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    MOA Getaway - Emerald Coast in Ft Walton Beach, Florida - February 18-20, 2022

    Kicking off the year of Getaways, Florida's Gulf coast hosts a Getaway outside Ft. Walton Beach. Info here:

    https://www.bmwmoa.org/events/EventD...1583860&group=
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    Just Sayin: the instructions to sign up for this Getaway as far as making a "special" room reservation are Not Working Well, most likely on the Hotel's end of the deal. After calling 866-430-2692 from the Getaway's description and waiting at least 17 minutes listening to "How Important My Call Was and sorry for the brief delay" to talk to someone, it turns out that this particular number sends you into the EXPEDIA reservation system, and this Indian fella had NO idea what an MOA Getaway in FLA was... Nor is this a typical hotel chain... Not familiar with the Red Lion Group of resorts? Since the original "Guest Services" agent at 800-874-8962 transferred my call to an unmanned office who did not pick up, it was said by a computer: "This phone number does not allow voice messages. Goodbye!"

    So I got myself a very expensive room through the Hotel's Internet reservation goat-rope system, and I'll try to reach a different Human being on Thursday, Dec 30th...

    Just thought I'd warn one or two of you about this circular firing squad...


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    Cool

    Called the Island Hotel yesterday got through no problems $135 rate still available see you there!

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    Took me 5 tries but I finally got thru to a person that booked me in for the 18/19th.
    They said cancellation is 48 hours. Is that what you were getting?
    Feb weather is kinda risky.

    See ya' there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YeehaStephen View Post
    They said cancellation is 48 hours. Is that what you were getting?
    Feb weather is kinda risky.
    Yes, 48 hour cancel policy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GS2OFFROAD View Post
    Yes, 48 hour cancel policy.
    Of course, this will still be a winter gathering! There's no Requirement to actually Ride Your BMW.
    You may take any four-wheeler U deem appropriate {and thus travel in cozy comfort}.

    T'was rather warmish & A-okay in 2019 in OB, AL {Before Covid}.
    T'was rather quite Chilly in OB, AL in '21 {après covid}...


    U make your own decisions; it's still The Sunshine State [as their logo implies].

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    Rhonda and I will be there; look forward to seeing everyone again. We will be checking out the Gulf-arium “aquarium” right beside the venue on Saturday (50% discount for military veterans through the month of February). Rhonda made our reservations, I just asked her if she had any issues registering and booking hotel rooms, she reports super easy… disclaimer: she’s a pro at registering for MOA events… if online registration was an Olympic sport… gold medalist.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HSVPhil View Post
    [SIZE=3][COLOR="#0000CD"] There's no Requirement to actually Ride Your BMW.

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    Whaaaaaaaat!

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    Riding in from Dallas TX.... Supposed to be severe storms out in front of us all the way.
    Hope to dodge them by rolling in behind the front.

    What time do we need to be to the hotel in time for dinner and drinks on Friday?

    Anybody got a schedule of events I can use to finalize my plans?

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    Got an answer. Thanks Ray Tubbs!
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    Thumbs up

    Quote Originally Posted by YeehaStephen View Post
    Got an answer. Thanks Ray Tubbs!
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    Ride safe Stephen, we’ll see you there.
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    Is there a schedule of events for this Emerald Coast rally? I live nearby in Santa Rosa Beach and would like to take advantagecof the beautiful weather we’ll be having down here this weekend ( sunny and 65F all weekend)

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockreid View Post
    Is there a schedule of events for this Emerald Coast rally?
    It looks like Ray Tubbs does! See post #10.
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    Packing up this morning will be there in a few hours.

    If you haven’t done it yet download the Ride GPS app, the schedule of events is there along with several plotted rides in the local area created by Emerald Coast Rider Shep Brown.

    https://ridewithgps.com
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    Quote Originally Posted by rangerreece View Post
    If you haven’t done it yet download the Ride GPS app, the schedule of events is there along with several plotted rides in the local area created by Emerald Coast Rider Shep Brown.

    https://ridewithgps.com


    Here is the link to the MOA page...

    And here's the link to The BMW MOA route library...

    And here is a link to the MOA events page. Unfortunately I was not able to access the schedule of events. It said I was blocked... guess you saw me coming, eh?

    And here are the maps relative to the event.

    https://ridewithgps.com/routes/35173623
    https://ridewithgps.com/routes/35178804


    Trying to figure out why the maps won’t embed… they usually do. Did we kill the ability to embed iFrames?

    <iframe src="https://ridewithgps.com/embeds?type=route&id=34884503&sampleGraph=true" style="width:100%; height: 700px; border: none;" scrolling="no"></iframe>
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