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FL Keys / Key West

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Re: FL Keys / Key West

Post by Bfan53again » August 3, 2012 6:31 am

Dr.Corona wrote:Nice Pics....Story Telling. [smilie=coolup.gif]
Congrats to the new Mom & Pop In-Laws!!
Ditto.....thanks for sharing! :pirate:
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Re: FL Keys / Key West

Post by conched » August 8, 2012 11:39 am

Thanks for sharing your photos and stories...Congrats to the newlyweds.

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Re: FL Keys / Key West

Post by conched » August 8, 2012 11:42 am

Just stumbled across this article in The Orlando Sentinenl about the Upper Keys.

http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/201 ... e-dolphins

Unlock the beauty of Florida's Upper Keys

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Re: FL Keys / Key West

Post by surfpirate » August 8, 2012 1:20 pm

Brand new enterprise from Meglaritamart, Inc. just launched this week ......

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ENDS: Sunday, October 14, 2012
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HIGHLIGHTS

Re-trace some of Jimmy Buffett's famous and infamous haunts, while soaking in Florida sun, palm trees, beaches & sunsets.
Explore Key West from your hotel on Duval Street in the center of all the action.
Sing-a-longs, scavenger hunts, pool and beach parties, and Key West's Margaritaville are all part of the experience!
Inclusive pricing...all accommodations, transportation, most meals, excursions, and fun group leaders!
Some great surprises along the way!
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Re: FL Keys / Key West

Post by maid memories » August 10, 2012 2:59 pm

surfpirate wrote:Brand new enterprise from Meglaritamart, Inc. just launched this week ......

http://www.margaritaville.com/travel

Image

DATES

DATES: Starts: Sunday, October 7, 2012
ENDS: Sunday, October 14, 2012
SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY PRICE


$2,395 per person - based on double occupancy Room upgrades available – contact us for more information: 1-800-598-9853
PRICE INCLUDES


All accommodations
All transportation
Excursions as shown in the itinerary
Meals as shown in the itinerary (B-breakfast, L-lunch, D-dinner)
Entrances fees, porterage, and entertainment fees while on tour

HIGHLIGHTS

Re-trace some of Jimmy Buffett's famous and infamous haunts, while soaking in Florida sun, palm trees, beaches & sunsets.
Explore Key West from your hotel on Duval Street in the center of all the action.
Sing-a-longs, scavenger hunts, pool and beach parties, and Key West's Margaritaville are all part of the experience!
Inclusive pricing...all accommodations, transportation, most meals, excursions, and fun group leaders!
Some great surprises along the way!
Give me five grand (based on double occupancy) of your money to blow and I'll show you an effing fantastic time in the Keys, too.
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Re: FL Keys / Key West

Post by surfpirate » August 10, 2012 4:38 pm

maid memories wrote:Give me five grand (based on double occupancy) of your money to blow and I'll show you an effing fantastic time in the Keys, too.
Ditto. And my effin' good time tour won't have "Sing-alongs"
or anything else that makes this sound like a girl scout tour.
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Re: FL Keys / Key West

Post by Bfan53again » August 12, 2012 8:02 am

surfpirate wrote:
maid memories wrote:Give me five grand (based on double occupancy) of your money to blow and I'll show you an effing fantastic time in the Keys, too.
Ditto. And my effin' good time tour won't have "Sing-alongs"
or anything else that makes this sound like a girl scout tour.
:roll:
Agreed, I don't need no stinkin' over-priced "group" tour........ :evil:

Part of the fun of visiting Key West is doing some research before hand, then just taking off on your own to explore and enjoy........and you can do it for much less than $2,500/person! :roll:
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Sometimes I can only say: "There is no dumbass vaccine......"

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Re: FL Keys / Key West

Post by catsway » August 13, 2012 10:19 am

$2500 was our budget for both of us to spend 9 days traveling through South Florida and the Keys.
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Re: FL Keys / Key West

Post by CreolaInMySoul-a » August 14, 2012 2:23 pm

Hi Friends - Just wanted to share a hotel deal for members of the armed services, fire and rescue, law enforcement, or medical personnel in Duck Key.

Hawks Cay Island Resort has a special called "Heroes Welcome". They offer a $99.00 rate for weekdays, $129.00 for weekends or if you stay 3 nights ($99 for both weekdays & weekends). They do charge a $25 a day resort fee but this place is swanky. If you like a little luxury in the Keys this is a nice spot. Carol, Dave, Chris & I stayed here two years ago and it was beautiful but Chris prefers more of a fishing village setting.. :D
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Re: FL Keys / Key West

Post by Rabbitz » August 16, 2012 3:52 am

What is a "$25 a day resort fee"?
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Re: FL Keys / Key West

Post by Bfan53again » August 16, 2012 6:13 am

catsway wrote:$2500 was our budget for both of us to spend 9 days traveling through South Florida and the Keys.
[smilie=coolup.gif] :pirate:
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Sometimes I can only say: "There is no dumbass vaccine......"

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Re: FL Keys / Key West

Post by CreolaInMySoul-a » August 16, 2012 12:20 pm

Rabbitz wrote:What is a "$25 a day resort fee"?
Many "resorts" charge this and it is a amenities fee collected at check-in, which covers all guest services and housekeeping gratuities, wireless Internet, transportation throughout the Resort, self and valet parking, access to the Indies Club and Calm Waters Fitness Center, local and toll free phone calls, and additional seasonal inclusions, etc. etc. They also are connected to a Dolphin Rescue/research facility ..so if that type of thing doesn't bother you there are dolphins to watch.
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Re: FL Keys / Key West

Post by ragtopW » August 22, 2012 12:13 am

probably a silly question (and yes I will also ask our live in Key West pholks)

is there a shuttle/van/taxi service that will drive a group up then down the Keys?
it would be great to "do" the Keys and not have to worry about a DD.

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Re: FL Keys / Key West

Post by tigzoe » August 22, 2012 8:35 pm

Stay safe with Isaac my friends! Not liking the cone of doom right now.
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Re: FL Keys / Key West

Post by Rabbitz » August 28, 2012 1:18 am

tigzoe wrote:Stay safe with Isaac my friends! Not liking the cone of doom right now.
Seems like the worst has passed.

New Orleans needs our thoughts now...
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Re: FL Keys / Key West

Post by tigzoe » August 28, 2012 7:08 am

Rabbitz wrote:
tigzoe wrote:Stay safe with Isaac my friends! Not liking the cone of doom right now.
Seems like the worst has passed.

New Orleans needs our thoughts now...
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Re: FL Keys / Key West

Post by catsway » December 25, 2012 4:15 pm

Planning our next visit to KW in July. Staying at the Tropical Inn, our favorite. We always like to stop along the Overseas Hyw. for lunch on our way down. Did Alabama Jacks in 2011, No Name Pub in 2012. I was reading James W. Hall's "Buzz Cut". He mentions Mangrove Mama's on Sugarloaf Key. Any feedback or other suggestions for a lunch break before we check in?
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Re: FL Keys / Key West

Post by Dr.Corona » December 26, 2012 9:59 am

catsway wrote:Planning our next visit to KW in July. Staying at the Tropical Inn, our favorite. We always like to stop along the Overseas Hyw. for lunch on our way down. Did Alabama Jacks in 2011, No Name Pub in 2012. I was reading James W. Hall's "Buzz Cut". He mentions Mangrove Mama's on Sugarloaf Key. Any feedback or other suggestions for a lunch break before we check in?
Check with Howard Livingston.......He wrote a song about the place! :lol:
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Re: FL Keys / Key West

Post by catsway » December 26, 2012 10:10 am

Dr.Corona wrote:
catsway wrote:Planning our next visit to KW in July. Staying at the Tropical Inn, our favorite. We always like to stop along the Overseas Hyw. for lunch on our way down. Did Alabama Jacks in 2011, No Name Pub in 2012. I was reading James W. Hall's "Buzz Cut". He mentions Mangrove Mama's on Sugarloaf Key. Any feedback or other suggestions for a lunch break before we check in?
Check with Howard Livingston.......He wrote a song about the place! :lol:
But seriously, I'm no help.
That's all the testimonial we need! We will be seeing Howard at Music on the Bay in Tampa come February 28.

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Re: FL Keys / Key West

Post by iamapieceofwork » February 24, 2013 8:36 pm

Is anyone planning on going to Meet Me in the Keys 2013?
Because im thinking on going and trying to raise money for the trip
I wanna be there
Wanna go back down and lie beside the sea there
With a tin cup for a chalice, fill it up with good red wine
And Im a chewin on a honeysuckle vine

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