10-01-2008, 04:29 PM
Will be wintering in Florida this year, 1st time. Where will you be and when will you be there? Let's do something other than taking a picture at the Tampa RV Show. How about a winter rally in Florida??? Maybe just a weekend somewhere. I will help organize but would need some help. Let me know your desires!!!! Fun doesn't have to stop with the seasons....[:o)][:o)][:o)][:o)]

10-01-2008, 05:20 PM
Sounds Great. We will be at our winter home in Silver Springs and would love to do more than the RV Show in Tampa. Just let us know when and where and we will help out with whatever is needed.


10-01-2008, 05:40 PM
Rich And Helen..Mouse Mountain, Davenport, Fla arriving October 24th...Will help for food..

Glenn and Lorraine
10-02-2008, 01:35 AM
We are on our way to our winter CG as we speak. We stay in Avalon RV Park in Clearwater from October into May.
The Mini-Rally at the RV show is just on the FRiday of the show and we do try to get a group picture.
As far as a winter rally I would be happy to assist you but I should point out that if we do attend it would be without the Monty. It takes a lot of time for us to get the site setup for the winter and I do not desire to move Monty again until May. This is the very reason the Florida Region rally at the show was kept to just one day.

10-02-2008, 02:57 AM
yes..what Glenn said. Once set up in Florida we will not move execpt for a emergency.

10-02-2008, 05:27 AM
[8D]Great idea Phil, we would love to spend a little more time with our MOC friends. We are going to be at the same cg as richfaaaaaa arriving on Jan 1. Suggest looking into an eatery that could accomodate a bunch of people and spend some time there!
Moving the Montanas may not be feasable, but we can still try for more than just a picture.
If we can't find a place to eat together, there is alway other times to meet besides the the Tampa show.

10-02-2008, 09:00 AM
We will be in Umatilla at the Olde Mill Stream RV Resort. Plan to arrive 1/4 and stay until sometime in April.

Glenn and Lorraine
10-02-2008, 12:45 PM
Just for information on the RV Show...
Florida RV Trade Assoc. Super Show (http://frvta.org/supershow.asp)

10-02-2008, 02:43 PM
We will be at Blueberry Hill RV Park in Bushnell from 1/3 to 3/27 and agree with the comments -- Once set-up I do not want to move

I agree with the suggestion of scheduling an afternoon get together, other than at the Tampa RV show.

Other than March 1-4, count Phyllis & I in

10-02-2008, 03:31 PM
We plan on being at The Bees in Clermont from early January through probably mid April, depending on how Carol's knee replacement rehab is going. Getting together would be great.

10-02-2008, 04:28 PM
We'll be there. We will be wintering at Westview Ridge again this year from sometime this month until the first of April. Plan on being at the Tampa show but also hope to be there (without our ole friend Monty) and any get together any time anywhere.

10-02-2008, 04:53 PM
A noon lunch is much better than a evening as some could travel in the am and then travel home in the afternoon as opposed to nite travel as florida is a long narrow state , we are at the bottom as tampa is a long ways from us in bonita springs as we would bring the monta as we did last year but still a noon is better as we try to not drive at nite , bad eyes i guess sailer

10-04-2008, 12:31 AM
There are 3 of us signed up for the last week in Feb and 1st week of March at Fort DeSoto Park in the St. Petersburg area. Love to have more!! Joanie

Delaine and Lindy
10-04-2008, 08:51 AM
We will be in Gulf Shores from the end of Oct until end of Dec and then move on to Florida for Jan and Feb. Delaine and me would like to meet some of you during the Tampa RV show.

We will be in Zephyrhills, Fla from 1 Jan to 1 Mar 2009. The RV park is called Palm View Gardens. We have never wintered in Florida we normally went to the RGV and Arizona. So we will learn a little more about Florida. We have been as for down as the Keys but found it to be more expensive than the RGV or Arizona. This year we wanted to try and stay a little closer to Tennessee.

Really like the Tampa RV show idea. Always like to look and see whats new out there. Hope to see some of the MOC'ers there. GBY...

10-04-2008, 11:07 AM
My thoughts at this point are to meet early at the Tampa show, walk around as a group with our MOC wear on, then do lunch there and depart in the afternoon sometime. Then, on another weekend or weekday everyone get together somewhere, small park, centrally located for a MOC Mini Rally Bar-B-Que. This could be a one dayer or an overnighter. I will solicit input later in the season. Not knowing Florida I will have to have some help on logistics. Let's hear some thoughts!!!

10-04-2008, 12:56 PM
It sounds to me Phil that the Orlando Area (Leesburg, Winter Garden, Claremont and several more) is going to be the most central of all places in Florida for those of us that stay there unless several stay as far South as Miami or Key West. There are lots of places in tahat area to have a get together.


10-04-2008, 06:26 PM
We will be at Mouse Mountain just south of Disney with Richfaa (Rich & Helen) and Emmel (Steve & Patti). Sounds like a great idea.

Joyce H
10-05-2008, 11:02 AM
We will be arriving at Encore Lake Magic (Clermont) but actually nearer Disney, Orlando, Davenport, Haines City area. We are located in the "Four Corners" area very close to the intersection of US 27 and Highway 192. We will be leaving our winter chalet in the mountains of WV on 10/19...arriving Lake Magic 10/23. We willbe there until April or May.

Perhaps we (Florida Snowbirds) could plan a monthly get together for a meal, picnic, RV show, or just a visit day. We also agree moving the Monty is not an option, as it takes time to set everything up for the season. A day trip or get together monthly wou;d be great. This is just our opinion, but we will try to participate and help out, whatever is decided. I know my sister and her husband will be down for the month of January and early February and will be staying near the Villages in Lady Lake. Seems the majority of us are central or Tampa area. Tampa is only an hour and half from us, so for a day would be fine. If we planned a monthly event those who come south just for a short time could join us for a days get together.

Perhaps we could get a section started on the forum for "FLORIDA SNOWBIRDS" ??

10-05-2008, 04:37 PM
Being from bonita springs we would have to pull the monta there as florida is a very long state as its almost 400 miles long so center is 200 away and 400 does not even consider the keys as thats 160 more or so ,,, sailer

Montana Martins
10-06-2008, 01:14 AM
The Montana Martins are heading to Riverside RV Resort in the Port Charlotte area (Arcadia mailing address though) as we speak. We'll be there until late April and would love to see you all at the Tampa show. Look forward to seeing friends from the fall rally and meeting some new friends as well.

10-07-2008, 03:53 PM
We will leaving here for Naples in one week; will be there until the end of April. Would be nice to get together and meet everyone.

10-09-2008, 09:22 PM
We're leaving Dec.26 and should arrive at the Glades CG around the 29th or 30th of Dec.located at the bottom of lake okachobe between La Bell and Cleweston till April.It would be nice to meet some of the people who have given me some good helpful information.

10-10-2008, 09:30 AM
What are all the little bugs I see running around on peoples screens? You know I thought it was on my monitor the first time I saw it....I was born blonde!! Joanie

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10-10-2008, 06:43 PM
That's great Glenn!!! You just gave me the heebie geebies!!!

Joyce H
10-22-2008, 11:31 AM
We have arrived! After three days of traveling we are now on our site (#810) at Encore Lake Magic (Listed in Trailer Life under Clermont, FL) But actually located nearer Kissimmee and Disney.

First thing we did was Thank God for our Safe Travel and for my strength holding out as we were driving two vehicles. So now we can actually put all our goodies in place and enjoy our Big Sky for the next six months.

10-22-2008, 04:17 PM
Joyce, we are pulling out Friday AM. 4 days, 3 nights. 1400 miles. We also are doing the 2 car thing. Cheryl is following with the Park Ave. Should be in Mouse Mtn Mon (27th) PM. I know Rich and Helen are doing the same as us - following with a car. They got a jump on us. Are you there yet, Rich?

10-23-2008, 06:19 AM
We will also be camping in Florida again. were signed up for 2 two weeks habitat for humanity at Dell City in jan and Feb. The rest of the time we will be at Clearbrook RV resort across from Bees on rt-27. Orlando or Lakewood area would be good for us. Looking forward to meeting old friends in the MOC

10-23-2008, 01:17 PM
Not yet Dave..We stopped over in St Augustine Beach,Fl for a couple of days. We will be into MM Friday afternoon.Driving two vehicles down was not as hard as we though it might be. In fact there were some advantages such as Helen leading interference at fuel stops etc. We are already glad we brought the Honda. We left the truck hooked up at all the layovers and used the car when needed and today in St Augustine it made sightseeing a lot easier. It will have cost less than 55.00 for fuel for the Honda.

10-23-2008, 06:12 PM
We'd love to meet but wish it were closer to us in the Keys. We'll be home from Nov - April, then on the road for 6 mos. if all is well and we hope it is!! Let us know about the Tampa RV show as we need to make reservations ASAP. We're still in Ohio and the leaves are glorious. Heading home in 8 days. Missing all of you we met at the Montana Rally. Keep us posted!

10-24-2008, 05:38 AM
We will be between Kissimmee and
Lakeland March 19 thru Apr 2 and would like to meet a few of you if possible. Maybe lunch on one of those days

10-27-2008, 03:38 PM
That will be a definate get together Dennis. There are a bunch of us in the area...A dinner is on the horizon as soon as we all get settled in.

11-05-2008, 02:44 AM
We will be in Leesburg Jan. thru Apr. 5th. Would very much like to meet all of you. I feel we've begun to know somoe of you through this forum which has been a great help to us newbies.
We are workamping but will try to schedule our time off so we can meet with some of you and also would like to go to the Tampa RV Show since we've never been there. This is all exciting for us! (One question - can't figure it out - what does SOB stand for????)

Bill & Patty

11-05-2008, 03:14 AM
Some Other Brand!!!!

Glenn and Lorraine
11-05-2008, 03:31 AM
It should be noted that Lorraine and I will be moving our base from Clearwater to Davenport. We will be in site 10 at Rainbow Chase RV on Lake Wilson Road and maybe 2 miles around the corner from Mouse Mountain. Will begin the move sometime in December.

11-05-2008, 03:44 AM
Glenn and Lorraine stopped by on their quest for a new home base. It was a close call but he missed us by about 2 miles. ( just kidding) It will be good to have another MOC'er nearby. In fact this C.G is in a area being highly developed and may not be here much longer. We may be Glenn's neighbors next year.

IL. Camper
11-15-2008, 08:40 AM
we are heading for Fl. be there next week we are at cloverleaf campgrounds in brooksville this will be our 8th year will leave around the 1 frist of april. looking to see everyone at the show on Friday. darrell and barb