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I called super 8 today and the standard rate is $69.95 per night. However they offer discounts for triple AAA. They also have special on-line rates.This hotel was completely redone recently and rooms are new. They are located at 95 and sr406 [garden st.] which is only about 10 min from loughmans.

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If you go to the motel 8 ask for Nikki at the front desk. ;)

Yes those rooms are newly remodeled and in great shape!!!

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Hey Mood I just reserved a room at the Super 8 you mentioned for December 15th and 16th at $59.99/night.

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My sons cub scout troop will be working on letters for the soldiers. My wife is going to see about getting the girl scouts to write some as well. The super 8 is giving some great rates as Jdotson posted. They are only 1 exit south of 46 and only about a mile or 2 from koa.

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Sorry Dawn, there are too many posts to keep up with. :lol: I have not reserved a room for that weekend. I was talking about this coming weekend. I guess it is a blonde thing. :lol:

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Adam brought this one up and I really think it is worthwhile. In fact I think this should be made an annual or simiannual thing we do for the troops whether there is a war goin on or not. I think it would be fantastic to do this as a Southern Airboat event simianually. Hit more than one region on a rotating bases maybe, a ride somewhere every quarter then back to the original region. What yall think about this? Should it be a separate thread?

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I couldn't agree more
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Sounds good,Maybe starting next year we can split the state into 3 or 4 regions,so more folks can make it.

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Zacly what I was thinkin Skeeter.

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I also like this idea. We've got people on the ground year round so we could have several of these a year...all it takes is time and planning. I'll help out whenever I can.

Just a reminder...I'd rather have you box up your donations prior to arrival but not seal them but just in case we'll probably need some medium sized boxes. If anyone can get their hands on some bring 'em. I used a bunch last time that my mother got from her work.

Thanks for the legwork so far Skeeter...it's really shaping up because of your efforts. I haven't done much. And although I did bring the idea up on this thread, I was actually reminded of it by A1mudpuppy. So, thanks to you also, Bill.

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I got a cabin at Loughman for Saturday night. Me and SSG Chris Beard and my dog will be hangin out there partaking of the amber bottle if anyone wants to join us.

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Fyi if anyone is using the KOA Lodges or Kabins - you need to bring your own sheets/blankets/pillows. They provide a mattress on a bedframe. That's all.

They are not hotel rooms.

We stayed in one last night - for the first time. It was actually pretty nice. They got a/c and heat. :D

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I talked to Loughman's today and they are ready to cater to us in any way they can for that weekend. I told them I would check back with them a few weeks before. So if there is anything yall can think of PM me and I will see what we can do.So far everything is coming together.I have a meeting to discuss Operation Airboat with SCAC tommorrow night.But they are ready and willing with what ever we need.

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Great idea--my boat still not running but if someone needs a rider i would like to go.
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Adam, what's a medium size box ? I'll bring some ......

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Me and a buddy of mine are going to try and come over from Dunnellon. I have never been there other than driving over the bridge on 520. I would hate for us to get lost out there on our boats. It's been known to happen when we get together... Any chance we could hook up with one or two of you natives? I'm looking foward to it. I spent five years in the Marine Corps from '93-'98 and then three years in a Navy SeeBee unit out of Orlando.Nothing beats mail when you're away from home.
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come on, directions posted plenty of people to follow




BOX SIZE.. the biggest i would go is about 4x a shoe box
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I'll check with the post office and see what sizes get the best shipping rates. There's a guy in the area that sells boxes in bulk. Maybe I can make a deal with him. They go together fast with one of those tape roller gadgets.

Granny and I have a reservation at the Super 8 on the 15th. We'll probably tow back after the ride on Saturday. Hope we get some rain
in the mean time. Our old sled doesn't have any poly on it.

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don't worry Olf Art i don't either still plenty of places to go
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Don't worry bout gettin lost or stuck. We have never left anyone behind fo either reason. I still get stuck and lost myself. I gotta say though I get stuck really good when i do it, wait till ya'll see the pictures from this weekend ... WHAT WAS I THINKIN LMAO, actually it is a long story but nobody would beleive it, LOL
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Is there an island close to the boat ramp or where ever you will meet on Sarurday my brother and me can camp on Friday night? I saw some of you talking about ridding around Friday afternoon/night and would like to be part of that (partake of the amber bottle and meet some new people). We would like to make the most of the trip.
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boblee, you can camp right at loughman's or hatbill park which also has a ramp. The mound where mood and rn got married is a nice spot and bear bluff is a mound with a small cabin. I can pm you or fax directions I am in the trucking business and am familiar with dunnellon and most of fla's back roads.

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Thanks Geneva for all your help.
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We aim to be rolling in by 5.00pm on Fri. What times dinner and are ya gonna ride after?????

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I would recommend Loughman's

Hatbill is not the greatest ramp I have ever used. Lil on the narrow side and pretty damn steep. If you have a manual trans, it might get pretty interesting!

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