The T.A.P.S. Show

I go to a fair number of pipe shows, and each one has its own personality. This weekend I’ll be going to Raleigh, NC for the T.A.P.S. Expo which is held at the state fairgrounds. I really enjoy this show for a few reasons. The friendly, laid-back atmosphere – The venue isn’t very large, but […]

Nothing Could Be Finer (A pipe show experience)

I left my house early enough on April 12th that the birds hadn’t even started coughing yet, and pointed my car in a southerly direction . After about 14 hours of driving, I arrived in North Carolina and checked into my motel (tobacco blenders can’t afford hotels). On Friday I had an appointment with a […]