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Re: OT convention planning

  • To: Multiple recipients of list <iris-l@rt66.com>
  • Subject: Re: OT convention planning
  • From: storey@aristotle.net (J. Michael, Celia or Ben Storey)
  • Date: Fri, 20 Feb 1998 10:46:24 -0700 (MST)

>What I'd like to know is
>whether there are other places nearby, near enough to be considered
>walking distance, that suit a slimmer pocketbook.

Arnold, I would also ask about neighborhoods. A running friend of ours was
shot to death in Colorado Springs while walking from his hotel to a nearby
drugstore. He and his wife were there with a convention group, the Arkansas
Pikes Peak Marathon Society, but were staying in a different hotel. No one
had warned him about the crime in that hotel's neighborhood. Colorado
Springs is known as a safe, friendly place, and it is, mostly. But every
city has its problems.

Denver is a bigtime big city. I wouldn't hesitate to book a cheaper hotel,
but do check out the neighborhood of whatever hotel you use. I think that
is good advice no matter where one travels.

Little Rock, Arkansas, USDA Zone 7b
257 feet above sea level,
average rainfall about 50 inches (more than 60" in '97)
average relative humidity (at 6 a.m.) 84%.
moderate winters, hot summers ... but lots of seesaw action in all seasons

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