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Old 12-09-2014, 09:48 PM   #1
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Default Going to Key West for Christmas.

Got a reservation at Boyd's for the week - Dec 21 thru 27. Plan on a week away from the regular Christmas craziness and ride my bike, paddle my yak and enjoy some quality time with Mr. Bonz.

Any suggestions on must do's while I'm there?
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You are one lucky guy.have a great time.
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Old 12-09-2014, 10:12 PM   #3
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I hope I'm lucky, I'll be in Vegas tomorrow nite!
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Old 12-09-2014, 11:27 PM   #4
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I hope I'm lucky, I'll be in Vegas tomorrow nite!

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Default Re: Going to Key West for Christmas.

I always go to Sloppy Joe's Bar for sentimental reasons. That was Hemingway's hangout. It was also the watering hole in the last road trip I took with my father in 1982. It is probably nothing like it was in Hemingway's time. Actually it is nothing like it was in 1982.
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I hope I'm lucky, I'll be in Vegas tomorrow nite!

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Old 12-14-2014, 12:59 AM   #7
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Well I'm on my way back from Vegas. It's an interesting town. Full of liars, thieves and whores. Loved it! Lots of energy and activity. Wish I had more time to explore the city. Did take a bus tour out to the Hoover dam. Thought that was actually a pretty good deal - bus ride out there and back, tour of the interior of the dam, stop at Fiesta casino in Henderson for a buffet lunch and a bit of gambling - $56 each.

But didn't love the modes of travel. Airplanes, taxis and hotels. I'm exhausted!

I looked at a timeshare of sorts while I was there. What a scam! They concocted this point system to use their locations all over the world. Your "ownership" as they called it would be secured by the deed on their Las Vegas building. But as you dig deep into it, full of surprise expenses and limitations. Everyone was a fast talker, and would continually contradict themselves. Couldn't really get a straight answer on anything. But you can't think about it, their busy and need your answer right this minute! LOL. I doubt I'd get a week a year out of it. About fell out when they asked for $50k, plus $1000 maintenance a year! Plus all the rest. No thanks.

Just a good reminder how inexpensive, convenient and carefree it is to travel in my B. Looking forward to Florida the week after next.
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I've owned Disney Vacation Club for over 20 years. you buy points and can go various times of year using various amounts of points. we go to Disney world every year. we have found it to be a very good buy.
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Got a reservation at Boyd's for the week - Dec 21 thru 27. Plan on a week away from the regular Christmas craziness and ride my bike, paddle my yak and enjoy some quality time with Mr. Bonz.

Any suggestions on must do's while I'm there?
Have a great time and a Happy Christmas. Have a few cold ones while enjoying perfect weather--while we freeze here up North.
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Old 12-24-2014, 12:51 AM   #10
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So far I've been at Boyd's for a couple days and couldn't be happier with it, or with Key West in general. The weather is a perfect 80 degrees and low humidity and gentle breezes. The park is very lush and tropical. I was expecting a glorified parking lot and blazing sun, so this is quite the happy surprise.

I'm warming up to this inflatable kayak. It's been nice to have. Today I paddled out to the Atlantic (and back). For the life of me, I don't really see how these things fit back in the bag. After this trip, I may get a plastic tote to put it in.

On the trip down, the kayak bag was a nice wedge to hold my electric bike in place without it banging around in the back. It's been a real joy this trip. I was able to run from Stock Island all the way down to the end of Key West (near the cruise ship docks) down around Duval street and downtown and back around the US 1 loop back to Boyd's. I clocked this at 12 miles and still had full power when I got home. I really think this bike will go the advertised 50 miles.

Today I strung up some LED christmas lights I bought at K-Mart. That's about as festive as I'm going to get this year. I'm in good company though, as others are doing the same thing and the park is full-up. There are a handful of other B's of various sorts. The guy next to me has a Roadtrek 210, and there are 3 Sprinter based vans of various flavors. Most of the rest are big-rigs. It amazes me that they can park them in these close quarters.
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