Well, essentially my first pen show. I attended the LA show several years ago on a Sunday, dragging some of my non-pen friends down there. That probably doesn't really count, because I wasn't able to spend much time and talk to people.
This time, I am sorry to say, I also didn't get to spend as much time as I would have liked. I did talk a good bit with David I., and more briefly with others - John Szanto, Luiz, Pearce, and several others. Unfortunately, I missed a whole lot of people. I basically could only stay one night in Manhattan Beach because of a sick pet - my cat Hannibal. So I intended to spend a good deal of Friday, and most of Saturday at the show. However, I was late getting started, and it took me much longer to drive down on Friday than I expected, so Friday was pretty much gone. Frankly, the drive wiped me out. Saturday, I did get to meet some people,and bought some really nice Vacs and a Royal Challenger from David. However, my back was killing me, and I was having trouble standing and walking - so, when I checked out at Noon and had to drag my stuff out to my car, I wasn't even sure I could walk that far back to the show area. So I decided to get in the car and leave. I apologize to everyone I missed, and look forward to visiting with you in the future. I did enjoy the time I spent at the show.