July 4th weekend

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July 4th weekend

Postby bravo1218 » Sat May 27, 2006 5:57 pm

Any plans for the weekend of the 4th. I would love to hook up with anyone who is having fun that weekend.
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Postby SwampMatt » Sat May 27, 2006 8:28 pm

I can't promise anything Tim, but when we drove past Lake Okeechobee this afternoon it was calling for us..... "put you boat in... Ride in my waters..."

I wish we had our boat with us! It would not be too hard to talk us into a Lake O ride... maybe for the 4th.

But the June ride is scheduled for the last part of the month. I dunno. If the june ride ends up in north central Florida, why not another one in south central florida for those southern counties?

Heck, why not one down there ANYWAY! :)

We currently have no plans for the 4th. But I've not heard what our family's have in mind. Family first.

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Postby jdotson » Sun Jun 04, 2006 12:17 pm

Hey Mood the next time your up for riding in Lake O give me a call. I've made a few recent trips on the lake and it is great riding. The water is down right now and some of the good riding spots are bone dry but there are still plenty of areas ripe for airboating.

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Postby a1mudpuppy » Sun Jun 04, 2006 5:08 pm

Scollop season opens that week but if I don't go then the Big O sounds good to

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Postby SwampMatt » Tue Jun 06, 2006 3:46 am

Well Thanks JD. We'd love to take you up on that offer for a wingman. Rich Andrews mentioned something about riding there, Bravo, Randy ALL the south FL guys come on too and we'll make a party of it.

Are there any good places to BBQ on Lake Okeechobee?

We may not have it together enough to make it on the fourth, but we'll try. I'd love to pull Basket away from his busy chores for a day of fun!

This don't have to be a part of the monthly ride. This gang is easily large enough for multiple outings. And with the sound issue still upon us, sometimes I feel it's the courtious thing to do... to be part of a smaller group.

We may try to ride the Melbourne area with the Seminole crew too. It was so beautiful last time... and to think we almost called that ride off because it was the day after Katrina grazed past South Florida.

Laura and I are still seeking the perfect spot for our November wedding. :) It may be the glades, Milk bus, PawPaw, or someplace we've not discovered yet. It's a lot of fun looking!!!

we'll stay in touch about this one.

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Postby Dakota » Tue Jun 06, 2006 5:55 pm

I know for us we are not going on an airboat. We are going to go relax the weekend at our property in North Florida. We need a break and that is just the place. 12 acres out 17 miles from one town and 20 from the other.
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Postby Ms. Wizard » Tue Jun 06, 2006 9:40 pm

We are busy cutting grass this time of year....but maybe I can talk the ole man into a "birthday" ride.


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Postby Duece » Mon Jun 26, 2006 5:03 pm

Mood,
Be careful, water is way way down and it is very sticky. I had a friend stick his boat for over 2 hrs. the other night froggin'. The hayfield is 4' out of the water and so is most of the western marsh. Just thought I'd give you a heads up in case you went.

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Postby SwampMatt » Mon Jun 26, 2006 6:02 pm

Thanks for the recon Deuce. Turns out there's a family event that weekend I'll be attending.... I'm going to look at making the lake O ride later in the month. Hopefully the water will be up a little by then. But I'll bet the safety officials are liking it nice and low right now, with hurricane season just starting up. But I hope they let it fill up some.

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Postby Rich Andrews » Mon Jun 26, 2006 9:21 pm

We will ride Lake O this weekend, if anyone is interested.
I'll have my Manatee burger medium please...just say NObama

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Postby jdotson » Tue Jun 27, 2006 9:51 am

Rich....what areas do you normally run and where do you put in at?

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Postby Duece » Tue Jun 27, 2006 10:35 am

Mood,
Observation Island is a great place to bbq, but I don't know if you can get there now. I haven't been out there since May, and it was real skinny then. Sportsman Village and Fisheating Creek ramps are not bad places to bbq at. They've got trash cans etc., but no restrooms (Ladies might not like that). Hope you guys have fun.

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Postby jdotson » Tue Jun 27, 2006 11:08 am

The Alvin Ward boat ramp is really nice if you don't mind running the rim canal a short distance to the hayfield trail or other trails. The last time I ran was at the end of May and it was bone dry on most of the trails around Moore Haven. I have seen it so dry that the Moore Haven canal was dry in spots and about 3 feet wide in other spots. We got to the end of the canal and there was no lake, it was all muck and no water. Had to do a quick turn around before getting bogged down. I think that was around 98 or 99 when the lake level dropped to I think 9' or less? I remember looking at the lake from Lakeport and depending on which way the wind was blowing determined if you could see water or not.

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Postby Rich Andrews » Tue Jun 27, 2006 11:20 am

We will launch in Moore Haven, Last time I was out we ran the Moore Haven canal to Dynamite Pass. From There you get into Moonshine/cochrans etc. Most of the good ridin is probally dry, and I don't think you can easily acces observation island. I'll find out more after I make a few calls to see what is open and what is not. I do know a trip we could make, but I heard the lakeport locks are closed?? That means you have to be able to go over the dike(which the flux capacitor setup does fine)..otherwise we will find a nice sandy beach, put up some umbrellas and drink beer.
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Re: July 4th weekend

Postby Big Gobbler » Wed Jun 28, 2006 12:05 am

BRAVO
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Postby Duece » Wed Jun 28, 2006 10:08 pm

Cancelled my trip up north and going to stay closer to home. Anybody still going to the big O'? If I don't go to the glades (don't know the water situation down there yet), I'll probably go to lake O. What day is everybody planning on going?

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Postby jdotson » Thu Jun 29, 2006 8:54 am

It looks like I'm heading to Kissimmee on Sat & Sun.

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Postby Duece » Fri Jun 30, 2006 8:07 am

Who all is going to lake O' this weekend and what day time etc. I would like to meet up with some of you if possible. I've been itching to burn some gas! :lol:

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Postby Rich Andrews » Fri Jun 30, 2006 9:20 am

i'll be there from friday, till Sunday. Don't know when we will ride, give me a buzz 158* 81* 10493
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Postby Duece » Mon Jul 03, 2006 8:41 am

Sorry I wasn't able to get up w/you guys Rich. Hope ya'll had a good time. There were a lot of boats out of there Saturday afternoon. I had a nice ride despite the wind. If your over this way again give me a holler, and we'll try to meet up again.

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