The Adventures of Stinky Sweet:

Sometimes stinky. Sometimes sweet. But it's our life - and it is always good.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

NCVS 2013 - Day #1

Today began super early - like 4:30 early - because I got up and showered and got everything together to take the Sister Shuttle (meaning, my sister drove us) to the Atlanta Airport. I am super excited that my mom is traveling with me because she is hysterical - and is generally a fun travel partner because she gets excited about everything. We made it to DC - after a flight from Atlanta to Baltimore (because it was WAY cheaper), a bus to the Metro, and then 2 trains to my friend's house where we are staying. We dropped stuff off and then headed pretty much straight to the conference center (2 more train rides).

Met up with our cop-presenters (that we haven't ever met in real life - just over the computer screen!) and mom and I grabbed some lunch at Subway. My first session was at 1:30 and then we had the opening plenary (J.R. Martinez! Neil Bush! Bill O'Reilly - sorry no exclamation point for him, and a bunch of other folks I can't remember) and a performance by two phenomenal high school marching bands. Plenty for one day for me...

Mom and I strolled down a couple of blocks to Chinatown, took pictures of the beautiful arch entry, and then ate dinner at an Irish pub. Yeah - I know, weirdos. Good adult beverages and a perfect front window spot for people watching and dinner was good.

Back at the friend's house now, holded up massaging my aching feet. :)

We present at 10:30 in the morning so any good thoughts you want to send my way would be awesome. True confession: I am pretty nervous...