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It's a southern thang...a ROUND-UP! 
Jun. 16, 2011 8:23 pm 
Updated: Jul. 29, 2011 10:56 am
yup my lepp, oops our cindy lepp and i want to invite all of ya to a southern round-up in panama city, fla the 2nd weekend of september. we know folks with rugrats may have a problem with the time period, weather could be a problem...i know, i know...i know...but the motels are much cheaper then, crowds are gone, water temps is terrific,  and there is still great weather and a beautiful beach. it's the redneck rivera for those that don't know...many great places close by...pensacola, ft. walton, destin, a dog track close by, many activites to be entertained . fishing is great!  seafood terrific!.. i''m/ oops we are still open to changing the location...but on the beach is certainly our vote!  any that fly into atlanta can drive down my way and be subjected to a real southern meal prior to driving furthur ya hope to meet many of ya!
Jun. 16, 2011 8:53 pm
that sounds so cool, I would love to go, but rugrats will be back in school and chickens need butchering and canning will be in full swing by then:( so tell me, are the hotels cheap then because it is the storm season and no one wants to be there at that time? And you are inviting all of AR? Your house, and cooking? How about I place my order now, just mail a styrofoam cooler filled with seafood on ice, I will even pay the C.O.D. charges via UPS
Jun. 16, 2011 9:36 pm
hey it's after labor day thing here...rates drop. yup any and all are invited and expected...we gonna have a great time! yup i can cook...lmao...might be surprised at what gets created in my kitchen! love ya sweetie, please try and make it!
Jun. 16, 2011 11:06 pm
Hi Gary, I am so excited. I told Cindy I have been saving for a facelift a tummy tuck and a boob job, but seeing you guys is waaaaay more fun so I am hoping to be able to come and see you. I just have to be able to get off of work. Let me know the exact dates and I will see if I can swing it. I already told my hubby and he said "Go for it" I have never been to Florida so 1 more state visited. I can't wait to see you, Claire and Cindy. Great Christmas present (just a little early) Love ya. Jan
Jun. 17, 2011 2:56 am
Hi Gary - you are going to have a grand time. I have been lucky to have gone to the two AR gatherings in Ohio - it is just great to meet our friends in person!!
Jun. 17, 2011 4:57 am
~sigh~ once again my "spirit" will be there but I wont! I am sure it will be a memorable gathering and I hope many will be able to attend! I am really, truly wishing I could go.....
Jun. 17, 2011 5:39 am
Gary, be sure to invite ARElizabeth! Your gathering won't work for me---I have to work at the beginning of each school year here (even though I'm retired). I bet you gets lots of takers, though! Have great fun!
Jun. 17, 2011 5:45 am
Oh gosh - I do so wish I could come and meet all of you. I won't be this year though.
Jun. 17, 2011 6:20 am
I wish! The DH is still laid off so travel will be extremely limited this year. DARN IT! I would take that fresh seafood though :)
Jun. 17, 2011 7:36 am
hi jan! yes ...please come and see will not believe how different and beautiful nw. fla. is fly into hotlanta and come on down my way...claire and i will feed you some good southern cooking!
Jun. 17, 2011 7:38 am
hi maggi...i so wish you will come! southern hospitality at it's best! i'm looking forward to this!
Jun. 17, 2011 7:40 am
hi wfdm! if the spirt is willing and the body will be a blast to meet ya!
Jun. 17, 2011 7:41 am
hi marianne! i truly wish you could make arrangrmeents to are a super person!
Jun. 17, 2011 7:43 am
hi bn! this should be a great time in a great place! i wish you could make it!
Jun. 17, 2011 7:44 am
hi cat! with that name my wife would love you! hopefully your hubby gets a job...a great job...and you can make it!
Jun. 17, 2011 8:30 am
Gary I wish I go go!! My parents are actually flying to Atlanta tommorow to meet up with my Moms siblings. They are renting a house in the Blue Ridge mountains. Wish I could stow away in their luggage and come see you!
Jun. 17, 2011 9:54 am
hi tanya! it's gonna be a ton of fun...september is a great time in fla!
Jun. 17, 2011 10:13 am
I'll be there Gary, can't wait.
Jun. 17, 2011 10:57 am
game on ya gal!
Jun. 17, 2011 11:03 am
remember...when you fly into atlanta...holler at me, i'll feed ya and provide a bedroom. you are most certainly welcome to our home, it's large...more bedrooms available...pc, fla is about 4 and a half hours from atl. i can't wait to meet you! e-mail me at and i can give you my cellphone number. my lepp is better at computer stuff, but i try and keep up.
Jun. 17, 2011 5:40 pm
Thanks so much Gary. I am like a little kid again. I haven't looked forward to something so much in a long time. I will send you an e-mail soon. Just need to decide on dates and I will book my flights. Woo hoo.
Jun. 17, 2011 9:03 pm
Rats, DH & I will be wrapping up a vacation to northern Wisconsin and will be heading for home that weekend. You're going to have a blast!
Jun. 19, 2011 7:45 am
jan it is gonna be a pleasure to meet you claire and i are so looking forward to it...bring a bathing suit, it's still plenty warm in this part of the world. water will be in the 90's just terrific WHITE sand...very different from the nw! i'm so glad you are coming!
Jun. 19, 2011 7:52 am
hi magnolia! gal...if ya have never been to this part of the earth it's very beautiful claire and i honey-mooned in pc. we used to always go to st. ga. island on our anniversary...that's about 50 miles west of pc. ulee's gold was filmed there...a great movie!!
Jun. 25, 2011 8:13 am
Wow, I just found out about this. Count me in for at least a day.. and hopefully I can drag my hubby along with me!! Let me know the details by email if possible..
Jun. 25, 2011 1:57 pm
Hmmm, the wheels are turning..but hard to justify since my daughter and I are going to Key West in August with my BFF, lol! Might have enough points for a free flight. What night is dinner at your house Gary??
Jun. 26, 2011 2:23 pm
hi cindy! i so hoped you would show! i gotta coordinate with ourlepp about the times and locations...i'll keep everyone posted.
Jun. 26, 2011 2:25 pm
hi my doggster! you stop anytime here i can whip up decent chow...but i was thinking the 2nd friday in sept. get your butt to jawja!
Jun. 27, 2011 8:48 pm
Whoops, Sorry Gary but this body hasn't seen a bathing suit in 30 years. I told you I was saving for a face lift a tummy tuck and a boob job, and yes I am giving it all up to come see you and Claire and Cindy so, for now at least no swimsuits. Sorry
Jun. 28, 2011 4:57 am
Hi Gary! Count me in! Have friends in the area I've been wanting to visit. Went to the Buckeye gathering and was much fun to meet everyone!
Jun. 28, 2011 12:13 pm
jan we love ya~! gonna be great to meet so many terrific folks from here in person!
Jun. 28, 2011 12:15 pm
hi mickdee! it's a great much to do ....and so many great folks coming, like yourself!
Jun. 28, 2011 12:18 pm
jan...i'm sure i could use a face lift myself...but bathing suit? bring some cut-off levis and an old curtain to cover the floation devices (lol)'ll fit right in bring mr. pelicangal too if possible.
Jun. 28, 2011 1:26 pm
Woo-Hoo!!! I'm so excited! Didn't see you'd finally chosen dates. Count me in! Haven't been to the Redneck Riviera since college! I'm about to email you, gary.
Jun. 29, 2011 8:37 am
we are gonna party like a rock star...come on staci!
Jul. 24, 2011 9:16 am
It sounds great! Meeting everybody would be so much fun. If we can, we are going to try to make it. We have not been to Panama City for years. We are looking forward to it!
Jul. 25, 2011 7:46 am
Was having so much fun cooking and canning with He who never gets his way this weekend that I forgot to check your blog. So late to the party again. lol I hope I can talk the daughter into taking some time off so I can drive down.DH went back to work. I knew he was not ready for retirerment,so he might no t be able to come. Will keep eye on a hard date so I can tell daught when to ask for time off.
Jul. 25, 2011 8:02 am
Just looked at Staci's profile were just down the road from each other. Face book me if you want to convoy to pc. or where ever we end up. Robin Davis.
Jul. 26, 2011 9:25 pm
ALL ya come! we are trying to find a place now...i think we are gonna stay in a condo called celladon or seladon. it's in p.c. fla i still think 2nd weekend in september will be great....many folks already in! great warm weather...cheaper rooms, beautiful beaches! i'm gonna post another blog very soon specifing everything. ya can e-mail me at a couple days but i'll get back to ya! anyone driving thru atlanta is welcome to stop at our house for something good to eat! we are @ 1oo miles sw of atlanta.
Jul. 29, 2011 10:56 am
I'm such a goof ball I was thinking pc was pensacola lol So it's Panama City? The one place I don't have kin foke to stay with lol.
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