Road trip: Alexandria, VA to Naples, FL

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    Dec 17, 2011 4:08 PM GMT
    Hey, guys! I'll be driving with my bf and our five Westie dogs from our home in Alexandria/Mount Vernon, Virginia to our little house in Naples, Florida the day after Christmas. We'll be stopping at a doggie-friendly motel just south of Savannah, Georgia, later that evening (December 26th). The next morning we'll meet up a fellow RJ'er @ Jacksonville, FL. We'll continue on to Clearwater Beach, FL where we'll meet another friend for lunch before driving to our final destination in Naples. We intend to drive back north on February 17-18, 2012.

    Any cool RJ'ers wanna meet up for a cup of hot chocolate along the way? Just to clarify: this is not a sex ad. I just hope to meet in real life some of the many sexy and friendly guys I often see here on RJ. C'mon, guys! Don't be shy and let's meet for a well-deserved 10-15 minute break along the way.

    Here's a picture of our ferocious canines (our little Susie, in the sweater with the purple bones, is now in doggie heaven):


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    Dec 17, 2011 6:05 PM GMT
    sounds a nice program!!

    enjoy on the long road!!
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    Dec 17, 2011 6:19 PM GMT
    THAT is a great pic! The Westies...yours isn't too bad either!icon_wink.gif

    PS: Sorry about your pup. I know how that feels all too well.
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    Dec 17, 2011 6:27 PM GMT
    Yoo hoo.... you have to have at least a coke (since you're driving) at the Flamingo resort on your way down! (which is like right around the corner from me)
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    Dec 17, 2011 11:01 PM GMT
    Awwww.. cute dogs. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Dec 18, 2011 4:19 AM GMT
    Are you stopping in Orlando? if so, I wanna meet you guys.
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    Dec 18, 2011 4:57 PM GMT
    @ Superbicep, Studly & Xrich:
    Thanks, guys!

    @ TropicalMark:
    I've never heard of the Flamingo Resort in St. Petersburg, but I think we can give it a try as long as the place is doggie-friendly, if not on the trip south, probably on the way north in February. Would you be around to meet as well?

    @ Perrey (FastLane):
    Sure thing, bud. I'll make sure to detour and pass by Orlando so that we can finally meet after all this time corresponding. We might be in the area around lunch time. I'll send you a private email with my cell phone number to better coordinate this. Looking forward to making your acquaintance, babe. icon_wink.gif
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    Dec 18, 2011 8:11 PM GMT
    MascStud said@ Superbicep, Studly & Xrich:
    Thanks, guys!

    @ TropicalMark:
    I've never heard of the Flamingo Resort in St. Petersburg, but I think we can give it a try as long as the place is doggie-friendly, if not on the trip south, probably on the way north in February. Would you be around to meet as well?

    @ Perrey (FastLane):
    Sure thing, bud. I'll make sure to detour and pass by Orlando so that we can finally meet after all this time corresponding. We might be in the area around lunch time. I'll send you a private email with my cell phone number to better coordinate this. Looking forward to making your acquaintance, babe. icon_wink.gif
    Yup.. its dog friendly.. Look it up
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    Oh yeah and yup.. should be around unless Im still in KW but I doubt it.
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    Dec 18, 2011 10:08 PM GMT
    I thought the Flamingo had shut down...like a few weeks before I moved away in 2007. Is it under new ownership now?

    Anyway, I need an excuse to fly to Naples. Once I find one, I'll fly over for brunch. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Dec 18, 2011 10:09 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidI thought the Flamingo had shut down...like a few weeks before I moved away in 2007. Is it under new ownership now?

    Anyway, I need an excuse to fly to Naples. Once I find one, I'll fly over for brunch. icon_biggrin.gif
    Yer talking about the Suncoast.. yeah that is now an empty lot!
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    Dec 18, 2011 10:09 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidI thought the Flamingo had shut down...like a few weeks before I moved away in 2007. Is it under new ownership now?

    Anyway, I need an excuse to fly to Naples. Once I find one, I'll fly over for brunch. icon_biggrin.gif
    Pick me up on the way.. dont you need to bring a nut or something to kevin? icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
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    Dec 18, 2011 10:15 PM GMT
    TropicalMark saidYer talking about the Suncoast.. yeah that is now an empty lot!
    Oh yeah...it's been a while. icon_lol.gif
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    Dec 18, 2011 10:16 PM GMT
    TropicalMark said
    paulflexes saidI thought the Flamingo had shut down...like a few weeks before I moved away in 2007. Is it under new ownership now?

    Anyway, I need an excuse to fly to Naples. Once I find one, I'll fly over for brunch. icon_biggrin.gif
    Pick me up on the way.. dont you need to bring a nut or something to kevin? icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
    You want me to fly 1.5 hrs out of the way to pick you up? You gotta be crazy! Oh wait, you are. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Dec 18, 2011 10:19 PM GMT
    paulflexes said
    TropicalMark said
    paulflexes saidI thought the Flamingo had shut down...like a few weeks before I moved away in 2007. Is it under new ownership now?

    Anyway, I need an excuse to fly to Naples. Once I find one, I'll fly over for brunch. icon_biggrin.gif
    Pick me up on the way.. dont you need to bring a nut or something to kevin? icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
    You want me to fly 1.5 hrs out of the way to pick you up? You gotta be crazy! Oh wait, you are. icon_biggrin.gif
    And thats something you don't feel comfortable with? (the crazy part) I'm surprised considering! icon_wink.gificon_wink.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
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    Dec 19, 2011 1:29 AM GMT
    TropicalMark said
    paulflexes said
    TropicalMark said
    paulflexes saidI thought the Flamingo had shut down...like a few weeks before I moved away in 2007. Is it under new ownership now?

    Anyway, I need an excuse to fly to Naples. Once I find one, I'll fly over for brunch. icon_biggrin.gif
    Pick me up on the way.. dont you need to bring a nut or something to kevin? icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
    You want me to fly 1.5 hrs out of the way to pick you up? You gotta be crazy! Oh wait, you are. icon_biggrin.gif
    And thats something you don't feel comfortable with? (the crazy part) I'm surprised considering! icon_wink.gificon_wink.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
    I only hang out with crazy people. Anything else would feel awkward.
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    Dec 19, 2011 1:39 AM GMT
    paulflexes said
    TropicalMark said
    paulflexes said
    TropicalMark said
    paulflexes saidI thought the Flamingo had shut down...like a few weeks before I moved away in 2007. Is it under new ownership now?

    Anyway, I need an excuse to fly to Naples. Once I find one, I'll fly over for brunch. icon_biggrin.gif
    Pick me up on the way.. dont you need to bring a nut or something to kevin? icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
    You want me to fly 1.5 hrs out of the way to pick you up? You gotta be crazy! Oh wait, you are. icon_biggrin.gif
    And thats something you don't feel comfortable with? (the crazy part) I'm surprised considering! icon_wink.gificon_wink.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
    I only hang out with crazy people. Anything else would feel awkward.
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    Dec 31, 2011 5:36 AM GMT
    I'm happy to report that the road trip I did with my bf and our five pups to our little house in Naples, Florida, earlier this week went extremely well. It took us a day and a half to drive from our permanent home in Alexandria, Virginia, to southwest Florida and had a great time doing it. It was the pups' first time making such a long trip and they all behaved like true champs. They took turns looking out the windows and sleeping in their comfortable pillows/flat bed we prepared for them in the back seat and trunk of my jeep. They held their peepee like real pros and went potty on command every couple of hours whenever we made a pit (or is it "pee") stop.

    I also had the great fortune of meeting two fellow RealJock'ers: Billy (LittleDudewithMuslces) in Jacksonville, and Perrey (FastLaneKid) in Orlando. They're both great guys and anyone who meets them can consider himself lucky for doing so. I certainly do. Here are some pics of us all, including my bf Mario and our five ferocious canines:


    With Billy (LittleDudewithMuscles) in Jacksonville, FL:

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    My Baby with Billy (LittleDudewithMuscles) and the pups in Jacksonville, FL:
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    My Baby again with Billy (LittleDudewithMuscles) and the pups in Jacksonville, FL:
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    With Perrey (FastLaneKid) in Orlando, FL:
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    Mario with Perrey (FastLaneKid) and the pups in front of my jeep and our trailer in Orlando, FL:
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    Mario again with Perrey (FastLaneKid) and the pups in front of my jeep and our trailer in Orlando, FL / what's up with you, Perrey? icon_biggrin.gif:
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    With Perrey (FastLaneKid) again in Orlando, FL:
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    With Perrey (FastLaneKid) again in Orlando, FL / dude, seriously, what's up with you, bro? icon_lol.gif :
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    Goofing off with Perrey (FastLaneKid) again in Orlando, FL / Ha ha ha!!! Yeah, I know we look silly, but wanna know what? Had a great time and that's what's important. Right??? icon_lol.gif :
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    Dec 31, 2011 7:28 AM GMT
    HaHaHa! that was awesome dude. In the first and third pics I look like I borrowed some of the drugs from the junkies that came over to see your babies.

    But the reality is you took forever to take that third pic. My nipples were frozen by the time the flash came up. I was going "Forget about it" and I'm not even Italian. icon_wink.gif
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    Dec 31, 2011 2:09 PM GMT
    It was so much fun seeing you guys!! So glad we connected and I look forward to it again!! (And your dogs are so sweet and well-behaved!!)
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    Dec 31, 2011 3:11 PM GMT
    Hey, guys! It was awesome meeting you in person on our way down to Naples. I hope to see you again while I'm down here or at the very least, on my way up north again in mid February. You guys rock!

    Happy New Year 2012!!!