Today we went to the Sarasota/Bradenton convention center for the Home Show. We had coupons to get in for 3 dollars but as we were walking up to the door a man handed us a ticket to get in for free so it only cost the 2 of us 3 bucks total. Once inside I was so happy that we didn't pay full price or even 3 dollars a piece. I expected to see brand new state of the art building materiels, decorating ideas -- amazing kitchens etc. What we saw pretty much we could have gone to Lowe's or Home Depot to see. In fact it only took us just about an hour to see "everything" and the place was packed with booths. The only neat thing that I came across was a hand blow glass booth. I took several pictures thinking about Martha's CC. Next year I think I'll pass on the home show. Too bad.