Ok, here's some general info for how things are shaping up. The Place: The NRA Whittington Center near Raton, New Mexico. The Time: May 18-20, 2007. We were originally going to shoot for June, but that's the busiest time of the year for TWC, when they'll be running competitions and camps almost continuously, and it would make reserving housing and ranges very difficult. Getting Here: Most people who go to Whittington from outside of driving distance fly in to the airport at Colorado Springs and then drive down. It might not be a bad idea to set up some sort of pre-staging area/meeting time for those flying in, and then we can car pool/caravan down to Raton. Raton does have an airport, but it's evidently used mostly for charter planes and puddle jumpers. I got the distinct impression that there aren't any regular flights in or out of Raton. Cost: I'm hesitant to put an overall cost per person on the event at this time, but bear in mind that we will have to cover the cost of insurance and range fees at the very least. Expect to bring some extra spending cash to buy ammo from others who may be demoing guns or whatnot. While you aren't required to be an NRA member to shoot at Whittington, for us to get insurance, at least half of the people who sign up to go must be NRA members. If you aren't already a member, please join. Lodging: You can choose to stay at the Whittington Center or at one of the many motels in Raton. I've personally stayed at both. The Whittington Center's accomodations are nice, but spartan, and the motels in town tend to be very simple, but clean and well kept. The Whittington Center also has areas where you can pitch a tent or hook up an RV. Food: We would like to arrange at least one meal for everyone to congregate and hang out. Whether this will be a pot luck dinner, or something arranged through Whittington is still kind of up in the air. (Though I'm fairly certain I know what Sandy's answer is. ) Stuff to do: A little of everything. Larry and I have talked about arranging time for shooting clay pigeons on the shotgun ranges, as well as some of the other ranges to shoot handguns and rifles. We've also floated the thought of arranging demos of different kinds of shooting sports such as 3 Gun, Silhouette, Team Challenge, High Power, etc. Also have discussed the possibility of arranging instruction for people to get NRA certifications for those who are interested. Event suggestions are definately appreciated. Also, if you're interested in helping out with the demonstrations/instruction, that would be excellent as well. Stuff to bring: Your hardware that goes boom. Plenty of ammo. Clothes. A towel.