The Chico show has always been a favorite of mine. Spring is in the air, and the glass shows up from the past four months of digging. Each year this show does not disappoint. In 1998 there was the bounty from the great S.F. dig. I have seen Clubhouses, Bears, Barrels, Birds, and Horses. This year was particularly interesting as rumor and fact combined all in one place. There are "pairs" of globtop fifths coming out of the ground this year. Two Whiskey Merchants, two J.Moore's, two McKenna's, two F.& P.J. Cassin's...geez what a Winter. I observed some nice glob tops available for sale, and a few which were not. There were some beauties. The McKenna's were a light yellow amber, and whittled, there was a Battery St, Taussig fifth dug in the same hole, and it found a new home. The J.Moore's were crude and well struck. There was a greenish Bird Cutter, a greenish Miller's flask, some Nabobs, Livingston's Blackberry Brandy, a nice aqua Gold Dust, a WICKED whittled Clark's, some circle Cutters, and an O.K. or two. I was able to finally bring a crude, and mint Dr. Miller's Ratafia home which made my show for sure. Dennis E. brought a spectacular Jacob Denzler beer to show...wow what a bottle! Other than the Miller's flask, there were not too many flasks represented. There was a Lilienthal teardrop, two 3 Cities Lilienthal's, and a "High S.F." Lilienthal. That was about it. It is always nice to visit with friends, and hear the digging stories of the past few months. Im sure I missed some good stuff, but you just cannot be everywhere at once.If you like to buy fresh dug glass as I do, this is a great show to attend!