Happy 4th Of July From Texas!
That’s right, TEXAS!
It’s finally time for RTX!
We flew out of O’Hare, so we drove out to my parents’ last night both to give us a better starting point in the morning and to drop Grif off. My mom and sister are doing us the favor of babysitting Grif again, although according to them we’re doing them a favor. I think they like having him just a little bit. Makes it easy for us!
In the morning my wonderful sister did us yet another favor and drove us to the airport so we didn’t have to pay for parking. After checking our lone bag, we made our way to the gate, making a point of looking around for anyone else who might be going to the event (dead giveaway: nerdy t-shirts). We ended up finding 12 other people on our flight headed to the event!
After checking in to the hotel, we walked to the convention center to pick up our badges before meeting up with Geoff’s sister C. That’s right, Geoff’s sister met us down here, which is doubly awesome since we haven’t seen her since our wedding last year! We wandered the city a little, grabbed dinner at Frank (a place mentioned on a number of occasions in the RT podcasts), and snagged a spot on a hill to catch the fireworks.
The convention starts tomorrow and runs for 3 days. Tickets sold out about a month ago, so this place is going to be packed. We have a tentative plan of which panels we want to go see, but since we have no idea what is going to be on the floor it’s a bit of a fluid concept. There’s one we know we have to go to on Sunday, the rest are sort of up for grabs.
We fly back on Monday, running to my parents’ long enough to grab some lunch and pick up Grif before driving back to MI. It’ll be a long day, but with the money we saved on the flights and not having to board Grif I think it was worth it. I guess we’ll see how I feel Monday night! Don’t expect a post that’s too fantastical, I imagine it will likely look something like “ZOMG THAT WAS AWESOME I’M SO TIRED I CAN’T ZZZZZ…..”