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Re: [Killietalk] Lonely hearts/ convention costs/ etc.
Don't forget to factor in the cost of living index for that area which
is very high. Possibly twice that of St. Louis and most of the rest
of the country with the exception of CA, NY and some other very
high profile areas. That can be a deterrent when you are on a tight
----- Original Message -----
From: "George & Melanie" <caraway at erienet_net>
To: "killifish discussion list" <killietalk at aka_org>
Sent: Tuesday, April 19, 2005 6:24 AM
Subject: Re: [Killietalk] Lonely hearts/ convention costs/ etc.
>I agree that costs are high but to have a nice place to hold the convention
>and provide the necessary provisions to have everything run smoothly the
>costs to the host group and the AKA will also be high. It is a reflection
>of the costs of things today. You left out the gas prices for those of us
>who prefer to drive to the convention. Yes it is a costly venture but if
>you enjoy the conventions and look forward to the event as many of us do,
>then just look at is a mini-vacation. Many of us spend much more for other
>vacations thru-out the year. I always take my wife along and we try to work
>in other things to make it an enjoyable weekend.
> Gary Hoover wrote:
>>First, Does anyone have a spare male Fp. Robertsoni? I could buy it or
>>sell a nice female.
>>Next, Does anyone else think costs for the convention
>>are quite high? I'm not trying to be super-frugle
>>here, but to me it's just too much money. For $87 I'm
>>not in DC, I don't have fish yet, and I have no place
>>to stay. For $190 I have a place to stay, but I'm
>>still not there, nor do I have fish. Add in
>>transportation costs, and this is well over $300. And
>>I still would not have any of the wonderful fish that
>>are will be at the convention. Add in all the fish
>>the average person gets, and this could be nearing
>>$500. To me this seems awfully high, much to high for
>>me to go anytime in the near future. Is there any
>>less expensive way to do this in future years? Or am
>>I just too cheap that I'll have to save up for 5 years
>>to go to a 3-day annual convention? I'm sorry if this
>>seems like ranting on and on, but I just feel a bit
>>strongly on this topic at this time.
>>Moving on, I just want to say that this morning, for
>>the first time, I saw an adult male Chrom. Alpha
>>courting a female. What a sight!!! It was some of
>>the most spectacular finnage and color I've ever seen
>>on a fish. Are all Chroms like this? I may try to
>>acquire some more if they all similar to this.
>>P.S. Sorry if this is a bit long, but I felt it was
>>easier to send all at once.
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