Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Pirates Captured Me.......not really!

I think this is one of the longest dry spells I have had on my blog. So sorry to be away so long.

The CPSA Convention in Seattle was marvelous. The weather was on the chilly side, what a nice change from 104 degrees back here in Denver.

The Renaissance Seattle was a great hotel. I am not too adverse to problems happening while staying in a hotel...things are bound to go wrong occasionally. Rather it's how you handle the problems that makes an impression on me. My toilet was on the fritz the very first night....when I called in the morning they were up immediately to fix it. I was happy.

The banquet room, membership meeting room, hospitality suite, conference rooms were all well laid out, well equipped and perfect for our needs. You could see the Space Needle and a great view of the Puget Sound from the 28th floor lounge (I even had a nice view of the Sound in my room). The food was lovely! Some of the wait staff needed a few lessons in humility but "ah...to be young!"

The week was jam-packed with activities, but I did manage to make a trip to the Seattle Art Museum to see the traveling Impressionist Exhibit. It came through Denver several months ago and I didn't make it to the Denver Art Museum....so I was thrilled to be able to see it in Seattle.
http://www.seattleartmuseum.org/exhibit/exhibit.asp If you have a chance to see "Inspiring Impressionism" take the time...it's worth it.

The CPSA International Exhibit is still on display until Sept 29th at the Seattle Convention Center (within walking distance to the hotel). It's a huge public space but the artwork looked wonderful on the walls. Sorry, I didn't get any pics of the exhibit. My camera was home on the kitchen table.

My 60th birthday was the travel day home from Seattle, but the week at the convention was one long celebration. It began with a beautiful bouquet of flowers from Pike Flower Market sent by my life long best friend Sharon. She called all the way from central Nebraska to Seattle and arranged to have them sent to my hotel. I didn't even tell her where I was staying. They were waiting on the desk when I arrived in my hotel room.

Next year the CPSA Convention will be in Atlanta, GA. Hope many of you cp'rs that visit my blog will consider coming.....it's an awsome time. The people you meet are the best part.


Katherine Tyrrell said...

Nice to hear about the CPSA convention/exhibition Cindy - and I totally agree, the people you get to meet are a really good reason for going! :)

Katherine Tyrrell said...

PS - I should explain. I met Cindy for the first time "face to face" when she sat behind me in the CPSA members slideshow preview of all the submissions to the exhibition in Albuquerque in 2006!