Having carefully got my schedule arranged so I can can go to the Hamvention -- a huge amateur radio swapmeet in Dayton, Ohio this coming weekend -- now I'm not sure if I'll be able to go. Still hoping, but it depends on what my health does over the next 24-some hours.
Either way, this may be my last year for driving to and from the day of. It's been just barely possible for me but it's becoming more difficult. For years, I have taken along just enough to be able to overnight at the closest available motel (probably Richmond, IN -- there's nothing in Dayton that weekend. Hams reserve rooms a year or more in advance!). Having a room and doing most of the driving the day before and the day after is looking better and better.
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