The main night of the convention was supposed to be in the outdoor stadium where the Carolina Panthers play; I had managed to get my folks tickets to hear the President's speech. But, we kept having rainstorms in the afternoon--heavy ones. I started to dread the though of sitting in a stadium for 5 hours in the rain. Since the forecast was severe, the powers that be decided to keep the current location, and not move to the larger venue for the night the President was speaking. As you might have guessed, with security like it was, we didn't exactly get curbside dropoff. There were charter buses for delegates, but they could never get closer than 5 blocks or so from where we needed to be. On Thursday, the big night, we got in the bus and it started to downpour.
Tommy enjoying the slinkys I bought for Dani and Tori. I swear, they all grew inches while I was gone. It was a long time to have been away--sure we Skyped, and talked, but I didn't kiss my kids or my husband for six days! I made up for it today! Happy to be home, but thrilled with my experience.