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NAMGAR Key West Regional 2006
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In April of 2006 we traveled to Key West to join over 20 other MGAs in the second annual Key West Regional. NAMGAR's George Merryweather organizes the Regional  held each year and schedules it during the "Conch Republic Festival", which is Key West's version of Mardi Gras.

We drove the A to DC in a driving rainstorm and stayed overnight with friends Deb and Al Gray. On Monday we boarded the AMTRAK AutoTrain in Lorton VA and arrived the next day in Sanford, FL, about 30 miles north of Orlando and 400 miles from Key West.

After staying over in Key Largo, we hooked up with the other MGAs in Marathon Key and formed a caravan over the old railroad bridge to Pigeon Key. This bridge has been closed to traffic for decades, but we were given special permission to use it. Many thanks to local resident (and owner of the legendary 100,000th MGA) Fred Skomp for arranging that!

Thursday night was the big parade down Duval street, and we were the guests of honor - tossing beads and getting cheers from the crowd.  After a car show and banquet on Saturday we all headed home, sunburnt but loaded with great memories. If you ever get the chance, this is one MGAdventure you just can't miss!

 

Melon in the AutoTrain Dining Car

Melon on the old railroad bridge to Pigeon Key

The Caravan to Pigeon Key

Waiting for the parade to begin