Austin Hafla 2018: News Flash
It's exciting to know we're just a month away from greeting each other at the Austin Hafla 2018 at the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa.
Take a look at the updated list of Hafla Registrants as well as the Hafla Schedule of Events. We're going to have a fun, busy time.
For those not arriving by car, Super Shuttle is the least expensive option and round trip from and to the airport is recommended by the Hyatt. Uber and Lyft are the next in price range, and taxis are the most expensive. You will find options at this link: http://www.austintexas.gov/department/ground-transportation-barbara-jordan-terminal.
For those driving via Hwy 71 from the East, watch for the sign to the Hyatt just beyond McKinney Roughs Nature Park. For those driving from the West, it's easy to miss the turn. As soon as you pass Cedar Creek High School near the cross street of Pope Bend Rd, be ready to make the immediate left turn from Hwy 71 into the Hyatt's entrance. It's a long, pretty drive into the resort.
How will you choose to spend your Hafla days? You could be pampered at the spa, float in the lazy river, enjoy golf, trap shooting, bridge, presentations, talks, line dance instruction, exhibits, art classes, henna art, bird watching, downtown tours, buffet breakfasts on Monday and Tuesday, dinners with great bands each night -- or perhaps your top priority will be spending time visiting with dear friends. Maybe you'll make some new friends and discover you easily bond over shared experiences. Just mention repat, jet lag, lost luggage, shawarmas, shrimp night at the Dining Hall, shopping at the gold suq, and the list goes on. . .
Attire: remember Austin is a very casual city, the Hyatt lends itself to sports and casual clothing, and this is Texas, so when you're outside, it could be hot. For the evening dinners and dances, Sunday night is Country Western so jeans and cowboy boots or other casual clothing fit right in. Monday night is the Gala Banquet and recommended dress is cocktail or formal. Tuesday night is our Middle Eastern buffet and the music will feature 'oldies', so choose between your colorful, Middle Eastern attire or something casual.
Registration for the Hafla officially closed August 1st, but as long as we are able to accept last-minute signups, please send an inquiry first to [email protected] and be ready to send your completed registration form (pdf or scanned attachment) and the number of the check you are mailing to our post office box.
We look forward to seeing you!
Your Austin Hafla Cohosts: Vicki, David, Judy, and Bill
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The 31st Saudi Aramco Annuitants Reunion, AUSTIN HAFLA 2018, will be held at the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa, located just 17 miles from the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport and 23 miles from downtown Austin.
Early Hafla check-in begins Saturday afternoon, September 15, 2018, with events scheduled each day from Sunday, September 16, through Tuesday, September 18, and departures on Wednesday, September 19.
For those interested in spending more time in the Austin area, group rates are extended three days before and three days after the reunion.
Hafla co-hosts are Judy and Bill Walker and Vicki and David Jessich.
Watch for detailed information on Aramco ExPats.
In the meantime, if you have questions and/or would like to volunteer to help with any of the Hafla activities, please contact the co-hosts at [email protected].
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Announcement of Hafla Tours
Please click on the Tours Sign Up button to learn about the two tours available and then print and fill out the sign-up form if you want to secure a space with your tour preference.
We were able to send tour information in advance to those who are officially registered and we will be able to share Hafla updates when you are on our email list of registered participants.
Don't forget--you must be registered to receive the discounted Hyatt Regency Lost Pines rate and you must be registered to sign up for a tour.
Here are the lists of friends we're going to share time with at the Hafla. See you in September!
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Please contact us if you have questions or want to volunteer: [email protected].
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