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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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Re: Florida mini Rally
« Reply #13 on: December 14, 2018, 08:01:09 PM »
Both of us will be there. Looking forward to seeing everyone again. We live year-round in Polk City, Floida.
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Re: Florida mini Rally
« Reply #14 on: December 14, 2018, 09:49:19 PM »
Both of us will be there. Looking forward to seeing everyone again. We live year-round in Polk City, Floida.

Have you down as a yes. Looking forward to seeing you guys again.
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Re: Florida mini Rally
« Reply #15 on: December 14, 2018, 09:54:52 PM »
Maybe next year Rene. Feels like I already know most of you although we have not met.
Got a priority issue right now.
Enjoy, Jeff
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Re: Florida mini Rally
« Reply #16 on: December 14, 2018, 10:00:59 PM »
Maybe next year Rene. Feels like I already know most of you although we have not met.
Got a priority issue right now.
Enjoy, Jeff

Yes we know Jeff. Take care.
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Re: Florida mini Rally
« Reply #17 on: December 15, 2018, 03:09:48 AM »
Got a priority issue right now.


Sorry about your 'little nuisance' Jeff. Hoping you can make a Florida swing once you hit the road
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Re: Florida mini Rally
« Reply #18 on: December 19, 2018, 06:54:04 PM »
Just wanted to bring this post back up to the top.
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Re: Florida mini Rally
« Reply #19 on: December 19, 2018, 07:08:59 PM »
We're not sure if we count yet, but we'd like to attend. If that's okay, it would be two of us. We live in the Orlando area.

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Re: Florida mini Rally
« Reply #20 on: December 19, 2018, 07:13:40 PM »
Anyone that is a member of this forum and wants to meet us is welcome. Looking forward to meeting you in person.
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Re: Florida mini Rally
« Reply #21 on: December 19, 2018, 07:54:26 PM »
     We just want to put faces to those we meet in the forum, and to re-aquaint people we have met over the years.  Unfortunately it is the only time we get together now on the east coast.
     So, once again, all who can come, we want you to come.

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Re: Florida mini Rally
« Reply #22 on: December 19, 2018, 08:02:53 PM »
We're not sure if we count yet, but we'd like to attend. If that's okay, it would be two of us. We live in the Orlando area.

We would love to have you come. If you decide to come, just shoot me a PM with your first names, forum name and where you live. This info will not be given out to anyone. It's only used to introduce you to everyone at the rally.
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Re: Florida mini Rally
« Reply #23 on: January 06, 2019, 07:31:33 AM »
      Just to bring this string to the top of the board again, if you are anywhere near central Florida, we are having our annual Mini Rally on   January 23, in Lakeland at the Olive Garden just off of I4 at noon.  It is a great opportunity to meet or greet Forum Framily.
      See you there.

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Re: Florida mini Rally
« Reply #24 on: January 06, 2019, 09:29:09 AM »
Eileen and I will try to be there. When do you need a confirmed head count?
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Re: Florida mini Rally
« Reply #25 on: January 06, 2019, 11:39:03 AM »
Eileen and I will try to be there. When do you need a confirmed head count?

2 or 3 days before would be fine. Just send me a PM with the 1st names, Forum name and where you're from. Thanks. Hope to see you
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Re: Florida mini Rally
« Reply #26 on: January 08, 2019, 06:44:11 PM »
My Fathers is coming down to FL (I'm already here) next Monday.

If he's up for it we will attend.  I'll let you know after I know something.

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Re: Florida mini Rally
« Reply #27 on: January 08, 2019, 07:39:43 PM »
My Fathers is coming down to FL (I'm already here) next Monday.

If he's up for it we will attend.  I'll let you know after I know something.

OK Karl. Thanks. Will he ride on the Red and Silver?
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Re: Florida mini Rally
« Reply #28 on: January 11, 2019, 09:01:05 AM »
OK Karl. Thanks. Will he ride on the Red and Silver?

No motorcycling for him this time.  He will be renting a car so we'll arrive in that.

I know another couple that own a 5th wheel and they will come too.

SO put me down for 4 people.

See you on the 23rd at noon.
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Re: Florida mini Rally
« Reply #29 on: January 11, 2019, 09:07:14 AM »
Rene,

Seems like this isn't going to be a "mini" rally - what's your tentative head count so far?
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