Plan ahead!!! This will be a great meet!The firm date for the next Fort Myers meet is Saturday, July 24th, 2010.
We will once again meet at the Royal Palm Yacht Club, of which I am a member. There is adequate room and table space for at least 35-40 attendees. There are plenty of tables available as well as lots of AC outlets. There are no stairs to lug equipment up, as the meeting room is right inside the front door.
Cost for the facility is $15 per person. This includes an excellent AYCE soup/salad/sub buffet with coffee, tea and cookies included. (Maybe not all the cookies Miguel can eat!)
Tax and gratuities are also included in the $15.00.
For those who might wish to stay overnight either before or after, there are several nearby hotels, all of which are within 5-10 minutes. The closest is about 4 blocks away and is located on the water. Cost is $109. The costs of the other nearby hotels range from $49 (Motel 6) to about $125 (Best Western, on the water).
I will post periodic updates to this thread to keep it foremost in your minds.
Looking forward to seeing you all again here in Fort Myers! We all had a great time at the Feb. meet.
All the below motels listed are within 5 minutes of RPYC. There is very little traffic, so any would be good from that standpoint.
The closest is Legacy Harbour Hotel & Suites
2038 West First Street, Ft Myers, 33901 (239-332-2048)
Prices are $109 per single room. One can also get a one bedroom suite overlooking the river for $169/night or $159 per night if staying for 2 nights. This location is only about 2 minutes away from RPYC. About 4 blocks.
The following are in no particular order, as they are all within a block or two of each other, and only 5 minutes or so from RPYC.
Best Western Ft Myers Waterfront
13021 N. Cleveland Ave, North Fort Myers, FL 33903 (239-997-5511) Rates are $159.99 for 1st-4th floor and $10 more for 4th and higher. All overlook the water. AARP and AAA rates are $145.99 All rooms have microwave, refrig & coffeemaker.
Red Roof Inn
13000 N. Cleveland Ave, North Fort Myers, FL 33903 (239-656-4000) Rates are $99.99 overlooking parking lot, or $109.99 with riverview. All rooms have refrig, microwave, coffeemaker and free Wi-Fi. They also serve a continental breakfast.
13353 North Cleveland Ave, North Fort Myers, FL 33903 (239-995-0535) Rates are $69.99 for king or 2 doubles. Sr and AAA is $62.99. Coffee is available at the office.
13301 North Cleveland Ave, North Fort Myers, FL 33903 (239-995-0571) Rates are $69.00 for king or 2 doubles. 15% off for AAA and AARP.
3350 Marinatown Lane (Next to Days Inn) North Fort Myers, FL 33903 (239-656-5544) Rates are $59.99 for 1 adult, $65.99 for 2 adults. Sr. rate is $6 less.
All are very close (within walking distance) to restaurants and a small riverside park.
There is lots to do in the nearby downtown area. You can get an idea of the club surroundings and downtown Ft Myers from Miguels pictures in his above post.