I've been to the all-new, all-improved convention center many times, but this was the first opportunity I've had to be in the exhibition hall except on tours when the convention center had its grand opening, during which it was empty.
On Sunday the hall was packed with exhibitors and collectors:
Steven, who is 15, lives in Chula Vista and works weekends at South Bay Tropical, which breeds and sells exotic fish and reptiles.
He worked at the South Bay Tropical booth all day Saturday and Sunday at the expo, along with several others:
We convinced his boss to let me take him away for an hour to get a sandwich at Camille's and have a visit.
Steven's another sweet boy and the youngest of my four grandchildren. It was great to have him here!