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    MOA Getaway - Doubletree Hotel--Orange Beach, AL; 12-14 Feb 21

    We're all signed up thru the MOA & Hilton's central reservations office.
    Got Ray's e-mail invite on the 9th; we're registered on 14Dec20. $129 per nite at their BMW MOA rate.
    Enjoyed the winter visit to the gulf shore last Feb, so we hope there will actually be another in-person Valentine's Getaway in 2021.
    Maybe we'll even have a vaccination by then; who knows?
    Happy Holidays Y'all & Safe Travels!
    From AlaBeemer-Phil & AlaBeemer-Karen

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    Posted info on this Getaway is here:

    https://www.bmwmoa.org/events/EventD...1440354&group=
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    Rhonda and I are registered. Check out page 27 of the ON for my write up on the event. Any questions feel free to call or PM me. Hope to see a lot of you there.
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    Good to meet up with ~80 hardy MOA members/associates in LA {lower Alabama}!

    Also nice to meet 4 folks at our reasonably socially-separated table(s). We met Edgar & Carol of SC, und Berl & Debbie from snowy OK! Maybe they'll wend their way up to Great Falls, und maybe they'll get registered for the Great CoddiWomple in time for their summer eXcursions on both 3 & 2 wheels.

    Debbie won an MOA Jacket as a doorprize whilst I won a useful MotoPressor Mini, portable air-pump & tire gauge! For a guy who had four flats in one day last summer during the AlaBeemer picnic ride, U can Never be Too Prepared! We were happy with this year's Orange Beach DoubleTree edition, and we thank Ted Moyer, Reece Mullins, and the other SC assistants for their attention to detail at the 2021 Getaway Kick-Off!

    Everyone was invited to take some MOA ADV-ertisement celebrity shots while touring the local area. The point was to try out a new 'RidewithGPS' phone App and see what we might encounter on our day's travels. Team-HSV enjoyed our ride up AL 98-Alt along east side of Mobile Bay to Fairhope, AL for the dormant public gardens, but their local flowerbeds were blooming with tulips & daffodils. T'was too chilly & windy to visit the USS Alabama for the photoshoot, and the Mobile Bay Ferry took the day off as well due to strong northerly winds...

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    We took another shot at the Phoenix Fire Museum after having a decent lunch at the "Joe Cain Cafe" in The Battle House Hotel in Mobile. The 'regulars' were getting a real jump on their Mardi Gras celebrations (I'm told the oldest such celebrations in the US - Not New Orleans).

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    Thanks Everyone for some long delayed MOA fun. We'll be CoddiWompling starting April fools Day!

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    Ciao!
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    Damn, wish I coulda come! Damn Covid, feel like I'm in prison!!

    Looks like the usual great moto weather, comfy in ATGATT!

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    A great time!

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    The Getaway rally season is on! It was great seeing the gang again.
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    Went last year to this event. Nice place, good people & well organized. Weather was cool to crappy. Looked the same this year. But it was warmer than here at home thatís for sure Maybe need to move this event back a few weeks in hopes of better weather and warmer temps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boogerman View Post
    ... Maybe need to move this event back a few weeks in hopes of better weather and warmer temps.
    Ted remarked that delaying the O.B. event would mean even higher priced rooms... He said that hotel prices all along the coast go up as the temperatures climb, but that same question was raised during a Q&A session. He also indicated that maybe from Feb '22 to Feb '23, the MOA will be doing many "FUN activities" in celebrating its 50th Anniversary year -- so more news will be forthcoming...

    We (Phil+Karen) encountered the same Supply vs Demand dilemma when asked to investigate an ALaBeemer getaway weekend in March 2020. Group rates for a block of rooms at the Hilton in Gulf Shores State Park were in the $250/nite range! Don't forget the Cheapest thing on a BMW is the rider!

    Our club moved its planned monthly meeting from the gulf shore up to the Tennessee River. We'll have our first Monthly gathering this year on 21-23 May at Joe Wheeler State Park. Jus Sayin, it's cheaper on the river! Come join us near Rogersville in NW Alabama, not far from the Muscle Shoals/Florence National Historical Area -- U can splurge in the Lodge or camp out in the cheap seats... Dinners will be in Daniella’s Dining Room in the lodge.

    Ciao, HSV-Phil & HSV-Karen
    Last edited by HSVPhil; 02-18-2021 at 01:31 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HSVPhil View Post
    Ted remarked that delaying the O.B. event would mean even higher priced rooms... He said that hotel prices all along the coast go up as the temperatures climb, but that same question was raised during a Q&A session. He also indicated that maybe from Feb '22 to Feb '23, the MOA will be doing many "FUN activities" in celebrating its 50th Anniversary year -- so more news will be forthcoming...

    We (Phil+Karen) encountered the same Supply vs Demand dilemma when asked to investigate an ALaBeemer getaway weekend in March 2020. Group rates for a block of rooms at the Hilton in Gulf Shores State Park were in the $250/nite range! Don't forget the Cheapest thing on a BMW is the rider!

    Our club moved its planned monthly meeting from the gulf shore up to the Tennessee River. We'll have our first Monthly gathering this year on 21-23 May at Joe Wheeler State Park. Jus Sayin, it's cheaper on the river! Come join us near Rogersville in NW Alabama, not far from the Muscle Shoals/Florence National Historical Area -- U can splurge in the Lodge or camp out in the cheap seats... Dinner's will be in the Daniellaís Dining Room in the lodge.

    Ciao, HSV-Phil & HSV-Karen
    Thanks for the info. I understand. Hey I will look into the Joe Wheeler deal. Thanks again

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