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chiye tanka
01-01-2009, 03:27 PM
Okay, I thought that if we started this early enough, we might be able to pull it off. I've noticed more FL members as of late and now that the holidays are past, maybe we can get down to some dirt time.
Please, anyone with ideas, feel free to chime in.:D

chiye tanka
01-02-2009, 10:14 PM
:eek::eek::eek::eek:Where'd everybody go????:eek::eek::eek::eek:

crashdive123
01-02-2009, 10:18 PM
What did you have in mind?

chiye tanka
01-03-2009, 01:00 PM
Something along the lines of what we spoke about before. Meet and greet/novice get together.

crashdive123
01-03-2009, 03:18 PM
Throw out a few places and dates and we'll see what works.

Gray Wolf
01-03-2009, 03:34 PM
Ocala National Forest might work (again for Crash). Just a suggestion.

Here's some info.

http://www.stateparks.com/ocala.html

http://www.dep.state.fl.us/gwt/guide/regions/crossflorida/trails/ocala_nat_forest.htm

http://www.forestcamping.com/dow/southern/ocalcmp.htm

crashdive123
01-03-2009, 03:36 PM
That location works for me. I'm open to suggestion. I'm only bringing the cheap camera this time!

Gray Wolf
01-03-2009, 03:42 PM
What about wives, I'd like to, but only if others are. Or is this just a guy trip?

crashdive123
01-03-2009, 03:47 PM
I'd like to bring my wife. She's warming up to the idea. Our trip to Cumberland helped.

Gray Wolf
01-03-2009, 04:26 PM
Let her hold the camera this time... :eek: :D :D :rolleyes:

Runs With Beer
01-03-2009, 08:47 PM
Count Me In!

chiye tanka
01-03-2009, 10:07 PM
Wives are fine, my girlfriend wants to go to.
I have to have a little surgery, but that won't slow me down too much. When I find out (see Dr. on Wed) the date, I'll let you guys know.
BTW, Crash you don't have PTSD from your last trip to Ocala, do you?

crashdive123
01-03-2009, 10:11 PM
BTW, Crash you don't have PTSD from your last trip to Ocala, do you?

Nah. Medications are working just fine.

chiye tanka
01-03-2009, 10:13 PM
Good to know. (note to self: make sure crash has no firearms):D

nell67
01-03-2009, 10:17 PM
I have one request about this trip.....I want to see pictures of the members who show up this time:D

chiye tanka
01-03-2009, 10:18 PM
Ok, but we'll change the names to protect the inocent.:D

crashdive123
01-03-2009, 10:18 PM
If we can keep the camera out of the water.:D

chiye tanka
01-03-2009, 10:19 PM
:D Unless crash takes a dive again. Pun intended.:D

nell67
01-03-2009, 10:23 PM
Good one guys,LOL better let the wife hold the camera this time crash:D

palm stalker
01-03-2009, 11:18 PM
im, game..only a couple hrs north of me..ive camped and hunted there..id like to meet u guys and ladies..(can we have an instant replay?? crash..)ill bring u a camera a brownie in a ziploc.

crashdive123
01-03-2009, 11:25 PM
I'm going to try and NOT go swimming this trip.

Runs With Beer
01-04-2009, 11:05 AM
I'm going to try and NOT go swimming this trip.

Is that like trying to NOT smoke?

crashdive123
01-04-2009, 11:09 AM
Let me rephrase ----- if I go swimming, I'm NOT bringing my camera.

RangerXanatos
01-04-2009, 01:43 PM
Would love to attend but it's still far for me and I never know how my classes are going to be scheduled.

chiye tanka
01-05-2009, 05:07 PM
I thought we could do some sort of mini treck thingy. Everyone share something that they know well, do some shelter building, fire starting, stuff like that.
As for food, depending on how long we're out, everyone supply there own, except one night we would make something like a camp feed.
Get all the "hi, how are you" stuff outta the way, then next time we get together, do something more advanced.
What do ya think?:o

crashdive123
01-05-2009, 05:35 PM
Sounds interesting. I don't think TDW will do primative camping though.....showers and bathrooms for her.

Runs With Beer
01-05-2009, 09:19 PM
I thought we could do some sort of mini treck thingy. Everyone share something that they know well, do some shelter building, fire starting, stuff like that.
As for food, depending on how long we're out, everyone supply there own, except one night we would make something like a camp feed.
Get all the "hi, how are you" stuff outta the way, then next time we get together, do something more advanced.
What do ya think?:o

Im up for whatever gets us all togeather.

chiye tanka
01-06-2009, 09:38 AM
No, I was thinking Juniper or Alexander Springs. Both have showers and restrooms.

crashdive123
01-06-2009, 04:49 PM
Pick a place and date (or a couple) and we'll make it work.

chiye tanka
01-06-2009, 08:07 PM
Before I pick a date, what month will be best for the majority?

crashdive123
01-06-2009, 08:10 PM
Once termites start swarming I get pretty busy. The weather's been so whacky lately (80's today) that there's no telling when they'll start. Cooler weather would be nice.

chiye tanka
01-06-2009, 08:31 PM
I agree, I'd prefer cool to cold over warm or hot.
I don't think RWB cares either way. Gray Wolf, erun, palm stalker, anyone else got a prefrence?
If not, 1/23, 1/24, or 2/6, 2/7.

crashdive123
01-06-2009, 08:35 PM
Right now, both of those weekends work for me. Let's see about the others and see where we go.

chiye tanka
01-06-2009, 08:38 PM
Good deal. I hope it's cool whatever weekend we choose.

palm stalker
01-06-2009, 10:03 PM
any date for me ,as i dont work..i looked at the links that gray wolf sent..alexander sounds better i.e. group sites and fishing , futher south to get rwob+smokes out of his back yard.lol.i camped and hunted at lk delancy..so So.end seems like a change..chiye seems to be the coordinator ,just pick a date good for u all..do u need money in advance??post a list supplys if needed..

chiye tanka
01-07-2009, 07:50 PM
Well, it seems that this surgery is more complicated then I thought. I'm having it on 1/29 and the Dr. says I'll be in the hospital 2-5 days. So if the 23 & 24 is good, then that's the dates.
Supplies would be the same as a regular camping trip, we're trying to keep it simple the first time we all get together.
I'll find out the money thing for the sites, but I'll need to know soon, so I can reserve enough sites.

crashdive123
01-07-2009, 07:52 PM
Have you heard from Gray Wolf on it?

chiye tanka
01-07-2009, 07:57 PM
Not yet, he's most likely still busy from his trip out west. I'm sure he'll get to it soon.

Runs With Beer
01-07-2009, 08:03 PM
Well, it seems that this surgery is more complicated then I thought. I'm having it on 1/29 and the Dr. says I'll be in the hospital 2-5 days. So if the 23 & 24 is good, then that's the dates.
Supplies would be the same as a regular camping trip, we're trying to keep it simple the first time we all get together.
I'll find out the money thing for the sites, but I'll need to know soon, so I can reserve enough sites.

23rd 24th works for me, Count me in!

palm stalker
01-07-2009, 08:28 PM
ok chiye, where??im in cent. fla..anyone need a ride??got a van 2 seats plenty of room for baggage..just p.m. me..

FVR
01-07-2009, 10:19 PM
This sounds like so much fun, but. Yeh, there is always a but. My weekends are filled until March with the kids Sat. sports.

Also, Feb. is a hard month in the FVR household.

Runs With Beer
01-10-2009, 12:27 AM
Tanka, If I can help get this to happen just let me know, Might ride over to alex. springs tomarrow.

chiye tanka
01-10-2009, 02:21 PM
That would be great RWB. I'll PM you with my cell number.

crashdive123
01-10-2009, 02:27 PM
Are you looking at a group site or individuals?

Runs With Beer
01-10-2009, 07:11 PM
Was not able to make it to the springs on sat. But will for sure on sun. chiye, If your off sun. mabey you can meet me there. But Ill find out about the camping and soforth. And will post sun. night.

palm stalker
01-10-2009, 07:31 PM
thanks rwb for checking for us..i look forward to meeting all u guys and ladies..

chiye tanka
01-11-2009, 03:19 PM
Group sites would be best, that way we're all together.
That will be my last weekend for awhile that I'll be uprite and mobile.:mad:

Runs With Beer
01-11-2009, 05:35 PM
OK, Went to Alexander Springs today, I Had forgoton how nice it is there. You can make res. At reserveusa.com If you want.I drove around awhile, And on the D Loop From site52 to 58 Is very nice, Here are Rules & Regulations:

Campsites must be occupied the first night - you may not leave your site unattended for more than 24 hours.

Do not park or drive on the grass. Stay on your pad.

No animals allowed at dayuse or in bathrooms. They must be kept on a 6 ft. least and cannot be left unattended. You must clean u after them.

No one allowed in Springs and dayuse after dark.

Occupancy for a campsite is 5 people - 2 tents and 2 vehicles.

Alcohol is allowed at your campsite only - you can not walk around the campground or go to dayuse with alcohol.

Do not change sites and you cannot rent for soneone else.

Quiet time is 10:00 p.m. - please respect your neighbors and be quiet.

No off road vehicles, golf carts, gas or electric scooters.

Firewood cannot be any longer than 18 in. long. It must fit inside your firering and do not leave your fire unattended.

Children must be supervised by an adult. No one under 16 is allowed at the springs without an adult.

Price per site per night $18.87
Theres Fishing, Canoeing, Hot Showers. All we need is a firm date.

chiye tanka
01-11-2009, 06:24 PM
RWB, sounds like you got all the info we need. Thank you very much.
If I'm to make it's got to be the 23 & 24, so if that's good for all, then we'll make official. Who's got the needle so we can prick our fingers?:D

rrsnook
01-11-2009, 06:27 PM
sounds like alot of fun. I don't post much but if I'm welcome, I'd like to try and come up.

crashdive123
01-11-2009, 06:29 PM
sounds like alot of fun. I don't post much but if I'm welcome, I'd like to try and come up.

You're more than welcome. It'll be nice to be able to put a few more faces to names.

Chiye - Just let us know if we each need to reserve individual sites or if a larger site is available.

chiye tanka
01-11-2009, 06:34 PM
From what RWB said, one site will hold two couples. We need a head count, and I'll call and see if we can set it up for all of us to be together. Also, it sounds like we have to make our own reservations, so a head count will be even more helpful. We can pair up and figure out who wants to be with who, then that group can just split the fee. If I'm reading it correctly.

crashdive123
01-11-2009, 06:38 PM
Sounds like a plan. I'm in. Still not sure on my wife - right now she is leaning toward not going.

Runs With Beer
01-11-2009, 06:57 PM
[QUOTE=rrsnook;94285]sounds like alot of fun. I don't post much but if I'm welcome, I'd like to try and come up.[QUOTE] Well Hell Yea!

Runs With Beer
01-11-2009, 07:00 PM
From what RWB said, one site will hold two couples. We need a head count, and I'll call and see if we can set it up for all of us to be together. Also, it sounds like we have to make our own reservations, so a head count will be even more helpful. We can pair up and figure out who wants to be with who, then that group can just split the fee. If I'm reading it correctly.

Yes your reading it right Those sites I saw on loop D Are awsome. I will be there on friday,unless something comes up.

palm stalker
01-11-2009, 08:12 PM
im in chiye.. what time friday??untill what, sunday??and rrsnook im shur u will be very welcolm..

rrsnook
01-11-2009, 09:24 PM
If I can make it up we'll be 3, me my wife and 16 year old boy.

Gray Wolf
01-12-2009, 03:26 AM
I'm trying to see if I can clear or change a commitment. Also Crash PM me about whether your wife is coming too, makes a difference whether I bring mine.

Runs With Beer
01-12-2009, 07:15 PM
Cant wait to meet you guys and gals.

chiye tanka
01-12-2009, 07:41 PM
GW, if it helps, my girlfriend is coming.
Snook, of course you're welcome.
So if I can still count, we're looking at around 10, if GW makes it. Does that sound right?

Runs With Beer
01-12-2009, 08:20 PM
Did anyone ask Eds.?

crashdive123
01-12-2009, 08:21 PM
Haven't seen him on lately. Is he up north?

crashdive123
01-13-2009, 02:08 PM
I like to cook (and eat!). Do we want to plan a group meal or two in advance, or kind of have like a pot luck supper?

Runs With Beer
01-13-2009, 09:00 PM
Yes Yes Yes!

Runs With Beer
01-14-2009, 09:27 PM
Were all still on to get togeather Right, Im going to reserve a spot this weekend.

crashdive123
01-14-2009, 09:31 PM
As far as I know. I'll make some reservations this week too.

palm stalker
01-14-2009, 09:51 PM
ok. what sites should we ask for??are all the sites under a name?? its a group site right??

crashdive123
01-14-2009, 09:59 PM
OK, Went to Alexander Springs today, I Had forgoton how nice it is there. You can make res. At reserveusa.com If you want.I drove around awhile, And on the D Loop From site52 to 58 Is very nice, Here are Rules & Regulations:

Campsites must be occupied the first night - you may not leave your site unattended for more than 24 hours.

Do not park or drive on the grass. Stay on your pad.

No animals allowed at dayuse or in bathrooms. They must be kept on a 6 ft. least and cannot be left unattended. You must clean u after them.

No one allowed in Springs and dayuse after dark.

Occupancy for a campsite is 5 people - 2 tents and 2 vehicles.

Alcohol is allowed at your campsite only - you can not walk around the campground or go to dayuse with alcohol.

Do not change sites and you cannot rent for soneone else.



Looks like D Loop, sites 52 through 58. I think everybody is making their own reservations - try to pick one of those sites.

palm stalker
01-14-2009, 11:02 PM
thanks crash

Runs With Beer
01-15-2009, 07:19 AM
I will split mine with someone if they like?

crashdive123
01-15-2009, 07:56 AM
Same here.

crashdive123
01-15-2009, 03:26 PM
I've made reservations for a site in the D loop (53). Not sure who else has, but it looks like there is only 1 or 2 left in the D loop.

palm stalker
01-15-2009, 04:45 PM
if we have a head count and enough room.id like to share a site and cost with someone...just holler out and ill meet u there..

Runs With Beer
01-15-2009, 07:26 PM
I just reservered 54 For 23rd n 24th. Yes I did.

crashdive123
01-15-2009, 07:27 PM
Well then howdy neighbor. Were there any left in D loop?

Runs With Beer
01-15-2009, 09:24 PM
To tell the truth, I forgot to ask, Dangit.

crashdive123
01-15-2009, 09:26 PM
I'll look on-line.

crashdive123
01-15-2009, 09:34 PM
In D Loop, sites 62, 63 and 65 are listed as available for our weekend. Sites 51, 52, 59, 60, 64 are listed as "walk-up".

Runs With Beer
01-15-2009, 09:38 PM
What does walk up mean?

crashdive123
01-15-2009, 09:43 PM
What does walk up mean?

Not sure, unless they leave a few sites as first come, first serve. If anybody wants one of those, they should probably call and find out.

Runs With Beer
01-16-2009, 07:05 AM
Ithink my wife, Debbie and my dog Avery are coming. One of my friends might share my site, He will let me know sat. if he does not Ill Post so some one ,if they want can split mine.

crashdive123
01-16-2009, 08:34 AM
My wife will not be coming. I'm waiting to hear back from somebody on sharing my site. If he can't make it, I'll let everybody know - will gladly share the spot.

Edit: Back up in the air as to whether wife is coming. I'll let you know as soon as I do.

crashdive123
01-16-2009, 06:50 PM
Here's my update. Wife is coming. The delay/confusion was from a personal matter that has been resolved. See you all there.

Runs With Beer
01-17-2009, 12:34 PM
My buddy is going to camp at my site, So im full up, Ill be there fri. around 2.00 pm. Thats the check in time.

crashdive123
01-18-2009, 09:20 PM
Who is definitely coming, and how many in your group?

palm stalker
01-18-2009, 09:40 PM
yea crash we need a head count and #of camps

Runs With Beer
01-18-2009, 10:55 PM
Im on #54 3 people, 1 dog, 2 tents, 2 trucks

palm stalker
01-19-2009, 03:45 PM
since no one got back to me about sharing a site, i reserved site #62..just me,1 tent,1 gmc van..anyone needing to share contact me here or p.m.

Gray Wolf
01-19-2009, 11:24 PM
If I (we, my wife and I) can make it, we're going to try to get 52 as a walk up. I talked to one of the people there, and they said that it should be no problem, if by chance we can't get 52, then we'll take 51. Gotta be next to my friend in 53! :D :eek: ;)

palm stalker
01-19-2009, 11:40 PM
if not gw come to 62. me campo esse tu campo..

Gray Wolf
01-20-2009, 12:00 AM
Thanks for the offer PS, I appreciate your hospitality, but I have a back-up. Thanks again.

Runs With Beer
01-20-2009, 12:10 AM
Thanks for the offer PS, I appreciate your hospitality, but I have a back-up. Thanks again.

Looking forward to meeting you next weekend.

palm stalker
01-20-2009, 10:19 PM
heck im irish,why am i trying to speak spannish??its all greek to me .lol see u guys and ladies there..still welcolm for late commers.. all u fl or ga dudes and dudettes come up or down..

Runs With Beer
01-23-2009, 08:27 AM
Guess Ill see you guy n gal this afternoon, Check in is 2:00pm.

Riverrat
01-23-2009, 08:38 AM
Would be nice to be closer...but since I am not, and can not make it, have fun.

Gray Wolf
01-26-2009, 03:03 AM
Well as those of you that went, know I couldn't get released from my prior commitment. But I'd like to know how was it, and Please post the pic's from the gathering.I really wanted to meet, greet, and get to know those that were there. I hope everyone had a great time, and it will happen again.

Runs With Beer
01-26-2009, 07:40 AM
Well as those of you that went, know I couldn't get released from my prior commitment. But I'd like to know how was it, and Please post the pic's from the gathering.I really wanted to meet, greet, and get to know those that were there. I hope everyone had a great time, and it will happen again.

Wedid have a good time, It was cold fri. night But all n all it was fun. Crash posted some pics on General chat ang Ill have some tonight. Hope we can do again and get every body in the area to come.