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Re: A great trip

geesh.. by the time I got done reading this message- I
was ready to book a flight too! 

Have a wonderful and safe trip Ceres- and Judy if you
decide to go...

Spring can't be far away- the garden shows are


--- Judy Browning <judylee@lewiston.com> wrote:

> Oh, I'm jealous. This is a great show. I thought
> about going this year, but 
> have made other plans now. Be sure to take a sturdy
> carryon for your plant 
> purchases. My first year there I came home with a
> fig, 2 orchids, heaths & 
> heathers, scented pelargoniums, hardy clematis and
> too many lily bulbs. I 
> drove that year. The next one I had to limit myself
> to what I could stash 
> under my seat. Luckily, for me it's only a half hour
> flight & the attendant 
> ignored the stuff stashed behind my feet : ) Not
> sure I could get away with 
> that since 9/11.
> The show has a plant check area that is a lovely
> feature. You can stash your 
> purchases until you are ready to leave for the day.
> The year I flew, they 
> let me leave my luggage there. My gardening buddy
> arrived the day before and 
> I went from the airport to the show on the bus. Then
> picked up my luggage & 
> all my plants and took the shuttle to our hotel.
> The gardens are wonderful, the garden related arts &
> crafts outstanding, 
> plant market area too tempting to resist. Food in
> the show is pricey, big 
> surprise, but there are several nice places to eat
> just across the street or 
> down the block from the convention center.
> If you can tear yourself away from the show, visit
> Pike Place Market during 
> the day. (Can be dangerous at night)With all of the
> rain, the lower levels 
> have been closed, but there's plenty at gound level
> including Godiva 
> chocolates and the original Starbuck's.
> Oh I'm stopping now or I'll talk myself into flying
> over for the day.
> Have fun, buy something you can't live without, did
> I mention the pottery 
> bells and the metal work and the carved stone table
> tops and....Oh 
> Heronswood is a local vender there
> bye now
> Judy B z6 Idaho
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: <Cersgarden@aol.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Monday, February 06, 2006 9:32 PM
> Subject: [CHAT] A great trip
> >I meet a friend for coffee this morning and she
> mentioned the NW Flower 
> >Show
> > which she had been checking flights & hotels to
> attend.   She ask if I 
> > would
> > be interested in going. Wow, I would love to go.  
> So about 5 pm tonight 
> > she
> > called & said she found an internet pkg that was
> to good to be true so we 
> > leave
> > early Thurs morning.   I can't believe this is
> true.   I don't usually 
> > make
> > decisions so quickly.   We are staying at the
> Crowne Plaza Seattle and 
> > returning
> > on a red eye Sunday evening.   Total cost for
> flight & hotel < $400.   I 
> > feel
> > badly I will not   be home for my husbands Sat
> birthday but he encouraged 
> > me
> > to go and we will celebrate when I return.
> >     Anyone been to this show before?
> >          Ceres
> >
> >
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