Do you have your limits when considering whether to attend a Annual National
get together of Kappa owners? If your human than yes we do have our limits. I know I do, when considering my trip to the Nationals
in Lexington, KY. The amount of time spent, money, butt in the seat time, just to get there?
Most owners imho won't drive for 2 days, full 8-12 driving hours plus over night stay involved
if you want to enjoy yourself at the event. You could be wore out just getting there.
The Lexington trip for me, was 468 miles, one way. About 7 hrs, give or take and I was tired after driving that
long. Round trip bout 1000 miles, which was my pre-set limit for this trip.
IF I were to consider another trip to a National event, using the maybe Corning, N.Y. 2019 as a base, it's only 232 miles
from home for me. 464 miles round trip, under 500... yeah I would do another one based on just that.
Now the Key West option... whoa. That's a ways down the road for me. I have been to the Keys once before, took me 2 days,
spent 4 days, decompressing from that long ride, plus ample amounts of adult beverages to dull the butt pain..
That trip rings the meter at 1271 miles, 19 hours... one way. I love the Keys, but that is too much for even me.
2542 miles, 36 hours road time, with hotels, plus gas costs which are going up and up is much to consider when
deciding if I will attend a car event?
I might attend the Corning, N.Y. event based on travel time & costs.
While I would jump at the opportunity to once again visit Key West, it would take me a very long time
to decide is it worth it to me? Up to you the owner, the chief payer of the bills, do I spend the time
and money or not? For me it's a no brainer.. attend if you can? Set your limits, exceed them if you want, or
wait and go later when it is closer to you and your limits.