Re: Schedule for Prototype Rails in Cocoa Beach

Bruce Smith


The fun usually gets started with Thursday afternoon ops sessions, as well as a few clinics late in the day. Friday and Saturday are solid clinics until about 9 or 10pm when the discussion usually moves to the bar, or a spare clinic room for more slides. Saturday the prize raffle often runs 11:00-12:00 pm so plan on a late night! The model/vendor room is open whenever there are clinics running and closes for good Saturday night. Bring some models if you can! Sunday there are layout open houses, usually starting late in the morning and running into the afternoon.

Orlando is about an hour away and is probably the most likely airport for you to get a good fare into. Melbourne is worth considering if the flights work for you as it is closer and smaller.

The hotel is comfy and on the beach. Only crazy Yanquis go swimming in the Atlantic in January. The hotel food is passable. Breakfast is classic hotel buffet, but we usually get a price break and Mike often has them do a special lunch menu for us that has been quite good the past few years and has sped up the service (which can be a bit slow). There is a great cuban restaurant a couple miles south on A1A and many of us make a point of eating there at least once while visiting. There are lots of seafood and other restaurants within easy driving distances.

Bruce F. Smith V.M.D., Ph.D.,

Director, Auburn University Research Initiative in Cancer

Professor of Pathobiology

Scott-Ritchey Research Center

Auburn University, AL 36849-5525

334-844-5587, 334-844-5850 (fax)


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On Oct 30, 2012, at 11:46 AM, Stuart wrote:

I'm thinking of attending for the first time ever and would welcome a general idea of the schedule for the purpose of making travel arrangements (e.g., do I have to travel from San Diego on Wednesday and return on Sunday?), probably through Orlando.

TIA for any assistance you can provide.

Best wishes,

Stuart A. Forsyth

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