Thanks Val, for your help with this...
I really dig the Cresent also, not to mention the awesome beauty of Arkansas ozarks.
the only problem i find with eureka is the drive from ANYWHERE.
narrow roads, and windy hills, make for a much extended drive once you get into the ozarks.
I know it sounds exagerated, but i feel that i could drive across an entire state on a major highway, faster than i can get 100 miles in those
That could be discouraging.
also, looking at a map, it seems to be fairly close to illinois (chicagoland) which might not serve the purpose of "getting the other half there"
I also like the suggestions for activities, and speakers. I had hoped to get one of the UFO community, As well as maybe a bigfoot hunter... and of
course the various talents of our members.
Although it is a drive for most people, Orlando holds some interest, we do have lots of florida folks, perhaps someone needs to sponsor one for the
lower east coast/gulf area.
Also, what about New Orleans... I hear that there are some incentives for tourism.
Wherever we go, I recomend that it offer camping close by, for our budet conscious members (me). I also dont get the chance to use the telescope as
much as i used to.
If someone sponsors a east coast meet, then we can start narrowing down a good area in the lower midwest, or even arizona (although its hot!).
Otherwise, for geographical ease, the NM, upper Texas, Oklahoma, ark, louisiana, Missisippi, or perhaps alabama.
There are really interesting spots in any state, you just have to know where to look.
state by state haunted places
lists of paranormal/fortean groups - state by state
has a great list of various state organizations, that have websites documenting that states strange happenings.