There is no better place to be during the month of February than South Florida. On February 21, 2009, the temperature was a comfortable 71 degrees and the sun was shining - just perfect weather for enjoying cigars outdoors and under tent. In prior years, I was reluctant to cover this event because I reside in Palm Beach County. Since my online work for cigars.about.com reaches a national/global audience, I do not want to focus too much on local events in my own area. However, since the Great Smoke has reached the status of being a mega cigar event that now attracts cigar smokers from all over the country, I contacted Abe Dababneh of the Smoke Inn to express my interest in covering the event for cigars.about.com, and share the experience with all of our many website visitors. Enter the image gallery or continue reading for more details.