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I will probably be posting a Netroots Nation diary soon.  I tend to title them "What I Did on My Summer Vacation".

The travel was more of an adventure than I thought it was going to be.  The plane I was supposed to go south on broke down, and it took a couple of hours for them to find a replacement.  I only found out the next day that part of the trouble with finding the replacement was the tornado that touched down at the Denver that Tuesday afternoon.

I had instructions on how to take public transit to the Convention Center that were accurate, and I hit it lucky with the timing, so it was a quick trip.

For the return trip, ramara (who had a rental car) gave me a ride to the airport - SusanS, as well, actually.

Once there, being in plenty of time, I hung around with ramara as the glitch with her rental got sorted out - it wasn't a difficult problem, but their computer didn't seem to be cooperating.

Then, I couldn't use the self check-in.  My flight had been canceled.  This involved transferring me to a flight out of Oakland (no charge), a free shuttle ride to the Oakland Airport, a meal voucher that got me a very good serving of chicken chow fun and some tea, and a four hour delay.  The girl who made my arrangements emailed my daughter and in Oakland I finally managed to get through to my stepfather who promised to tell my mother to call my daughter about the change in my itinerary.

And I finally got home.  I went to work on Monday and discovered that whoever it was who said they would sub for me on the 23rd apparently got hit upside the head by real life.

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