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The Jones Family Vacation

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Florida Powerboat Club founder Stu Jones just returned from a family road trip from Florida to Michigan and back. Photo by Glen Philip Hagen/Speed & Pleasure

Not every vacation that Florida Powerboat Club (FPC) founder Stu Jones takes with his family is centered around boating, but this year’s summer vacation definitely was. Jones loaded his family—wife, Jackie and sons, Tyler and Max—into his 2006 Astoria RV and headed north from their South Florida home for a two-stop poker run tour, following trips to two other non-FPC events, the Texas Outlaw Challenge in mid-June and the Smokin’ the Sound Poker Run in Biloxi, Miss., at the end of April.

The destination of the Jones’ summer excursion? Boyne City, Mich., for the 10th annual Boyne Thunder Poker Run followed by Buford, Ga., for the Pirates of Lanier Poker Run on Lake Lanier.

Sandwiched between FPC events to the Bahamas (June 28-30 and July 25-30), the nearly 4,000-mile round trip turned out to be a breath of fresh air for Jones and his family, who were left without the use of their generator when it stopped working just as they were getting ready to leave Michigan.

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