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    Sounds like I can finally make this one. I have my system up and running off an inverter for now so maybe someone at the meet can help me hardwire my M4-ATX 250W Intelligent DC-DC PSU to my compaq Evo.

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    Hey guys I don't know if the location is set yet but I was looking on the map and (not to be rude or anything) it looks like the town of LaBelle is in the middle of nowhere. I mean for someone like me I have to drive almost 4 hours to get there so I would most likely spend the night in the area, but I know there isn't much out there so I am not sure what I would do out there. I know everyone would like the meet closer to home but can I recommend Orlando? I have booked many pavillions at parks and stuff for family/friend gatherings and I know I can find a place. Just give me the word and I will find a park, also it'll give you guys down south a chance to come to orlando hit up some attactions or something. I know there's a place by University of Central Florida called Blanchard Park or something that has plenty of parking and pavillions and even grills if we decide to bar-b-q. If we want to stay closer to I-4 I can arrange that as well.

    On another note I know you guys were considering having a cook out, why don't we just have a small cover like $5 to spend toward grilling and drinks? We probably have to get a head count before the day of so someone can get the food but I think it would be fun...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnWPB View Post
    Ok, Is THIS the park? If so I can get the GPS Coordinates and such if you give a location in the park where we are gonna meet.
    yes that is the park
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lok View Post
    Hey guys I don't know if the location is set yet but I was looking on the map and (not to be rude or anything) it looks like the town of LaBelle is in the middle of nowhere. I mean for someone like me I have to drive almost 4 hours to get there so I would most likely spend the night in the area, but I know there isn't much out there so I am not sure what I would do out there.
    It doesn't matter where the meet is, someone complains about driving. Deal with it.

    I know everyone would like the meet closer to home but can I recommend Orlando? I have booked many pavillions at parks and stuff for family/friend gatherings and I know I can find a place. Just give me the word and I will find a park, also it'll give you guys down south a chance to come to orlando hit up some attactions or something.I know there's a place by University of Central Florida called Blanchard Park or something that has plenty of parking and pavillions and even grills if we decide to bar-b-q. If we want to stay closer to I-4 I can arrange that as well.
    Not to flame you but obviously you did not completely read the first post.

    On another note I know you guys were considering having a cook out, why don't we just have a small cover like $5 to spend toward grilling and drinks? We probably have to get a head count before the day of so someone can get the food but I think it would be fun...
    Its still in the plans to do. We tried the head count thing, that currently don't work cause (good example, last meet only about 6 people said they were coming, had 15 people actually showed up).... tried having people bring stuff like covered dish thing, one meet someone brought a small bag of chips and one jar of salsa for 20 people.....
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    Sorry heres a link to the park i was talking about lake blanchard park in orlando:
    http://www.orangecountyfl.net/dept/c...s.asp?ParkID=8

    and this one is across the street in case the one on top fills up:
    http://www.orangecountyfl.net/dept/c....asp?ParkID=25


    heres a link to another park its really close to the turnpike which helps with travel time and its much bigger than the ones on top:

    http://www.cityoforlando.net/fpr/net...ark=336&page=3

    if we go to lake blanchard i know of at least 10 nice restaruants within 15 minutes of the park, and if we go to turkey lake then i would recommend international drive which is only 15 min away, where they have all the famous restaruants ...and we can avoid yelling at each other for double dipping into a salsa jar

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    thanks Lok, this will help us have more meets in more areas of Florida.

    Also, I live in Fort Myers so every meet is out in the middle of nowhere for me. Yes Miami too is in the middle of nowhere

    We had a meet in Labelle a while ago and had a really good turn out because people from Tampa and Miami only had to drive "halfway" to the meet.
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    Yea Lok is right this is in the middle of nowhere for Florida.
    If you consider the tampa area then yes its ok but all side roads.

    It would be alot easier off a major highway like i-4 or the turnpike.

    Orlando is called central florida for a reason. We have all the hotels, attractions, and theme parks so there is alot to do.

    I appreciate you getting this one organized but orlando is better for a florida meet and miami is not in the middle of nowhere its just far for all except the people in dade county.
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    Orlando has been sort of a sore topic for a while now

    What happened, is around 15 people, that lived in Orlando, were wanting a meet in Orlando. So one was set... around 2 people from Orlando showed up.

    Other meets were set in other locations, and in every one of the threads, everyone from Orlando was complaining that it was too far to drive.

    So after another 2 meets, Another meet was organized for Orlando. Around 8 people showed up for the meet. 2 from Miami, 1 from Ft. Lauderdale, 3 from Tampa, One from Sarasota, and only one person from Orlando.

    3 of the people that were asking for the meet, actually lived within 4 miles of the location to top it off

    This has been 5 or so meets ago, so maybe it is time again for another Orlando meet. Possibly the one after this one. Just depends on what everyone wants.

    As for theme parks and such, that is usually not on the agenda for a CarPC meet. For the most part it is a Sunday get away for the meet, and back to work on Monday for most.

    The key is for someone in the Orlando area to scout out and find a nice park, where the cars can preferably be parked in the shade, within close range of a wings place or sandwich shop to grab something to eat after the meet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by john1701 View Post
    I posted the address, it works on IG, but not google maps weird.
    That's because its spelled La Belle not Labelle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnWPB View Post
    That's because its spelled La Belle not Labelle.
    thats a never ending argument.

    Edit: also a third version is LaBelle
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