From The Keys to The Kingdom live

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  1. wayneg

    wayneg Moderator Moderator

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    Just 12 hours until we load up the car and leave for Manchester airport.

    First night will be in the Miami airport hotel. http://www.miahotel.com/

    Tuesday morning collect a rental car from Hertz, a quick look at Miami beach area before driving to Key West. Picked out about a dozen Geocaches to find along the route. 2 nights at The Southernmost hotel. http://www.southernmostresorts.com/southernmost-hotel/

    Thursday drive upto the Everglades, depending on time possibly Marco Island then upto next hotel http://www.doubletreenaples.com/

    Friday exploring Naples, Fort Myers, Captiva and Sanibel. Hotel http://www.portcharlottesleepinn.com/

    Saturday Venice, Sarasota, Anna Maria Island then drive upto Orlando for 1 night at the http://www.clarionlbv.com/

    Next 8 nights at http://www.marriott.co.uk/hotels/tr...ndo-lake-buena-vista-in-the-marriott-village/

    Will update this thread as much as possible, Matt is also hoping to keep his Blog updated. http://mathewgillings.wordpress.com/
     
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  3. Disneynutinlondon

    Disneynutinlondon <font color=blue>It's been such a blast with all t

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    Sounds like an amazing trip ..... hope you all have fun and safe travels :goodvibes
     
  4. laura_<3

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    Sounds fab :goodvibes Hope you have a lovely time, I look forward to hearing all about it :)

    Have a safe trip!
     
  5. Elise79

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    I stayed in the Mia hotel quite a few years ago - got stranded there on a missed connection back from Jamaica - had no luggage as that made the flight! Great location though.

    I know of a good place to eat on Anna Maria if your interested (its not a high class place though in fact its a dive but serves the best burgers...)

    Have a safe trip and see you next week!
     
  6. catherine

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    Sounds like you have a great trip planned. Have a safe flight and an awesome time! :goodvibes
     
  7. wayneg

    wayneg Moderator Moderator

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    What's it called? will want somewhere for lunch.:goodvibes
     
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    It's called Skinnys Place. It is a proper dive but don't be put off by the look of it.

    Here's their Facebook page

    My mouth waters thinking about it - we are heading down one day for lunch and a few hours on the beach.
     
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    Sounds like a busy vacation ;)

    Have a great trip & I'll be on the lookout for you tomorrow :cool2:
     
  12. Elise79

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    If you go make sure you have some cash! We were recommended to go and taken by our friend first time - took Matt on his own first then we all went. Matt assures me the beer is icy cold and perfect on a hot day - I love that the coke is in the glass bottles and also icy cold :thumbsup2

    We both have the Skinnys burger and curly fries. Ok the curly fries are just standard the burger was soooo tasty. I have no idea what they do to them but I don't care :rotfl:
     
  13. frankieeyre

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    Have an amazing trip! We rented a boat in Fort Myers and saw dolphins! Was lovely!! Hope you have fun!
     
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    I posted up on Matt's blog that I am looking forward to sharing your trip vicariously :goodvibes

    A road trip in Florida sounds a great holiday and one I hope we will do in the future :)
     
  15. Wills Mom

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    Safe travels Wayne! Can't wait to hear all about it, especially Anna Maria Island as we're hoping to spend a day there on our trip:goodvibes
     
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    Sounds like a busy trip!.Safe journey and looking forward to the updates:)
     
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    Sounds fabulous x Have a wonderful time. I'm a big Sanibel and Captiva fan and spent some time near the Everglades in a manatee sanctuary years ago. Absolutely loved that!

    Skinny's place sounds anything but! Burgers sound delicious though, enjoy x
     
  18. wayneg

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    Just had breakfast at Frankie & Benny's. VIP meet & greet arrived exactly same time as us. No lines at check in & security. Already been recognised by Chek & Janiebubble. Our flight on time but Virgin 2 hours delay.
     
  19. Elise79

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    Just checked and the inbound Virgin flight was diverted for a medical emergency.

    Hope it catches up before Thursday ;)
     
  20. irisheyes123

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    Safe travels looking forward to your live trip report :)
     
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    Was just logging on to say I've met Wayne!! Waiting for Virgin flight, apparently incoming flight diverted to Bermuda for medical emergency. Minor medical here too, my dad rushed to A&E last night so wasn't sure if we'd even be leaving today. Fingers crossed he'll be ok!
     

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