Deceember 15-17: SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Scottish Rite Center; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5;
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 Post subject: Tucson 2018 help?
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I wanna go see what this is all about and not sure how a newbie should go about seeing all this. Seems to be spread out all over town or am I wrong about this? I wanna buy some rough (not to expensive) and would really appreciate some direction on where to go and what to do!!

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If you are going get a hotel reservation and give your self at least three days and if not driving there get a rental car.There are venues all over the city as much as 6-8 miles apart.
there are a great many near downtown you can walk to on the south side of the freeway and those alone will take you two days...three if you like to talk.
You can find just about anything you want that comes from the earth from giant ground sloth fossils to red beryl...take you time and take some cash.

YOU WILL WANT TO GO BACK!!!!!!


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Thanks so much for the help!!

Is there a best 3 or so day to go?? Should it be over a weekend or during the week?


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Also, are there any maps of where everything is?


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Several maps will be available EVERYWHERE when you get to the show.


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There is a booklet that lists all the shows, with a map. It is available everywhere... in the airport, in hotels, at shows.

Also I want to second stairman's recommendation... take cash to the shows.

I think the most intense time is the week containing the first days of February. Hotel rooms, if available, will be most expensive then.


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Ok cool!! Thanks so much for the help!!


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Is it getting towards time to open the Tucson 2018 section? It might be a good idea to get the annual dinner hammered out early this year.


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The following I have heard many times:
I took $x with me. I was going for n days so I decided I would spend $x/n each day.

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The second day I went to the bank....


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#-o That would be funny if it wasn't the truth.


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Yeah I have already contemplated how much I have in savings in case I well underestimate how much to spend. Would love to make the dinner as well to meet some folks here!!


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dchallener wrote:
The following I have heard many times:
I took $x with me. I was going for n days so I decided I would spend $x/n each day.

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The second day I went to the bank....



aint that the truth!


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As Stairman said, you'll want a vehicle. Parking at the shows can be scarce, though. There are free shuttles which travel around the shows. I haven't seen schedules and maps for 2018 yet, but Google Tucson show shuttles and you'll find them.


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oh one thing i forgot to say...bring warm clothes..
one year since i lived in the san diego area i decided to drive out camp in the back of my truck see the shows for two days and drive home ...budget was king in 2010...or was it 2011..

anyway the morning temps were in the teens with WIND....it will most likely be pretty damn nice but be prepared!

intellicast tucson...click on historical averages


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You got that right. I lived in AZ for years, but never realized how much colder Tucson was than Phoenix. That 1300 foot difference in elevation really counts.


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