Seaside is a small (6,000) town on the Northern coast of Oregon, about 85 miles from Portland. The town may be small, but it is big bridge-wise. The city hosted a 2000 table regional the following week. Sue Kroning has done so much to promote bridge in this community. She teaches and directs, and has built games from almost nothing to double digit tables. Today I played in a 13 table game. I partnered with Gerry Leenerts, who played well. We had a 61% game, which finished 3rd. Gerry’s wife, Gretchen; it should be noted, finished 1st E/W. After the game there was a very nice party at the home of Teresa Jefferson. The food was great, as was the view of the ocean and the town of Seaside.