I’m writing these first lines as a review, my behind still numb from the KLM flight, from Schiphol Amsterdam to Chicago O’Hare chicago

In my hand-luggage flyers to promote the World Championship in Cologne and the CIPC (pfff… heavy!).

This was my first visit at the CPCC in Chicago / St. Charles so if you’re expecting any kind detailed report you have to look elsewhere (see info below) but I was impressed by the number of talented pipe-makers I saw there during the show. My wife and I walked up and down the aisles amazed about  all that creativity.

One of the greatest things about getting involved in visiting the CPCC in Chicago is meeting and getting to know (some) incredibly intelligent, artistic and funny people. Thanks to mister Craig Cobine and his team for organizing this magnificent event and I hope to come back again (next year?).

(More info at: pipes and tobacco