Inside The Salt Palace

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My view of The Salt Palace from the front of the Marriott Hotel. It seemed so simple, just cross the street and climb the stairs into the building, but when I crossed the street I had to turn left and walk the long block to the front of the building and it was what my mom used to call “a country block.” Then I had to climb the steps and get in line to register. Once I did that I was supposed to join another line to finally get inside to the con . I asked the ADA volunteer if anyone would notice if I faked a limp to enter by where he was standing and he said “Go” so I did.

There were rows and rows of merchandise selling vendors. And the costumes… I missed out on many great photos because I couldn’t work my I-phone camera fast enough. One man was dressed as Obi Won and at first glance, I thought it was Alec Guinness!

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The place was so crowded. I had to back track from the entrance to the rear of the building to get in line for my T-shirt. I decided the line was too long and strolled around taking more photos.

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There was so much to see and buy, and the panels hadn’t begun yet! When more of the garage type doors were opened to allow people to attend the panels I discovered I couldn’t read my app map or see the room numbers well enough to attend the panels that interested me; so I walked around and finally got in line for my T-shirt.

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By then I decided to return to the hotel to drop off my swag bag and return later. I had planned on exiting close to the Marriott, but miscalculated and came out in Temple Square; so I found a park bench and sat about 20 minutes before finding my way back to the hotel.

When I got close to the Marriott, Hulk Hogan and his daughter Brooke came out a side door in front of me. At first I thought it was a cosplayer because part of the mustache looked fake (the part growing down around his lips), but it really was him!

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What a glorious day!

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About sandrabranum

I'm a philosopher, dreamer, poet, writer -- not necessarily in that order -- and I get to write it all down and share it with the world thanks to the Wonderful World Wide Web!
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2 Responses to Inside The Salt Palace

  1. Barbara Gambill says:

    You look pretty good with the star wars stuff. Thank goodness someone was willing to take your picture. Miss you.
    Barb Gambill

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