As I write this the country is still in winter’s cold grip and if that wily groundhog is right, we are in for still more cold weather. Even the weather here in Florida has been a little cooler than normal. I will still take 680 over 18o any day.
As most of you are aware, Clint Allen continues to improve (in Florida) and our thoughts and prayers are with him and Pat during this time.
As the days begin to get longer, the 2014 Dogwood rally season is approaching. With that in mind, I would like some feedback from the membership on a possible 2015 rally. Is there any interest in having an End-of-Winter-It’s-Time-to-Head-Back-Home Rally in March of next year at The Great Outdoors RV and Golf Resort in Titusville, Florida? The Great Outdoors (TGO) is a gated resort community with 1600 sites. It has a rally lot that has 25 sites and a large 20’x40’ air conditioned tent that seats 60 people. These sites have 30 amp electric and water and there is a dump site close-by. Throughout the resort are bath houses and laundries. If you prefer full hookups some are available at additional cost, although not at the rally lot. Rally rates are $35.00 + tax if we have less than 10 coaches and $25.00 + tax if there are over 10 coaches. You may come in up to 2 days prior and stay up to 2 days after the rally is you desire.
The rally lot is located across from the Blue Heron Restaurant (open for lunch and dinner) and a few hundred feet from the Jukebox Café (open for breakfast and lunch) the two eateries on site.
Some of the amenities on site available are an 18 hole championship golf course, tennis and shuffleboard courts, 2 heated swimming pools, hair and nail salon, massage therapy, RV sales, service and parts facility, Eucharistic and interdenominational church services at the Great Outdoors Community Church, Post Office, full banking services and ATM, off-leash dog park with agility equipment, walking and jogging nature trails, catch and release fishing at any of the many ponds, Nature Center with displays and information of wildlife at TGO and golf cart rental, sales and service,
TGO is located 1 mile west of I 95 off State Route 50 just west of Titusville, Florida. Titusville is located in Northern Brevard County in the Space Coast area. Some of the nearby attractions are the Kennedy Space Center, Port Canaveral cruise ship facility (which has daily casino cruises), Warbird Air Museum, Astronaut Hall of Fame, shopping in Viera and Orlando, Orlando Speedway, St John’s River National Wildlife Management Area (borders TGO), airboat rides on the St John’s river, plenty of good restaurants and of course the beaches, both Indian River and Atlantic Ocean (ask Joyce Reid about the beaches).
If there is sufficient interest I will need to pay a deposit to reserve the dates. As of this date, the last two weekends of March and first weekend of April 2015 are available. I would try to get the earliest dates possible.
This might be a nice get together before heading North and allow those that wanted to travel together to do so. Please let know if you are interested by March 21 so can make arrangements if needed.
While on the subject of rallies, Virginia International Raceway has completed the resurfacing, widening of some areas, and moving the Start/Finish line. This should be interesting racing for a fall rally.
It’s raining here today and it just might be a good time for a nap.