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 Post subject: Re: Tucson 2018 help?
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If you or your lady friend get sick of looking at gem show stuff, a drive out to the Arizona Sonora Desert Musuem is nice. Scienc drive and interesting exhibit.

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No kidding! The desert is awesome and there is a wildlife center that is worth a detour as well.


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Every time I go to Tucson, I get recommendation to go somewhere other than the show. But I spend 100% of my time at the shows while they are open (unless I am eating). And it is dark after the shows close, and my feet are tired.


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I have heard the hiking and museums are world class, and even had a couple rockhounding locations recommended.

I will never see them. There is too much ground to cover in the shows.

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Precision Gem wrote:
If you or your lady friend get sick of looking at gem show stuff, a drive out to the Arizona Sonora Desert Musuem is nice. Scienc drive and interesting exhibit.


Thanks! I'm staying with an old co-worker of mine who is originally from there so I'm sure they will suggest other stuff as well but the Museum sounds nice!!


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Every so often it drops down into the stupidly cold weather for the shown I remember one year in the 20s, even colder with windchill. It sucked so I only stayed for 3 days.

For gem show locations, you'll want the I-10 strip between St Mary's or Congress, and 22nd St/Starr Pass, as well as JOGS, InnSuites, and if you can swing it, GJX.


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Ok so now for a really stupid question...... How much money do I need to bring? :shock: Seriously, I plan on spending at least $1k on rough but the real question is do I need cash??? If so, then I need to plan accordingly since ATM's only give me so much per day and the bank I use (usaa) does not have branches. Or do sellers take cards??

Really excited to get there this week!!!


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Cash is always accepted, a few dealers will take a card, but I can only think of 3 that will. Others, once they get to know you will accept a business check, but if you are thinking of spending around $1000, then I would just take cash, 10 $100 bills will fit nicely in your wallet.

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