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#1 Harold Jones

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Posted 11 March 2019 - 1607 PM

Since it's not readily apparent that the OX Ranch I&I has become the gulf coast I&I, I thought it was time to start a topic that reflects the current state of planning. 

 

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NOLA  https://www.choiceho...375?source=gyxt  Check In Oct 10  Check Out Oct 13

 

Mobile area https://hiltongarden...=GMB-HI-MOBEHGI  Check in Oct 13  Check Out Oct 17

 

Orlando https://www.wyndhamh...-north/overview  Check in Oct 17  Check Out Oct 19

 

The proposed schedule (as last amended by Allan)

 

Thu 10/10 Day 0 Arrive New Orleans, overnight in NOLA
Fri 10/11 Day 1 NOLA stuff TBD, overnight in NOLA
Sat 10/12 Day 2 WW2 Museum and Battle of New Orleans Battlefield, overnight in NOLA
Sun 10/13 Day 3 USS Kidd, 10:00-12:00, 3 hours to Fort Gaines, AL, overnight in Daphne, AL
Mon 10/14 Day 4 Mobile Maritime Museum/USS Alabama, overnight in Daphne, AL
Tue 10/15 Day 5 Fort Morgan, possible half day at NAS Pensacola Naval Aviation museum or sightseeing in Mobile city, overnight in Daphne
Wed 10/16 Day 6 1 hour to Pensacola Pensacola Naval Aviation Museum, overnight in Daphne
Thu 10/17 Day 7 6 hours to Orlando, stuff TBD (*), overnight in Orlando
Fri 10/18 Day 8 Kennedy Space flight center 1 hour east of Orlando, overnight in Orlando
Sat 10/19 Day 9 Depart from Orlando (**)
 
As of March 22
Confirmed Attendees Full Program:
Me
Sunday
Markus Becker
DB
Allan Wotherspoon
Leo Niehorster
 
Dropins:
Shep854
FlyingCanOpener
Stargrunt6

Edited by Harold Jones, 08 August 2019 - 0610 AM.

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Posted 11 March 2019 - 1617 PM

Some prettyfication
 
The proposed schedule (as last amended by Allan)
 
Thu 10/03 Day 0 Arrive New Orleans, overnight in NOLA
Fri 10/04 Day 1 NOLA stuff TBD, overnight in NOLA
Sat 10/05 Day 2 WW2 Museum and Battle of New Orleans Battlefield, overnight in NOLA
Sun 10/06 Day 3 USS Kidd, 10:00-12:00, 3 hours to Fort Gaines, AL, overnight in Daphne, AL
Mon 10/07 Day 4 Mobile Maritime Museum/USS Alabama, overnight in Daphne, AL
Tue 10/08 Day 5 Fort Morgan, possible half day at NAS Pensacola Naval Aviation museum or sightseeing in Mobile city, overnight in Daphne
Wed 10/09 Day 6 1 hour to Pensacola Pensacola Naval Aviation Museum, overnight in Daphne
Thu 10/10 Day 7 6 hours to Orlando, stuff TBD (*), overnight in Orlando
Fri 10/11 Day 8 Kennedy Space flight center 1 hour east of Orlando, overnight in Orlando
Sat 10/12 Day 9 Depart from Orlando (**)

 
For further consideration:

(*) For Day 7, an alternative to "stuff TBD" could be to spend the morning in the Naval Aviation Museum, then continue to Orlando. Another alternative would be to stop at Tallahassee to visit the Automobile Museum, or even spend a night there in order to visit the Natural Bridge Battlefield, extending the schedule by one day more.

(**) 10/14 is Columbus Day. It may be necessary to advance the whole schedule a couple of days in order to avoid events, or perhaps we could spent 10/12 at, for instance, St. Augustine (one of the few places in Samland where 300 years is not a long time :) ), then depart Sunday. At the castle they do a historic weapons demonstration Fri, Sat, Sun at 1030. The city is 2/3 hours away from Orlando.


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#3 Markus Becker

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Posted 11 March 2019 - 1640 PM

Just to make sure I get this right. The I&I starts on October 3rd and ends on October 12th.
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#4 Harold Jones

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Posted 11 March 2019 - 1713 PM

Yes, of course you can attend whichever portion works for you.


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Posted 11 March 2019 - 1801 PM

Just to make sure I get this right. The I&I starts on October 3rd and ends on October 12th.

 

We still could modify the start date.


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Posted 12 March 2019 - 1716 PM

I may choose to bookend this core part of the trip with a bit of Washington, although that complicates the flights, I missed the gun training visit for Reasons and missed out on all that.


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Posted 12 March 2019 - 1755 PM

I may choose to bookend this core part of the trip with a bit of Washington, although that complicates the flights, I missed the gun training visit for Reasons and missed out on all that.

 

Not really. Washington has more flights to different parts of Europe. Starting/ending in Washington, especially the later, could actually simplify the flights.


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#8 Allan Wotherspoon

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Posted 12 March 2019 - 1757 PM

Washington is a great city to visit.
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Posted 12 March 2019 - 1803 PM

Just to make sure I get this right. The I&I starts on October 3rd and ends on October 12th.

 
We still could modify the start date.

No. I'm good between September 30th to October 20th.
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#10 Harold Jones

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Posted 12 March 2019 - 2216 PM

I may choose to bookend this core part of the trip with a bit of Washington, although that complicates the flights, I missed the gun training visit for Reasons and missed out on all that.

It shouldn't make it any harder, there are plenty of fairly inexpensive flights from Orlando to DC.  There is even Amtrak service from Orlando, if you don't mind an overnight train ride.


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#11 Harold Jones

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Posted 22 March 2019 - 1246 PM

Updated the Topic Post with current confirmed Attendees.


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Posted 23 March 2019 - 0909 AM

consider me a drop in.
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#13 Leo Niehorster

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Posted 23 March 2019 - 0923 AM

Me too.

Once more unto the beach, dear friends, once more. ;)


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Posted 25 March 2019 - 0751 AM

If rates are right, I am open to Fri link-up in NOLA, with Wed RTB from P'cola, for five nights, AND a Ford Escape SUV for transport.


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Posted 28 March 2019 - 1214 PM

Would it be possible to move the start back or forward a week?  I just got a reminder that I have already booked plans for the 1st weekend in October.  If we can move back a week then I would depart from Pensacola on the morning of Day 7 while the remainder of the group went on to Orlando.  If we can't change then I would fly into Pensacola and link up on the afternoon of the Oct 7th.


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Posted 28 March 2019 - 1401 PM

No problem here with moving back or forward.


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Posted 28 March 2019 - 1517 PM

Same for me, although moving forward a week would potentially reduce hotel costs
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Posted 28 March 2019 - 1624 PM

No problem with moving the start date to October 10th but if we move it to Spetember 26th, I would not be able to tell if I can make it until the last moment.  

 

If we can move back a week then I would depart from Pensacola on the morning of Day 7 while

 

 

I'm suddenly not sure what "moving back" means? 10th of October? 


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#19 Harold Jones

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Posted 28 March 2019 - 1628 PM

Thanks guys, I'll adjust the start to 10 October.


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Posted 28 March 2019 - 1742 PM

10.10.2019 fine with me, too.

Pretty flexible until airline tickets confirmed.

Same for hotel reservations.

 

 

Has anyone given thought to transportation?


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