Today, I caught an 8 a.m. flight to Dallas, attended a TSCPA committee meeting from 10-3 at a hotel near Love Field, then caught a flight home in late afternoon. The flight home was late. I ended up home and grabbing my evening meal at about 7:30 (a little harder, for someone like me, who has to be careful what I eat. I don't overeat any more, so I hate having to eat late because I'm actually hungry by then).
I don't do things like this much; of course it's expensive, and if I spend time traveling, I'd like to stay a while. I needed to attend this meeting, though, and Dallas is just far enough for it to be a little easier to fly, but not much easier than driving. It takes 45 minutes to drive to the airport, you have to show up early, and the flight from gate to gate is roughly an hour. The total driving travel time is maybe 3-1/2 hours each way. The main reason to fly is that it's just too exhausting to drive it alone.
I like that committee. It was a nice day. My flight home was delayed an hour, though. I had to get back so I can work tomorrow. We're in budget season.
Then, after work tomorrow (here's where it gets knitting-related), my wonderful friend Barbara and I are meeting and driving to Grapevine (right by Dallas-Ft. Worth Airport) for the two-day seminar that the DFW machine knitting guild is having. With two of us, it's definitely better to drive. We can split the driving, stop for a meal, and do that for the cost of gas.
Ilene Levy is teaching, and I've never been to one of her classes. The DFW ladies are terrifically nice, and we have a group of friends coming from Austin, too. My son and his wife can probably meet Barbara and me for dinner Saturday, and it's always enjoyable to kick back in a restaurant with them and just spend some time together.
I am looking forward to this so much! It doesn't matter whether you're a beginner or an expert, you get something from a seminar every time! At the very least, Barbara and I will enjoy seeing our buddies and get inspired by what they're knitting. I get a kick out of participating in a seminar as an attendee, not always as a presenter.