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Old 08-10-2017, 03:07 PM   #11
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you definitely couldnt drive a 40 footer along duvall or near... but you can drive one roosevelt just outside of the downtown area.. and then bicycle that last mile or 2 in.. the last time I was there i was doing a job at a hotel right in the middle of it all.. 10 days all room expenses paid at the southernmost resort.. however they get $400 a night in season and even more for events like fantasyfest . the hotels up just a couple miles away. are like 30-40% of that except during special events.. so when I go on a trip where I gotta pay my way I stay in one of those instead of right downtown.. even AirBnB rooms are pricey in downtown..

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Oh I know. That's why the last time I went we were at Mile 30 or something. Even some random campground for tent camping was more than $50 a night on Key West.

Have you done FantasyFest? I've not; not big on crowds but would like to give it and/or Mardi Gras a try.
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Old 08-10-2017, 04:59 PM   #12
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Have you done FantasyFest? I've not; not big on crowds but would like to give it and/or Mardi Gras a try.
Believe it or not, I got FantasyFest sprung on me one time. I have a friend who's the Events Manager for the Hemingway House, and he manages a few rental properties on the side. So we got a week in a teensy weensy house for much less than it was worth, and it turned out to be during FF and we weren't aware. He also got us a great table outside, right on the street, at a great restaurant so as to watch the world go by. Expensive, but fun. Not sure I'd do it again. There was a lot of stuff that just can't be un-seen in that parade.
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Haha! I did FF the year I was there. It sure was crazy.
All in all though we had a wonderful time there AND we became
Bus-a-Holics! Definitely Google Geiger.. it's an awesome place!
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Old 08-11-2017, 07:14 AM   #14
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Believe it or not, I got FantasyFest sprung on me one time. I have a friend who's the Events Manager for the Hemingway House, and he manages a few rental properties on the side. So we got a week in a teensy weensy house for much less than it was worth, and it turned out to be during FF and we weren't aware. He also got us a great table outside, right on the street, at a great restaurant so as to watch the world go by. Expensive, but fun. Not sure I'd do it again. There was a lot of stuff that just can't be un-seen in that parade.
So, ... you still have this guy's phone number? It's great having friends with connections.

I'm not too worried about not being able to unsee things. I'm the tame one of the bunch by comparison to the rest of the car buddies. Blue waffles is kinda lost its edge in shock value. DO NOT GOOGLE THAT ON A WORK COMPUTER, ANYTHING YOUR WIFE AND GIRLFRIEND OR KIDS WILL EVER SEE. YOU'VE BEEN WARNED!!

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All in all though we had a wonderful time there AND we became Bus-a-Holics!
Wait, you became busaholics because of FF? Again, you can't drive a bus in KW on a random, non holiday Tues at 10am in the morning (when all the drunks are still sleeping it off).

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Already did. I was expecting the Bay side and kinda shady. You're right tho. Looks great. Tuck out of the way and quiet.
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I was stationed at NAS Key West 1969-70. My new bride and I lived in Woodson's trailer park on Stock Island. Kind of a dump of a place. It seems to be Boyd's RV park now. My new bride rode out the storm Camille in that trailer by herself, I had duty that night, I spent the night in a tin shed on the flight line. Luckily the storm hit mainland FL instead of the keys.

There wasn't really much on Stock Island at the time. At that time most of the keys didn't have anything on them. It took me a month to figure out how to get downtown without ending up at the cemetery.
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I was stationed at NAS Key West 1969-70.
You are old and crotchety then. I was born in one of those. You know any Photographer's Mates down there? Not sure when my uncle enlisted or when he was stationed at Key West but he was there at least awhile before '76.
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