West Coast Pipe Show
When? Nov 7 & 8.
Where? Las Vegas, NV at the
Palace Station Hotel & Casino
Why? Itís awesome!
What will you find?
Pipes, tobaccos, Marty Pulvers, pipe carvers, Marty Pulvers, pipe
sellers, tobacco vendors, and Marty Pulvers. New pipes. Used pipes.
Pipe accessories. Plus a whole lot of great people.
Of all the shows
Iíve attended the West Coast Show is the one I enjoy the most. The
others are great, but many can be overwhelming. The West Coast Show is
a perfect size to be able to see all the tables in the 2 day event,
spend time talking with the participants, having time in the evenings to
meet new people, and be able to enjoy your pipes on the show floor, and
almost everywhere in the hotel, and really just have an enjoyable
weekend. At the last show the only designated non smoking areas where
the restaurants, the elevators, and some of the rooms. Yes, only some
of the rooms, as there are smoking rooms available.
There is a nice
banquet dinner on one evening, with a guest speaker. I believe this
year it will be Brian Levine. Brian may not offer to solve the worldís
problems, but heís a very bright guy with a wicked quick sense of
The Palace Station
is not the Pallazo or Bellagio, but itís clean, comfortable and priced
at an affordable rate. There are a number of very decent places to eat
within the complex. The Oyster Bar offers excellent Cajun ďstyleĒ
cuisine. I do suggest that you plan ahead as there is usually a line up
to get a seat. The Mexican restaurant is one of my favorites. I am a
huge fan of Mexican food and this place has reasonable prices, with more
than hefty portions. I have enjoyed many a meal there with friends.
The Chinese restaurant is ok. I am sort of spoiled as I am used to
authentic Chinese food, but if you enjoy Cantonese style North America
Chinese its right there. There is also a very fine Italian eatery, a
basic family restaurant, and a Starbucks. You really donít need to
leave the hotel through the whole show.
If you havenít
booked yet, I hope you do. I have made my reservations and will arrive
on Thursday in the afternoon. If youíve never been to a pipe show this
is the one to start with. Bring your better half! If they are not
interested in the show, itís Vegas! Lots to do and see for those with
no interest in pipes.
For further info
check out their website.
Hope to see you