Debbie (debmats) wrote,

WorldCon and the Voyage Home - Monday, August 10th - Tuesday, August 11th

Breakfast at the hotel buffet
Good byes to Kev and Christopher *sniff*

12:30pm reading: Keri Sperring, Michelle Sagara and Patrick Rothfuss.
I was in a bit of quandry. I had already checked with Dave at the filk desk and found out that Rhodri James would be first up in the 1pm concert slot. RATS! So I basically flipped a coin and decided that I'd go to this reading and enjoy who so ever read first and mentally apologize to the rest of the panel while I made a quick exit. It turned out to be Pat Rothfuss and I did enjoy listening to the bits from book 2.

1pm - 2:30: Concerts: Rhodri James, Jordan Kare
I'd been listening to ci5rod's Laughter and Laments since I got a copy and I really wanted to hear him. Thoroughly enjoyed listening to him.

At this point, Tammy and I decided we'd better hit the road. We had at least a 3 1/2 hour drive ahead of us and who knows how long we'd be stuck at the border.

Did say goodbye to Judith on the way out. I have one more hug for trektone.

Through the border in less than 10 minutes. Not bad.

I drove once we got past the border - it had been a whole 8 days since I'd driven. T'was nice for change.

Blackberry back online!!! Yay!

Checked into the Indigo Hotel. Went and had dinner at Macaroni Grill - appetizers (bruschetta, fried mozarella and calamari), caesar salad and eggplant parmesan.

Dropped off the car at Hertz and took the shuttle back to the hotel.

Repacked suitcase and checked flights. The plane that was supposed to be leaving Albany at 7am had not yet arrived in Albany.

It didn't arrive until 1:30AM. I kept checking until I knew it was finally in the air - it was over 5 hours delayed out of Newark.

* * * Homeward Bound - Tuesday, August 11th * * *
Blackberry alarm goes off at 4:45am. Tried to turn off clock alarm, but it still went off.

Quick hugs to Tammy and was out the door by 5:15am. Shuttle came and was at airport at 5:30am. Egg McMuffin for breakfast.

Short and sweet flight from Albany to Newark. Had a raisin pretzel while I waited for the next flight. Newark to SFO left a little late, but made up most of the time in the air. Watched bits of Star Trek, but dozed more often than not. Kept waking myself up with my snores *sigh*

G and kidlets were awaiting me at SFO. Big hugs *lovely*. Had lunch at Applebee's, though Alani was pulling for Rainforest Cafe.

HOME at last!!!

Tags: anticipation, family, worldcon

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