I don’t remember what the commercial was for but do you remember the one where the women is standing outside a store saying “Open, open, open”? Well, I’ve been sitting on the west side of Lake Union gazing over the the southeast side of the lake saying the same thing. And it’s almost here!!! I can almost hear the song in my head “The boat show, the boat show, the big Seattle boat show” Can you hear it? Monday, February 1st is a day made especially for me and any other women boaters as we get in free and there are classes just for us! I’ve usually just gone to the South Lake Union show but this year I’m going to take a day and head over to the Qwest Field show as well. I’m especially looking forward to the Boat Art Gallery there. They have art, jewelry, paintings and photos. There are too many contests to mention but a few are a boat, trips galore, haulouts, lessons, etc. There are classes all day long and the popular ones repeat. They even have a happy hour! You can get a free appetizer at Daniel’s Broiler, Chandler’s Crabhouse and Joey’s if you show them your wristband for admission or hand-stamp. I’m on a quest for a small engine for my dinghy. I’m tired of rowing Cuddles into shore to do her business when we are anchored out at Andrews Bay (aka Cocktail Cove). Do you think the Boat Show has a personal shopper for me like Nordstrom? She could get them all picked out for me and then I just walk in and pick! Here’s the details and below is the link to the website. Have fun and say hi if you see me wondering around the show. I’m the one with the cap that says “The Way Home”!