It was an action packed weekend away to Seattle for the IMS: Progressive International Motorcycle Show in Seattle at Qwest Field
The plan was to get an early start to minimize the line at the Canadian/US border so we left early and crossed the border around 7am yesterday. Due to the high Cdn $ and the proximity of Christmas there are lots of shoppers heading down to Bellingham to snap up the bargains. After a leisurely jaunt heading south along I-5 we eventually get to our first destination, Glazer's, a candy store for photographers
The main building is crammed full of equipment both new and pre-loved. My intent was to check out the various types of printing paper and I left with some sample packs to try out. They had walls and shelves full of brands that are not available in Vancouver. I also wanted to check out their film inventories which they keep across the street in another building along with chemicals, photo paper, lighting and other professional supplies
(Glazer's, Seattle, WA)
The show was similar to last year. Some vendors were notably missing and there were not that many people wandering about. I think even the number of vendors were less as I noticed the displays were more sparse and spaced farther apart. There were lots of vintage bikes on display and Honda even had their new CBR250RR there for you to fondle.
I think Jack rIEPE would feel right at home here
Hard as I try my camera has a mind of its own
I tried to capture a photo of Troubadour but the magnetic effects of my lens had other ideas
At least I got most of Troubadour in the photo while the person in the background looked on. You can tell it's Troubadour by the Triumph t-shirt
Everywhere we went we saw evidence of Jack's preferred images
and a closer view for Jack's aging eyes
I think Charlie6 would like it here as evidenced by this good omen at our hotel
It's always a good weekend when you are able to get away for a day or so to do something you like and meetup with others with similar interests. I find that other bloggers also have the urge to meet up with other bloggers. Even though you are separated by great distances it's always like you have been friends for a long time. Your conversations start off uninterrupted as if it were only yesterday.
And so it was this weekend when this motley crew from Corvallis, OR made their way to Seattle for our 2nd annual visit to the IMS motorcycle show
(L to R:Stacy , Troubadour, Rick & Trobairitz <--click name for more info)
And YES, there were motorcycles there. Perhaps some photos next time, and NO, I did not actually meet Flo