Florida Region         

                Gulf Beaches & Biking II   May 1-4, 2012
 Region 5


by Merritt & Pat Wilkins and Wally & Lee Handeland

Back by popular demand from 2007, we will rally May 1-4, at the luxurious Dunedin Carefree Resort located on Bay Shore Blvd.  (US 19A) between Clearwater and Tarpon
Springs, FL. (see www.dunedinrvpark.com)  We will be next to the Pinellas Trail. This paved trail is on the former railroad right-ofway that linked the beach communities north of  St. Petersburg. It is perfect for biking or hiking to the beaches in Clearwater and the sponge docks, shops, and great restaurants at our country’s largest Greek community, Tarpon Springs. The Jolly Trolley also makes the trip via road. You can get on and off all day for $2.50. 

Honeymoon Island is just three miles away with its ferry to Caladesi Island. Both these State Parks have award winning beaches. Trekkers from the earlier rally reported seeing hatchlings on eagle and osprey nests and finding good shelling on the north beach. Co-hosts Wally and Lee will guide bird watching and photo hikes. 
Check-in will be on Tuesday, May 1 and departure on Friday morning, May 4. Tuesday evening we will get together for a potluck of heavy hot hors d’oeuvres in the resort’s recreation hall.  Three continental breakfasts and one catered dinner are included and one dinner will be “on your own.” You can make arrangements to come a day or two early or stay late at our rally rate of $31.50 per night versus the regular rate $63.00.

Cost U.S. $148.50 / Roadtrek & 2 people $121.50 / Roadtrek & 1 person
Price includes 3 nights camping (May 1, 2, and 3) with full hook-ups.  and the events mentioned above. Make extra night reservations directly with the Dunedin RV Resort, 2920 Alt. 19 North, Dunedin, FL 34698 (800) 345-7504.

Limit: 25 Roadtreks Register by Apr 17 Make checks payable to Merritt Wilkins and mail with registration
form to: 8014 Sugarbush Dr., Spring Hill, FL 34606-3100. Please include your email address and use “rally” in subject line when sending to us at: mo_wilk@hotmail.com.  (352) 683-3684