Our friend John Synco has some terrific support
from his home port of Gig Harbor.
It seems that everybody knows him and loves him.
If you know John, this should come as no surprise.
A couple of weeks before the Seattle boat show,
the Gig Harbor tourism and communications director Karen Scott contacted me to ask my permission to use a life size cutout of Nelly and I.
She wanted to use it for the Gig Harbor city booth at the show and offer guests a chance to take pictures with their faces in the cutouts that replaced the faces of my original passengers.
I had to think long and hard about this.
After about a second I said, "um... heck yeah!"
So I sent them a few high resolution photos and kept my fingers crossed. I wasn't sure if the plan would actually work out,
but when I got to the boat show I was greeted by the city booth with that huge photo.
What a treat!
Tricia and I feel very fortunate to have landed in a town
where I've been fully accepted by the community.
I can't wait to see how a Gondola Nationals would go here.
Grazie, Greg. I'm on my way out soon for another day where I get to walk around in stripes and a Giuliana Longo cappello.
I'll again be chatting with the public about Gig Harbor,
Venezia and gondolas in America.
Keep a look out on Facebook and Instagram for more photos!
Continuing the fun, here's a shot of the