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Title: Planning mini rally in Tampa - Orlando January 2017
Post by: Hfx_Cdn on December 12, 2016, 04:23:12 PM
    This would be our second annual Mini Rally lunch.  Last year it was held in Lakeland, and we are open to suggestions for where to hold this year's get together.  We have decided that we will hold it early to mid January, and probably somewhere along I 4 between Tampa and Orlando.
    Any Framily who are in the area are encouraged to join in to meet others who post on the forum.  Please let us know who and how many might attend so that we can have an idea of numbers to nail down a decent location.  Any suggestions as to location would also be appreciated.

Ed
Title: Re: Planning mini rally in Tampa - Orlando January 2017
Post by: SeilerBird on December 12, 2016, 04:34:32 PM
I will be there for sure. ;D
Title: Re: Planning mini rally in Tampa - Orlando January 2017
Post by: Rene T on December 12, 2016, 05:20:27 PM
I will be there for sure. ;D

Leave your bugs at home.  ;D :D ;)
Title: Re: Planning mini rally in Tampa - Orlando January 2017
Post by: SeilerBird on December 12, 2016, 05:38:53 PM
Leave your bugs at home.  ;D :D ;)
Well so far I haven't found any bugs in the car. ;)
Title: Re: Planning mini rally in Tampa - Orlando January 2017
Post by: Dream Chasers on December 12, 2016, 07:04:53 PM
The 2 of us will be there! We still regret missing last year's.  Not sure of the budget, but Sonny's is good, so is Olive Garden, Red Lobster, Outback, etc. All the chains are in Lakeland. For a non-chain we suggest Harry's Seafood Bar and Grill in downtown Lakeland. http://www.hookedonharrys.com. We really don't care about the restaurant as much as we are looking forward to meeting you all.
Title: Re: Planning mini rally in Tampa - Orlando January 2017
Post by: SeilerBird on December 12, 2016, 07:17:58 PM
I would vote for Red Lobster. ;D
Title: Re: Planning mini rally in Tampa - Orlando January 2017
Post by: Rene T on December 14, 2016, 08:05:25 PM
The 2 of us will be there! We still regret missing last year's.  Not sure of the budget, but Sonny's is good, so is Olive Garden, Red Lobster, Outback, etc. All the chains are in Lakeland. For a non-chain we suggest Harry's Seafood Bar and Grill in downtown Lakeland. http://www.hookedonharrys.com. We really don't care about the restaurant as much as we are looking forward to meeting you all.

Good to hear from you guys. I like Sonny's too.  It won't happen till after the holidays so if you know of anyone whom may be interested in coming, please prod them along.
Title: Re: Planning mini rally in Tampa - Orlando January 2017
Post by: Rene T on December 14, 2016, 08:05:54 PM
I would vote for Red Lobster. ;D

Tom, do you know if Will and Jane are aware of it?
Title: Re: Planning mini rally in Tampa - Orlando January 2017
Post by: SeilerBird on December 15, 2016, 02:48:21 AM
Tom, do you know if Will and Jane are aware of it?
I haven't talked to Will lately but we are overdue for a breakfast so I will find out soon.
Title: Re: Planning mini rally in Tampa - Orlando January 2017
Post by: Dream Chasers on December 15, 2016, 07:50:26 PM
Ok when a date, place and time are decided we will be there. Only date committed to in January is Saturday the 21st. Bobby's brother is getting remarried and Sheryl is the Officiant.
Title: Re: Planning mini rally in Tampa - Orlando January 2017
Post by: Rene T on December 15, 2016, 08:29:50 PM
Ok when a date, place and time are decided we will be there. Only date committed to in January is Saturday the 21st. Bobby's brother is getting remarried and Sheryl is the Officiant.

Thanks guys. Will keep that in mind for sure.
Is a week day best for everyone?
Anyone else have any dates which may conflict?  You can either reply here or send me a PM.
Title: Re: Planning mini rally in Tampa - Orlando January 2017
Post by: Dream Chasers on December 16, 2016, 11:40:29 AM
We like weekday lunches.
Title: Re: Planning mini rally in Tampa - Orlando January 2017
Post by: wackymac on December 16, 2016, 11:50:04 AM
We could probably make it.  Do we bring the RV or come by car?
Title: Re: Planning mini rally in Tampa - Orlando January 2017
Post by: Hfx_Cdn on December 16, 2016, 01:02:40 PM
    It is a lunch get together, to meet other Framily members, so use what ever mode of transportation best suits you.  There may even be on or more who come on their motorcycles.

Ed
Title: Re: Planning mini rally in Tampa - Orlando January 2017
Post by: carolinesqueaky on December 18, 2016, 10:58:25 AM
Are newcomers welcome at this mini rally?
Assuming that all goes according to plan, I'd love to be able to meet some friendly folk whilst in the first days of my RVing adventure!  :)
Title: Re: Planning mini rally in Tampa - Orlando January 2017
Post by: SeilerBird on December 18, 2016, 11:02:16 AM
Are newcomers welcome at this mini rally?
Assuming that all goes according to plan, I'd love to be able to meet some friendly folk whilst in the first days of my RVing adventure!  :)
Hey if they let me show up they will let anyone show up.  ;D
Title: Re: Planning mini rally in Tampa - Orlando January 2017
Post by: Rene T on December 18, 2016, 01:46:02 PM
Hey if they let me show up they will let anyone show up.  ;D

We had no choice. Didn't want to create a scene.   :o ;D :D ;)

Everyone is welcomed. The more the merrier. We'll be setting a date and location within a couple of weeks. When that happens, it will be helpful to let me know how many are coming so I can touch base with the restaurant.  Thanks.
Title: Re: Planning mini rally in Tampa - Orlando January 2017
Post by: jackiemac on December 18, 2016, 02:38:14 PM
Jealous, we would  have loved to come along but we have had our 6 months for the year   :( enjoy  8)
Title: Re: Planning mini rally in Tampa - Orlando January 2017
Post by: catblaster on December 18, 2016, 06:38:08 PM
Tom, do you know if Will and Jane are aware of it?

Just now became aware...We will be there, my vote is Cracker Barrel, Red Lobster or Sonnys
Title: Re: Planning mini rally in Tampa - Orlando January 2017
Post by: MN Blue Skies on December 18, 2016, 07:02:02 PM
We would love to join you but we probably won't be in Florida until March or April.  Have fun!

Title: Re: Planning mini rally in Tampa - Orlando January 2017
Post by: NY_Dutch on December 19, 2016, 07:25:04 AM
We would love to meet all of you too, but we won't be in central Florida until Jan 29th.  :(
Title: Re: Planning mini rally in Tampa - Orlando January 2017
Post by: Hfx_Cdn on December 19, 2016, 09:09:00 AM
    Dutch, the date isn't set, so we will keep that in mind.  Where do you winter?

Ed
Title: Re: Planning mini rally in Tampa - Orlando January 2017
Post by: NY_Dutch on December 19, 2016, 11:58:21 AM
We'll be in Kingsland, GA and then Ft Clinch State Park near Jacksonville for the last half of January, and then the Escapees Sumter Oaks RV Park near Bushnell for all of February and part of March before moving to Myakka River State Park near Sarasota for a couple of weeks before drifting back north going into April.
Title: Re: Planning mini rally in Tampa - Orlando January 2017
Post by: Rene T on December 19, 2016, 02:00:30 PM
We'll be in Kingsland, GA and then Ft Clinch State Park near Jacksonville for the last half of January, and then the Escapees Sumter Oaks RV Park near Bushnell for all of February and part of March before moving to Myakka River State Park near Sarasota for a couple of weeks before drifting back north going into April.

Bushnell is just north of Lakeland about 60 miles I would say.
Title: Re: Planning mini rally in Tampa - Orlando January 2017
Post by: Rene T on December 19, 2016, 02:01:20 PM
    Dutch, the date isn't set, so we will keep that in mind.  Where do you winter?

Ed

We can chat about it.
Title: Re: Planning mini rally in Tampa - Orlando January 2017
Post by: Dream Chasers on December 19, 2016, 04:19:47 PM
We are not available at all from Feb to Oct. Hopefully you can pick a date in January, except the 21st.
Title: Re: Planning mini rally in Tampa - Orlando January 2017
Post by: NY_Dutch on December 19, 2016, 04:26:10 PM
Bushnell is just north of Lakeland about 60 miles I would say.

Yes, that's about what it looked like to me. Definitely doable if the date works out. Go with what works for the majority of course.
Title: Re: Planning mini rally in Lakeland, FL January 17,2017
Post by: Hfx_Cdn on December 21, 2016, 07:02:19 PM
      So here it is, 12 Noon on January 17, 2017 at Smokey Bones.  Rene will post directions, all welcome, but please let us know so that we can make reservations.

Ed
Title: Re: Planning mini rally in Tampa - Orlando January 2017
Post by: SeilerBird on December 21, 2016, 07:15:03 PM
Ed- I am glad someone made the decisions. Count me in. See ya. 8)
Title: Re: Planning mini rally in Tampa - Orlando January 2017
Post by: Rene T on December 21, 2016, 07:42:57 PM
Ed- I am glad someone made the decisions. Count me in. See ya. 8)

Only if you leave you know what at home.   :o ::) ;D

The directions are, take Exit 32 off I-4. If you're coming from Orlando, take right at end of ramp. Go north on 98 about 1/4 mile.  Smokey Bones will be on right.

If you're coming from Tampa, take left at end of ramp and go under I-4. Go north on 98 about 1/4 mile. Smokey Bones will be on right.

If you could, please let me know if you intend to attend so I can give the restaurant a somewhat of a head count. Thanks.

If you know of anyone else wants to come, that's fine. They don't have to be RV'ers.   

Se you all on January 17th @ 12:00.
Title: Re: Planning mini rally in Tampa - Orlando January 2017
Post by: SeilerBird on December 21, 2016, 08:16:34 PM
Only if you leave you know what at home.   :o ::) ;D
No, I don't know what?
Title: Re: Planning mini rally in Tampa - Orlando January 2017
Post by: Rene T on December 21, 2016, 08:25:14 PM
No, I don't know what?

BUGS!!!! ;D
Title: Re: Planning mini rally in Tampa - Orlando January 2017
Post by: SeilerBird on December 21, 2016, 08:28:45 PM
BUGS!!!! ;D
Bunny?
Title: Re: Planning mini rally in Tampa - Orlando January 2017
Post by: Dream Chasers on December 21, 2016, 08:30:24 PM
The 2 of us will be there.  Looking forward to meeting everyone. Have a safe and Happy Holidays!
Title: Re: Planning mini rally in Tampa - Orlando January 2017
Post by: Rene T on December 21, 2016, 08:35:08 PM
The 2 of us will be there.  Looking forward to meeting everyone. Have a safe and Happy Holidays!

X2
Title: Re: Planning mini rally in Tampa - Orlando January 2017
Post by: ceemike on January 12, 2017, 09:34:03 AM
Judy and I are in the Davenport area and we'd enjoy meeting some more members, especially the (in)famous SeilerBird. C U on the 17th.
Title: Re: Planning mini rally in Tampa - Orlando January 2017
Post by: SeilerBird on January 12, 2017, 09:58:05 AM
Judy and I are in the Davenport area and we'd enjoy meeting some more members, especially the (in)famous SeilerBird. C U on the 17th.
I am looking forward to meeting you two too. :)
Title: Re: Planning mini rally in Tampa - Orlando January 2017
Post by: SeilerBird on January 12, 2017, 04:26:07 PM
I wanted to mention that after the rally I am planning on visiting the Frank Lloyd Wright buildings located at Florida Southern College located about five miles from the Smoky Bones restaurant. It is a National Historical Landmark and looks really cool to me. If anyone wants to join me just let me know.

https://visitcentralflorida.org/top-10/attractions/frank-lloyd-wright-architecture
Title: Re: Planning mini rally in Tampa - Orlando January 2017
Post by: SeilerBird on January 12, 2017, 04:33:57 PM
Here is the current list of rally attendants:

Me (Seilerbird)
Will and Jane Meade
Ed and Donna
Rene and Lucille
Bobby and Sheryl
Bruce and Monika
Mike and Judy Wagner

That is thirteen so far. The rally is open to anyone who wishes to come. I am looking forward to this wonderful event.
Title: Re: Planning mini rally in Tampa - Orlando January 2017
Post by: Rene T on January 12, 2017, 05:54:32 PM
Here is the current list of rally attendants:

Me (Seilerbird)
Will and Jane Meade
Ed and Donna
Rene and Lucille
Bobby and Cheryl
Wackymac
Mike and Judy Wagner

That is an even dozen so far. The rally is open to anyone who wishes to come. I am looking forward to this wonderful event.

(Wackymac)  Bruce & Monica.  That makes 13 Tom.
Title: Re: Planning mini rally in Tampa - Orlando January 2017
Post by: SeilerBird on January 12, 2017, 06:10:03 PM
Thanks Rene. Bruce emailed me about the rally but I did not know his forum name. Thanks for the info. I updated the list.
Title: Re: Planning mini rally in Tampa - Orlando January 2017
Post by: Rene T on January 12, 2017, 06:13:42 PM
Thanks Rene. Bruce emailed me about the rally but I did not know his forum name. Thanks for the info. I updated the list.

I also made up a list to give to the photographer.
Title: Re: Planning mini rally in Tampa - Orlando January 2017
Post by: wackymac on January 12, 2017, 06:16:07 PM
Looking forward to meeting everyone. ;D 8)
Title: Re: Planning mini rally in Tampa - Orlando January 2017
Post by: Dream Chasers on January 12, 2017, 06:31:30 PM
Here is the current list of rally attendants:

Me (Seilerbird)
Will and Jane Meade
Ed and Donna
Rene and Lucille
Bobby and Cheryl
Bruce and Monica
Mike and Judy Wagner


That is thirteen so far. The rally is open to anyone who wishes to come. I am looking forward to this wonderful event.

Please be sure to spell Sheryl with an "S".

Title: Re: Planning mini rally in Tampa - Orlando January 2017
Post by: Rene T on January 12, 2017, 06:33:33 PM
Please be sure to spell Sheryl with an "S".

I did on my list Bobby.
Title: Re: Planning mini rally in Tampa - Orlando January 2017
Post by: SeilerBird on January 12, 2017, 06:36:43 PM
Please be sure to spell Sheryl with an "S".
I fixed it.
Title: Re: Planning mini rally in Tampa - Orlando January 2017
Post by: SeilerBird on January 12, 2017, 06:37:45 PM
I also made up a list to give to the photographer.
What photographer?
Title: Re: Planning mini rally in Tampa - Orlando January 2017
Post by: Dream Chasers on January 12, 2017, 06:43:40 PM
Thanks Rene and Seilerbird. Appreciate the quick fix. And yes, Bobby is spelled correctly.
Title: Re: Planning mini rally in Tampa - Orlando January 2017
Post by: Rene T on January 12, 2017, 08:57:25 PM
What photographer?

Who else but you.
Title: Re: Planning mini rally in Tampa - Orlando January 2017
Post by: HueyPilotVN on January 12, 2017, 09:43:07 PM
Who else but you.

Tom,

Be careful taking a picture of Rene (Rainy).  I posted a picture of his good side and got a lot of grief.  LOL
Title: Re: Planning mini rally in Tampa - Orlando January 2017
Post by: Rene T on January 12, 2017, 09:45:36 PM
Tom,

Be careful taking a picture of Rene (Rainy).  I posted a picture of his good side and got a lot of grief.  LOL

You just had to didn't you Bill.   :'(
Title: Re: Planning mini rally in Tampa - Orlando January 2017
Post by: HueyPilotVN on January 12, 2017, 09:47:52 PM
Hey, I could have posted it again here.
Title: Re: Planning mini rally in Tampa - Orlando January 2017
Post by: SeilerBird on January 13, 2017, 04:39:34 AM
Who else but you.
I can't read odt files, I don't have open office.
Title: Re: Planning mini rally in Tampa - Orlando January 2017
Post by: Rene T on January 13, 2017, 07:28:46 AM
I can't read odt files, I don't have open office.

I'll bring a copy
Title: Re: Planning mini rally in Tampa - Orlando January 2017
Post by: Rene T on January 13, 2017, 07:51:03 AM
Any more questions about this rally, please ask them on this thread. It's much shorter and easier reading.

http://www.rvforum.net/SMF_forum/index.php/topic,101279.msg914841.html#msg914841
Title: Re: Planning mini rally in Tampa - Orlando January 2017
Post by: SeilerBird on January 13, 2017, 09:35:42 AM
I'll bring a copy
Thanks for the offer but don't bother. I tried it once and hated it. I rarely use Windows anyhow. Google docs is free and works on my Chromebook and that is all I have used for many years.
Title: Re: Planning mini rally in Tampa - Orlando January 2017
Post by: SeilerBird on January 13, 2017, 01:24:12 PM
I fixed Monika. Mods, can we get the two threads for this rally combined?