Coming to South Florida? Let me advise you!

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    May 26, 2012 2:28 PM GMT
    I've been coming to Florida since 1973, living here continuously for 5 years. My partner has lived here since 1969, 43 years. If you're considering coming here send me an e-mail.

    I'm thinking about this because 2 Mondays from now I'm meeting an RJer at the terminal and driving him to his gay guest house on Fort Lauderdale beach. And I do this all the time, driving to the airport several times every month for family & friends.

    When I lived in North Dakota, who the fuck visits Fargo, that I got to do this? But now I'm near Miami, a major vacation destination. You need a ride from the airport, or information, a tour guide, whatever, let me know. (Just make the airport Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood/FLL. No one in their right mind flies into Miami Intl/MIA)

    A spam disclaimer: I get no compensation from any business for this, just something I do freely for my RJ brothers.

    So anyway, shoot me an e-mail if you're thinking about coming down here. icon_biggrin.gif
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    May 26, 2012 3:41 PM GMT
    Is it really stinking hot and humid?
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    May 26, 2012 3:43 PM GMT
    I'll be there next week...what time can I expect you to pull up outside baggage claim on the Red Vespa?...or were you going to send a limo? icon_wink.gif
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    May 26, 2012 3:55 PM GMT
    turbobilly saidIs it really stinking hot and humid?

    Depends on the month. The late summer can be brutal. Plus it's hurricane season, when all bets are off. Best is the Winter. But that naturally is tourist season, when lodging rates are highest, toughest to book, the roads clogged.

    You might look at October or November. The Summer heat & humidity have broken, hurricane season is ending, tourists haven't shown up yet because the snow hasn't hit much of the US, Canada & Europe, room rates are still reduced.

    After the Christmas holiday it changes. People are tired of the northern winter and flock down here. But you can get some surprising cold snaps here in Jan-Feb, your trip ruined. The weather before Thanksgiving is more predictable and pleasant for the beach than after the holidays.
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    May 26, 2012 4:04 PM GMT
    Art_Deco said
    turbobilly saidIs it really stinking hot and humid?

    Depends on the month. The late summer can be brutal. Plus it's hurricane season, when all bets are off. Best is the Winter. But that naturally is tourist season, when lodging rates are highest, toughest to book, the roads clogged.

    You might look at October or November. The Summer heat & humidity have broken, hurricane season is ending, tourists haven't shown up yet because the snow hasn't hit much of the US, room rates are still reduced.

    After the Christmas holiday it changes, people are tired of the northern winter, flock down here. But you can get some surprising cold snaps here in Jan-Feb, your trip ruined. The weather before Thanksgiving is more predictable and pleasant than after the holidays.


    And if one is close to the beach, there should be some breezes coming off the ocean. The "stinking hot and humid" is in Central Florida right now, mainly the Orlando area. It's high noon as I type this and it is already gawdawful hot.

    Doesn't cool down that much after sundown here either. At 10 PM last night it was humid and 84 degrees.

    South Florida is the better bet and the entire region is nice. It is much easier to navigate around town by flying into FLL. If one does not know the Miami area, it can be very confusing for someone that doesn't know the terrain.
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    May 26, 2012 4:06 PM GMT
    turbobilly saidIs it really stinking hot and humid?


    aye
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    May 26, 2012 5:04 PM GMT
    Does Deco work for the Chamber of Commerce now? icon_lol.gif


    south florida sucks. People act like it's "the place to be"

    I'm so glad I was able to move. California is way better, hands down. Fuck south florida. It's flat, hot, dirty, and just plain tacky all around.

    Like fort lauderdale? icon_rolleyes.gif

    please... it's just a paved over swamp....much like Miami.
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    May 26, 2012 5:36 PM GMT
    What's with the snarky comments directed at Art_Deco?
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    May 26, 2012 5:43 PM GMT
    tanlejos saidWhat's with the snarky comments directed at Art_Deco?


    Because they are ignorant fucktard bullies that don't know when to shut the fuck up.
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    May 26, 2012 5:45 PM GMT
    Import saidDoes Deco work for the Chamber of Commerce now? icon_lol.gif


    south florida sucks. People act like it's "the place to be"

    I'm so glad I was able to move. California is way better, hands down. Fuck south florida. It's flat, hot, dirty, and just plain tacky all around.

    Like fort lauderdale? icon_rolleyes.gif

    please... it's just a paved over swamp....much like Miami.


    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, dear boy. I like South Florida personally, however, my real theme park is New York City.
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    May 26, 2012 7:09 PM GMT
    turbobilly saidIs it really stinking hot and humid?


    Only after the 4:30pm rains in the summer. I lived there for nearly 40 years. I know.
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    May 26, 2012 7:53 PM GMT
    turtleneckjock said
    tanlejos saidWhat's with the snarky comments directed at Art_Deco?


    Because they are ignorant fucktard bullies that don't know when to shut the fuck up.




    SO true icon_exclaim.gif
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    May 26, 2012 8:29 PM GMT
    I live on Ft Lauderdale beach so year round I get a pretty good breeze. I don't mind the summers... much cooler than Kansas City (hotter than FL in summer colder than Alaska in winter...)

    You do get into a rhythm with seasons when you live here. Visiting can be great depending on the weather AND the people you meet. I wouldn't use RJ as a guide but suggest www.jumponmarkslist.com for activities, etc.

    Before I moved here 11 years ago I visited the 8 major gay meccas for 10 days each and decided this was home. Never looked back.

    (Pic is from the Ft Lauderdale Convention and Visitor's Bureau, paid for by the bed and taxi tax especially targeted to gay community)

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    May 26, 2012 8:32 PM GMT
    Import saidDoes Deco work for the Chamber of Commerce now? icon_lol.gif

    No, I "work" for RealJock now. That is, my interest is in helping other RJers who might want to vacation here, as many do. Why not help guys coming here? This is a social site, isn't it? And I happen to live in a major tourist destination. Why would I not share what I know and help others? To withhold info and not help would be stranger, don't you agree?

    The Monday after Memorial Day I'll be picking up an RJ member in our car, and taking him to his gay guest house. Possibly to lunch, too, we'll see what he wants to do. Then probably returning him to the terminal when he leaves. Already gave him lots of FtL tips, will give him more.

    And I'm advising another member about his relocation here. I didn't "recruit" him to south Florida, his company did that. But if he's gotta come here, I'll do what I can to assist. Just did that for another recent RJ arrival, not sure how much my advice helped, but he got it, along with some others here who made suggestions.
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    May 26, 2012 8:35 PM GMT
    Hahaha so how much are you charging people for these "tours" Deco? Surely this is not one of your scams that you oh so like to giftwrap to make it seem charitable.
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    May 26, 2012 8:40 PM GMT
    Bigsmiles saidI live on Ft Lauderdale beach so year round I get a pretty good breeze. I don't mind the summers... much cooler than Kansas City (hotter than FL in summer colder than Alaska in winter...)

    You do get into a rhythm with seasons when you live here. Visiting can be great depending on the weather AND the people you meet. I wouldn't use RJ as a guide but suggest www.jumponmarkslist.com for activities, etc.

    Before I moved here 11 years ago I visited the 8 major gay meccas for 10 days each and decided this was home. Never looked back.

    (Pic is from the Ft Lauderdale Convention and Visitor's Bureau, paid for by the bed and taxi tax especially targeted to gay community)

    1333140856_FortLauderdaleBeachGLBT.jpg

    All true. And here's me standing on that same wall at largely gay Sebastian Beach. The Visitor's Bureau has a special online section just for GLBT tourists.

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    http://www.sunny.org/glbt/
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    May 26, 2012 8:43 PM GMT
    i'll definitely keep that in mind if i ever make it down there, although my propensity for road-tripping may result in coffees at a cafe instead of a trip from the airport icon_biggrin.gif
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    May 26, 2012 9:16 PM GMT
    Again, southbeach...we know you are attention-deprived. Therefore, you have to resort to senseless taunting and bullying to get people to notice you.

    What purpose are you serving for being menacing and hateful? Answer that!

    Go away. We don't want or need you here. Leave. You will not be missed and take your friends with you.
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    May 26, 2012 9:25 PM GMT
    turtleneckjock saidAgain, southbeach...we know you are attention-deprived. Therefore, you have to resort to senseless taunting and bullying to get people to notice you.

    What purpose are you serving for being menacing and hateful? Answer that!

    Go away. We don't want or need you here. Leave. You will not be missed and take your friends with you.

    Has he been trying to disrupt & derail another thread meant to help other gays again? I have him blocked, and so don't see his venom.
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    May 26, 2012 9:32 PM GMT
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    turtleneckjock saidAgain, southbeach...we know you are attention-deprived. Therefore, you have to resort to senseless taunting and bullying to get people to notice you.

    What purpose are you serving for being menacing and hateful? Answer that!

    Go away. We don't want or need you here. Leave. You will not be missed and take your friends with you.

    Has he been trying to disrupt & derail another thread meant to help other gays again? I have him blocked, and so don't see his venom.


    yeah. I just finally blocked him today, mainly because i can't see any other angle to his rantings other than to stir up trouble.
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    May 26, 2012 9:41 PM GMT
    Art_Deco said
    turtleneckjock saidAgain, southbeach...we know you are attention-deprived. Therefore, you have to resort to senseless taunting and bullying to get people to notice you.

    What purpose are you serving for being menacing and hateful? Answer that!

    Go away. We don't want or need you here. Leave. You will not be missed and take your friends with you.

    Has he been trying to disrupt & derail another thread meant to help other gays again? I have him blocked, and so don't see his venom.


    Of course he is. Whenever something is posted for the "greater good" of RJ, he and his like-minded (if they had minds) friends have to deposit a stool in the RJ punchbowl.

    Their goal is to push good people out of RJ to leave enough room for them to bully, taunt and heap tons of criticism on them because anyone that thinks differently is inferior. Those of us that are tired of this need to contact RJ Administration over and over to cease this and to remove them permanently.

    I'm sure those that advertise on RJ, to keep this a free service, would be horrified to know their money goes to a site where certain people are "Champions Of Hate."
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    May 26, 2012 9:53 PM GMT
    RoadsterRacer87 saidi'll definitely keep that in mind if i ever make it down there, although my propensity for road-tripping may result in coffees at a cafe instead of a trip from the airport icon_biggrin.gif

    Or vice versa, perhaps, if we drive up to New Orleans. Already have some RJ contacts up there, and I used to visit regularly when in the Army. But more contacts are better than fewer, especially those with the latest info.

    In fact, I'd like to see other RJers come forward to be regular points of contact (POC) for other destinations, like SF, NYC, LA, Boston, Chicago, etc, and for major cities around the world. I often rely upon online personal advice when I travel, one of the reasons I announce when I expect to be visiting a place. And also in the hope of meeting RJers, which has happened a number of times now, like in Key West.
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    May 26, 2012 9:54 PM GMT
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    RoadsterRacer87 saidi'll definitely keep that in mind if i ever make it down there, although my propensity for road-tripping may result in coffees at a cafe instead of a trip from the airport icon_biggrin.gif

    Or vice versa, perhaps, if we drive up to New Orleans. Already have some RJ contacts up there, and I used to visit regularly when in the Army. But more contacts are better than fewer, especially with the latest info.

    In fact, I'd like to see other RJers come forward to be regular points of contact (POC) for other destinations, like SF, NYC, LA, Boston, Chicago, etc, and for major cities around the world. I often rely upon online personal advice when I travel, one of the reasons I announce when I expect to be visiting a place. And also in the hope of meeting RJers, which has happened a number of times now, like in Key West.


    Why would you want that? So you can collect more donations for your "charity"??
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    May 26, 2012 9:56 PM GMT
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    RoadsterRacer87 saidi'll definitely keep that in mind if i ever make it down there, although my propensity for road-tripping may result in coffees at a cafe instead of a trip from the airport icon_biggrin.gif

    Or vice versa, perhaps, if we drive up to New Orleans. Already have some RJ contacts up there, and I used to visit regularly when in the Army. But more contacts are better than fewer, especially with the latest info.

    In fact, I'd like to see other RJers come forward to be regular points of contact (POC) for other destinations, like SF, NYC, LA, Boston, Chicago, etc, and for major cities around the world. I often rely upon online personal advice when I travel, one of the reasons I announce when I expect to be visiting a place. And also in the hope of meeting RJers, which has happened a number of times now, like in Key West.


    well i know a fair bit about new orleans, including some of her quirks (not to mention the secret parking lots of the Quarter). I'm always looking to make new contacts and friends and eventually I'll even have a car that i can throw a bunch of people in the back of for a whirlwind tour (i have an unhealthy obsession with volvo 240 & 740 station wagons)
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    May 26, 2012 10:09 PM GMT
    RoadsterRacer87 saidwell i know a fair bit about new orleans, including some of her quirks (not to mention the secret parking lots of the Quarter). I'm always looking to make new contacts and friends and eventually I'll even have a car that i can throw a bunch of people in the back of for a whirlwind tour (i have an unhealthy obsession with volvo 240 & 740 station wagons)

    Great. And when we ride with someone they get to use our handicapped parking permits (we each have one), which also expands the parking options. I remember those Volvos fondly, which may explain a strange lusting I've had recently for the boxy Ford Flex.