North Florida here.
North Florida here.
tampa area here
I'm going to ping this thread with plenty of time in advance. Probably around the end of March or early April I'll be in the central Florida area. If someone wants to take point on a meet up, I can try to lock down my dates early and do another meet up with some LOTRO goodies in tow.
Sapience, I would be glad to take point again and get this set up. The winghouse worked great last time and seemed like a good place. So lets start the list of who will be attending in Central Florida
Official Date (T.B.D.)
Location Winghouse Orlando (location on map (Off of Highway 441 and 434 and Lee Road))
Menu: Wings.. Burgers.. Sandwiches... And More
GrisinsRiders +1 (fixed for ya)
If anyone is bringing a +1 please let me know so I can add it to the count.
Can't wait to see you all there.
Yeah that is one of the reasons I suggested it last year. Ill get the links up for it with a map shortly as well, so people can plan ahead. Cant beat good food, great staff and good beer.
I'll be attending again. Had a great time last year. I live about 5 miles from Orlampa so the wing house would be great for me.
That'll be a +3 for me (wife and 2 kids). Can't wait.
Just gonna add this as well, because Sapience has yet to mention it.. last year we raised a good amount of money for Extra Life through donations during dinner. So, if Sapience brings the bucket again... and if you can... please help support a great charity that does help kids... and lets show North Carolina how much Orlando ROCKS!!!
Also... I have this new Tolkien Trivia book I use for In game Trivia.... if maybe Sapience can sneak a few point code cards into the swag.... we can use that book and have a small fun Trivia game for PRIZES!!!!
As for the bucket, it has been upgraded! Boston Children's Hospital gave me one of their official jars to use for 2014. So yes, I'll definitely be bringing that with me! Buffalo SMOKED everyone last year. So it will be interesting to see a little rivalry between NC and FL this time around.
Sapience... maybe if you made some sort of announcement in the Announcement section about the road trip we can get some more people involved (closer to the trip perhaps)
Son (Keld) and I (Xanthorr) from Riddermark will be there again this year...was a lot of fun last year and looking forward to more of the same this year.
It's possible that I come, too. But there are some obstacles to be overcome and some variables I don't know yet how they will result...
At least one international guest should be there (when I don't missed that someone else here isn't from the USA, too... ;) )
I found this hotel in Lakeland the Avenue Hotel Lakeland, 3405 S Florida Ave. Is right off the Parkway (toll Road) and I-4. http://www.roomstays.com/hotel/498355 for the travelers. Rooms start at 45$ a night. Although it might be higher as this is the web site cost. Pet Friendly
Also have the Imperial Swan Hotel & Suites http://www.imperialswanlakeland.com/accomm.html is a bit more in price (I think). Not pet friendly
Found this place possible meeting place Rib Crib http://ribcrib.com/ (main web site) 4960 S Florida Ave,
Lakeland, FL, 33813. Is a place I drive by while picking my Son up from work every week. Yet to eat there at this point. Would give me a reason to do so.
This would be a few miles south of the Parkway. And just north of the rib crib is a Wing House at
4515 S Florida Ave Lakeland, FL 33813.
Oh and I just found a Hooters close to the Avenue Hotel.
Would be happy to check in to these places next time I am in Lakeland, or take a drive over there depending on when Son comes back in town, to set something up for everyone if no one minds. I don’t think I could make Orlando as it’s a little too far for me to go as I can’t stay overnight having two dogs to care for at this time, An Elderly Mother that has been ill for a month along with my health issues.
If you Google any of the addresses I posted everything is between East Edgewood Drive and Lake Miriam Drive. On South Florida Ave.
I'm in Saint Petersburg