My photo souvenir!
I also had my picture taken with him.
Andrew was quite charming and I could tell from his talk he loves his job! His passion for bizarre foods started when he was a young child. After listening to him talk about why he wanted to create such a t.v. show, I can appreciate it even more and can't wait for Tuesday when the show is on.
There were many exhibits and I picked up many DVDs, maps, brochures, other travel-related items, pens, etc. Oh, and we everyone was in line to meet Andrew, the staff was passing out boxes of flavored crickettes. I wasn't brave enough to try them, but when I got home, Tony ate all of them.
After Andrew's talk, Louisa and I listened to Tony Wheeler, who is the founder of the Lonely Planet guide books. We also ran into Patricia Schultz, who wrote "1,000 Places to See Before You Die." I should have pulled my camera out for a photo op but didn't.
In all, it was a fun day and I was really glad to meet Andrew Zimmern.