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Ride the Train - Orange Blossom Cannonball! TICKET UPDATE

***'Nother update - please make your Paypal payment through the Sarasota Adventure Travel Group page announcing this meetup.  I wasn't aware that the Paypal payments were going into a different email account [not mine].  As such, I am trying to recoup the monies for those that have paid.  To those who haven't paid, and still want to go. PLEASE pay through the SAT listing.  That will go to my account.  SO VERY SORRY THAT THIS IS CAUSING SUCH PROBLEMS!!!!

To those planning on riding the Express with us, and have not paid through the PayPal link... you will NOT be guaranteed a ticket.  I cannot get you a ticket at this great price, unless you have paid. I don't want you to be left on the platform, while the rest of us rail away.   Thank you! Brian

[Cross post with Sarasota Adventure Travel Group.  Please only RSVP through one of the meetups].

Round Trip Train Ride between Mount Dora and Tavares - Central Florida’s Historic Train on the Tavares, Eustis & Gulf Railroad. In a Nutshell Conductors in period costume direct trains pulled by 1907 steam-powered locomotive. This will be a 90 minute train ride.

Tavares is home to one of cinema's longest-enduring performers. In 1964, this star debuted alongside Robert Redford in This Property Is Condemned, and more and more films would follow that initial role, including True Grit and Oh Brother, Where Art Thou? An impressive resume for any actor, but even more so considering this star is over 100 years old. The Orange Blossom Cannonball, appropriately nicknamed "America's movie train," has hurtled down the tracks in classic westerns and other films for half a century, though its roots stretch back much further. The 1907 steam locomotive pulls vintage coaches and a caboose, complete with a potbelly stove made in 1873. Hours aboard the locomotive seemed ripped from another time—conductors and staff don period costumes, and they spin tales of the train's past as well as the history of the area.

***We disembark in Tavares, poke around the shops and enjoy the scenery, grab a bite to eat - then re-board the 2:30 train back to Mount Dora.

I've already pre-purchased 20 tickets for $18.00 a piece.  That is almost half off the normal price off $32.72.  Should we need more at this price, I will need to know before Sunday evening [June 8th].  After Sunday you will need to purchase tickets through the website. 

I have included an option to pay for your ticket via PayPal.  That way I'm able to track how many tickets will need to be purchased before Sunday June 8th at this rate.

Should you have questions regarding this trip, the Orange Blossom Ticket Office's number is: (352)[masked]

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks Brian it was a great day : )

    1 · July 2, 2014

  • Shari

    Train was awesome!! Nice seating areas, relaxing trip to Traveres, nice lunch and free time to walk around town and enjoy before re-boarding train back to Mt. Dora.

    June 30, 2014

  • Ann F.

    Beautiful day and a great train ride! The restaurant was well prepared for us and provided excellent service! Thanks!

    June 29, 2014

  • Linda S

    Awesome trip. Thanks Brian!

    1 · June 28, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I believe I have Rose, Joan , Dianne ans Amy at my place. I will email each of you with the address . If there's someone I missed please let me know

    1 · June 22, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Well the home is still in disarray as I still don't have all of my furniture here but there's floor space :) and a restroom and shower - just call it one step above glam ping maybe lol

      1 · June 23, 2014

    • Shari

      Sounds great, I'll skip the tent and just bring my air mattress and sheets then, thanks so much!!

      June 24, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey brian do we need to pay you for ghost walk and segway?

    June 23, 2014

    • Brian K.

      Pay the Segway Company. ASAP. Please

      June 23, 2014

    • Brian K.

      Pay the Ghost Walk guide that night.

      June 23, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Brian I did the PayPal for 2 tickets it showed it went through. So we are set up right?

    1 · June 23, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is it to late to RSVP ? Where and how would I get my 2 tickets, if it not to late ???

    1 · June 22, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Brian,
    Just checking to make sure you have my payment for two.

    June 11, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      What is your email address?

      June 13, 2014

    • Brian K.

      [masked]

      June 18, 2014

  • Shari

    Hello, I just paid $18. My plus 1 is Jennifer lives in Sarasota. Please make sure she gets a spot. I couldn't get a hold of her tonight to see if she made arrangements with you for her payment.

    June 11, 2014

    • Brian K.

      The Paypal payments are going into the SLACKER [Sam's account], so I'm working with Paypal to have them placed into mine. If you could, send me an email with the transaction ID and date you made the payment. Geez, this is a PAIN!!

      June 13, 2014

    • Shari

      56F898006W112451U June 11th. thx.

      June 17, 2014

  • Paula

    Brian, hope u received notification that I paid for 2 tickets through paypal. Also sent you an email regarding. Thanks

    1 · June 13, 2014

    • Paula

      Brian

      June 13, 2014

    • Paula

      Brian I need your direct email. Only one coming through is info meet up. So I can forward paypal receipt to you. And obviously I'm having issues trying to respond here also. Yep. Not smooth this time. Every time I try to correct or space email gets dropped incompletely. Sorry for the mess

      June 13, 2014

  • Rose A.

    Brian, I paid through paypal for the train ride. I plan on doing all three of the activities listed for the weekend.

    June 8, 2014

    • Brian K.

      The Paypal payments are going into the SLACKER [Sam's account], so I'm working with Paypal to have them placed into mine. If you could, send me an email with the transaction ID and date you made the payment. Geez, this is a PAIN!!

      June 13, 2014

  • Paula

    Brian.

    June 13, 2014

  • Brian K.

    Hi!
    To those planning on riding the Express with us, and have not paid through the PayPal link... you will NOT be guaranteed a ticket. I cannot get you a ticket at this great price, unless you have paid. Thank you!
    Brian

    June 11, 2014

  • Linda S

    Paid a few days ago. Thanks a million Brian K.

    June 9, 2014

  • Julie A.

    Sorry to be late paying - just don't do much online on the week-ends. See you there - should be great fun.

    1 · June 9, 2014

  • amy

    Paid and looking forward to it!

    June 8, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I paid through paypal yesterday.

    June 8, 2014

  • Brian K.

    In order to track the amount of tickets I need to purchase at this great rate [which expires on Sunday June 8th], I've included a PayPal payment option.

    June 6, 2014

    • Ann F.

      Paid $18 today! Thanks!

      1 · June 7, 2014

  • lois v.

    I have committed to doing the Econ, with the Slackers. Let me know if you ever do a repeat trip! lois

    June 7, 2014

  • Shari

    This sounds awesome. I love touristy stuff like this. Thanks for putting this weekend on and finding all this fun stuff to do, boats, trains, and ghost walks, love it!! I have never been to Mount Dora before and am so looking forward to it.

    1 · June 6, 2014

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