get for the event. Then put a comment that you have updated the sheet and I will be glad to update your rsvp. The event is now closed for further rsvps and only organisers can include you for the event. Thanks and sorry for any inconvenience caused.. Looking forward to seeing you at the beach...
    Archana

    2 · April 11, 2013

    • Irfan A.

      an unexpected urgent business tour comes up... im so sad for not being able to join you guys... im sad

      April 11, 2013

  • Arch

    Carpool options - https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AqZC5jO9rbXhdHdhTlR0c1dJclFvcDZ0U3RxLWJiYnc#gid=0

    Food Update - https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AqZC5jO9rbXhdERhYjFpOGlkLWVENUtWMVI2R25oaUE#gid=0

    Members who fail to update the google doc for food by today afternoon 12.00pm, will be removed from the event.

    April 11, 2013

  • Imrana

    Oh no, I'm tied up till about 5:00 but would still love to go! Could I carpool w/someone a bit later? I live in SL. Thanks :)

    1 · March 23, 2013

    • Irfan A.

      probably I will be late too .. I am willing to car pool .. I ve a big van .. so i can manage more ppl too.. even if someone want go back in my van .. lots of room

      April 8, 2013

    • Arch

      Check for carpool options in the description at the bottom.

      April 11, 2013

  • Irfan A.

    i will attend ... I ve a big van .. too much gas. anyone want to car pool and share? i can manage 7 more ppl

    April 8, 2013

    • Byron

      What part of town are you in ?

      April 8, 2013

    • Gaurav

      I have one too, in case we need more.

      April 10, 2013

  • Arch

    Just to let every one know- its a kids friendly meetup :)

    1 · April 10, 2013

    • Byron

      Thank You Archana. I will bring my 2 Kids (10 Yr Girl and a 12 Yr Boy). They will be Thrilled.

      1 · April 10, 2013

  • Arch

    Members who fail to update the google doc by tomorrow afternoon 12.00pm, will be removed from the event. Please understand that the event won't be fun under the harsh sun if we don't have enough food and water!


    As of now, we have one person getting water and soft drinks, other than me. One more person can group with him and get enough water. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    If anyone is not planning to come, then please change your rsvp. Please bring some beach towel, chair, bed sheet etc for yourself. It will come handy.

    Absolutely no glass containers in the beach. You will be fined if caught!

    April 10, 2013

    • Sharad

      Ari tension mat le, whatever that is missing at the last minute, Ravi will get it. :P

      2 · April 10, 2013

    • Arch

      You are right Ravi..thats do able. But, personally i prefer/ need atleast 2 days notice to deal with whats missing and organizing for that... so i will stick to this deadline. After removal once the members update the sheet, they can contact me and i will include them in the event.

      Its just a precaution to avoid mass last minute cancellations by members that wil cause chaos and we will not be able to enjoy the event as we want to..

      2 · April 10, 2013

  • Arch

    People update the google sheet with the food and other things you plan to get on the day - https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AqZC5jO9rbXhdERhYjFpOGlkLWVENUtWMVI2R25oaUE#gid=0

    Please note- food should cover at least you and maybe 2-3 others for the day. If you are getting snacks, get some fruits also. Please note we are not talking fancy food and curries.. Sandwiches, bread, cheese slices, rotis and some dry chutney, pickles, fruits (with knives), bhelpuri etc are options that can do for the day without asking for much effort on ur part... (No frozen stuff, we aren't taking any heaters.. ) We are getting disposables and garbage bags, so thats covered. You can find the link at the top of this message as well as the bottom of the introduction highlighted in a different color.

    April 10, 2013

  • Amit A.

    Sorry friends... Cant make it this week so canceling my RSVP...

    April 10, 2013

    • Arch

      no worries.. we will see u another time..

      April 10, 2013

  • Ari

    It's such a shame that we have 48 RSVPs but less than 1/5 people have made efforts to update the Google Doc. Please speak up now if you don't intend to come. The event is for everyone and each one is expected to be sincere.

    April 9, 2013

    • Irfan A.

      may be some ppl dont know what you mean by google doc.... shame word is too harsh.. not acceptable on such a social platform ... sorry if u feel offended .. but i felt so I said... my apologize

      2 · April 9, 2013

    • Sharad

      Frank, the problem is that most of us don't read the event description and ask questions, the answers to which are in the description. Please see the event description, the link to the google doc is there.
      Also the reminder to update the doc was posted about 4 times, and still ppl are not updating the doc. So hope you understand the plight of the organizers.
      Looking forward to meet you at the event. It sure will be fun.

      2 · April 10, 2013

  • Lochana

    Arch, will the location be the same or will it be changed?

    April 8, 2013

    • Arch

      No.. we will be going to Crystal Beach only!

      April 9, 2013

  • Arch

    Anyone willing to carpool and who needs carpool write the area from where you will be going/ or the area from where you are seeking carpool. Please don't write your address here.. This is a public forum.

    April 9, 2013

  • Arch

    Please discuss your carpool options here..

    April 9, 2013

  • Poonam S.

    Hi, i want to come but the problem is we are new here ,we hv a car but hv only learning license. i m satying in woodway dr. and need car pool. we are 3 members (3yrs daughter).

    April 9, 2013

    • Satya

      I live in oldfarm apts. 2500 old farm rd. If you are close by I can pick you.

      April 9, 2013

  • Poonam S.

    if anybody is there to car pool in near by my place (woodway dr) thn plz let me knw.
    thx

    April 9, 2013

  • Irfan A.

    can i car pool some one .. im in north .. i can come to anywhere .. u guys are .. are we going to meet a point before leaving?

    April 9, 2013

    • Arch

      We will probably meet at the ferry point and from there we can carpool to the beach.. There is a parking next to the ferry point.

      April 9, 2013

    • Irfan A.

      how far the ferry point from downtown? why not we carpool from some central location in the city ....

      April 9, 2013

  • Byron

    I will Bring LOTS of Ice. BUT, I don't have any Ice Chests/Coolers.
    If I can Borrow Someone's Big Ice Chests, I could Fill it with Ice. Or, You Buy the Ice, fill Your Ice Chests, and I will Re-imburse you the cost.

    Plus, I would like to be in Carpool. I will Contribute Gas Money.
    I am in the Alief/Stafford Area. I can Park my Car somewhere in the Southwest Area (Probably at a Nearby Walmart).

    April 8, 2013

    • Arch

      I can get the ice chest..

      April 8, 2013

    • Byron

      What part of town are you in ?
      I could meet with you in the next few days to pick up the ice chests.

      April 8, 2013

  • Mihir

    Who lives around Energy Corridor and going? We can carpool..

    April 8, 2013

  • Irfan A.

    excited.. firs time getting a chance to meet u guys... newbie want to mingle with desis and bring my past days back ... looking for lots of fun timme... yo

    April 8, 2013

  • George

    I have an idea

    Since the beach in discussion here is really far and involves a ferry ride and a long wait for the ferry etc...

    I would suggest we move it to Surf Side beach which is easily accessible and much closer than going all the way to crystal beach. The set up is same and we can easily chill on the beach. We can drive up to beach in our cars just like crystal beach. What say Junta?

    1 · April 8, 2013

  • Arch

    We will be there from 4pm to 12 am.. .People better get some water and food for yourself (if not for everyone to share) as the first food stall is at Galveston, which will require us to drive back to ferry stand and reach Galveston! That is about 40mins minimum. Update the google sheet.. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AqZC5jO9rbXhdERhYjFpOGlkLWVENUtWMVI2R25oaUE#gid=0

    April 8, 2013

  • Sharad

    Guys, we need more food items. For ppl who are planning to be there through dinner plan to get food. We may plan to go to a restaurant there and eat but I am not sure if they will be open. We don't want to do the bonfire and have fun on an empty stomach. I think best may be that all get their own dinner. What say archy?!

    April 7, 2013

    • Lochana

      Yes plz update the description and add "food" to the Xcel sheet so that we can know who is bringing what for how many people!

      1 · April 7, 2013

    • Arch

      Done

      April 8, 2013

  • Lochana

    Can i carpool with someone? I really wanna make it

    March 25, 2013

    • Lochana

      this weekend??? its on ap 13 right?

      March 25, 2013

    • Lochana

      Krishna it's ok.. I will be coming wit my brother. Thx for offering

      April 2, 2013

  • Arch

    Will need snacks, water and some miscellaneous items.

    Update what you plan to get on the google sheet. Click here..

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AqZC5jO9rbXhdERhYjFpOGlkLWVENUtWMVI2R25oaUE#gid=0

    March 25, 2013

    • Arch

      bump... Update what you will be getting

      April 1, 2013

  • Pallavi

    Will be coming around 6:30

    1 · March 25, 2013

    • Lochana

      It's on 13 April right?

      March 25, 2013

  • Pallavi

    What time are you guys planning to be thr ?

    March 25, 2013

  • Rama

    just so I am clear.. will we carpool? is there a ferry ride involved?

    March 20, 2013

    • Ari

      Carpool is a very good idea. Yep, there is a ferry we have to take from Galveston.

      March 20, 2013

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