Thoughts Before Leaving

I’m a few minutes shy of leaving on my 900+ mile trek to Dallas TX for the Webmaster Jam Session. I opted to drive the 12+ hours for a couple of reasons: 1) I’ve made the trip before and it wasn’t that bad. 2) I get to see more of the countryside. 3) I’m meeting Ben Gray for coffee/breakfast in the Atlanta area. 4) I hate the thought of having to fly again.

Avis gave me a “free upgrade” from the large car I had reserved. I’ll be riding in style with a Chevy Uplander instead. I don’t relish the thought of driving 900+ miles in a minivan, but at least it as a jack to plug my iPod in.

This is the first extended stay I’ll have away from my family. I’ve never been without my son for more than a night. My wife went to Disney before we were married, and there was about 3-4 days where we didn’t see each other. It’s going to be weird being on my own, without them. If my wife reads this: I love you, Kim.

I’m hoping to hit Dallas around 8pm tonight. Wish me luck. I’m hoping to document some of the trip as I go along. So stay tuned!