The photo at the bottom is really what the condos look like where we will be staying! You can literally walk right out onto the beach without even crossing a street! The building in the front middle of the U shape of condos is the clubhouse. That is where mostly everything will take place from the auction to convention speaker presentations. Of course we will go off to visit different peafowl breeders, two of which are BYC members (AugeredIn and me). You may even want to plan to come a day or more early or stay a few days more just to enjoy everything that Florida has to offer like the pure white sandy beaches, dolphin cruises, shopping, seafood restaurants on the water, etc. One of my personal favorite things about Florida is that we have probably the most natural springs in the world! Here is a map of all the springs in Florida: http://www.floridasprings.org/visit/map/ We will be visiting the Rocking B-A-B Ranch once again, and you may want to bring a dog box along with you just encase because you really will see some beautiful peafowl there. It is a great opportunity to be able to buy a bird in person from a large breeder rather than to have it shipped to you. Just sayin'. AuderedIn might have some birds for sale as well and he has nice birds too. Rocking B-A-B Ranch AugeredIn Me (Bamboo Peacock) www.BambooPeacock.com Other than being a peafowl breeder I am also a mermaid and if we have time between events I will probably be swimming around in the pool or the beach right by the condo if you would like to come swim with a mermaid. I hope to see you there at the convention! Last year's convention was a lot of fun and I learned a lot of things! Bring your camera and camera charger as well as a notebook for recording all of the valuable knowledge that is shared at the convention. The notebook really comes in handy when we have speakers talking at the convention. I took a lot of notes when AugeredIn talked about genetics. That was a reallly good talk he gave last year so don't miss out on this year! Oh and don't forget that you don't have to be a UPA member to attend the convention. I think AugeredIn said that what got him started in keeping peafowl was going to a UPA convention a few years ago and he wasn't a member.