pinterest-dd591.htm Oak Creek Academy: Lessons Learned

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Lessons Learned

We've been home from Richmond less than 24 hours, so it seems appropriate to write about my lessons learned. So here they are, in no particular order:
  • don't make eye contact with the vendors unless you are interested in their product
  • Old Navy flip flops are not good for that much walking (last years Wal-Mart flip flops were better)
  • as much as I dislike the "home school" carts you see there, they don't wear your shoulder out while carrying the curriculum you've purchase
  • making reservations in January/February ensures that you get an early entrance to the used curriculum sale AND reservations at a close hotel
  • know how much items cost, at the cheapest vendor/retailer BEFORE, going down. You can price shop for new/used curriculum being more knowledgeable
  • know where you can pick up a free wifi signal, in case you want to double check a price before buying
  • hit Rainbow Resources early on the second day = not many people or the homeschool carts you trip over
  • Yes, just about all vendors have no s/h on items if they have run out of items before the end of convention, so if you don't need an item right away it's no big deal
  • remember to drink LOTS of water
  • with a hotel room close, with a fridge and microwave, you can eat lunch and dinner super cheap (2 people + 4 meals = under $10.00)
There you have it, some of my lessons learned. Part two of 2010 convention will be items we bought.

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