NARP is throwing a big party for its 50th anniversary, in Chicago early in November (Nov 2 - 5) See https://www.narprail.org/events/rail-nation-chicago/ I was looking forward to it, until I started calculating the cost that is. Turns out that I can pretty much do a round trip to India in Coach for the cost of the Hotel, Registration, Gala Dinner etc. etc. all put together, even before I add in the cost of transport to get there and back. Which is now giving me a bit of a pause. What are the rest of y'all involved with NARP planning to do? I might still make it there, staying at a cheaper hotel or some such. We'll See. But wow! It was a bit of a shock!