Thursday, September 07, 2006

Happy Harrison!


Arrived in Vancouver with no incident. The customs line was short, the officials friendly and I was wheeling my luggage into the terminal 10 minutes after we touched down. Unbelievable. Even more wonderfully, there was a small round smiling man holding a sign with my name on it.

Had the stretch limo all to myself and friendly conversation all the way to HHS. Headed directly to Old Settlers Pub to say hi, hug and kiss (three times in the Dutch way) the other sculptors already here. Walking back to the room at the Spa that I am sharing with the Amazin' Christy, I get to see just how wonderful a room it is -- a roomy 2nd floor kitchenette with a big bathroom and a decent-sized deck that is perched right over the parking lot/courtyard where adjacent to the strip of l-- and the place appears to be overrun with them - tend to congregate. In other words, we've got the party porch, which also happens to be fully equipped with a mountain view and a table, from which I am writing this. No wifi signal, which would make this the absolute best motel room in my personal history of sandcastling, but I have all day to find one.

Yup. One whole day with no obligations other than to pick out and get my forms ready for tomorrow. So I can hassle the duo competitors already at work. Shoot photos. Shop for a pair of flipflops or strum my ukulele on the deck.

You will be able to see some early photos of the Doubles Category entries at http://www.sandcastlecentral.com/contests/cntstpics/harrison06/

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5 Comments:

Blogger nancy said...

Did you say shop for flip flops? I just received a "flip flop chain letter" that I have to send to six people and then I will hypothetically receive 36 pairs!!! But here is the problem -- nobody wants me to send this letter to them (which I totally understand because I hate chain letters -- but 36 pairs of flip flops who wouldn't want that???) So may I send you this letter? By the way when do you come home?

5:39 AM  
Blogger Sam said...

After all the Senator Kerry went through when running for president, I just can't get up the nerve to wear "flip flops."

12:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sam, Are you saying that you were for wearing flip flops before you were against them? :)

Good luck to you, Sandy Feet.

1:09 PM  
Blogger Sam said...

Err, maybe? Anyway, those long arms on a shrimp boat do have a name:

flopper-stoppers

Sandy I hope you and the crew are doing well.
Sam

2:24 PM  
Blogger Lucinda said...

I am on my way to San Jose today.
Managed to get by without buying flipflops -- go ahead and send me the e-mail -- I am on so many spam lists already I reckon one more won't be noticed.

I will be home (for 12 whole days!) Thursday evening...

10:44 AM  

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