Wonderfest 2016 Show Journal
Page One - Introduction


Sunday, August 21, 2016
By Tony Wootson


Ok, it's been around two and one half months since this year's Wonderfest Show took place and although I DID start my report at the show, taking live, blow-by-blow notes of my adventures there, followed by editing those notes right away after I returned, it still took me a couple of months to get this report finished. - :-(

(Oh well...

...it's onto our show.)


Wednesday, June 1st @5:42
TWO DAYS LEFT TO GO TO THIS YEAR'S WONDERFEST SHOW!


Thursday, June 2nd @ 7:44 am
ONE DAY TO GO TO WONDERFEST! (I'm pumped up, all packed up and ready to go. TOMORROW I depart directly after work).


Thursday, June 2nd @ 4:00 pm - (the trip out there)
OK, I'M FINALLY DONE HERE AT WORK! I'VE DOTTED ALL OF MY 'I's AND CROSSED ALL OF MY 'T's, HAVE FINALLY COMPLETED ALL OF MY REMAINING, MISCALLENOUS WORK HERE, AND I'M OFF!

I PACKED UP LAST NIGHT, LOADED MY CAR THIS MORNING, AND AM FINALLY GETTING ON THE ROAD, FOR ANOTHER ENJOYABLE, EVENTFUL, W-O-N-D-E-R-F-U-L, W-O-N-D-E-R-F-E-S-T W-E-E-K-E-N-D!


For this year's trip I decided to alter my usual route I take to the show. (For the past five or so years I've taken the Pa Turnpike West before veering off just before Pittsburgh, traveling down South and then further West through West Virginia and Ohio, eventually reaching the Kentucky state line.

This year I'll be traveling down South, by I-95 before veering off Westward towards Kentucky. (Hopefully this will take a bit of time off of my scheduled 12-hour trek). Stay tuned...


Friday, June 3rd @ 9:30 am
WONDERFEST IS FINALLY HERE, AND I HAVE ARRIVED!!! (YEAAAAAAAAAAA! AND THE CROWD GOES WILD - :-) ).


I actually arrived here 5 & 1/2 hours ago. I'm still a bit groggy, but what can you do? My body is up, wide awake and alert, and I'm raring ta' see what trouble I can get myself into.

I think I'll see if I can do an early morning check-in, followed by getting a morning walk in, followed by a shower, a trip to the Crowne to get a Continental Breakfast, finishing off with visits to the pre-show modeling classes which are taking place. (These shows are full-day, paid events, sponsored by a number of the show's vendors).


Friday, June 3rd @ 10:15 am
I was able to check in early. (YEAAAAAAAAAAA!) Let the festivities begin!




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