My flight was seven hours. I had to be at the airport (a 20 minute drive) an hour ahead of time, fly to Toronto and have a brief layover before boarding my connecting flight to Vancouver. There’s a three hour time difference between Ontario and BC.
Having arrived in Vancouver, I had to then make my way to Surrey. I asked hour much it would be for a shuttle. Even the flat rate was more than I was prepared to spend.
So I back-tracked, bought a train ticket, and rode the sky train for another hour and a half.
At the terminus station, I still had to catch a taxi to get to the hotel.
So, altogether, I spent about ten hours in transit and though it was only four-ish when I got here, I was done.
I checked in, got to my room, and discovered something:
I had to pay for internet access, and I could only pay for either in-room or meeting room access. I opted for room access, hoping that my smart(-er than me) phone would have enough connectivity to tweet.
I woke up at 3 am.
Though I did my best, I only managed to send one tweet before my phone bogged down altogether. I haven’t been able to send or receive much of anything since.
Also, Kristin Nelson was unable to attend, her flight from Colorado having been cancelled due to the weather.
I dealt with these small disappointments and have since had an absolute blast (so far). Will be posting the day’s sessions and my notes as I go, but these will likely be at least a day late.