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  • 200WINS
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    More Flipper Stuff, surprising there isn't more trivia, filming location at Miami Seaquarium and around Virginia Key.

    https://nostalgiacentral.com/televis...1960s/flipper/

    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0057748...ef_=tt_trv_trv

    https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopi...s_Florida.html

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  • 200WINS
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    Some of you know my interest in trivia and history, going to the Florida Keys relates to many TV shows and movies. So I had to look up Flipper filming locations. it seems some of the show was filmed at Ivan Tors (now Greenwich) Studios in Miami, as well as Virginia Key, other parts were filmed at what is now the Dolphin Research Center on Grassy Key. There is a monument marking the grave of Mitzi the main Flipper actress. Flipper was played by several trained dolphins, most were female because they simply looked better. The scenes of Flipper tail walking was played by Mr. Glipper, a male dolphin. https://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/3319

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  • 70chevyC-10
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    You sound like a Jehovah's Witness recruiter Perry -- miss ya guys.

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  • corvettedad
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    Met a guy at CTC this week who is interested in going with us to Key West. Told him about Bangshift and how to find the thread and the information. He acted sincere, we'll see

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  • Captain
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    Capt may be interested in a endurance run from Central Wisconsin. But leaving right after Easter, might be Really Nipplely in the Indy Racer......
    Should have the Marrakesh Express done by then, which would make a whole different adventure !!!

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  • 200WINS
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    Ernest Hemmingway Home in Key West.
    https://hemingwayhome.com/

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  • 200WINS
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    The Coral Castle says "Prepare to be Amazed". Hopefully it will be open again by May.
    https://coralcastle.com/

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  • 200WINS
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    Some cool Florida stuff shared by Willow. The nations smallest Post Office is located in the Everglades at Ochopee, Florida along Highway 41.
    https://www.visitflorida.com/en-us/t...ingle%20clerk.

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    Originally posted by Dave the Bartender View Post
    We building a gas station home, .



    Downsizing DTB
    2 bath no doubt
    Last edited by 173rdherd; September 30, 2020, 10:24 AM.

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  • 200WINS
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    Hi DTB, good to see you here! If we drive, a stop in Sopchoppy would be a priority. I don't know a lot about Southern Florida or the Keys, Dave mentioned Islamorada, so I had to look it up on a map, and it looks like an amazing place. The next thing I like to do is read some history (not that I will retain much) because, after all I am Curious George. Here's a map of the Keys.....

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  • cstmwgn
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    Originally posted by Dave the Bartender View Post
    ...We building a gas station home ...
    Tell us more

    You going to become an independent business man in retirement?
    Or are you converting an old gas station with lifts into a new home?

    Personally, I like the second option best but it wouldn't be all that bad to have a source of fuel readily available.

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  • Dave the Bartender
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    Sounds like a fun trip. A visit to Sopchoppy is possible, but we are homeless right now. Still the HandleBar is open (back of Scooter's garage) and we spend quite a bit of time there. We building a gas station home, but don't think it will be done by the time you have your cruise.

    Also, Power Tour friend Jim Durban lives part time in Islamorada, so I will see if I can get him to chime in, as he knows that area better than anyone I know. Might even be a guild for a day or two?

    BTW, Enjoyed all the great pictures of y'all, thanks for sharing.

    Downsizing DTB

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  • cstmwgn
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    For folks that are interested in booking at the Silver Palms Inn, PM or email me (gallenpearson at gmail dot com) for a discount code that MIGHT help you save a few dollars.

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  • corvettedad
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    We're in, we're driving. Went ahead and booked, free cancellation in case we move or change dates.
    Last edited by corvettedad; September 26, 2020, 09:10 PM.

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  • 200WINS
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    We's is in!
    Now to determine, is we drivin or flyin......

    Teri and I are in Pierre, SD for a wedding this weekend. Here's a few pictures along the way....

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