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Re: Kamping in the Keys.
« Reply #25 on: November 08, 2013, 10:20:10 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.

Glad I could help.


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No wife... check
Air miles up the a**.... check
I can UPS my own camping gear to our local office.... check

Starting to smell like the makings of a plan..... check
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Re: Kamping in the Keys.
« Reply #26 on: November 08, 2013, 11:10:43 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.

Glad I could help.


Let me think,

No wife... check
Air miles up the a**.... check
I can UPS my own camping gear to our local office.... check

Starting to smell like the makings of a plan..... check


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Re: Kamping in the Keys.
« Reply #27 on: November 21, 2013, 09:35:18 pm »
Is the KOA on Key West or one of the other keys? 
 

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Re: Kamping in the Keys.
« Reply #28 on: November 21, 2013, 10:26:47 pm »
Is the KOA on Key West or one of the other keys?
It's on Sugarloaf Key, MM20
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Re: Kamping in the Keys.
« Reply #29 on: November 22, 2013, 04:40:14 am »
If you have never had a famous Keys lobster rueben sammich.......   STRONGLY SUGGEST STOP HERE! 

I need a pic of my bike there too, hope to bump into you there as Teressa and I are munching out

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Re: Kamping in the Keys.
« Reply #30 on: December 06, 2013, 01:19:10 pm »
Has anyone actually taken the time to book a site yet? We need to have an idea how many will come in relation to how many sites we will need. Maximize the cost per camp site per person ratio and all of that jazz.

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Re: Kamping in the Keys.
« Reply #31 on: December 06, 2013, 05:19:13 pm »
Has anyone actually taken the time to book a site yet? We need to have an idea how many will come in relation to how many sites we will need. Maximize the cost per camp site per person ratio and all of that jazz.

Hi Al. I wasn't gonna mess with this until after the Holidays. Why do today what you can put off until tomorrow, right?

It's open site camping, so there should be no availability issues. What I envision is  having a number of "site captains". That person would procure the site and then split the fee with others. With the fee structure, this is how it must be done for everyone to avoid paying $60++/night. I'll get more active on this after the 1st. Iff'n somebody has a better way of doing this, feel free to chime in.

See a bunch of y'all over at Mike's on the 14th.
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Re: Kamping in the Keys.
« Reply #32 on: December 07, 2013, 11:05:57 pm »
Allan, when I registered in the calendar I wrote in that I would share a site with you. Now we need a few more to share the site with us to get the cost down.
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Re: Kamping in the Keys.
« Reply #33 on: December 08, 2013, 10:57:56 am »
Bill,  you can count me in with you also.       Al

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Re: Kamping in the Keys.
« Reply #34 on: December 08, 2013, 02:07:57 pm »
I'm finalizing some details on this one. Count me in as a 96.5% probable.
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Re: Kamping in the Keys.
« Reply #35 on: December 08, 2013, 04:48:04 pm »
I'd prefer the NON-Sleep Apnea group if at all possible...  Though after a few
COG campouts I could probably sleep in a chainsaw test area.

I'll have my vacation picks confirmed by the end of the week... keeping fingers crossed!!
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Re: Kamping in the Keys.
« Reply #36 on: December 13, 2013, 09:49:37 pm »
I'll put a group of us together from the Tampa Sport Bike forum; I suspect i can do 6 folks and send any applicable overflow over this way
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Re: Kamping in the Keys.
« Reply #37 on: December 13, 2013, 10:43:46 pm »
I'll put a group of us together from the Tampa Sport Bike forum; I suspect i can do 6 folks and send any applicable overflow over this way

Sounds good.
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Re: Kamping in the Keys.
« Reply #38 on: December 17, 2013, 05:11:10 pm »
Looks like we have Allan, Al and myself so far for one site. 
We need three more to get the cost waaaayyyy down (for Key's prices). 
SteveJ are you also with us?
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Re: Kamping in the Keys.
« Reply #39 on: December 17, 2013, 06:06:02 pm »
I'm 99% sure I'll be attending. I'm leaving for FLA Wed. morning for 4 months. I'd like to become part of your sixsome if possible. I'll be in touch after I get there.

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Re: Kamping in the Keys.
« Reply #40 on: December 18, 2013, 01:18:47 am »
Great news Tom. We look forward to seeing and camping with you. Bet you're glad to be getting out of the cold/snow. We've been in a great run of sunny and warm days here in FL.     Al

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Re: Kamping in the Keys.
« Reply #41 on: December 20, 2013, 01:37:14 am »
Looks like we have Allan, Al and myself so far for one site. 
We need three more to get the cost waaaayyyy down (for Key's prices). 
SteveJ are you also with us?

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Re: Kamping in the Keys.
« Reply #42 on: December 20, 2013, 04:59:50 pm »
Just arrived in sunny HOT FLA. What a difference from upstate NY. It was -9 2 days before I left with about 15 inches of snow on the ground. Anyway, I'm looking foreward to this camping trip.I'd like to hook up with 5 others to defray costs and have more money for beer.

 Please keep me in mind.

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Re: Kamping in the Keys.
« Reply #43 on: December 20, 2013, 07:05:16 pm »
Well, I guess things are rolling. In fairness to the "site leader" I think it only fair that if you pullout at the last minute, be prepared to pay up or find a fill in. I really don't see that as being much of an issue with our group, but think it's fair if it comes up.

Thoughts? Comments?

OK. I ave a group of three arriving Thurs afternoon, consisting of:

Myself
My lovely wife, Margie.
Steve Werner, aka Snake, aka Tall Steve

Looking for three more.

I'll update as that changes.

Please note, this deal is for tent camping only, in the "back 40". They may still have RVs for rent, starting at $172/night, IIRC.  :o :o

This should be a good time.

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Re: Kamping in the Keys.
« Reply #44 on: December 30, 2013, 06:16:35 am »
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Re: Kamping in the Keys.
« Reply #45 on: December 31, 2013, 03:24:43 am »
SteveJ can you please confirm this is the campground before I book:   http://koa.com/campgrounds/sugarloaf-key/
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Re: Kamping in the Keys.
« Reply #46 on: December 31, 2013, 11:02:21 am »
SteveJ can you please confirm this is the campground before I book:   http://koa.com/campgrounds/sugarloaf-key/


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Re: Kamping in the Keys.
« Reply #47 on: December 31, 2013, 03:00:11 pm »
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Re: Kamping in the Keys.
« Reply #48 on: December 31, 2013, 03:33:59 pm »
   :-[ :)   Do we all need to register before hand or is one person enough to hold one sight for 6?      Looks like 7 has signed up.   Doug is bring a guess but that only counts for 6 tents, one sight right?   Doug do you tent camp?     I'm planning to be there Thur early afternoon.  :D  Anyone going to be there before me? :great:

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Re: Kamping in the Keys.
« Reply #49 on: December 31, 2013, 04:40:52 pm »
   :-[ :)   Do we all need to register before hand or is one person enough to hold one sight for 6?      Looks like 7 has signed up.   Doug is bring a guess but that only counts for 6 tents, one sight right?   Doug do you tent camp?     I'm planning to be there Thur early afternoon.  :D  Anyone going to be there before me? :great:
Alan(Santa  ;) ), one person registers, up to six people per site. The person registering should be the first one to arrive, or arrive as a group. There is an "official" limit of three tents per site, but the guy I talked to said as long as we are back in the back 40, that really will not be enforced. I assume that discretion will come in to play on this.
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