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    Quote Originally Posted by Cats3x View Post
    Do you like Clearwater? I'm going there this summer.
    To be honest, I burnt out on beach going a long time ago. When I moved down here, I lived a block off of Indian Rocks Beach for the first 3 years. Spent every evening and weekend on the beach. I got tired of sand in everything, I truly mean everything, and the house I lived in was a dump. I moved inland to Largo, then to Tampa and haven't missed it a bit. I don't think I've been to the beach in more than 20 or 25 years.

    Mrs. S used to work in the boutique at the Palm Pavilion on North Clearwater Beach, before we got married. It was nice then, more family oriented than South Clearwater Beach. My understanding is that has not changed.

    Keep in mind there is not only Clearwater Beach, you've got all the Suncoast beaches available from Clearwater. Once you get on Gulf Blvd. you've got Sand Key, Bellair, Indian Rocks, the Reddington Beaches, Mederia Beach, John's Pass, Treasure Island, Pasadena, St. Pete, and others I can't remember off the top of my head.

    North of Clearwater is Howard Beach, Honeymoon Island, and Caladesi Island.

    @Run To State could probably tell you more than I could. He was there a month ago, but he did not stay on the beach.
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    Heading to Florida in April.

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    Treasure Island is very nice also.

    The pier is the best place to eat and shop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDeuce View Post
    Not Disney, but maybe Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure if I decide I want to spend that much money.






















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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDeuce View Post
    Orlando Area. Staying in Lake Mary.
    I'll be headed that way just about 10 miles north for spring break with my youngest. Turkey hunting and fishing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spindoc View Post
    I'll be headed that way just about 10 miles north for spring break with my youngest. Turkey hunting and fishing.
    I am going fishing in the everglades on spring break and do some fishing on the intercoastal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Footballforever74 View Post
    I am going fishing in the everglades on spring break and do some fishing on the intercoastal.
    Sounds like a blast.

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    I was looking at doing the same but hotels are just so expensive down there during the spring. 2 years ago went went to Fort Lauderdale in July. Paid 2 months in advance for a nice discount, rooms were about $85 a night. Current rates at the same place from now to June are $285 a night.

    I have a hard time spending that much for 2 people that will barely be in the room.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sportsfan41 View Post
    I was looking at doing the same but hotels are just so expensive down there during the spring. 2 years ago went went to Fort Lauderdale in July. Paid 2 months in advance for a nice discount, rooms were about $85 a night. Current rates at the same place from now to June are $285 a night.

    I have a hard time spending that much for 2 people that will barely be in the room.
    Was the hotel on the beach? Hotels are cheaper closer to the airport.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spindoc View Post
    I'll be headed that way just about 10 miles north for spring break with my youngest. Turkey hunting and fishing.
    Quote Originally Posted by Footballforever74 View Post
    I am going fishing in the everglades on spring break and do some fishing on the intercoastal.
    Very jealous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountain ref View Post
    Very jealous.
    Everytime I go to Florida me and my cousin go fishing all over the place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sportsfan41 View Post
    I was looking at doing the same but hotels are just so expensive down there during the spring. 2 years ago went went to Fort Lauderdale in July. Paid 2 months in advance for a nice discount, rooms were about $85 a night. Current rates at the same place from now to June are $285 a night.

    I have a hard time spending that much for 2 people that will barely be in the room.
    Check vacation rentals on VRBO and Craigslist.

    You'll have no problem finding a place under $100 a night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Footballforever74 View Post
    Was the hotel on the beach? Hotels are cheaper closer to the airport.
    Well of course it was on the beach. I don't go to Florida for it's beautiful airport views.

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    Destin and PCB work.

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    Public Service Announcement: just in case some people have forgot, crocodiles live in Florida and may be in fresh water.

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