July 23, 2005

Driving Day Two

Thursday nite: Day Two wrap up -- Arrived in OSH at 8pm. Later than I'd hoped for. Each year I seem to be in denial about how long it takes to drive here. I always arrive about 3 hours later than I expected.

Other than the thunderstorm that I wrote about in another post, it was uneventful. Even the traffic in Chicago was relatively tame. Two slowdowns for about a total of 30-45 mins. Not nearly as bad as past trips.

The row I camped in last year was already full when I arrived. Well, not full, but completely reserved. I claimed a spot in the next row closer to the runway. Row 43. My neighbors this year are Ed and Jane from Ohio. They are staying in an incredibly long motorhome. No exaggeration, I think there's more floor-space in this thing than some apartments I've lived in.

Today's plan is to wander around a bit. Do some interviews for the column. Take some pics. And get set up down at the AirVenture Today office.

Tonight is the annual pre-show party given by staff photographer Phil. It's always a lot of fun.

More later.

Posted by jackhodgson at July 23, 2005 07:57 AM