So far the farthest I've gone is Daytona (about 5 hours). Though I REALLY want to go to Tinley some day. I'll definitely fly, not drive there, though! lol
I was just watching a really slideshow of pictures from the Tinley show, and was sad about the distance keeping me from going. It would have been about a 12 hour drive for me here in MD.
So what IS the farthest you'd go for a reptile show? The farthest I've driven was to the monthly Havre de Grace show, which is about an hour and a half from here. But I haven't been in quite some time, I heard it's gone down in size significantly since the last time I was there.
Luckily, Repticon Baltimore is much closer at about 40 minutes away, and although it is only twice a year, it is much bigger in my opinion.
So let's hear it! How far have you gone/how far WOULD you go to a show to get some Rhacy goodness?
I had to drive two hours to go to the Wasatch Reptile Show.
I am thinking of going to a Las Vegas reptile show soon enough - that's a good 5 and a half hours from my current location, but if I wait until I live back in SLC area again then it's more like 6 or 7 hours.
... I wish I could have gone to Tinley as well, but no way in the world would I have been able to afford either a plane ticket OR gas money for the forever-long drive it would have been to get there. Sad day =[
--> also been thinking about planning a Disneyland trip riiiight around when a reptile show is going on in Cali. WOULDN'T THAT JUST BE A COINCIDENCE?! =]
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From where I used to live in WI the drive to Tinley was close to seven hours one way. Usually getting there in about 6 1/2.
I've driven 5 1/2 hours one way to pick up one chewie though---
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Yeah. My boyfriend decided between the hotel rooms and gas money (and critter spending money!!), Tinley would be way out of the question for us, at least for a few years. Also wouldn't be a pain flying critters home with you if you flew out to Tinley? Or would you just buy them there and have them shipped home to you?
I hear Hamburg in PA is pretty awesome, but that's like 3 hours away. I wouldn't mind that drive at all.
The furthest I've gone is to the Hamburg show. It's about a two hour drive for me. Totally worth it. I want to go to Tinley REALLY bad. It looks like an amazing show. I'd have to have some serious cash though. I'd want everything!
Haha and yeah I know what you mean about needing to bring tons of cash to such a big show, my wishlist is becoming bigger and bigger!
You are definitely welcome to join us any time. I saw at least 7-8 pangeans at the show this weekend!