The sale and swap then opened to the usual flurry of building buying. We had about 10 different people selling and swapping souvenirs. I’m sure everyone left with new additions to their collections and many people left with bags full.
After a quick lunch, we were back on the Metro for a tour of the George Washington Masonic Memorial to understand its history, architecture and observation tower.
Back at the hotel, we dinned, auctioned buildings and conducted the raffle.
Sunday, members boarded the shuttle bus for tours of Harry’s newly completed room dedicated to his building collection. Here, Brad also displayed his rare Russian building and German radio towers. Finally, we got to see Russell’s impressive display in multiple rooms.
I was happy to see collector’s sporting clothing with architectural designs. Special thanks to Glenn who designed unique (and collectable) convention name tags this year. Thanks to Joe who took some of the photos featured here. For even more great photos, check out Tarun's photos on Flickr. Your convention organizers, Harry, Julia and David, thank everyone who attended and made the events fun, fruitful and educational. Hope to see you in Toronto in 2012!