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paulrb02

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Tampa, FL - Sun, 12 March 2017 1PM Pizza & Aquarium 'Bago
« on: January 20, 2017, 08:59:17 AM »
I am planning on attending Camp Widow in Tampa.  Anyone else in here planning on going?  It would be fun to meet some other people on here.

We will also be having a BAGO after the event

« Last Edit: February 20, 2017, 06:30:34 AM by paulrb02 »

SunshineFL

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Re: Camp Widow - Tamp, FL - March 10--12 2017
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2017, 05:46:41 PM »
Hi @paulrb02 .... not attending Camp Widow Tampa, but live nearby and happy to try and schedule a little something easy and casual and arrange to meetup. @max2507 and I did that a few years ago ...maybe she and others might like to join as well.  Post here if you'd be interested in that.  Anyone else planning to be in Tampa that weekend?

Hmmmm...anyone from north of the US border, by chance, hint hint wink wink  ;)
« Last Edit: January 23, 2017, 06:15:06 PM by SunshineFL »

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Re: Camp Widow - Tamp, FL - March 10--12 2017
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2017, 07:11:27 PM »
I could come over. Maybe do a lunch on Sunday or a Saturday afternoon get together? I went to camp widow before, 1st time was 10 mths out and then the following year went again for half of the program. Helped me a lot! Lots of good topics.

paulrb02

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Re: Camp Widow - Tamp, FL - March 10--12 2017
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2017, 11:33:33 AM »
I'm not sure of the CW schedule but I'm sure we can figure out a meeting time.

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Re: Camp Widow - Tamp, FL - March 10--12 2017
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2017, 10:14:08 AM »
I don't know if they have the speakers listed yet but don't miss anything by Tom Zuba or Kelly Lynne

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Re: Camp Widow - Tamp, FL - March 10--12 2017
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2017, 11:04:18 PM »
I don't do the Camp Widow thing but live like two hours from Tampa and love to drive.  8)
Peace ~ Bear

Laurie RIP (Married 1980 .. Widowed 2005)

"Grief can destroy you -- or focus you. You can decide a relationship was all for nothing if it had to end in death, and you alone. OR you can realize that every moment of it had more meaning than you dared to recognize at the time, so much meaning it scared you, so you just lived, just took for granted the love and laughter of each day, and didn't allow yourself to consider the sacredness of it."
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SunshineFL

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Re: Camp Widow - Tamp, FL - March 10--12 2017
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2017, 11:02:52 AM »
Great - we've got a few that are a "yes" for meeting and enjoying lunch together in Tampa.

@paulrb02 - Will you have a car when you are in Tampa at the conference?
I ask to help me pick a place for us to meet. 
If you don't, maybe @Bear1956 can swing by on his way in and pick you up!  ;)

Let's put down on our calendars and hold Sunday, March 12 around noon or so to meet for lunch and I'll pick a convenient place shortly and post it here.

If anyone else is "in" - post here as well.




paulrb02

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Re: Camp Widow - Tamp, FL - March 10--12 2017
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2017, 12:07:39 PM »
Yeah I will have my car.  And I can bring a few people with if needed

SunshineFL

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Tampa, FL - Sun, 12 March 2017 1PM Pizza & Aquarium 'Bago
« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2017, 12:46:39 PM »
Okay - I have it all worked out for us for Sunday, 12 March 2017 @ 1PM, pizza lunch and aquarium outing in Tampa.

@paulrb02 ... if you can please change the title/heading of this thread to:
Tampa, FL - Sun, 12 March 2017 1PM Pizza & Aquarium 'Bago

I also posted this as a meetup event with a wonderful local widow/widower meetup group in Tampa Bay, so there will be new friends to meet from both here and there (some are members of both boards/groups).  There are 4 here who have said they are interested so let's start the RSVP list here.  Please reply and post here to confirm if you are coming.

This has nothing to do with going to Camp Widow or not, all are welcome!  :D
If you are traveling in the area, visiting Florida at that time, live close enough to make it a day drive or even a little getaway of your own in the area, please feel welcome - the more the merrier.

RSVPs:
@paulrb02
@Max2507
@Bear1956
@SunshineFL


"Widow & Widowers, Young, Young at Heart and "Kids" of all Ages - Let's Enjoy a Sunday afternoon together in the Channelside area of Tampa.

1. Fabrica Pizza - 1PM
We'll meet at Fabrica Pizza at 1PM for their delicious wood-fired pizza (you have to try the FUNGHI Pizza!) and enjoy chatting, laughing and connecting with each other.

Direction and Menu:

http://www.fabricapizza.com/

2. The Florida Aquarium - 2:30PM
After pizza, we'll walk together to The Florida Aquarium and enjoy the marine life and ecosystems in this terrific aquarium. The website says that there is a 3pm Penguin "meet and greet" - adorable!

For aquarium info:

http://www.flaquarium.org/


(AAA might have discounted tickets in advance; if we have 15 or more confirmed, solid "yes" RSVPs, I will look into a group rate for us.)

There is $6/day parking at the Aquarium.

Of course, you are welcome to join in for just the friends' lunch or just the aquarium visit or both, as you prefer. Just let us know in you RSVP please. Thanks.

If you have been a quiet member of this beautiful group and have, for whatever reason, been hesitant to join in a meetup yet, this is a great one for your "first." Everyone is made to feel so welcome - and we can promise laughs and an enjoyable time, for sure. ;-D

Hope to see you there, friends."
« Last Edit: February 22, 2017, 06:02:35 PM by SunshineFL »

SunshineFL

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Re: Tampa, FL - Sun, 12 March 2017 1PM Pizza & Aquarium 'Bago
« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2017, 08:58:39 PM »
Hi, friends -

Our little Florida 'bago is in about 11 days, and just wanted to post that there are now 5 other friends joining in from the local Tampa Bay area widows/widowers meetup group.  There are some from each group that are traveling in 1, 2 and 3 hours or more to visit for the day. So nice.

So, together with this group, looks like we have about 9 in total so far joining in for a delicious lunch and fun outing together.

There is still room for more friends - and friend of friends!  ;)

Just post your RSVP here under this thread.

RSVPs:
@paulrb02
@Max2507
@Bear1956
@SunshineFL

Chat soon.

SunshineFL

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Re: Tampa, FL - Sun, 12 March 2017 1PM Pizza & Aquarium 'Bago
« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2017, 05:09:14 PM »
4 days and counting down, Florida friends ....

Such fun replying to my own posts! [ LOL  ;)  hahaha ] but I am in between two groups here and want to communicate that there are new "YES" RSVPs from the Tampa Bay widow/widower meetup group - bringing our group total to 11  joining in.

@Max2507 and I will be at Fabrica Pizza by 1pm to get a table for everyone. Still room for others to join as well - looking forward to meeting and enjoying a nice outing together.  Just RSVP here so we know to expect you. Thanks!

Looks like Bear is now Bernard Shannon -- are you bringing your daughter?  If so, I want to make sure I count her in our table numbers  :D

See you all Sunday.

paulrb02

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Re: Tampa, FL - Sun, 12 March 2017 1PM Pizza & Aquarium 'Bago
« Reply #11 on: March 11, 2017, 08:16:39 PM »
I love ok forward to meeting everyone tomorrow

paulrb02

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Re: Tampa, FL - Sun, 12 March 2017 1PM Pizza & Aquarium 'Bago
« Reply #12 on: March 12, 2017, 11:52:22 AM »
I'm out in the porch in a blue shirt, they open at 1 so the doors are locked

SunshineFL

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Re: Tampa, FL - Sun, 12 March 2017 1PM Pizza & Aquarium 'Bago
« Reply #13 on: March 12, 2017, 05:26:11 PM »
What a wonderful outing in Tampa with such nice people. Good and wide-ranging conversations, laughter, nature and the fish, and delicious pizza - thanks, friends! Good to see George, Joe, Max2507 and get to meet @paulrb02 and Paula for the first time. Hope your drive back to AL was smooth, Paul.
Have a great week ahead.
Be well.

Max2507

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Re: Tampa, FL - Sun, 12 March 2017 1PM Pizza & Aquarium 'Bago
« Reply #14 on: March 13, 2017, 04:11:17 PM »
Nice to meet everyone and hope everyone had safe travels! Thanks for organizing SunshineFL, great choice on Fabrica Pizza the food was awesome.