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Old 12-21-2016, 06:21 PM   #15
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We always eat at O'Donoghue's Bar and Grill on Marco Island, Camellia Street Grill in Everglades City, and spend New Year's Eve at Erin's Island at the Hibiscus Golf Course.

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Old 12-21-2016, 07:18 PM   #16
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And we have tickets to see Iowa at the bowl!

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Old 12-27-2016, 09:55 AM   #17
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Cindy, Do your cats travel well? Some of ours do, some don't.
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Old 12-27-2016, 02:15 PM   #18
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We only take the Munchkins. They are OK with traveling, even the 8-12 hour travel days. We put a litter pan, food, drink and some of the carriers in the back of the Expedition. Two are OK with being in the camper, but the male came from a bad situation and is kind of scared. I did see him playing with the newest Munchkin yesterday though. That is a first. She is a Torti and comfortable everywhere, but I caught her by the tail trying to get out the door yesterday. She might have been an outdoor cat in her previous home, so lesson learned. Keep the door shut and watch out for her.

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Old 12-27-2016, 02:25 PM   #19
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Here is the size of a Munchkin. This is Lally, our newest rescue, the Torti who tried to escape.

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Old 12-27-2016, 04:07 PM   #20
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And we have tickets to see Iowa at the bowl!

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Hi: CindyL... Looks like you're gonna have to change the name of your trailer to "The Cats Meow". LoL
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Old 01-06-2017, 08:04 AM   #21
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Good Morning,
My husband and I are heading to Texas on Monday in our 13 foot scamp. I gave up on southern Florida for this year. I would get up at midnight and click on any state park in the Keys and couldn't get a reservation. Does anyone have some recommendations for commercial campgrounds in the Keys? We are not retired military so that is out. We are not antisocial but when I see campground advertisements for the Keys, campers are dancing in a congo line or the trailers are crammed in like sardines. Or does anyone have any tricks they have learned to use to get reservations in state parks in the Keys?

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My husband and I are heading to Texas on Monday in our 13 foot scamp. I gave up on southern Florida for this year. I would get up at midnight and click on any state park in the Keys and couldn't get a reservation. Does anyone have some recommendations for commercial campgrounds in the Keys? We are not retired military so that is out. We are not antisocial but when I see campground advertisements for the Keys, campers are dancing in a congo line or the trailers are crammed in like sardines. Or does anyone have any tricks they have learned to use to get reservations in state parks in the Keys?

I appreciate any help.
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I called the State of Florida Parks Dept and asked how to get a site at a State Park in the Keys . They told me I needed to book / reserve the site a year in advance . So if you want to reserve a site in the keys , you should be reserving it now for the winter of 2018
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We are on our way back home to IL . We tried to book our same campground for next Xmas before we left but were told that snowbirds get first chance and that we could not book until September. We booked it earlier this year (spoke to the hubby manager at that time instead of the wife this time).

The campground was tight, but I am returning with just a couple of noseeum bites. It was away from the water, so not so many. Plus the new camper made it comfy to stay inside when the bugs were out.

If noseeums don't bother you (They never bit my husband.), the KOA we stayed at before was nice and seemed to be fairly easy to get reservations. It is the Naples-Marco Island KOA. I cannot speak for the Keys.

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I did try to book a site for 2017. I even got up at midnight to push the reserve button for Long Key State Park. I still was not able to get a reservation. I must have a very slow computer. I also noticed that Long Key State Park will be closed starting October 17 for a year.
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Old 01-08-2017, 08:57 AM   #25
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My experience over the years(many of them) is that private campgrounds and rv parks usually have sites available. Since 1962 have never been left high and dry without a spot. We have spent a few nights in Walmart parking lots, truck stops, casino parking lots, and once in a church parking lot on the advice of a local police officer. Over all those years the above four examples probably total less than a dozen nights.


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Old 01-08-2017, 09:21 AM   #26
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39 degrees this morning in Ft.Myers....sorry no FL temps this morning but as locals we love a bit of this...blink and you'll miss winter here!
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