Laissez les bons temps rouler (la deuxième partie)

Or... Let the Good Times Roll (part two)

There was no 500 point winner yesterday on the band. Although I forgot the Cars did a song with exactly that name! Good catch everyone. The band I was thinking of was Little Feat. Their release of the album Let it Roll in 1987 inspired the theme for their tour when TOG and I saw them in the mid 1990's. With their Cajun origins, it was hardly a surprise that 'Laissez les bons temps rouler' were the words they called out when they took the stage. Still, I enjoyed the comments enough that I'm going to make a donation to my local food bank anyway. I was just looking for a excuse! K3 currently does volunteer work there so 3 days per week so I'll have her do it for me!

Now, there were a few 5000 point winners. So... it is with great pride that iMom, The Baroness and yours truly would like to announce:

Blog Fest West

After discussion with the charming and lovely CBW, our Blog Fest host for the last two years in the beautiful state of Virginia, it was determined that with her book commitment, Blog Fest is going to be impossible very difficult for her to pull off this year. Thus followed discussion with other bloggers and finally a bit of chatter among the "locals': me, iMom and the Baroness. We hatched a plan and we're very pleased and excited to invite you to Blog Fest West! We can't wait to show you our great Northwest!

Things you'll see include:

Dinner at the Pub! (wine, ales, great Canadian cider, fabulous sustainable food)

Pike Place Market with iMom as a guide! She used to work there!

Our beautiful local marina!

Time at my dad's out on the island...

And of course beautiful views of Mt. Rainier...

Puget Sound....

And the Brute Squad!

Both iMom and I can sleep at least 4 people if not more at each of our houses. We live about 10 minutes from each other. If you choose to, you can also stay at this hidden gem of a hotel very close to our houses. We can each do airport pick ups and drop offs as we are very close to SeaTac.

Who should come? Anyone who wants to see our part of the country, is willing to hang out with a fun bunch of bloggers, wants to meet iMom's and my family, enjoy great food and aches to go home with a fabulous souvenir blog fest cup and a ton of groovy memories!

The only detail we are still dithering on is a date. It will either be late July or early August! We thought we had it decided this morning, but we just had another wrinkle. Stay tuned to this blog for further details!

Who's on board????

AG (and friends) can't wait to welcome you!