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PostSubject: Florida Trip   Thu 20 Nov 2014, 3:58 am

I will be going to Florida for two bike events from January 20, thru Feb 12.

I will start with assisting teaching the Adventure Cycling Leadership Training Class just outside of Orlando for 4 days. I then have 4 days to kill and get to the Ft Lauderdale area. I then lead a week and a half self-contained tour, which goes down to Key West, then a ferry ride up to Ft Myers and then ride across Alligator Alley to Hollywood.

So I am trying to figure out some things to do in those four days. On my list so far is:

- Visit the Don Garlits Drag Racing Museum in Ocala
- Visit Cape Canaveral and the space center

Anybody have any other "must see" items? I have a bucket item of visiting the Margaritaville Café in Key West, but that will be on the second bike ride.
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PostSubject: Re: Florida Trip   Thu 20 Nov 2014, 4:19 am

I thought you had a Pikes Peak Racer to finish.

Pete, have lots of fun and take LOTS of pics at the Don Garlits Museum. Its without saying that we need a selfie of you at the Cafe !! lol
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PostSubject: Re: Florida Trip   Thu 20 Nov 2014, 6:09 am

Sounds cool on the trip, maybe you could give gezzerman a shout for his address and stop in for a while to meet him and see his neck of the woods Just a thought.
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PostSubject: Re: Florida Trip   Thu 20 Nov 2014, 7:47 am

Cape Kennedy? Any museums at Daytona? On the aircraftside ,how http://www.fantasyofflight.com/contact-info/directions/

Fantasy of flight at Polk City.
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PostSubject: Re: Florida Trip   Thu 20 Nov 2014, 11:52 am

Don Garlitz Drag racing museum in Ocala Should be a must stop for any gearhead going through the area. Great stuff !!!      
Orlando is loaded with theme parks and 'amusement' tourist traps. I avoid it like a plague!
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PostSubject: Re: Florida Trip   Thu 20 Nov 2014, 5:11 pm

Sam, I am working hard on the Pike's Peak racer!!

But the bike tours are my version of "work". It is something I enjoy, and actually make a little money at, if only a small amount. If I "need" to buy a new bike, then I break even. If not, then I make some. And I get to meet new people and see new places from the seat of a bicycle!

Clay, I agree that all of the "amusement tourist traps" around Orlando hold no interest for me.
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PostSubject: Re: Florida Trip   Thu 20 Nov 2014, 6:23 pm

Hey Pete I agree if I was that close I would try to meet up with Clay. I think that would be a real treat. The Garlitz Museum is something else I would not miss.
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PostSubject: Re: Florida Trip   Thu 20 Nov 2014, 6:29 pm

Can you imagine what the result would be if Clay and Pete got together on a build ...........


.....Reserve that MOM position !!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Florida Trip   Thu 20 Nov 2014, 7:38 pm

May be worth checking the web for Antique car museums in the state. If u can post Garlits Museum pix. I've seen some on the web and the display looks great.
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PostSubject: Re: Florida Trip   Fri 21 Nov 2014, 5:06 pm

Went to the Morse Museum of American Art in Winter Park, just north of Orlando, Thursday. The Morse Museum houses the world’s most comprehensive collection of works by Louis Comfort Tiffany. Well worth the $5 entry.

Tomorrow I will be judging a BBQ contest in Plan City.
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PostSubject: Re: Florida Trip   Fri 21 Nov 2014, 9:22 pm

Had planned to hook up with Don, but my 'keepers' nixed traveling even that far !
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