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Florida mini Rally
« on: December 12, 2018, 06:30:00 PM »
     The time is nearing for our annual mini Rally in Central Florida.  We are looking at January 23rd, 2019 at the Olive Garden in Lakeland.  All are welcome but we would like some feedback as to your intention of joining us.  Every year it seems to attract more and we would like to continue to see it grow.
     Please let us know if you can make it.

Ed & Rene

Forgot to mention, it is a lunch event, for 12 noon
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Re: Florida mini Rally
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2018, 06:44:58 PM »
There is a chance I could make that. Won't know until a few days prior
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Re: Florida mini Rally
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2018, 07:11:34 PM »
   Love to have you there, keep in touch.

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Re: Florida mini Rally
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2018, 07:12:54 PM »
We'll be about 240 miles away at Crooked River SP just over the line in GA then, so it won't work out for us this time. Eventually we'll be just ~30 miles away from Lakeland at Alafia River SP, but that won't be until early March.
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Re: Florida mini Rally
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2018, 07:17:09 PM »
Forgot to mention, it is a lunch event, for 12 noon


That actually increases the chances. I'm about 3.5 hrs away and that makes it doable in a day
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Re: Florida mini Rally
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2018, 07:23:06 PM »
    at the Olive Garden in Lakeland


Looks like there's two, which one?
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Re: Florida mini Rally
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2018, 03:31:57 AM »
Being newbie (to both RV & this forum) what’s a mini rally? 
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Re: Florida mini Rally
« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2018, 05:11:22 AM »
Being newbie (to both RV & this forum) what’s a mini rally?


We call them mini rallies when a small number of members meet. Sometimes it's planned, sometimes not. Could be as small as two members finding out they're in the same town and meeting for dinner. This as opposed to rallies such as Quartzsite which are quite large and planned well in advance.
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Re: Florida mini Rally
« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2018, 06:31:18 AM »
    As for the term mini Rally, it often also implies a joint meal but no other activities.  It offer an opportunity to meet other forum members.
    It would be the northern one just off I 4, nearby previous mini rally locations, here is the web directions: https://www.olivegarden.com/locations/fl/lakeland/lakeland-mall-us-highway-98/1033?cmpid=br:og_ag:ie_ch:dry_ca:OGGMB_dt:20181212_sn:gmb_gt:lakeland-fl-1033_pl:locurl_rd:1016

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Re: Florida mini Rally
« Reply #9 on: December 13, 2018, 07:08:00 AM »
I'll be giving more detailed instructions on how to get there soon.
 
If you do plan on attending, could you please PM me with your 1st name and the name of anyone else attending and where you live. Winter and summer. That information will not be given out to anyone. It will be used during the rally just to introduce you to the other attendees. Thanks.

This will be our 4th mini rally held in Lakeland FL. Lakeland was chosen because it was centrally located in FL, hoping to get many members to attend. Last year we had 13 members attend (which includes significant others) so we're hoping to have more this year. If it looks like the date may conflict with someone attending like a doctors appointment, we may be able to make adjustments. Nothing is etched in stone yet so letting us know ASAP will really help. It would be great to know as the date get's closer if you'll be attending just so I can give the restaurant a head count. Thanks.
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Re: Florida mini Rally
« Reply #10 on: December 13, 2018, 12:22:16 PM »
From the East on I-4, take Exit 32 for US 98 North. At the end of the ramp, take a right. Go about 1/4 of a mile (through 2 green lights) and on the right you'll see Smokey Bones and Olive Garden will be the next building. Take the right after Olive Garden in order to get to the parking lot.

From the West on I-4, take Exit 32 for US 98 North. At the end of the ramp, take a left. Go about 1/4 of a mile (through 2 green lights) and on the right you'll see Smokey Bones and Olive Garden will be the next building. Take the right after Olive Garden in order to get to the parking lot.
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Re: Florida mini Rally
« Reply #11 on: December 13, 2018, 01:25:10 PM »
     Rene, if the lights are red, I advise people stop until it turns green  ;) :D

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Re: Florida mini Rally
« Reply #12 on: December 13, 2018, 01:40:55 PM »
     Rene, if the lights are red, I advise people stop until it turns green  ;) :D

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2011 Chevy Duramax 2500 HD 4X4
2011 Montana High Country 343RL
From the Granite State of NH
& Florida Snowbird in Lakeland FL