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Ok, this is not a McDonalds commercial but it is a reminder of what I hope those of you who will be joining us will experience in our meetup.

I stopped by Ft. Cooper Wednesday.  Just Vet and me.   I asked to see the rec hall again.   I stood and looked at the view and even though my ears are stopped up heard a bird chirpping outside.  I saw ducks swimming on the lake.  I did a panaoramic looksee
of the area and it absolutely was so beautiful  I looked at the white sand at the water's edge.  I saw palm trees swaying.  I saw beautiful oaks and heard nothing but a few seagulls and my steps as I stepped into one of the gazebos.   I saw the water and the sparkle from the sun.   Two squirrels playing on a limb caught my eye as I walked to the open pit and playground where I spotted a Volleyball net and Horseshoe stakes.

I walked inside the rec hall and looked at the beutiful rock fireplace and spacious shelter with all modern kitchen appliances.  I saw the sun stream in as the view of the lake is right there.   I felt the warmth of the sun as it was chilly that morning and the park ranger showed me the thermostat.  I suddenly envisioned friends sitting at a table laughing and feasting.  I envisioned some walking along the lake.  I saw people meeting for the first time after all these diaries.  I saw the Florida Daily Kos meetup in my mind.

I want you all to come and bring your favorite food.  We will be retreating to this place Feb 9th.  Please put a string on your finger and either Kos mail me or Old Hippie chic and confirm your RSVP and food item.  You know you deserve a break.

From this scene to a beautiful modern rec hall and paved and handicap accessible amenities.

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Originally posted to Vetwife on Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 11:19 AM PST.

Also republished by DKos Florida.

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