Treasure Island Florida! In January!

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Treasure Island Florida! In January!

Postby Mike » Mon, Nov 28 2011, 08:49 AM

Who's going to Florida this year?
January 14 and 15, 2012.

Most people:
Fly into Tampa
Stay at the Thunderbird Beach Resort on Treasure Island.

Post here if you're going.
Post if you'd like to share a room or a ride in from the airport.

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Re: Treasure Island Florida! In January!

Postby Mike » Sun, Dec 04 2011, 07:22 PM

Well, it looks like airfare isn't the bargain it was last year. It doesn't look like I'm going.

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Re: Treasure Island Florida! In January!

Postby goestoeleven » Wed, Dec 07 2011, 07:42 AM

I'm going to keep an eye on airfares. I think they may be holding prices a bit higher going into Christmas. We might see a drop after the holidays. Plus, you can look at Allegiant into St. Pete - I think they fly from Peoria direct to St. Pete a couple times a week (or maybe there's a small city they fly from closer to home for you).

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Re: Treasure Island Florida! In January!

Postby Jynx » Wed, Dec 07 2011, 02:13 PM

I'm attending! Reservations made and I'm driving (in case anyone needs stuff hauled).

I'd do most anything to get out of the cold for a week or so...and TI makes a great excuse! :c8l: ...Not that I really need one!

Hope more IKE'rs are planning on attending!
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Re: Treasure Island Florida! In January!

Postby grigorib » Tue, Dec 27 2011, 04:22 PM

Do you recall what are the usual air and water temps there in mid-January?

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Re: Treasure Island Florida! In January!

Postby Mike » Tue, Dec 27 2011, 05:19 PM

I'd say air temps have a high of around 70º. Some days warm, some days chilly, and a real possibility of a thunderstorm that lasts for an hour.
My kite has been in the water, but I haven't, so I don't know the water temperature.

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Re: Treasure Island Florida! In January!

Postby goestoeleven » Tue, Dec 27 2011, 07:22 PM

I was just there last Saturday afternoon, and the air temp was about 80, water temp was cooler - but not too cold for me to stand in it while flying the kite. We had a great week - highs in the 70s and sunny every day except yesterday. However, I was told that it was unusually warm for December, so I would be prepared for cooler temps than that. Last year, when we were down there for Christmas, we had temps in the 50s one of the days when we were on the beach (or maybe even colder - I think I brought my winter coat and gloves).

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Re: Treasure Island Florida! In January!

Postby cadguy » Fri, Dec 30 2011, 04:08 PM

hello kids,
Well, i finally got around to making my reservations. I'll get there Friday, should be on the beach just after noon, and leaving Monday late afternoon. I'll have a rental car and a room if anyone wants to share it.
I was flying my 3-stack yesterday at the pond to shake the dust off it. Saturday looks like another nice day - maybe i'll take some video.

Dayton David

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Re: Treasure Island Florida! In January!

Postby Jynx » Fri, Dec 30 2011, 08:26 PM

cadguy wrote:hello kids,
Well, i finally got around to making my reservations. I'll get there Friday, should be on the beach just after noon.......
Dayton David


I have a kite for you to review... I'll be awaiting your arrival... you'll be the first one to fly it! :-P
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Re: Treasure Island Florida! In January!

Postby Jeff » Fri, Dec 30 2011, 10:09 PM

cadguy wrote:hello kids,
Well, i finally got around to making my reservations. I'll get there Friday, should be on the beach just after noon, and leaving Monday late afternoon. I'll have a rental car and a room if anyone wants to share it.
I was flying my 3-stack yesterday at the pond to shake the dust off it. Saturday looks like another nice day - maybe i'll take some video.

Dayton David

David,

I'm working out my schedule for this year, I may be up for TI. Give me a day or two to make plans...
Keep calm, and park it in the pocket

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Re: Treasure Island Florida! In January!

Postby cadguy » Fri, Dec 30 2011, 11:57 PM

@ Jynx - looking forward to seeing/flying the new creation. I may have a new one of my own too.

@ Jeff - I get into Tampa about 11:30am Friday and depart Monday 6:30pm

these next two weeks better FLY by...

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Re: Treasure Island Florida! In January!

Postby Jeff » Tue, Jan 03 2012, 11:40 AM

And good to go. Perfect time to get away.
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Re: Treasure Island Florida! In January!

Postby Jynx » Tue, Jan 03 2012, 03:41 PM

GREAT to hear that you guys (Jeff and David) are attending! :up:

I'll be driving, and picking Alden up on Friday around 10am (or so)... if you're not renting a vehicle we can work it out and possibly pick you all up at the same time?

Let me know if you need a transport.... It's close enough that I can always make two trips if Alden doesn't want to hang around until you guys get there.

(Same with your return)

Mike K ~ Are you attending? ...You'll be sorry if you don't...ya know! :-P
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Re: Treasure Island Florida! In January!

Postby Mike » Tue, Jan 03 2012, 04:26 PM

mmmmmmmmmmmm
you're tempting me...

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Re: Treasure Island Florida! In January!

Postby cadguy » Tue, Jan 03 2012, 06:19 PM

Mike....Two words.... Florida and Revs.........Come on Mike! You know you don't want to miss another dance at the R-bar!!!!

Jynx - thanks for the offer...I already have a rental car researved.

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Re: Treasure Island Florida! In January!

Postby goestoeleven » Tue, Jan 03 2012, 07:20 PM

You guys have to stop talking about Florida and revs . . . . lalalalalalalalalalalalalalalala

I can't hear you . . . . lalalalalalalalalalalalalala

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Re: Treasure Island Florida! In January!

Postby Mike » Tue, Jan 03 2012, 07:35 PM

oh jeez, I had managed to forget that dance.... until now!

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Re: Treasure Island Florida! In January!

Postby Mike » Tue, Jan 03 2012, 07:43 PM

David, you got space in your room to add a cot?

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Re: Treasure Island Florida! In January!

Postby Jeepster » Tue, Jan 03 2012, 08:40 PM

David, you need to e-mail Duane and warn him that Mike will be looking for space on his dance card.

Doesn't Jynx have a picture of that event?

Cheers,
Tom

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Re: Treasure Island Florida! In January!

Postby goestoeleven » Tue, Jan 03 2012, 09:09 PM

Still can't hear you guys . . . . I have no idea what you are talking about . . . . not listening . . . .

Actually, I was looking at airfare for TPA today . . . and not finding much to my liking. I have to go to Atlanta on the 11th for work, but don't think I can turn that into a trip to Florida. I wish the meeting in Atlanta were rescheduled for the 13th, but it's very unlikely at this point.


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