OMG! KEY WEST Yet Again In July!!!

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    May 14, 2011 6:14 PM GMT
    We just did Key West last weekend on the spur of the moment, that I wrote about here and posted pics. Today we held a Florida State-wide meeting for the annual SMART Ride to Key West, which my partner & I host monthly at our place.

    And I learn today the committee wants to have the July meeting in Key West for a change. Fine by me, I tell them! Let's do it! (Only my partner's a committee member and original founder, I just help out)

    Though I had been rather hoping for Orlando, because of some RJ friends from there I've met online but not yet in person. Plus we haven't been up there in years. But hey, I'll take what I can get. And this will be partly funded for us to cover the single day of the meeting, though we'll stay at least 4 days.

    So I quickly called a few of our favorite KW guest houses, now waiting for some call-backs from their owners we know, who weren't around on a Saturday. Within about the next day I should have everything confirmed, having decided where we're staying, and at fantastic special rates I can be sure.

    WHEE!!! I'm now gonna list Key West as our alternate location in my RJ profile, since we're there all the time. I'd consider buying something, but more fun to stay in clothing-optional gay guest houses and enjoy the constant parade of naked guys. icon_biggrin.gif
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    May 14, 2011 7:58 PM GMT
    {SSR turns his back and refuses to speak to Art anymore.}






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    May 14, 2011 8:20 PM GMT
    StudlyScrewRite said {SSR turns his back and refuses to speak to Art anymore.}
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    Yah know, let me know if you're coming to Key West, and I'll do what I can to get you the best rates. We know the owners of a number of these B&Bs and guesthouses. Plus some of the restaurants & stores, where we can also give you an introduction.

    There are so many places to chose from, but we can get you started. Make your first trip, look around, and decide for yourself where you'd most like to be next time, if not the one we initially set you up in.

    Key West is not a one-time deal, but a process. We've each been at half-a-dozen places over the years. We're still not sure where we'll be this July, maybe a gay-owned mixed place we like, or maybe a gay-only and clothing-optional again.

    Personally I'm leaning to the mixed place, to take a gorgeous room we haven't been in before, with a bathroom the size of most rooms in other hotels. I'm waiting to hear back from the owner for a can't-refuse rate. If "Dave" does that we're in, their best room on the property, and still unbooked.
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    May 15, 2011 2:18 AM GMT
    I appreciate that!

    We can't go this year until November. We've always been there late April before, so sorta looking forward to experiencing it in a different season.




    It's just that I need a fix now, man! I'm Jonesing for a hit of KW...and you seem like a dealer....so, hook a brother up?
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    May 15, 2011 2:29 AM GMT
    StudlyScrewRite saidIt's just that I need a fix now, man! I'm Jonesing for a hit of KW...and you seem like a dealer....so, hook a brother up? icon_lol.gif

    OK, that slang is totally incomprehensible to me.

    What I can tell you is that we already have Key West reservations for Nov 19 to 22. If that coincides with your own dates, great, maybe we can meet.

    What's odd to me is that you're 54, and speaking some kind of gibberish that I can't understand. Do people in West Virginia understand you when you speak like this?
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    May 15, 2011 5:39 PM GMT
    Hell, Art, I can't understand half of them in the southern-most counties myself! LOL

    I believe we will be in KW 11-11-11 thru 11-17-11....hm...just noticed that configuration.
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    May 15, 2011 5:43 PM GMT
    Hopefully this time you won't have your sink disposal or the ex causing issues..... sounds like a great time!
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    May 15, 2011 5:46 PM GMT
    StudlyScrewRite said Hell, Art, I can't understand half of them in the southern-most counties myself! LOL

    I believe we will be in KW 11-11-11 thru 11-17-11....hm...just noticed that configuration.
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    Well, the 17th will miss us by 2 days, as I noted above. Where are you staying in KW, BTW?
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    May 15, 2011 5:48 PM GMT
    HndsmKansan saidHopefully this time you won't have your sink disposal or the ex causing issues..... sounds like a great time!

    It's still months until November -- I have no doubt we'll have countless crises & misadventures before then. I just accept them as a normal part of my abnormal life. icon_sad.gif
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    May 16, 2011 8:40 PM GMT
    OK, I made the July reservations in Key West today. Wanted to go to a different place this time, quite frankly, but learned this afternoon our friends wanted to come along with us once again, and to the same hotel that they like.

    Plus the owner of the other place I was considering never phoned me back today. Very bad form on his part. You NEVER fail to call me back. I've sent some business his way, will have to think twice before doing that again.

    So anyway, in our favorite room as always. We'll have a private parking space reserved for us inside the gated compound, guys waiting to take our luggage up, the hotel manager to greet us, free drinks at the Garden Bar the moment we enter, and many other little amenities and kindnesses. No, it's not some $5000-a-night place, very far from it, the room rate about the lowest in all of Key West, though it's their very best room.

    But we know the art of being treated well on a shoestring budget. We network, we connect, we have friends everywhere, and for 2 guys of extremely modest means, we get treated like visiting royalty. I suppose someday I should lecture on the subject, to teach others the skill. Except we might find others competing with us. Well, no, maybe I'll remain selfish for a little while longer yet. icon_redface.gif

    In any case, July 8 - 11 are the dates, let me know if any of you will be in the Keys then.

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    May 16, 2011 9:16 PM GMT
    What's not to like about a "constant parade of naked guys?"

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    May 16, 2011 11:11 PM GMT
    NakedBudd saidWhat's not to like about a "constant parade of naked guys?"

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    Just so, why we merely remain gay hotel guests, rather than permanently taking a residence there, less than 200 miles from us.
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    May 17, 2011 1:40 AM GMT
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    Art_Deco said
    NakedBudd saidWhat's not to like about a "constant parade of naked guys?"

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    Just so, why we merely remain gay hotel guests, rather than permanently taking a residence there, less than 200 miles from us.



    Why don't you do something that ISN'T gay for once? icon_rolleyes.gif


    Aww - quit being a "mean girl!" :icon_lol.gif