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    MOA Getaway - Orange Beach, Alabama -- February 14-16, 2020

    Info for this Getaway has been posted here:

    https://www.bmwmoa.org/event/orangebeach2020
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    Signed up for 'LA' as well.
    It'll make a nice getaway in late winter.
    And it's just down the road from National Naval Aviation Museum.
    https://www.navalaviationmuseum.org

    Merry Christmas to all and to all a Happy New Decade!
    HSV-Phil & HSV-Karen

    Here's K in the Officers' Club from Cubi Pt in the Philippines [the museum's Cafe].

    Apparently the base still has limited access, But a Retired Military ID can escort guests {such as CDR K & Capt P}...
    https://www.navalaviationmuseum.org/news/

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    Last edited by HSVPhil; 01-24-2020 at 08:39 PM.

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    Let's hope the Naval Air Museum is open to all the public by then!
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    I'm just in it for the t-shirt. This will be my first!
    I got here as quick as I could

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    Quote Originally Posted by jz3377 View Post
    I'm just in it for the t-shirt. This will be my first!
    Same here first Getaway event for me. Signed up on Tuesday, bringing the wife along too. Hope weather is descent.

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    We got home a little while ago from our first, but definitely not last, event. Man what a great time we had. Here's a few thoughts on this:

    I just retired from law enforcement. Two weeks ago. Which means I have spent the last 25 years of my life being hyper-vigilant and super distrustful of people. That's the worst part of the work I did. I interacted with the worst of mankind about 90 percent of the time, and the best of mankind only when they were having the worst day of their lives. That kind of wears on you over time. In response, we put up defensive walls to keep folks out. This weekend was the first time in FOREVER that I felt totally at ease with people. Y'all were so friendly, so welcoming, and so fun! I really didn't know how to act.

    I love how relaxed the atmosphere was. No crazy schedules, nothing rushed, just chill. Totally cool. Kudos to all the volunteers and organizers!

    I won a major award! Not an electric stiletto-leg lamp, but a collapsible cooler filled with cool MOA swag. Just for being there and being the newest member. As the saying goes, membership has its privileges.

    Best of all, my wife is now talking about when and where the next ride will be. So. Much. Awesome!!

    Thank you all for a great mini-vacation!
    I got here as quick as I could

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    Good 4 U, Mr & Mrs JZ!
    U might also call it, Beginner's Luck! but that's a good thing for your new way of life. As U saw, I'll bet there were quite a few Retirees in that gathering (ourselves too). We'll be returning to Fontana in April for the 3rd time - it's that much fun. The atmosphere is very Chill, and the roads in that area are exceptional (if U don't already know that). We're also planning to re-enter the US from AK, BC, YT, NT, & AL in time for the National in Gr8 Falls, MT in June. Maybe HSV-Karen will get the Long-Distance female award, but then who knows...

    Good Luck on the next door-prize drawing! It gets harder for most of us...

    We're riding home from the shore the long way, but we too enjoyed another Getaway this time Hosted by Seor Ted.
    Thanks to all for some authentic southern hospitality.
    CIAO! HSV-Phil & HSV-Karen


    The AlaBeemers will meet at Blue Springs State Park in 2 weeks for a 'monthly gathering.' Jus sayin...
    https://bmwmoal.org/meetings.php
    N31 39.719' W85 30.488'

    We're hosting the relaxed March gathering at Joe Wheeler State Park in Rogersville on Sat-Sun, March 28...
    https://forums.bmwmoal.org/showthrea...unities!/page2
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    JZ good talking with you at dinner on Friday. I to delt with some of the same in people in my job before I retired. Get on that LT and ride, you will find when you ride a bike people will come up to you and start conversations. They ask lots of questions etc. Get that test ride on the new RT. I would also test the K16 models too if you do a lot of two up riding. You will be amazed at the power and handling of all the new BMWs.

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    Muchos Gracias, Ted

    Just wanted to add that Seor Ted & his crewe sent me a nice Polo shirt as a door prize today. T'weren't the set of tires I was yearning for, But it's still a very nice gesture on behalf of the BMW Motorcycle Owners of Merca!

    I won't get my door prize hopes up at the Fontana Getaway. Looking forward to some warmer temps in April...

    Ciao! HSV-Phil

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    Thumbs up Thanks for coming !!!!!

    Thanks for coming & enjoying our Gulf Coast !!!!!!
    Words to Ride by: Patience, Anticipate, Paranoia
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