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Tohsgib posted 05-04-2009 01:33 PM ET (US)   Profile for Tohsgib   Send Email to Tohsgib  
Hey kids, Tony(elaelap)is coming down to Sanibel in June for 3 weeks. Although Sanibel is a very nice place I would prefer to stay on Estero island(Ft Myers beach) which is more happening and no need to drive really. We can boat anywhere depending on weather, etc and would love to check out Sanibel or one of those islands only accessible by boat. Go for a "cheeseburger in paradise" maybe. I have not been down there in some years but it is a great place kinda like Ft Lauderdale but smaller and less people from NJ with V-neck sweaters and not to mention much cheaper. So what do you kids think and who would be in for a weekend? I would probably tow down Sat morning and stay over that night. Frank/Janis, etc you are more than welcome to stay over friday at my place and caravan south. Rooms should be cheap considering it is off season. Wow this might be our first rendezvous with some sort of nightlife other than a bonfire and coolers or a local bar with some redneck band.
myakka posted 05-05-2009 05:30 AM ET (US)     Profile for myakka  Send Email to myakka     
I'm interested.
stefan posted 05-05-2009 10:57 AM ET (US)     Profile for stefan  Send Email to stefan     
I'm in- my Dad lives in Cape Coral...5 min from Cape Coral beach, and boat ramp-forgot the name of the marina there-but it's a public ramp. The baby's due end of July, so I've been hoping to get a gig in before that-this will be perfect-we'll be there!
Tohsgib posted 05-05-2009 11:56 AM ET (US)     Profile for Tohsgib  Send Email to Tohsgib     
Just FYI...I am definately not going to Bimini. I am awaiting Tony to tell me what weeks he will be in Fl and I will go from there. I do NOT think it will be that weekend, most likely 2 ahead of it around the 13th. Hope to see everyone there and will post a definate date when I know more.
fno posted 05-05-2009 01:35 PM ET (US)     Profile for fno  Send Email to fno     
I'm in too. Yeah,yeah, I know I always say that, but we have a brand new baby in the house and I need my "space"
fno posted 05-05-2009 01:38 PM ET (US)     Profile for fno  Send Email to fno     
Besides, who else would bring all the weaponry for such an event????
Tohsgib posted 05-05-2009 01:52 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tohsgib  Send Email to Tohsgib     
Yeah...let's go Whale hunting!!!!

I could see Tony after our Kice Island trip trying to explain "us" to his friends out west. "It was a great trip! This guy Nick pulled out a handgun around midnight and starting shooting cans down by the water...what a hoot!...another Latte?"

MarthaB posted 05-05-2009 07:17 PM ET (US)     Profile for MarthaB  Send Email to MarthaB     
Nick - Then he adds to the explaination that he met you on the internet.......
L H G posted 05-05-2009 11:23 PM ET (US)     Profile for L H G    
I'm going to be at at an ocean front home on Casey Key the week of June 8 with my 25 Outrage, "Whale Lure" docked on the Gulf ICW behind the house. This is about 5 miles north of Venice FL. Close to where you guys will be?
elaelap posted 05-06-2009 09:55 AM ET (US)     Profile for elaelap  Send Email to elaelap     
The couple who owns the Sanibel condo is visiting Sonoma County and we're having them over for breakfast this coming Sunday to finalize the home exchange, so I'll have firm dates at that time and will immediately post. We've already investigated plane flights (very inexpensive from San Francisco to either Miami or Ft Myers) and car rentals (just the opposite, very expensive). Anybody know what it will cost to rent a little skiff for a week down there(there's a dock at the condo to tie up)?

I'm truly honored to think that my trip might inspire a Whaler rendezvous--I would have been less surprised if it had inspired a lynching (whoops, better not give some of you any ideas). Remember that nothing has been finalized yet, but y'all will be the first to know.

Tony

Tohsgib posted 05-06-2009 11:36 AM ET (US)     Profile for Tohsgib  Send Email to Tohsgib     
Fly into Ft Myers, it is really close to Sanibel. No idea about a boat but a car should be cheap, try Enterprise or Alamo. If you have AAA and even Amex(I think) you don't need that stupid $12/day insurance.
elaelap posted 05-07-2009 03:11 AM ET (US)     Profile for elaelap  Send Email to elaelap     
Thx Nick, to be continued.

Tony

an86carrera posted 05-09-2009 06:26 PM ET (US)     Profile for an86carrera  Send Email to an86carrera     
Glad to here your coming this way, should be fun. Are you picking up the leaning post?;o)

Len

elaelap posted 05-09-2009 11:17 PM ET (US)     Profile for elaelap  Send Email to elaelap     
Imagine trying to bring that through airport security, Len, though I still lust after it if you haven't sold it. Come to the get-together and bring it along and I might just bite.

I'll know by tomorrow (Sunday) afternoon if it's gonna happen for me and my wife, but either way, I know you folks will have a great time. We are in the middle of our NorCal rendezvous, and while it was breezy as hell under the Golden Gate Bridge today, a bunch of first-timers got a great thrill. Maybe we should schedule Florida rendezvous in California and vice versa...just something to think about for next year ;-)

Tony

Tohsgib posted 05-10-2009 11:53 AM ET (US)     Profile for Tohsgib  Send Email to Tohsgib     
You think a leaning post would be tough for airports, how about a 19' Revenge?

Actually you could bring that post on the plane, might cost more than fed-ex or UPS though.

Tohsgib posted 05-12-2009 11:43 AM ET (US)     Profile for Tohsgib  Send Email to Tohsgib     
Only a month away kids!!

Just FYI...Darla will not be attending this event.

elaelap posted 05-12-2009 02:28 PM ET (US)     Profile for elaelap  Send Email to elaelap     
Well, thanks for all the great information, but it turns out we will not be coming down there until Christmas vacation. We met the condo owners--it's their second home--and they miscalculated exchange times. They're heading over to France and already have two exchanges set up for June, but do want to come to Sonoma County to share Christmas with relatives, which is great for us since it's very hard to exchange our home in the winter because of the NorCal weather.

I'm posting a copy of this over in the Rendezvous forum, and I apologize to Nick and others who immediately jumped on my proposed visit to organize a Whaler get-together. I'm sure it will go well (probably better) without me. See y'all around Christmas time, folks.

Tony

fno posted 05-13-2009 03:09 AM ET (US)     Profile for fno  Send Email to fno     
The "good" Darla or the "bad" Darla, or both? Tony, make a weekender out of it and come anyway.
Tohsgib posted 05-13-2009 10:44 AM ET (US)     Profile for Tohsgib  Send Email to Tohsgib     
Frank...both or either...you pick.

LHG-Casey key is about 60 miles north of where we will be. You can however contact me and I will meet you on the 6th. The 8th is a monday. If you had an e-mail I could contact you.

Tohsgib posted 05-14-2009 10:19 AM ET (US)     Profile for Tohsgib  Send Email to Tohsgib     
Ok so far we have Me, Frank, Len, Stefan, and maybe Myakka. Who needs a hotel room? I will start looking soon. Who else is in? This is right around the corner believe it or not.
Tohsgib posted 05-14-2009 01:53 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tohsgib  Send Email to Tohsgib     
Ok I worked on this all day pretty much. Even called a few clients in Ft Myers beach to ask questions. If you want to spend $120-$250 a night for a hotel with boat parking e-mail me for the places. If you want to be across the street from the beach, private boat parking on the bay, in the center of the party zone, and within blocks of all the bars and restaurants plus nightly entertainment etc for $50... here ya go. I am booked in a condo for $55. Hotel.com charges $5 as well as many other online joints. If you call them directly it is like $100 so pay the $5 and do it online. They have 10 rooms and a few condos so don't delay. AGAIN you have 72 hours to cancel so don't delay. AGAIN don't delay like some do every year.

http://www.hotels.com/property.do?mtnHotelID=39102&displayAd=false& PSRC=G21&mcid=G21.G56001037.lani%20kai%20bayside.exact& gclid=CKXIwryuvJoCFRuU7QodaBpcdA

Not much and reviews are not great but what do you want for $50?

Please advise if you have booked and what dates, etc.

Tohsgib posted 05-16-2009 01:02 AM ET (US)     Profile for Tohsgib  Send Email to Tohsgib     
Ok...if nobody is coming, no sweat off my back. You are gonna miss a great time. Len, Frank, Brian, Smitty and me are gonna be there anyway. Please let us know.
myakka posted 05-17-2009 06:25 PM ET (US)     Profile for myakka  Send Email to myakka     
Sorry Nick
I took a long weekend for tarpon wishing.
As of right now I'll be coming down by boat for the day ...and some of the nightlife.
Mike
Tohsgib posted 05-17-2009 06:33 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tohsgib  Send Email to Tohsgib     
OK...We have Stefan, Me, Len, Myakka, Brian, Smitty, and Frank along with significant others/wspouses/friends. 6 boats and NO responses as for anyone else or hotel room reservation. I will be sending out a final notice around Memorial day and that is it. Snooze you lose. Sorry to sound like a jerk but these require a LOT of time to organize, I would appreciate some feedback if possible.
stefan posted 05-18-2009 10:52 PM ET (US)     Profile for stefan  Send Email to stefan     
we're talking June 13th right?
Tohsgib posted 05-19-2009 09:33 AM ET (US)     Profile for Tohsgib  Send Email to Tohsgib     
Yep...my childhood friend Scott is flying down for this(another NJian) so let's not let him down...OK. Drugs are bad...OK!
an86carrera posted 05-19-2009 04:06 PM ET (US)     Profile for an86carrera  Send Email to an86carrera     
Is this a public announcement? Paid for by Nancy Reagen?
Tohsgib posted 05-19-2009 08:04 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tohsgib  Send Email to Tohsgib     
Learn to spell Len...Reagan!!!!

Who is in???

Tohsgib posted 05-19-2009 08:05 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tohsgib  Send Email to Tohsgib     
PS...that was from South Park.

$50 a night...C'MON!!!!

Tohsgib posted 05-22-2009 10:59 AM ET (US)     Profile for Tohsgib  Send Email to Tohsgib     
ONLY 3 WEEKS!!!!
Tohsgib posted 05-27-2009 10:33 AM ET (US)     Profile for Tohsgib  Send Email to Tohsgib     
2 weeks 2 days.
Tohsgib posted 05-29-2009 10:41 AM ET (US)     Profile for Tohsgib  Send Email to Tohsgib     
2 WEEKS!!!
Tohsgib posted 06-01-2009 11:36 AM ET (US)     Profile for Tohsgib  Send Email to Tohsgib     
So far I have FNO, Len, Stefan, Len's neighbor Tom, Me, and my friend Scott from NJ. So 5-6 rooms taken and 5 boats coming...who else?
Tohsgib posted 06-01-2009 11:38 AM ET (US)     Profile for Tohsgib  Send Email to Tohsgib     
Oops..Dave Winters and Myakka are day tripping I believe as well. So 7 boats.
Tohsgib posted 06-03-2009 11:48 AM ET (US)     Profile for Tohsgib  Send Email to Tohsgib     
10 days ya pikers....where do you want to meet? Final roll call?
fno posted 06-05-2009 07:36 AM ET (US)     Profile for fno  Send Email to fno     
Just found out I'm not going to make this one. Work sucks!!!
Tohsgib posted 06-05-2009 10:45 AM ET (US)     Profile for Tohsgib  Send Email to Tohsgib     
Piker!
Nauti Tauk posted 06-05-2009 05:07 PM ET (US)     Profile for Nauti Tauk  Send Email to Nauti Tauk     
Speaking of pikers..... Nick we missed you up here at the Lanier rendevous, really thought you'd come up. I did fly the Homassas flag though!
Tohsgib posted 06-08-2009 12:42 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tohsgib  Send Email to Tohsgib     
Should we cancel since nobody has replied to the rollcall???
Tohsgib posted 06-09-2009 10:43 AM ET (US)     Profile for Tohsgib  Send Email to Tohsgib     
WELL???
stefan posted 06-09-2009 10:33 PM ET (US)     Profile for stefan  Send Email to stefan     
this is starting to look not so good on my end either-take a guess.....
Tohsgib posted 06-10-2009 09:14 AM ET (US)     Profile for Tohsgib  Send Email to Tohsgib     
Kids I cancelled the gig. In the future, if you commit, please commit and make it known to work or spouse, etc that you have a commitment. These are not easy to organize and I don't appreciate everyone flaking out 3 days before it goes down, especially GCBWOA board members.

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