getting up at 4am
so we could catch an early flight from our home
base in Tampa, Florida to Vancouver,
British Columbia for this week's T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
Vancouver conference, my wife Diana
and I arrived in the spectacularly beautiful Canadian
city this afternoon. The show, which gets
underway Tuesday morning, will be
held in a stunning venue, the Renaissance
Vancouver Harbourside Hotel that overlooks
scenic Coal Harbour. This is our first
trip to Vancouver and the breathtaking
waterfront view from our room left me wishing we
had visited long before now.
you watched the Winter Olympics on U.S.
TV earlier this year, you will remember the
frequent shots of seaplanes landing on Coal
Harbour that were shown at the beginning of NBC's
coverage most evenings.
Coal Harbour this afternoon
of the many seaplanes docked on Coal Harbour.
Their constant takeoffs and landings
in front of a majestic mountain backdrop are one
of Vancouver's most beautiful sights.
spending an hour strolling through the gorgeous
waterfront Harbour Green Park adjacent to
the hotel this afternoon, we came back to
catch a 4pm meeting T.R.A.F.F.I.C. moderator
Rick Silver had with some of the conference
speakers who got into town early.
T.R.A.F.F.I.C. moderator Rick Silver
(4th from the left in the photo above) briefs
some of the conference speakers on what he has planned
for their sessions this week.
Speakers check out the main conference room where they
will be addressing
what is expected to be a large audience this week.
Second from left is show producer
Jodi Chamberlain who was on hand to answer
Vancouver will run through Thursday (June
10). I'll have daily posts in this column
featuring photos and highlights from each day's
activity. You can check out what is in store on
official agenda page here.