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Floridays IV 2004: Cigar Smokin',


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Fort Walton BEACH, Florida

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Ladies & Gentlemen, please note, this is a CIGAR SMOKIN', RUM DRINKIN', SEAFOOD EATIN' event. This year, I decided to invite RUM buddies, too! But, if you don't like CIGARS, you might not wanna come.

4th Annual Floridays 2004

ATTENDANCE LIST:

http://www2.cigarweekly.com/community/even...40806&dmode=day

:cool::wink:

Dates 6-15 August 2004

Location http://www.conquistadorsuites.com/

As per usual, everyone is welcome.

Open to suggestion to make it bigger, better & more fun.

This is the best and least expensive place to stay, but you may stay where you wish, of course.

Looking toward the west, you can see all the way to Navarre Beach, and toward the east, to the Destin East Pass.

These rooms also offer the flexibility of being either one or two bedroom units.

If you need other accommodations, such as for small dogs, let me know...I may be able to steer you in the right direction:

http://www.sandmanmotel.com/

For BOAT Owner's, if you don't want to leave your boat in the Conquistador Parking Lot (it won't be full that time of year), here's a couple where you may stay:

One in Fort Walton Beach (Soundside)

http://www.leesideinn.com/

& one in Destin:

http://www.sandpipercove.com/

BOAT RAMP'S

Brooks Bridge Bait & Tackle

1201-A Miracle Strip Pkwy E

Cinco Bayou bridge

Eglin Pkwy (hwy 85 north), FWB

Destin Marina $7.00

Calhoun Dr., Destin

Don's Bayou boat ramp $5.00

Beach Dr., Destin (at the end)

East Pass Marina $5.00

288 E Hwy 98, Destin

Liza Jackson Park Free

Hwy 98, Fort Walton Beach

MARINA'S

Baytowne Marina at Sandestin 850-267-7777

9300 Highway 98 E., Destin

FLORIDAYs

Jimmy Buffett

(for Don Blanding, Wobby Weimer & "Groovula")

I come from where the rivers meet the sea

That's part of why I'm so wild and fancy free

I was early into crazy ways

My folks said, "It's just a phase"

They were hoping for better days

Now in my line of work I seem to see a lot more than most

Write 'em down, pas 'em around

It's the gospel from the coast

Reflections, not just replays

Takin' time to escape the maze

Lookin' for better days

I spent a year of my life one night

On the beaches in old Beirut

Seems that all they're aimin' for there

Is to hang around and shoot

Each others' lives away

Bloody winds on a distant bay

they're lookin' for better days

Looking to the left, looking to the right

Looking to the stars to shed some light

Hoping for a breath, hoping for break

Hopin' for the give without the take

The dreamers line the state road

Just to watch the runway show

Slouched behind their steering wheels

They just watch the big jets go

Streakin' through the morning haze

Focal point of a distant gaze

Lookin' for better days

(INSTRUMENTAL)

Pale invaders and tanned crusaders

Are worshiping the sun

On the corner of "walk" and "don't walk"

Somewhere on US 1

I'm back to livin' Floridays

Blue skies and ultra-violet rays

Lookin' for better days

I'm back to livin' Floridays

Blue skies and ultra-violet rays

Lookin' for better days, lookin' for better days

Lookin' for Floridays

Better days, better days

Everybody's lookin' for better days

Somewhere beneath the shining star

Better days, won't you take me to better days

Better days, I sure could use a few better days

Floridays

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robyn, this is where we hang out on the beach, smoke cigars, drink rum & eat seafood

not everyone there smokes cigars; or smokes @ all

kinda of a 9 day Beach Party for Adults; you're welcome to come & not smoke, but thought it fair to warn people that most of us will be smokin' fine cigars :cool:

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robyn, this is where we hang out on the beach, smoke cigars, drink rum & eat seafood

not everyone there smokes cigars; or smokes @ all

kinda of a 9 day Beach Party for Adults; you're welcome to come & not smoke, but thought it fair to warn people that most of us will be smokin' fine cigars :cool:

The cigars aren't a problem. Hanging out on the beach in the middle of the summer is (after you've lived in Florida for over 30 years - your skin just says - "PLEASE DON'T"). But thanks for the information. And remember your sunscreen! Robyn

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Not to worry, we won't hang out on the beach the whole time, will have lots of umbrellas & sunscreen; plus balconies at the hotel.

Perhaps you'll want to hook up with us for an evening of dining? Will let you know when we get the details hammered out.

Lots of people will just come for one of the weekends. :cool:

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Not to worry, we won't hang out on the beach the whole time, will have lots of umbrellas & sunscreen; plus balconies at the hotel.

Perhaps you'll want to hook up with us for an evening of dining? Will let you know when we get the details hammered out.

Lots of people will just come for one of the weekends. :cool:

Thanks. Please keep me informed. Robyn

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latest update:

Time: 4:00 pm -> Sunday, August 15th, 2004 at 11:00 am

Location: Fort Walton BEACH, Florida

Link: http://www2.cigarweekly.com/community/even...40806&dmode=day

Category: Other

those who haven't made reservations MAY want to go ahead & do so:

1. the sister hotel, formerly owned by the same company, has been sold, torn down & another accommodation built in it's place

2. phone line for the old place rings @ Conquistador & the web-site is linked, too

3. so, those who used to stay @ Blue Horizon now book @ Conquistador

4. all this means there's LESS room for us

Conquistador Hotel Florida

Reservations (800) 824-7112

Talk with Karen or Sarah, ask for the Payne Family Reunion :rolleyes::wink:

4th Annual Floridays 2004

Dates 6-15 August 2004

Location new hotel website:

http://www.conquistadorhotelflorida.com/

& PHOTOS http://www.conquistadorhotelflorida.com/photos.htm

looks like they fixed the place up a bit

As per usual, everyone is welcome.

Open to suggestion to make it bigger, better & more fun.

This is the best and least expensive place to stay, but you may stay where you wish, of course.

Looking toward the west, you can see all the way to Navarre Beach, and toward the east, to the Destin East Pass.

These rooms also offer the flexibility of being either one or two bedroom units.

If you need other accommodations, such as for small dogs, let me know...I may be able to steer you in the right direction:

http://www.sandmanmotel.com/

http://www.emeraldcoastrentals.com/aquavilla.html

For BOAT Owner's, if you don't want to leave your boat in the Conquistador Parking Lot (it won't be full that time of year), here's a couple where you may stay:

One in Fort Walton Beach (Soundside)

http://www.leesideinn.com/

& one in Destin:

http://www.sandpipercove.com/

BOAT RAMP'S

Brooks Bridge Bait & Tackle

1201-A Miracle Strip Pkwy E

Cinco Bayou bridge

Eglin Pkwy (hwy 85 north), FWB

Destin Marina $7.00

Calhoun Dr., Destin

Don's Bayou boat ramp $5.00

Beach Dr., Destin (at the end)

East Pass Marina $5.00

288 E Hwy 98, Destin

Liza Jackson Park Free

Hwy 98, Fort Walton Beach

MARINA'S

Baytowne Marina at Sandestin 850-267-7777

9300 Highway 98 E., Destin

FLORIDAYs

Jimmy Buffett

(for Don Blanding, Wobby Weimer & "Groovula")

I come from where the rivers meet the sea

That's part of why I'm so wild and fancy free

I was early into crazy ways

My folks said, "It's just a phase"

They were hoping for better days

Now in my line of work I seem to see a lot more than most

Write 'em down, pas 'em around

It's the gospel from the coast

Reflections, not just replays

Takin' time to escape the maze

Lookin' for better days

I spent a year of my life one night

On the beaches in old Beirut

Seems that all they're aimin' for there

Is to hang around and shoot

Each others' lives away

Bloody winds on a distant bay

they're lookin' for better days

Looking to the left, looking to the right

Looking to the stars to shed some light

Hoping for a breath, hoping for break

Hopin' for the give without the take

The dreamers line the state road

Just to watch the runway show

Slouched behind their steering wheels

They just watch the big jets go

Streakin' through the morning haze

Focal point of a distant gaze

Lookin' for better days

(INSTRUMENTAL)

Pale invaders and tanned crusaders

Are worshiping the sun

On the corner of "walk" and "don't walk"

Somewhere on US 1

I'm back to livin' Floridays

Blue skies and ultra-violet rays

Lookin' for better days

I'm back to livin' Floridays

Blue skies and ultra-violet rays

Lookin' for better days, lookin' for better days

Lookin' for Floridays

Better days, better days

Everybody's lookin' for better days

Somewhere beneath the shining star

Better days, won't you take me to better days

Better days, I sure could use a few better days

Floridays

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latest update:

Time: 4:00 pm -> Sunday, August 15th, 2004 at 11:00 am

Location: Fort Walton BEACH, Florida

Link: http://www2.cigarweekly.com/community/even...40806&dmode=day

Category: Other

those who haven't made reservations MAY want to go ahead & do so:

1. the sister hotel, formerly owned by the same company, has been sold, torn down & another accommodation built in it's place

2. phone line for the old place rings @ Conquistador & the web-site is linked, too

3. so, those who used to stay @ Blue Horizon now book @ Conquistador

4. all this means there's LESS room for us

Conquistador Hotel Florida

Reservations (800) 824-7112

Talk with Karen or Sarah, ask for the Payne Family Reunion :rolleyes::wink:

4th Annual Floridays 2004

Dates 6-15 August 2004

Location new hotel website:

http://www.conquistadorhotelflorida.com/

& PHOTOS http://www.conquistadorhotelflorida.com/photos.htm

looks like they fixed the place up a bit

As per usual, everyone is welcome.

Open to suggestion to make it bigger, better & more fun.

This is the best and least expensive place to stay, but you may stay where you wish, of course.

Looking toward the west, you can see all the way to Navarre Beach, and toward the east, to the Destin East Pass.

These rooms also offer the flexibility of being either one or two bedroom units.

If you need other accommodations, such as for small dogs, let me know...I may be able to steer you in the right direction:

http://www.sandmanmotel.com/

http://www.emeraldcoastrentals.com/aquavilla.html

For BOAT Owner's, if you don't want to leave your boat in the Conquistador Parking Lot (it won't be full that time of year), here's a couple where you may stay:

One in Fort Walton Beach (Soundside)

http://www.leesideinn.com/

& one in Destin:

http://www.sandpipercove.com/

BOAT RAMP'S

Brooks Bridge Bait & Tackle

1201-A Miracle Strip Pkwy E

Cinco Bayou bridge

Eglin Pkwy (hwy 85 north), FWB

Destin Marina $7.00

Calhoun Dr., Destin

Don's Bayou boat ramp $5.00

Beach Dr., Destin (at the end)

East Pass Marina $5.00

288 E Hwy 98, Destin

Liza Jackson Park Free

Hwy 98, Fort Walton Beach

MARINA'S

Baytowne Marina at Sandestin 850-267-7777

9300 Highway 98 E., Destin

FLORIDAYs

Jimmy Buffett

(for Don Blanding, Wobby Weimer & "Groovula")

I come from where the rivers meet the sea

That's part of why I'm so wild and fancy free

I was early into crazy ways

My folks said, "It's just a phase"

They were hoping for better days

Now in my line of work I seem to see a lot more than most

Write 'em down, pas 'em around

It's the gospel from the coast

Reflections, not just replays

Takin' time to escape the maze

Lookin' for better days

I spent a year of my life one night

On the beaches in old Beirut

Seems that all they're aimin' for there

Is to hang around and shoot

Each others' lives away

Bloody winds on a distant bay

they're lookin' for better days

Looking to the left, looking to the right

Looking to the stars to shed some light

Hoping for a breath, hoping for break

Hopin' for the give without the take

The dreamers line the state road

Just to watch the runway show

Slouched behind their steering wheels

They just watch the big jets go

Streakin' through the morning haze

Focal point of a distant gaze

Lookin' for better days

(INSTRUMENTAL)

Pale invaders and tanned crusaders

Are worshiping the sun

On the corner of "walk" and "don't walk"

Somewhere on US 1

I'm back to livin' Floridays

Blue skies and ultra-violet rays

Lookin' for better days

I'm back to livin' Floridays

Blue skies and ultra-violet rays

Lookin' for better days, lookin' for better days

Lookin' for Floridays

Better days, better days

Everybody's lookin' for better days

Somewhere beneath the shining star

Better days, won't you take me to better days

Better days, I sure could use a few better days

Floridays

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With that name...

There better be some black-market Cubans there...

It sounds like a good time...if I lived in FL, I'd be there. It's actually been about two weeks (!) since I've had tabaco, but I do like one now and then, ESPECIALLY with a fine rum. I have a bunch of puppies aging in my mini-humidor...and I'm getting the itch!

Have fun there,

Bruce

PS-I guess I should try to remember that I'm a member of the cigar weekly forum, too...I haven't been there in months...

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This sounds like a good excuse to spend some time drinking some rum and enjoying a cigar. Wish I could make it down, maybe next year. Too bad 7 and a half feet of draft is a little too much for the local water in north Florida. But since I can't make it, please have one for me.

Edward Hamilton

Ministry of Rum.com

The Complete Guide to Rum

When I dream up a better job, I'll take it.

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