Well, I don't want to offend any one (obviuosly), but I'll try and be "gentle" if you will. To me it wouldn't matter which date you select, (I was not going or interested in the other thread, since its not a Sky/Sol event & there is no cruising involved, all local area looks like), last time I was in South Beach on a weekend the traffic was horrendous, thats #1. #2 Then the trip up Ocean Drive, depending on how many people show up would be troublesome, first off we will get split up as we go along (no way will it not happen or are we to avoid this), because of traffic lights, the traffic, the tourist, this trip opens up the chances and probability of an accident or of unforseen problems going thru that maze as a caravan. Back in the old days, say 30-40 years ago it would of been fun, now? I don't think so, especially on a Saturday.
My thoughts on these types of get togethers is more of open highway traveling with minimum traffic signals or heavy traffic. My thoughts were of maybe driving up A1A in Ft. Lauderdale (before SunneySky's post), but you will have the same problems, altho perhaps not as bad as South Beach, still tho, traffic lights, cars, buses and the fact that we will get split up (again). I donno, I don't want to be a party pooper mind ya, but ah, I will not be coming to trips where we can't be together as a group as we cruise. I do have mixed feelings about this tho, cause I definitely want and enjoy being with all of you. But to me its important for us to be "together" and avoid possible unforseen problems that may occur. I am already regretting what I have written so far, but since I already typed it, I will pull the trigger. I had "alot of thought" over this, I hope you won't hammer me to bad, BUT you still may--
I probably deserve it. Even so, I will watch the thread as it developes, once I see the final plans, I will mention it to my "better half" to see if she would like to go, at that time we'll make a decision. But for now, I do not think that I will be making this one.