Here I am!
I got early check-in at my hotel, which is great, but the only problem is that I got a non-smoking room but on a smoking floor. It's amazing how sensitive I've become after living in smoke-free states for so long. In my younger years, I had a smoking roommate and wasn't bothered by it in the least! But now, it really bugs me. We'll see how I do - if I can't shake it, I guess I can always request a new room. But this room has a nice view of the harbor, complete with big schooner (or is it a sloop? I can't remember all my sailing ships - it's got three masts, the back one shorter than the others) and cruise ship. I didn't bring my camera since they're not allowed into the show (not that I seem to be posting ANY pictures lately - sorry 'bout that!).
Owen, of course, woke up when I got up and screamed his head off as I was leaving. He's fine now (I of course called the second I got off the plane to make sure everyone was still alive), but it made it extra hard to leave. I've never been away from Owen overnight, and I haven't been away from Sydney for this long since she was a baby. I miss my kiddos! I'm trying to sit back and enjoy the silence (how nice to sit on a plane without having to entertain anyone but myself! How nice to sit in a hotel room without having to worry about someone making a long-distance call or sticking a fork into the electrical outlet!).
Okay, enough procrastinating. I'm off to see what all the fuss is about! I'll send in another post from the front when I get a chance. Yee-haw!