Sunday, April 26, 2009

Pacific Northwest Divers Rock!

Kathryn and I just returned home after participating at this year’s Tacoma Dive & Travel Show. Apart from some technical glitches that seemed to be plaguing the projectors for several presenters, my presentation seemed to strike the right chord with those in attendance. A mucho “thank you!” to fellow Canadian & guest speaker, James Cosgrove, who saved the day by firing up his projector.

When my wife and I arrived at the dive show we were thrilled to discover that not only had my story, “A Tale of Two Sounds – Adventure Diving in Barkley & Nootka Sound”, been published as the feature story for the Northwest Dive News, May 2009, Tacoma Dive & Travel Dive Show issue, but also one of my images had been selected as the magazine’s cover shot. Northwest Dive News Editor/Publisher, Rick Stratton, commented on the piece... "You made me wait for it...but it was worth it. Your story is great! Nice Work!

To add to the weekend’s festivities, the world's biggest talent show, “America’s Got Talent”, was conducting auditions at the Tacoma Trade & Convention Center. Quite interesting to see the long line-ups of musicians, singers, dancers, jugglers and clowns who were willing to put it on the line for fame & fortune. I can hear it all now...

"Mr America's Got Talent Producer, all I've got is this dream and a pocketful of hope. Now watch closely as Michigan J. Frog sings and dances to "Hello, My Baby!"

Suffice to say…we both had a fabulous time in Tacoma and... “The Hoff” was nowhere in sight.

By the way, if you are ever looking for a place to dine in
Tacoma, Kathryn and I give double thumbs up to a fine dining establishment called Indochine Asian Dining Lounge. Having dined there now two years in a row, it is now kind of a show tradition for us. Check it out if you are in the area and be sure to order the "Crab Wontons."