I am leaving Tampa today and it will be a long drive home. Valerie had organized an exciting event, her 600th show. Congratulations Valerie! I got to meet old friends and collectors and made new friends and met new collectors. We had a great time and I will definitely come back next year. But now it is time to get packed and to get on my way home where my dog Raven is waiting for me! She is also a bear collector and is showing 2 of her bears in the photos. You will hardly ever see her without carrying one around.