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Kamping in the Keys.
« on: October 05, 2013, 07:47:49 pm »
Feb 6-9, 2014.

Camping in Paradise. The keys, the key deer, the sunsets, the food, the chickens. It's all here.

This will be a laid back "rally". More of a get together. We will have a campfire, and that's about it. You are on your own for food, beverages, and staying alive(we might help a bit on that ;) ) .

On that topic, COG is kicking in for the firewood, I would request a suggested $5 "donation" from folks that are not members.

This KOA has a heated pool, hot tub, a good coffee bar, breakfast, a small camp store, a marina, and an open air covered bar/night club with entertainment. I generally avoid KOA's, but not this one.

The camping rates are $60/night for two people(Yow), BUT extra people are only $6, up to six people per sight. This is for primitive camping in the "back forty". Cheap for the Keys. It is open site camping, so there will be plenty of room. If you get six people per group, you are in for less than $20/night, taxes in. The group does not have to arrive at the same time, it would be easier if you rode in together. The "owner of the sight will be paying up front to the campground. I would suggest posting up on this thread,  or otherwise getting a group together.

They also have a few RVs for rent, at $172/night, plus maybe more for more than two people. They have two queens and a pullout couch. Reserve these now, we will be there in high season.

If you've never visited before, Key West is a different kind of place, no doubt. It's part food fair, part circus, and part weird. Kind of like going to a foreign country without going through customs.
Watch this thread for additional announcements.

Any folks visiting from up north in a rental cage or whatever, please swing by and say howdy, or spend a night or four.

Hope to see a bunch show up, might even make it an annual pilgrimage.

Later, SteveJ.
« Last Edit: October 05, 2013, 08:48:11 pm by SteveJ. »
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Re: Kamping in the Keys.
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2013, 01:29:37 pm »
In!  :beerchug:
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Re: Kamping in the Keys.
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2013, 02:37:47 pm »
If my name was Steve, I'd be there....
I'll see if I can get it changed  ;D
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Re: Kamping in the Keys.
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2013, 02:51:00 pm »
If my name was Steve, I'd be there....
I'll see if I can get it changed  ;D
We could have a vote at the campfire or at The Half Shell Raw Bar at the harbor in KW, to make you an honorary Steve.

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Re: Kamping in the Keys.
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2013, 07:36:28 pm »
Welcome back!!!

Don't be starting any rumors... I just wish I was down there...
Spent the weekend loading and unloading about 4 cords of firewood. Hoping for the best but preparing for the worst.
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Re: Kamping in the Keys.
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2013, 03:47:08 pm »
 :You_Rock_Emoticon:

In in in in in!

Got this penciled into my calendar. Yes, yes yes!

I probably won't be there until Friday sometime and rolling out early on Sunday, but yeah! In in in!  :Woot_Emoticon:

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Re: Kamping in the Keys.
« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2013, 07:18:59 pm »
Can't commit until December... :(  Hopefully I can get the time off.
My prime vacation pick is going to be for the Silverdammit in June.   :great:

This sounds like a good time.... Someone told me I had a great time in
Keys last time I went...  I'll have to take their word for it.   :rotflmao:

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Re: Kamping in the Keys.
« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2013, 09:12:40 pm »
Can't commit until December... :(  Hopefully I can get the time off.
My prime vacation pick is going to be for the Silverdammit in June.   :great:

This sounds like a good time.... Someone told me I had a great time in
Keys last time I went...  I'll have to take their word for it.   :rotflmao:

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Re: Kamping in the Keys.
« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2013, 10:23:37 pm »
Just an FYI, I(and Margie if she goes) will be heading down on the Thurs the 6th. Mostly cuz two full days down there is more funner than one.

Also, we'll look at forming up "groups" sometime in early January.
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Re: Kamping in the Keys.
« Reply #9 on: October 08, 2013, 01:16:52 am »
Hhmm...
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Re: Kamping in the Keys.
« Reply #10 on: October 23, 2013, 12:19:47 pm »
Sounds like a good time for Al to spend a week in the Keys partying. I can't think of too many people here that could keep up with me pub crawling, so I can get it out of my system before ya'll get there.                    Al

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Re: Kamping in the Keys.
« Reply #11 on: October 23, 2013, 09:21:25 pm »
Sounds like a good time for Al to spend a week in the Keys partying. I can't think of too many people here that could keep up with me pub crawling, so I can get it out of my system before ya'll get there.                    Al
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Re: Kamping in the Keys.
« Reply #12 on: October 24, 2013, 11:39:05 am »
 :D  Is this event going to make it  into the calendar? :great: :beerchug:  Hope to find people to split the expensive before we get there. I'm in. ;) :1rij:

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Re: Kamping in the Keys.
« Reply #13 on: October 24, 2013, 06:30:58 pm »
:D  Is this event going to make it  into the calendar? :great: :beerchug:  Hope to find people to split the expensive before we get there. I'm in. ;) :1rij:
It's on the calendar, I forgot to activate it. Thanx. Post up on this thread to form up a group, that way you know ahead of time who you're hooked up with. Just one other person with your group gets the rate down to $30.night+taxes
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Re: Kamping in the Keys.
« Reply #14 on: October 26, 2013, 06:38:52 am »
Damn, I'll be at work. This was really sounding interesting. Might have to do that one day anyway!

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Re: Kamping in the Keys.
« Reply #15 on: November 01, 2013, 04:24:40 am »
If my name was Steve, I'd be there....
I'll see if I can get it changed  ;D
We could have a vote at the campfire or at The Half Shell Raw Bar at the harbor in KW, to make you an honorary Steve.

And...

Welcome back!!!


I was there before my "sport-touring" days, the bar is the place to debate such important decisions  :great:



That was the days I had no sense and thought sport-touers were the ultimate boredom.  I used to haul fast uncomfortable bikes to places such as Key West then unload 'em from my truck. And then I'd park it on sidewalks. I must've been confused.



Years later I got wiser.  But I still haven't outgrown parking on sidewalks.







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Re: Kamping in the Keys.
« Reply #16 on: November 02, 2013, 03:27:05 am »
Just as fu*&^n cheap but much nicer, located right next door. Do you guys mind if we go somewhere a little bit nicer to eat this time? Don't let the classy appearance scare you cheapos off, it's still CHEAP, ok? lol
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Re: Kamping in the Keys.
« Reply #17 on: November 02, 2013, 11:34:58 am »
Just as fu*&^n cheap but much nicer, located right next door. Do you guys mind if we go somewhere a little bit nicer to eat this time? Don't let the classy appearance scare you cheapos off, it's still CHEAP, ok? lol
 http://danteskeywest.com/


We can do that, sounds cheap good to me.  :great:
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Re: Kamping in the Keys.
« Reply #18 on: November 05, 2013, 04:35:45 am »
TTT  ;D
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Re: Kamping in the Keys.
« Reply #19 on: November 05, 2013, 04:49:50 am »
If you weren't 3000 miles away, I would love to join y'all!    :beerchug:
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Re: Kamping in the Keys.
« Reply #20 on: November 05, 2013, 05:03:55 am »
If you weren't 3000 miles away, I would love to join y'all!    :beerchug:

You only have three months to get here. If you ride quick like a bunny, you can still make it in time to be enjoying some Key West Sunset Ale with us.  :rotflmao: ;) :beerchug: :beerchug: :beerchug:
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Re: Kamping in the Keys.
« Reply #21 on: November 08, 2013, 05:47:57 am »
If you weren't 3000 miles away, I would love to join y'all!    :beerchug:


You only have three months to get here.
If you ride quick like a bunny, you can still make it in time to be enjoying some Key West Sunset Ale with us.  :rotflmao: ;) :beerchug: :beerchug: :beerchug:


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Re: Kamping in the Keys.
« Reply #22 on: November 08, 2013, 03:39:33 pm »
One of the things on my bucket is is to fly East, rent a motorcycle and ride the Keys.
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Re: Kamping in the Keys.
« Reply #23 on: November 08, 2013, 05:22:18 pm »
One of the things on my bucket is is to fly East, rent a motorcycle and ride the Keys.

I dare you!  ;)
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Re: Kamping in the Keys.
« Reply #24 on: November 08, 2013, 10:07:53 pm »
One of the things on my bucket is is to fly East, rent a motorcycle and ride the Keys.


Not an endorsement, just found them on the web.

http://www.cyclerentalnj.com/links6.html

Rent the bike, buy some cheap camping stuff at Wallymart, you're good to go.

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