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TP Meet-Up in Florida - January, 2006!!!

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121. Posted by grampsgirl (Budding Member 311 posts) 11y

ok .. well i was looking into driving down there.. how long do you think it will take to get to Ft.Benning from Torontoish area??

If anyone wants to gome.. i can fit 4 plus me in my car... just let me know

122. Posted by Q' (Travel Guru 1987 posts) 11y

Quoting babygirl01

ok .. well i was looking into driving down there.. how long do you think it will take to get to Ft.Benning from Torontoish area??

If anyone wants to gome.. i can fit 4 plus me in my car... just let me know

I was thinking the same thing....it's about 24hr's. I've done Toronto to Dallas in 26. What kind of car do you have, how old ?

123. Posted by Q' (Travel Guru 1987 posts) 11y

Also, that was in the summer. Going through the Appalachians in the snow will slow you down a bit.

124. Posted by grampsgirl (Budding Member 311 posts) 11y

95 grand prix... its a good ol car... .. i got it in April and it was pretty good in the snow.. well what little of it there was.. but if you've seen where i live. its a good car.. hmm.. 24 hrs.. not that bad.. faster then getting outtta Ontario going over the lakes

125. Posted by Q' (Travel Guru 1987 posts) 11y

Quoting babygirl01

24 hrs.. not that bad.. faster then getting outtta Ontario going over the lakes

Yeah, it's not hard to do. I'm burning (on average) 4hr per tank. So 6x4 = 24. At 6x$30 = $180. 2x$180 = $360. If you get 1 more person it gets reasonable....

126. Posted by Brendan (Respected Member 1824 posts) 11y

driving's not a bad idea... hmmm I could maybe fly to Toronto and then join you. I have to do some research though.

127. Posted by grampsgirl (Budding Member 311 posts) 11y

Quoting babygirl01

If anyone wants to gome.. i can fit 4 plus me in my car... just let me know

i promise.. i can spell properly when i take my time.. but my fingers do get ahead of my brain sometimes.. wooops..

oh and its ft. laurderdale too ..

128. Posted by beerman (Respected Member 1631 posts) 11y

OK, we did it!!

We are booked to arrive Ft. Lauderdale in the early evening of Thursday January 12, 2006. Yay. We shall depart the lovely confines on or around Monday, January 16, or sooner if the Reinsteins boat mysteriously disappears...

We're still looking to stay where we did in 2003 (I think it was 2003...), and that would be the Bahama Hotel on Ft. Lauderdale beach Blvd. Found it quite by accident. It's a bit run down, but comfortable, very 1950s shabby chic, and right across from the beach...and free breakfast (plus all the Barbara Streisand and Cher tunes you can stand...)

Ooh, they do have a pool and pool bar....

We will be getting a rental car as well, and would be willing to shuttle folks around, but we'll need to know about how many people will be at the Meet-Up. It's hard to fit more than 2.34 people in a 2-seat convertible... BUT, we're willing get a full size and be the cab.

Hope to see a group like we had in Montreal.

129. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y

Quoting beerman

OK, we did it!!
We are booked to arrive Ft. Lauderdale in the early evening of Thursday January 12, 2006.

We're going to Florida! We're going to Florida!!! Can't back out now!!!!

130. Posted by Brendan (Respected Member 1824 posts) 11y

I looked up some flights to Toronto babygirl and they are still about $500 too much for me at this time. Plus the $400 approx to get to, around, and from Florida

Good to see that you are going for sure Isa and BEERMAN! Take lots of pictures. And have a round of stiff vodka's for me!