Spent the afternoon yesterday with the captains and production crew from Discovery Channel's Deadliest Catch series at the first Catch Con fan gathering here in Seattle. Many thanks to KISW radio station, where we won tickets to the exclusive event. There was lunch with the Captains, autograph signings and photos, and then on to the main event hall - with Coast Guard rescue demonstrations, more Q&A with the Captains and a special panel session with the production crew and cameramen that make the show possible.
Took our first trip to the Coast - Westport and Grayland to be precise - to hunt for elusive sand dollars in the annual Glass Float Roundup. We didn't get lucky enough to claim one of the prized glass floats this year, but we'll be back to try again! The walk along this beautiful beach and the friendly folks and great food were well worth the drive. Check out the Half Moon Bay Bar & Grill for some tasty calamari and clam chowder, along with world famous Bloody Marys!
I've lived all over - Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Oklahoma, Texas - and traveled to almost every state except Alaska (I'm on my way) - and I have to say, Seattle and the Pacific Northwest are the only places I'd live.