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

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    New_AlaBeemer HSVPhil's Avatar
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    Are we having Fun yet?

    Good to meet some old & new friends at Friday’s delicious BBQ buffet dinner (I went back for seconds)!

    Seemed to be about 11-12 tables w/6 chairs each so that tells me about 70 folks signed up...

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    It’s certainly a Kool breeze this Sat AM (temp now up to 50F at 1000); we’ll take their suggested ride over to the USAF Armament Museum beside the Eglin AFB entrance. Worth every cent for admission...
    It’s free....

    http://www.afarmamentmuseum.com

    Ted Moyer spoke about the oral-history project where folks call up the hard-copy printers; it’s a personal choice kinda thing.
    They Will Try to Sell U their final product, but a simple “No Thanks" should suffice and your two prized photos will still get included eventually.


    Happy Trails whenever-wherever U can; Ciao!
    HSV-Karen & HSV-Phil
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    '09 650GS-twin — '14 K-GT
    '82 R100CS ——— '75 R90S
    '16 R1200RS —-— ’05 Vespa 200L

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    New_AlaBeemer HSVPhil's Avatar
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    Thanx again to Ray Tubbs & associates for hosting another splendid Getaway!

    Think all the Attendees had a Biggly Fun Time during this sunny weekend! Tonight’s fare was more seafood oriented and still delicious... I won a rebate for a future Getaway as a door prize (which we’ll certainly use in ’22!).

    The FWB Getaway Leadership associates for the 2022 FLA getaway in all of its glory!
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    P&K on the beach with the Island Resort as a backdrop.
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    View from above of the large internal party zone -- if only it was just a tad bit warmer this February.
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    Directional signpost inside of the zone.
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    Mrs-HSV in front of the AF Armament Museum and the Mother of all Bombs!
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    HSV-Phil next to an AGM-86 ALCM in the Museum. I used to write code for these things in the basement of SAC HQs in the 80’s... Note that long orange Tomahawk Cruise Missile in the background... I programmed them too at my next assignment.
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    Close-up of the General Dynamics Tomahawk (in its brightly colored public display format.)
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    Come join the fun next February -- the More the Merrier!


    Happy Trails whenever U can! Ciao,
    HSV-Karen & HSV-Phil
    USN-Ret'd —&— USAF-Ret’d

    '09 650GS-twin — '14 K-GT
    '82 R100CS ——— '75 R90S
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    Thanks for the report and photos Phil.
    Lee
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    A great kick off to the getaway season. It was great seeing so many close friends again. 2022 is going to be a great year.
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    Well we did it. Rode in from DFW Texas, about 800 miles the way we went.
    Severe storms thru the area, we took our time getting down, just following the front. 42 when we left Dallas but quickly jumped to the low 70's as we ran into the back of the front in deep E Texas. Overnighted in Natchez MS and the front caught us again. 44 when we left Natchez and again warmed up into the 70's as we crossed MS and AL. Beautiful day pulling into the hotel at the Emerald Coast!
    Piddled around Saturday and walked the beach some, sipping on spicy Bloody Marys and visiting a couple of the local sites. Went to the madhouse that is Destin FL for a while also. Whew! The traffic was as familiar as Airport Frwy in Dallas rush hour!
    Hit Vicksburg and the Vicksburg National Military Park and the USS Cairo on the way home. Timed it perfect, again between storms as we pushed on and overnighted in Monroe LA. Clear sailing all the way home and beat the next thunderstorm front blowing thru DFW the night we got home (safe n' sound!)
    Great time, great food and wonderful people.
    Thanks for the invite.

    Stephen and Mike
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    Good Job, Stephen from DFW!

    Just “Go with the Flow!” Y’all did what ya set out to do! That’s how we hope it will unfold...
    Hope you enjoyed the camaraderie in FWB! We sat across from you’ze guys on Friday (see pic above).

    Glad you had some fun on your visit to FL. The weather was greatly improved from Feb ’21 in Orange Beach!

    Have fun this year; we’ll see y’all in Springfield, MO in June.

    We plan another ride across God-forbid Texas in Sept toward SoCal (it just goes on & on & on)!


    Happy Trails whenever & wherever U can - Ciao!
    HSV-Karen & HSV-Phil
    USN-Ret'd —-&-— USAF-Ret’d

    '09 650GS-twin — '14 K-GT
    '82 R100CS ——— '75 R90S
    '16 R1200RS —-— ’05 Vespa 200L


    Sunset in Destin, FL on 21Feb22.
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