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 A last minute heads up, especially for newbies 
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Wanee Mushroom

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Post A last minute heads up, especially for newbies
If you are coming from the north, Valdosta is the last town of any size. From the south, it would be Lake City.

As for places close to the park, there is a Walmart supercenter just south of I-10 on 129 (the main road adjacent to SOSMP). There is also a Publix a few miles farther south.

There is a liquor store north of the park on 129, but no guarantees it will be open.

There's not a whole heck of a lot on site save for a general store.

The river can be dangerous at high water. Two people were just killed on the lower Suwannee when they tried to save somebody else. It may not be whitewater, but drunk concert-goers and high water don't mix.

Even if it isn't super hot, the Florida sun has a habit of burning tourists, especially if the hair has been thinning. Hats are a great invention. This might be the one time your plastic helmet that holds two beer cans and has latex tubing would be appropriate apparel.

If anybody wants to say hello, I'll be the one in the tie-dye.

Peace.

Blooby


Fri Apr 12, 2013 8:48 pm Profile
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Post Re: A last minute heads up, especially for newbies
What he said about the sun. In the event any of you are coming to Florida for the first time, you are unfamiliar with what it can do. Sun poisoning is no fun at all. Protect yourself, please!

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Fri Apr 12, 2013 8:51 pm Profile
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Post Re: A last minute heads up, especially for newbies
No hating on the General Store. The SOSMP general store is actually awesome. Pretty impressive beer selection, plus whatever else you would need (although why would you need something besides good beer?). Reasonable pirces too.


Fri Apr 12, 2013 10:48 pm Profile
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Post Re: A last minute heads up, especially for newbies
tieyourshoes51 wrote:
What he said about the sun. In the event any of you are coming to Florida for the first time, you are unfamiliar with what it can do. Sun poisoning is no fun at all. Protect yourself, please!


I did a little EMT work last year due to sun so that is a wise warning... Hydration... :)

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Fri Apr 12, 2013 11:43 pm Profile
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Post Re: A last minute heads up, especially for newbies
Thanks for all the great advice!

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Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:54 am Profile
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Post Re: A last minute heads up, especially for newbies
Andie...please do not use this color...I am getting too old to be straining my eyes trying to read your post... :lol: :lol: :lol:


Sat Apr 13, 2013 12:12 pm Profile
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Post Re: A last minute heads up, especially for newbies
Rivernole wrote:
Andie...please do not use this color...I am getting too old to be straining my eyes trying to read your post... :lol: :lol: :lol:




What are you talking about? She didn't post ANYTHING AT ALL!

Did she? Oh. Never mind.

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Sat Apr 13, 2013 12:14 pm Profile
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Post Re: A last minute heads up, especially for newbies
Rivernole wrote:
Andie...please do not use this color...I am getting too old to be straining my eyes trying to read your post... :lol: :lol: :lol:

when colors are hard to see just highlight it with your mouse :)


Sat Apr 13, 2013 12:17 pm Profile
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Post Re: A last minute heads up, especially for newbies
Blooby wrote:
If anybody wants to say hello, I'll be the one in the tie-dye



:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


(and you will def feel out of place with all the coats and ties there)....


Sat Apr 13, 2013 12:18 pm Profile
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Post Re: A last minute heads up, especially for newbies
kenbud wrote:
when colors are hard to see just highlight it with your mouse



AndieBee wrote:
Re: A last minute heads up, especially for newbies
Thanks for all the great advice!


Thanks....did not realize that... :oops: :oops:


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