Official Florida Hunt "Information only" Feb. 1st,2nd,3rd 2013.

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YankeeDownSouthAdv.

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Location: Suwannee River Rendezvous
Mayo,FL

Link to site:
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Facebook page for event: Coming soon

History of location:

Spring was used by prisoners working in the area. There has been some metal detectorists on the property in past years, but in recent light of renovations, there have been relics recovered dating back to the 1900 century and Native American artifacts as well. Civil War troops moved through area , on the river running adjacent to the property. The property is used as a camp ground, resort. New owners have been there since 2008. and a pool was just added and spring there stays a cool 70 degrees year round.

Lodging:

Lodging will be on site. They have a small motel, cabins, and river rooms, primitive tent sites, as well as a newly implemented RV area. Couple of the spots are large enough to accommodate larger groups and would be cheaper if folks joined up with each other. As well a heated pool, and jacuzzi( great for resting our bones after a long day of metal detecting) I prefer for those attending to stay on property, as it will make the event run easier, but i know some folks will be driving from nearby, etc. and each day there will be an entry fee($7.00 per day) if you chose to do so. staying onsite we have access to everything at no additional cost.

If you do reserve a spot here on the property , make sure to let them know your part of the metal detecting event. ( no discount as of yet) but it will help with keeping the numbers correct.

Other lodging locations: honestly there aren't many but feel free to google and search mayo,fl..there are a few in live oak,fl area. bit of a drive each day.

We will be issuing Wristbands for each day so make sure to stop by the pavillion on saturday morning ( this will be our main gathering spot.)


Schedule

Friday: 8pm-Hope to have a member of the historical society come and talk with those attending the hunt ( staying on property) about the area and its history.

Saturday
8am- Registration
830am-Hunt begins
12noon- LUNCH
1230pm-Hunt Resumes
530pm-DINNER (optional)
8pm - Hunt ends
8pm-9pm - Prize Giveaways

Sunday

check out is at 12 noon. we will play it by ear and either do more digging or maybe make a day doing something else, we are open for ideas. so at the moment sunday is a TBD.


times and events subject to change , they aren't written in stone folks.....we are all here to have fun so lets have fun!!! ,detecting, and enjoying our hobby and recovering/ saving history!




:hello2: PRIZES:smileinbox:
All prizes are donated from members of our group, or others from within the metal detecting community. If you would like to donote a coin, or other prize PM me (Ocalasix) and i will get in contact with you. All prizes pictured below are in our groups posession when it is posted here.


2 pairs of digging gloves (Large)
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8meg JumpDrive
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boxes.jpg 2 Cases
ricks 001.JPG 1964 Quarter
ricks 002.JPG replica coin
ricks 003.JPG 1964 quarter from Ground zero vault.
ricks 004.JPG v nickel

coin 003.JPG silver plated collectors coin commemorating bin laden mission (front)
coin 006.JPG back of coin

vacationcarnival2159_zps1e4cda16.jpg bookbag/backpack from our cruise

vacationcarnival2162_zps41f6dab5.jpg 2 franklin half dollars

vacationcarnival2164_zpsbc45cbbf.jpg coin holders/ ornament

more coming soon!!!





Anticipated list of attendees


  1. OcalaSix and MrsOcalasix
  2. RiverRat and spouse + 2, possibly 3 (GA relatives)
  3. Bridge End Farm
  4. baywalker and wife
  5. Burdie (possibly)
  6. CRA61 +1
  7. Harp
  8. cntrydncr1 & Lena
  9. Gypsy Huntress & Karen
  10. Wayne P.
  11. MrNelson
  12. Old River & Spouse
  13. High Tree & Spouse
  14. Hysterocrates
    Please add Pete, Diane and my daughter Gwyneth to list.
  15. Bunker
    Interested!! Waiting for more info.
  16. sniffer
    I'm sure going to try to get there, maybe show down there with Burdie
  17. VTX
    Please put me on the list for the hunt.
  18. Buzzlitebeer
    Sign me up!!
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  19. Anita Rae
    Made a reservation at the campground. This should be fun. It will be me, hubby (Charlie) and dog. I look foward to meeting all of you.
  20. Ringnut
    I will attend thru invite from my friend Bunker. Just making sure i handled properly. Sounds like a great time. Booked room at the resort already. Thanks
  21. Treasure Finders & Spouse
  22. Godisnum1 & Spouse
  23. surfmaid
  24. Cybercop & Spouse
    As of now, Ellen and I plan on only being there for the Saturday events.
  25. Scrounger (Mark) & Spouse per telecon
  26. NFdigger & Dad
 
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updated- please post all info, comments, questions to the other thread for this hunt...thank you...
 

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Florida Hunt
Feb 1st, 2nd 3rd 2013
Suwannee River Rendezvous
Mayo, Florida


"Don't Forget To Bring List"
(Suggested Items)

Metal Detector(s)
Extra coils
Headphones
Pin Pointer
Shovel
Trowels/Digging Tools
Gloves
Knee Pads
Bug Spray
Sun Screen
Extra Batteries
Battery Charger
Detector Charger
Finds Pouch
Back Pack
Magnifying Glass
Binoculars
Towel(s)
Wet Wipes
Hat/Cap
Rain Gear
Waders/Rubber Boots
Warm/Cool Weather Clothes
Camera + charger
Cell Phone + charger
Zip Lock Bags (for finds)
Camp Chair(s)
Pop Up Canopy (nice if you have one)
Camping Gear (for those who are camping out)
Flash Light/LED Head Lamp - night digging
Display(s) of finds for "Show & Tell"
Music instruments for those who plan to play
 
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Grandma Susie's Cookin' Shack (Suwanee River Rendezvous Resort)

The shack is open and we are cookin' Friday - Sunday, Everyday for Ice Cream and drinks.

Breakfast 8-11 am Friday-Sunday
Home made buttermilk pancakes Stack $4.50 With sausage or bacon $5.50 w/ham $6.00 Short stack $3.00 With sausage or bacon $4.50 w/ham $5
French Toast 3 pieces $4.50 with sausage or bacon $5.50 w/ham $6
2 pieces $3.00 with sausage or bacon $4.50 w/ ham $5
Home made Sausage Gravy and Biscuit $2.50 Large order $3.50 The Suwannee River Ultimate Breakfast Sandwich $3.99
(sausage, bacon, cheese, egg, texas toast or Homemade biscuit)
Omelets:
3 cheese $5.99 Cheese and sausage $6.99 Cheese and bacon $6.99 Cheese and ham $6.99
Rendezvous Western $7.50 choose 2 meats Includes: toast or biscuit and home frys, hash browns or grits
Grandma Susieโ€™ Breakfast (wimpy)1 egg, 2 toast, hash browns or grits , 1 bacon $1.99
Uncle Danโ€™s Breakfast (hardy)2 eggs, toast or biscuit, hash browns or grits, 2 bacon or 1 sausage patty, 2 pancakes or 2 French toast $7.00 w/ham $7.50The Rendezvous Breakfast
2 eggs, grits or hash browns, bacon or sausage patty, Toast or biscuit $4.50 w/ham $5.00
A la cart
1 egg $.75 gravy $1.50 grits $1.50 biscuit $1.00
toast $1.00 Bagel $1.00 bacon $1.50 sausage $1.50 Ham $2.00

Kidโ€™s Breakfast
1 egg, toast, grits or hash browns, Small milk $2.50 add $.50 for orange juice
1 pancake or 1 French toast, 1 bacon, Small milk $ 2.99
add $.50 for orange juice

NEW***Pizza***NEW
$9.99
Cheese, Pepperoni
or BBQ Chicken
Grandma Susie's homemade pizza sauce

Lunch and Dinner 11am -9 pm
Rendezvous Runt: 3 mini burgers $3.00 w/cheese $4.50
1/4 lb hamburger: $3.00 w/fries $4.50
1/4 lb cheese burger: $3.50 w/fries $5.00
1/2 lb hamburger: $4.00 w/fries $5.50 1/2 lb cheeseburger: $4.50 w/fries $6.00
1/4 lb bacon cheese burger $4.00 w/fries $5.50
1/2 lb bacon cheese burger $5.00 w/fries $6.50 1/4 lb mushroom swiss burger $4.00 w/fries $5.50
1/2 lb mushroom swiss burger $5.00 w/fries $6.50
The Rendezvous Mega Burgers
1 lb hamburger$7.50 w/fries $9.00
1 lb cheeseburger $8.50 w/fries $10.00
2 lb hamburger $12.00 w/fries $13.50
2 lb cheeseburger $14.00 w/fries $15.50
You eat the 3 lb burger with fries by yourself in 30 minutes and it is free.
3 lb hamburger 16.00 w/fries $17.50
3 lb cheeseburger 18.00 w/fries $19.50 Grilled ham and cheese sandwich $3.00

Grilled cheese sandwich $2.00
Hot Dog $2.25
Chicken Strip sandwich $4.00 Grilled Chicken sandwich $4.00

Fish of the Day sandwich $4.00
Philly Cheese Steak w/fries $6.99
Dinner All dinners come with choice of 2 sides:
Baked potato, fries, broccoli, carrots, corn on the cob, small side salad.
Choice of bread: dinner role, home made banana Bread, white or wheat toast, Texas toast.
Fish Dinner: 1 pc. Tilapia filet $6.99 2 pc. $7.99
Chicken Strip Dinner 3 pc $6.99
Grilled Chicken dinner: 1 pc. $6.99 2 pc. $7.99

Cheese Ravioli: w/marinara sauce $5.99
Shrimp Dinner 6 large $7.99
Sirloin Steak 8 oz $9.99 Steak comes with 3 sides
French fries: Small $2.00 Large $3.00
Onion rings: Small $3.00 Large $4.50
Baked Potato: w/butter and sour cream $2.00 /cheese and bacon $3.50
Breaded Okra $3.25
Breaded Mushrooms $3.99
Deep fried Green Beans $4.00 Deep Fried Pickels $4.99

Jalapeno cream cheese poppers $4.99
Mozzarella cheese sticks 4 pc. W/marinara sauce $3.99

Kid meals $2.99

1 Rendezvous Runt cheese burger w/fries/small soda/milkHot dog/fries/drinkGrilled cheese/fries/drink2 chicken strips/fries/drink

Saladโ€™s

Garden: small $2.99 large $3.99
Dressing: thousand island, blue cheese, ranch, honey mustard
Ham salad: $5.99 Chicken strip salad: $5.99 Grilled Chicken salad: $5.99
Chef salad $5.99 Taco Salad $8.99

Desserts

Cookies $.75
Brownies $ 2.00 4x4โ€™s frosted home made
Ice cream: Small cake cone or sugar cone 1 scoop $1.50 2 scoops $2.00, 3 scoops $2.50
Small sundae: $2.50(1 scoop) Large sundae: $3.50(2 scoops)

Chocolate, strawberry, hot fudge, pineapple Hot fudge banana sundae $4.00 Lg Brownie sundae $4.50, Small $3.50 Strawberry shortcake $4.00 Banana split $5.00 Milk shakes or malts $3.50 16 oz Chocolate, strawberry, vanilla, pineapple


Other Dining Facilities: IMHO, with all the food @ Grandma Susie's who needs to go elsewhere.

Subs & More
439 East Main Street
Mayo, FL

Mayo Cafe
220 West Main Street
Mayo, FL

Rhodes Real Pit BBQ
163 West Main Street
Mayo, FL

Jamie's Barbecue LLC
204 West Main Street
Mayo, FL

The Hideaway - Oliver River House
405 Suwanee Cove Road
Mayo, FL

 
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Tokens will be buried for hunters to find, and those that turn in a token will be a part of the detector drawing. Tokens donated by Gypsy Huntress.
 
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More Prizes...Donated by Gypsy Huntress!! ~ Thank You!!

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Here are prizes given to us from cntrydncr1 -Thank you very much!!!

debbie1.jpg unknown foreign coin

debbie2.jpg 1964 Eliz. II British Penny

debbie3.jpg chinese cash coin.

debbie4.jpg 1912 V nickel

debbie5.jpg 1917 George V British Penny

debbie6.jpg 2006 Canadian dollar


Thanks again!!!
 
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Prizes donated by Treasure Finders!! Thank You!

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Prizes donated by baywalker!! Thank You! Click the attachments to see the pics.

Ocalasix & River Rat,
Here are some coins and 2 treasure maps I will bring up with me.
View attachment 724259 two Jefferson war nickels 1946-P & 1942-P View attachment 724262 Guatemala coins. 1. 1950 10 centavos & other is 1968 20 centavos

View attachment 724260 two Indian head pennies (1983 & 1981) View attachment 724264 Guatemale coins unocentavo 1972 & 5centavo 1969


View attachment 724265 Great Briton sixpence 1957

View attachment 724266 And I have 2 Florida Treasure Maps from Garrett Electronics 1970's ?
Looks like you're getting a lot of great stuff. Can't wait!!:hello2:
 
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More prizes for the hunt. Thank you, Bunker for donating the 2 silver half dollars as prizes.

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Prizes donated by our host & hostess!! Thank You!! Click the attachments to see the pics.

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Head Cashier at work called me and askedd me if i like half dollars, a customer paid in 22.00 dollars worth. So i bought a couple dollars worth, and im donating 2 of them to the prize list ...HH
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1776-1976 bicentennial half Dollar.
 

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2 lucky folks will win 1 set each...

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Commemorative American Bison Nickel Set (donating 2 sets) ~ donated by RR

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1 lucky person will win a Mardi Gras King Cake all for themselves ~ Donated by RR
 
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More prizes donated! Thanks, Baywalker!! Click the attachments to see the pics.

Found some more stuff that might be interesting as prizes. Don't know if these are real or not, got them at a gift shop in Gettysburg a few years ago.
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More prizes donated ~ Thanks, Ringnut!

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