It should be a very nice weekend. Seeing my parents. Mom cooking up a storm, which usually means desserts like strudel, tea biscuits and peach pie. Sailing with my cousins on Lake Erie on Saturday. Celebratory dinner out on Friday night with all the family, including my mom's brother who is coming in from Detroit. An Indians game on Saturday night. The National on Friday.
I am fortunate that I still have a family that still masses from time to time to celebrate and catch up. I was going to say it is fortunate that I get a chance to go to the Jake and to go to the National, but there are much more important things than that. Like being with family. Everyone sometimes need a refresher in priorities.
Having said that, I am looking forward to the National, checking out the vendors and manufacturers, maybe snagging an auto or two, trying to get my hands on some of the exclusives to the show. I decided against buying the VIP package since I will only be there for part of one day, and Joshua and I will be more interested in finding some good deals, finishing some sets, and checking out the convention in general.
The Voice of the Collector has published a great How-To Guide if you are going and have never been before. It is interesting reading.
If anyone will be there on Friday between 11 and 3, let me know and maybe we can meet up. Good luck, and have fun. And remember, there are many things more important than collecting cards. (Gulp, did I just say that?!!?!)