2/24 - 2/26 2017 Northern Florida - 3 booked, need at least 2 more

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  1. Orchid

    Orchid Sharp Shootin' Grandma

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    Anyone want to join us at Stephen Foster State Park in February? We need at least two more members to make an official rally!

    Myself, JAXPOPPER, and SHFL are all booked. There are plenty of sites left for that weekend. Come meet some members and let's have a great time! [CP]
     
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    jumpoff I'm in a camping state of mind

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    Hey Guys... I'm in Julington Creek in northern St Johns county. I don't know if I could go to a rally because of work limitations but I'd like to meet some fellow campers from North Florida.
     
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    Orchid Sharp Shootin' Grandma

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    We are kind of a mini-rally at this point. Only the three of us. We need five booked to make it official, but we will have fun either way. Maybe you can just come over on Saturday? I'm sure when we figure out who all is going, we will plan something like a pot luck for Saturday.
     
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    Sites 33, 42, and 44 are booked for the mini-rally.
    21 sites are still available.
     

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    yetavon everything is better around a campfire.

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    We are putting this on the calendar for now to see if we can make it work.
     
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    Orchid Sharp Shootin' Grandma

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    That would wonderful! [CP] I hope you can join us!
     
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    yetavon everything is better around a campfire.

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    We need to get to Crawfordville at some point in the near future....
     
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    JAXPOPPER Jax. FL Fleetwood Tucson

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    We survived Hurricane Matthew and pup was nice and safe in the garage....Should be taking it out in couple weeks for some fun. Cant wait for the trip in February!!!
     
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    i think we're in! that's our winter break with the kids. i've been wanting to go to this park for awhile as well. will reserve later today if wife agrees.
     
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    So, Florida people, how do you camp around so many alligators? Avoid late night trips to the comfort station? I've been to the south entrance of the swamp near Folkston. Tons of alligators just lounging around. Lazy but also prolific.
     
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    JAXPOPPER Jax. FL Fleetwood Tucson

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    Hi TZ, You just have to watch every step...Lol. Yep, I have been to the swamp and gators can get aggressive when protecting their nests. We rented a boat one time and got chased by a female.... Stephen Foster looks like a pretty nice park. Let us know if about reserving a space.....
     
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    Orchid Sharp Shootin' Grandma

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    YES!!!! Fantastic news!
     
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    Sue and I would like to attend but looks booked. I'm i wrong? I hope so....let me know if so and we are in.
     
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    Orchid Sharp Shootin' Grandma

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    I will go check right now. There were lots of sites available a couple of weeks ago.

    ETA - still lots of sites for the weekend. It's February 24 -26, 2017!

    On the map, the ones I have circled in red are our three PUP group reservations. All the sites in brown are reserved, all the ones in blue are still available. :)

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    Orchid Sharp Shootin' Grandma

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    Did you reserve? Don't worry about alligators here. The river is quite below the campground area. They don't climb up.
     
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    We're still undecided. My son's birthday is the 22nd and we're not sure if he wants to go camping or spend time with friends. We're working on it, though. I'll let you know either way.
     
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    Well...that sounds reassuring. I'm thinking they're willingness to climb up is in direct proportion of how hungry they are. I'm not worried but it will be an adventure just to camp close to their habitat.
     
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    jumpoff I'm in a camping state of mind

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    I'm in...I just reserved site 31...!!!
     
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    Orchid Sharp Shootin' Grandma

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    YES!!!!!! Woo Hoo!

    Tell you son we will have him a Birthday Party at our little rally! How old will he be?

    Really, alligators are not a problem. [:D] We even camp right on the river around here, and just stay out of the water at night. They don't come out. In the case of Stephen Foster, the camping area is not even directly on the river.

    Believe me, I am NOT a FL native, and probably one of the most over-protective, paranoid grandmothers you could ever meet, and I would take my grandchildren camping there.
     
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    Orchid Sharp Shootin' Grandma

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    Even if they climbed up the bank, the river is so far from the camping area, they would never venture that far. It's driving distance away, within the park. [:D]

    Here is our new, updated mini-rally map! I'm so excited that we have four now! One more and we will need to appoint a wagon master and can apply to be "official!"

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