Seattle Meet

Well this blogging thing didn’t happen as planned!  I took a bunch of pictures in Seattle with a borrowed camera that apparently creates files that Photoshop can’t open.  So I haven’t had a lot of time to wrestle with a conversion program but as soon I can, I’ll get a few pictures added to this blog.  I was really hoping to share some of the pics with all of you.

Seattle, as you may know, is for all intents and purposes, my home cafe.  On Sunday, May 19, the cafe hosted a pin meet.  I don’t usually make the pin meets – I have nothing to trade.  And the train from Vancouver typically gets me into the city just in time for all the other collectors to be packing up.  However, it just so happens that this was my birthday week (if you missed the previous blog entry – take a peek now!) so I decided to head down a day early and spend some quality time hanging out.

I really do like Seattle.  It is very similar to Vancouver but all the touristy things that I have at home are never as interesting.  If Vancouver had a gum wall… can’t say I’d go see it BUT as Seattle has a gum wall,  I’m totally there!  Rachel the bronze pig – got to go make a donation and get a picture.  Pike Market, wander on through it.  Starbucks – there’s a game to be played with these locations (count them, count how many blocks you can go without seeing one!).  And of course since there’s a Hard Rock Cafe, all the more reason for me to make a visit.  Although I have got to get on them more about making additional shot glasses cuz it’s been forever since the last city shot came out.

Anyhoo, I met up with a few collectors that I have seen at past events.  Most recently in Las Vegas a few years ago.  I also met with a few collectors that came down from BC as well – good to know I might be able to hitch a ride here and there.  And then as I mentioned before, I met up with Seattle Paul for the first time!  The cafe hosted a free breakfast – fruit, eggs, bacon, sausage, biscuits and gravy and … grits.  I have to say, I don’t get the grits (not a staple up here!) but hey, good on whomever enjoys it!

Also at the cafe was the Treasures of the HRC Memorabilia tour.   In town for the last day, there were cases of items from Aerosmith, Whitney Houston, John Lennon, Shakira, The Who, Eric Clapton and a few others I don’t remember (and can’t flip through my pictures!).   It is always cool to see the items that HRC has stored and I’m glad I had a chance to make it down for the tour.

Well, that’s all I have for now… I have to go finish packing for my trip oversees.  If all goes well, I will post a few entries from the “road”.



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