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Bruce Buls photo Football, workboats and New Orleans


January 29, 2013

It was all just a fantasy, really. A few weeks ago I was imagining that my Seattle Seahawks would be playing in the Super Bowl on Sunday in New Orleans and that, somehow, I would be there.

But then despite making a fantastic comeback in Atlanta, Seattle lost its divisional playoff game against the Falcons in the final seconds and — poof — goodbye fantasy.

I’ve never been to a Super Bowl, but I have been to New Orleans many times and I always look forward to my next visit, which is usually the next WorkBoat Show. But this would be a great week to be in NOLA where the weather today is a balmy 78 degrees. Up here in Seahawksland, it’s 39 degrees and raining. In New Orleans, it’s Super Bowl party time soon to be followed by Mardi Gras. In Seattle, it’s Tuesday.

No, I suspect that I’ll next be flying into Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport in early October for the 2013 edition of the International WorkBoat Show.

Next October? This year’s WorkBoat Show is in October? But it’s always been in early December between Thanksgiving and Christmas. It’s practically a holiday event.

Nope, not this year. The show will take place Oct. 9-11. Ask the Morial Convention Center about the timing, but them’s the dates. Which should still be good. Early October here in the Pacific Northwest can be the beginning of the wet cold that endures until sometime the following July. So getting a good dose of southern Louisiana in the fall when the weather is often perfect will be fine.

Meanwhile, who to root for this Sunday? Although I love the "City by the Bay," I’m certainly no fan of the 49ers, so I gotta take the Ravens.

Go Baltimore.

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