Finally, we have decided upon next years gathering.
While I will be camping at Anastasia State Park in my Airstream, others will find many motels in the area. However, reservations should be made fairly quickly as we have scheduled this NRF event to coordinate with the Ponte Vedra, Florida Birding and Photo Fest from April 27 - May 1, 2016.
I will be in the area from April 26th - May 2nd, and have excellent espresso….LOL.
I think this can be a great photo opportunity and a time some of us can meet each other and find out who we are face to face. My guess at this time is we will have at least a couple dinners together, breakfast on some days, and other activities will be arranged as details are worked out.
So, for those who know of more photo ops in this area, other activities of interest, please let us all know here on the Forum.
Wake up early for some beautiful views.
This will be similar to Colorado as i will be in the Anastasia State Park in my Airstream but anticipate we can meet for breakfast on Friday and Saturday, maybe work out plans for an early dinner on those evenings so as to beat the rush of all the folks attending the bird fest.
In a day or so I will be calling the Florida Birding and Photo Fest for more details and I think we will attempt to have a day or two scheduled. I suggest anyone attending needs to get their rooms quickly. And, my suggestion would be to Google this: "motels near Anastasia State Park, St Augustine, FL" and one will see the map with many potential lodging places.
My plans have me arriving at Anastasia State Park late Tuesday the 26th of April, departing early on May 3rd.
Most likely we will try to get together and tell photo stories (like fish stories) over dinner on possibly Thursday, Friday and Saturday, maybe have breakfast together on these days as well. Once I am in St Augustine i will do my reconnaissance on the morning and evening meal opportunities and we will go from there.
If folks want to contact me and let me know they will be there, please send a PM with your name, email, and phone number so I can send out information to those who are actually attending.
Watch this site for information.
On a separate note, looking at the sponsors..... Nikon is no where to be seen again..... I guess Nikon does not set a budget for events like this.... very disappointing. Tired of seeing Canon reps plastered everywhere at events.
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