I made reservations for Feb. 1st to 8th. I just checked the
program guide and see that the Rio catalogue in motion doesn't start
until the 8th. Is the Rio exhibit worth lots of additional angst to
The first year I went to Tucson I stayed long enough to attend the
Rio Catalogue in Motion and thoroughly enjoyed it. I spent a half a
day there and a half a day at the Desert Sonora Museum (really a zoo)
which was also terrific. Since then, as I am a stone buyer, I go in
early and leave before the Rio show starts � 3 days in and out.
The trouble with your schedule is that you’ll also miss the Tucson
Gem & Mineral show (the original club show that started it all) which
I’ve always wanted to attend but never been able to. In addition to
various vendors, it always has special exhibits and speakers. The
TGMS starts Feb. 14.
Do you have a resale permit/ business license? If not, you will be
unable to get in to AGTA, GLDA, GJX and many of the other shows. If
that’s the case, you definitely should change your reservations and go
in later. Otherwise, you probably won’t kick yourself for missing the
Rio show and the TGMS but, if this is a one-time trip, why cheat
yourself? Think about going in a week later instead.