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scouty's picture
Posts: 1976
Joined: Apr 2004

Attend CP7!!!

Colon Palooza 7 will be in Key West, Florida October 21st-25th.

We have gotten a block of rooms at the Casa Marina Resort with some great rates! If you click on the link below you can check out the hotel and if you click on guest rooms each of the different kinds of rooms. The rates are guaranteed if you want to come early or stay later, just tell them when you make your reservation.

Island Vista rooms - $159
Ocean View rooms - $199
One bedroom suites (non view) - $225 (by far the best deal I could find at any of the hotels in Key West)
One bedroom suites (ocean view) - $319


The resort opened on New Years Eve 1920 and every US president has visited or stayed at the resort , with the exception of George W Bush. It has 2 outdoor pools, the island’s largest private beach, jet skis, parasailing, Hobie Cats, snorkeling, scuba diving, deep sea fishing and much more. They offer beach massages and have 24 hour room service too.

The planning for the weekend agenda is still in the works but some of our options are: lunch on a private island, sunset cruises, Ernest Hemingway and Harry Truman museums, the Aquarium, the National Park (Suzann can get another stamp), Fort Jefferson, train and trolley tours and or course the free sunset concerts on Mallory Square and the nightlife of Duval Street. Motor Scooters are my preferred mode of transportation while there since everything is so close but bicycles would do too.

For those of you not familiar with the Colon Paloozas, here’s a quick history and hopefully others will post their perceptions and experiences to tell you more (visuals and more info can be accessed at : http://colonpalooza.com/). In 2004, some on this board that had become “friends in the battle” decided to plan something where those that were able could meet face to face, hug to hug. 5 years later we are still having them and still meeting and hugging. They are not anything really formal (a bunch of semi-colons could never pull that off) with a few events planned if you are interested. You are welcome to do your own thing/things too. It is a celebration of life and lives and there could be a tear or two shed as we remember friends, soon to be followed by fun and laughter. Over the years, dozens have attended and good times were had by all. I am especially appreciative of the time we were able to spend with “those who have gone on before us” (Nanuk, Kerry, and Jana). I actually feel like they are right there with me while we are having our fun and think they would be disappointed if we stopped having the events. I know I would if the shoes were reversed.

The theme for this year’s Palooza is “INCREASE YOU LAUGH EXPECTANCY ATTEND CP7”. And look for more posts as there is more information to share. If you have any personal request, ideas of what to do, or questions about the event, send me an email here.

There are only a limited number of rooms and if we need more I can GUARANTEE YOU, the rates will be higher. To reserve your room; call 1-877-597-9696, you will need to tell them you are with the Colon Palooza 7 group to get the rates (the weekend rate for the Island Vista rooms are already up to $229 today). If you really want to come and need less expensive accommodations, send me an email, there are places but not ones where I could get a block of rooms. The weekend we are there is the beginning of a 2 week Mardi Gras like festival (we’ll be there the tranquil part of the festival I’m told) so the rates will probably only go up over time.

The Colon Paloozas are open to any and everyone that “experiences colorectal cancer” whether you are a “newbie” or an “old timer”. Bring whomever you want to share a very special and enlightening time with, the more the merrier. The mix is what makes them so special so those of you new to your journey, come on down and meet some of your new and “old” friends from the board.

You can fly directly into Key West. Most of the airlines now have the smaller jets that can land there so rarely do you have to take a “puddle jumper”. Of course you would fly into Miami, rent a car and drive the scenic 3 hours down.

That’s it for this message, email me if you have any questions etc. Hope to see you there!!

Lisa P.


usakat's picture
Posts: 625
Joined: Jul 2006

Colon Palooza is such a great time. I feel blessed to have shared good times with my SemiColon Colon Palooza pals.

Think about joining us if you can...Key West is lovely in the Fall with very pleasant weather. Beautiful place shared with beautiful people! And the more, the merrier!

Family Photo = Colon Palooza 5 Nashville

trainer's picture
Posts: 242
Joined: Sep 2008

Thanks for the work you're doing on CP 7. We're looking forward to it.

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