Wonderfest 2006 Show Report
Monday, July 24, 2006
The latest saga of the Wonderful Wonderfest Show took place on the Memorial-Day Weekend of May 27th. After being unable to
attend this show for FOUR YEARS STRAIGHT – (two of the years due to a most uncooperative job)– I was FINALLY able to get my
tail back down to Louisville, Kentucky to experience this most memorable modeling event.
This go-round, in place of taking the family along I ended taking my youngest brother David with me.
Even though David does not build models – (nor has he ever) – he wasn’t doing anything else during the weekend and
was interested in checking out the show. (In addition, his assistance with the 12-plus hour trip by car would be helpful.)
Things were falling into place nicely prior to Wonderfest, with me being able to snag
a last-minute reservation at the Executive West a week before the show. In addition, my most generous boss at my
new job was kind enough to allow me to take a half-day vacation on that Friday afternoon, (so I could jump on the
road early…or, that was the plan at least.)
Unfortunately, you know what they say about the best-laid plans…. After a BUNCH
of distractions and last-minute tasks we ultimately got onto the PA Turnpike at just before
5 pm. – (Hmmmm. I could have probably saved those 4-hours of vacation I took and just left from work at the regular time.)
I ended up driving straight through to Lousiville, with us arriving at the Hotel at something around
5:30 Saturday morning. Needless to say, both David and I were in a good zombie-like state of mind upon our
arrival. (I guess this was appropriate for the type of show we would be attending shortly.)
Fortunately, the hotel’s restaurant opened up at 7:30, which allowed us to get some food into our
system and raise our energy levels.
In addition, we were able to get checked in early at 10:00 am. Unfortunately for us,
that gave us a mere 1 hour of rest before the festivities for the day began.
Once I saw the already forming long line for the vendors' room and picked up our show passes the ole’
heart started a-pumping and the juices started a-flowing.
(ANOTHER WONDERFEST SHOW WAS UPON US!!)
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