WHAT QUESTIONS DO YOU GET?
Plans have been set for a club trip to Ft. Myers on the
weekend of July 21-23. It’s always fun to get away for a
couple of days and see a change of scenery and break in
the routine. The public beaches at Ft. Myers Beach along
Estero Ave are supposed to be pretty good hunting
grounds with nice wide beaches that get plenty of tourist
The original plan for the trip to the west coast was to be
a camping/RV outing for club members. But frankly,
most of those interested in going have balked at tent
camping in the summer heat when there seems to be
some good hotel deals available. So after a little online
research the following information is offered for any
members interested in joining us for the weekend. You
will need to make your own reservations and travel
arrangements, but the following should help. Most of us
are planning on driving over Friday nite and returning
Sunday. Naturally, we encourage everyone to ride and
room together. If you are unsure of who else may be
going we suggest that you come to the July club meeting
on the 13th.
RV Sites and Mobile Home Rentals: Got an RV or
Trailer? The San Carlos RV Park is located just across
the bridge on the mainland side near the Ft. Myers
Beach barrier island. They offer complete campsite
facilities from $34-40 /nite. They also have some mobile
homes available (like renting a cabin) for $80 + /nite.
Check more details on their site at sancarlosrv.com.
Recommended Hotel: After reviewing a lot of the
hotels on Ft. Myers Beach island itself, we recommend
the Lighthouse Resort Inn at 1051 5th St, just off of
Estero Ave (Not on the beach but only a block or so
away). Online reservations are available for $90 /nite for
“Deluxe Studio with 2 dbl beds” – single Kings/Queens
are a little less. But these prices are only available on
some of the major travel reservation web sites.
Travelocity.com seemed to have the best prices,
Orbitz.com prices were almost the same; but Hotels.com
prices were much higher. The resort’s own website is at
lighthouseislandresort.com and their number is 800-7787748. If you book directly with the resort, the rates are a
little higher – but the cancellation policy is a little more
favorable. You be the judge.
Note: There are several economy hotels on the mainland
by the airport about 20mins+ away. But they still range
$59-69 and you will probably have to pay for beach
As announced at the June meeting, Dick Stout’s
December 2006 “Club News & Views” column of
Western & Eastern Treasures magazine (due out in
late October), will feature some of the responses we’ve
received so far for our club’s Questions Contest. What
questions or comments do you get when you are out
there doing your thing? How do you respond? Submit
your entries and get one free door prize ticket during
each month that you participate. We will vote for the
winner at the September meeting. The winner can
choose a one-year subscription to Lost Treasure OR
Western & Eastern Treasures! Send entries to: Stacey
at sdeLuc823@aol.com. Please make sure your name is
on the entry for proper credit.
It promises to be a good time and a great getaway, with
lots to do. So call your hunting buddies and make plans!!
Submitted by Kurt Herring
Need some ideas to get you started? How about these
submissions from your fellow club members:
Cheryl Petenbrink (8/4/05):
Things people say to us while we are detecting:
If you find my wife...I don't want her back (and he
happened to be at the beach alone). One would wonder if
she was somewhere and might be found?????
Did you find my Rolex?
Jason Petenbrink (8/6/05):
Last summer some lady was wading in the water & I
walked past her and she asked if I was getting rid of all
the sea lice with my detector. I told her no I was looking
for money and jewelry.
“Pretty interesting incident” per Jason: “I was out on
Delray Beach and I had a target and it was a coin. I dug
and dug and dug. I couldn’t find the coin I detected. The
wet sand kept on filling in the hole. Finally I gave up
and went on. This guy that was behind me was watching
me and as soon as I had left he started to dig with his
bare hands and dug up the same hole for about 15
minutes but he still never found the coin.”
Kurt Herring (8/11/05):
Question: “What are you doing?”
Answer: “Checking for gas leaks – did you fart?”
Question: “What are you doing?”
Answer: “Fertilizing turtle eggs”
Answer: “Scaring away the sharks”
Answer: “Looking for land mines”
Answer: “Checking for virgins”
Jan Smirnow (1/2/06):
"What you doing?”
Answer: "Walkin my detector!"