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  • Originally posted by Big Dave View Post
    Thought I would purpose a tour type trip to the Keys.
    Meet up in Oxford Al on Wednesday Apr 27th
    Thursday tour the International Motor Sports Museum at Talladega Superspeedway and then drive to Warner Robbins Ga.
    Friday tour the Air Force Museum at Warner Robbins AFB and then drive to Tallahassee Fl.
    Saturday morning tour Tallahassee Antique Car Museum and drive to Ocala Fl.
    Sunday morning tour Don Garilits Museum then drive to Bradenton Fl. and meetup with Allen and Willow
    Monday drive to the Key's.

    What say ya'll.............
    Dave, we're going to be in Talladega the weekend before that for the race. It sounds like something that we would definitely be interested in.
    I R Bob
    You can't drink all day unless you start in the morning!
    2007 LH, 2008 LH, 2009 LH, 2010 LH, 2011 LH, 2012 DNF/BLOW'D UP, 2013 LH, 2014 LH

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    • Well, we are thinking/planning on leaving Sunday morning early so we can stop at Big Cypress Preserve, Everglades National Park and other points of interest between here and Homestead. Spending Sunday night somewhere around Homestead / Key Largo and then take in some other points of interest (John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, Big Pine Key (Key Deer), Bahia Honda. I am also contemplating having a barbeque here on Saturday afternoon. It is a pretty good drive from here to Key West - 400 miles / 6 1/2 hours if you take I75. We are thinking about taking US41 from Naples to Homestead (2 lane road - a bit more scenic but a little slower).
      Last edited by cstmwgn; October 23, 2020, 12:41 PM.

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      • This is very early in the process but here is the schedule I have been working on:

        2021 Key West Cruise

        May 1st
        Barbeque at our house - burgers and dogs

        May 2nd
        Depart at 8:00am
        Stop at Big Cypress Preserve visitor center
        Stop at the smallest post office
        Stop at the Everglades National Park - COE visitor center
        Stop at the Everglades National Park - Flamingo visitor center
        Stop in Homestead or Key Largo for the night

        May 3rd
        Stop at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park
        Stop at various tourist sites on the way to Key West
        . Bahia Honda
        . Big Pine Key – National Key Deer Refuge
        Check in to the hotel
        Duval Street

        May 4th
        Go to the Dry Tortugas
        Duval Street

        May 5th
        Cinco de Mayo – Tequila and Key Lime pie
        Fort Zackery Taylor State Park
        Hemingway Home and Museum
        Duval Street

        May 6th
        Check out of hotel
        The rest of this is unresearched
        Stop at Biscayne Bay Visitor Center (exact location is unknown at this time)
        Stop at Lake Okeechobee (maybe lunch)

        But just like on Power Tour - this is your vacation so you need to pick and choose which if any of these you are interested in.

        If there are other points of interest to anyone - please chime in

        Last edited by cstmwgn; October 23, 2020, 02:04 PM.

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        • Looking great to me, there's plenty of time to iron out details, I'm pretty excited about this!!

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          • Originally posted by cstmwgn View Post
            This is very early in the process but here is the schedule I have been working on:

            2021 Key West Cruise

            May 1st
            Barbeque at our house - burgers and dogs

            May 2nd
            Depart at 8:00am
            Stop at Big Cypress Preserve visitor center
            Stop at the smallest post office
            Stop at the Everglades National Park - COE visitor center
            Stop at the Everglades National Park - Flamingo visitor center
            Stop in Homestead or Key Largo for the night

            May 3rd
            Stop at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park
            Stop at various tourist sites on the way to Key West
            . Bahia Honda
            . Big Pine Key ¢ National Key Deer Refuge
            Check in to the hotel
            Duval Street

            May 4th
            Go to the Dry Tortugas
            Duval Street

            May 5th
            Cinco de Mayo ¢ Tequila and Key Lime pie
            Fort Zackery Taylor State Park
            Hemingway Home and Museum
            Duval Street

            May 6th
            Check out of hotel
            The rest of this is unresearched
            Stop at Biscayne Bay Visitor Center (exact location is unknown at this time)
            Stop at Lake Okeechobee (maybe lunch)

            But just like on Power Tour - this is your vacation so you need to pick and choose which if any of these you are interested in.

            If there are other points of interest to anyone - please chime in
            All of the above sounds good to us, at this point in my life (read: retired) I like to be told where to go. We’ve got confirmed reservations in Kew West.

            30 years ago, for 14 months, I spent enough money at the Hog’s Breath Saloon on Duval St to keep the doors open for a long time, I want to see if it was enough to make it this long.

            John 'n Kathy ('65 GTO)
            Western North Carolina

            "I'd rather do it than watch it"

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            • Originally posted by papasmurf587 View Post

              All of the above sounds good to us, at this point in my life (read: retired) I like to be told where to go. We’ve got confirmed reservations in Kew West.

              30 years ago, for 14 months, I spent enough money at the Hog’s Breath Saloon on Duval St to keep the doors open for a long time, I want to see if it was enough to make it this long.
              Hog's Breath is still there John. I've been there quite a few times myself.
              I R Bob
              You can't drink all day unless you start in the morning!
              2007 LH, 2008 LH, 2009 LH, 2010 LH, 2011 LH, 2012 DNF/BLOW'D UP, 2013 LH, 2014 LH

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              • "All of the above sounds good to us,"
                didn't know y'all were going J & K, this is turning into a little HRPT.
                Pt 2010, Long Haul 2011,12,13,14,15,16,17, 18, 19
                If you wait, all that happens is that you get older

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                • Yah, I’m hoping a bunch of cars hook up and cruise down together to make the trip more interesting.
                  I was also hoping the overdrive would make me like
                  I-75....IT DIDN’T!
                  John 'n Kathy ('65 GTO)
                  Western North Carolina

                  "I'd rather do it than watch it"

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                  • Originally posted by papasmurf587 View Post
                    ... I was also hoping the overdrive would make me like I-75....IT DIDN’T!
                    Did it allow you to dislike it for a shorter period of time?

                    Spoiler alert - there is ~130 miles of I75 between Palmetto and Naples which we need to take IF we don't want to have to leave at dawn on Sunday!

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                    • Gotta figure out which car to bring now. Either the Solstice GXP or the Cutlass. Decisions, decisions.
                      I R Bob
                      You can't drink all day unless you start in the morning!
                      2007 LH, 2008 LH, 2009 LH, 2010 LH, 2011 LH, 2012 DNF/BLOW'D UP, 2013 LH, 2014 LH

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                      • With our insurance dropping our claim for the roof damage on us.... we have to cough up for a new roof on the house and garage.... gotta have a roof!
                        Patrick & Tammy
                        - Long Haulin' 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014...Addicting isn't it...??

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                        • Originally posted by silver_bullet View Post
                          With our insurance dropping our claim for the roof damage on us.... we have to cough up for a new roof on the house and garage.... gotta have a roof!
                          Down here we use those blue tarps

                          Not to pry BUT how can they just drop your claim?
                          Anyway to fight their decision?

                          Hoping for the best outcome for you.

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                          • I just booked the nights in Key West. We like the Holiday Inn in Key Largo (99701 Overseas Hwy, Key Largo, Florida 33037). It has a nice pool area and tiki bar with good food options in walking distance. I grabbed a room there for Sunday but will probably follow the group.
                            Chris - HRPT Long Haul 03, 04, 05, 13, 14, 15,16 & 18
                            74 Nova Project
                            66 Mustang GT Project

                            92 Camaro RS Convertible Project
                            79 Chevy Truck Project
                            1956 Cadillac Project

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                            • Originally posted by cstmwgn View Post

                              Down here we use those blue tarps

                              Not to pry BUT how can they just drop your claim?
                              Anyway to fight their decision?

                              Hoping for the best outcome for you.
                              Allstate states that they will repair the 35 creased shingles on the roof....replace the damaged panels on the garage door... in essence, 1350 dollars towards 12750worth of repairs... looks like I'm replacing the roof, repairing my garage door, and fixing the rest myself before switching insurance providers....
                              Patrick & Tammy
                              - Long Haulin' 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014...Addicting isn't it...??

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                              • I got asked about hotel information near me. Here is what I found that is close to our house. I have never stayed at any of these properties. They are all in Bradenton on or near the river. They are about 4 miles from our house.

                                Newest - at the marina
                                SpringHill Suites by Marriott Bradenton Downtown/Riverfront
                                $118
                                Nov 26–27
                                2-star hotel
                                102 12th St W, Bradenton, FL 34205•(941) 226-2200

                                Old building but supposedly remodeled
                                Hampton Inn & Suites Bradenton Downtown Historic District
                                $110
                                Nov 26–27
                                3-star hotel
                                309 10th St W, Bradenton, FL 34205•(941) 746-9400

                                Near the river
                                Courtyard by Marriott Bradenton Sarasota/Riverfront
                                $129
                                Nov 26–27
                                3-star hotel
                                100 Riverfront Dr. West, Bradenton, FL 34205•(941) 747-3727




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