We've reached that time of year when I start putting a ton of miles on whatever vehicle I'm currently driving. It started this weekend, and will continue until the end of the year.
I just got back from Daisho Con last night, and I'll have a full report up on the entire event later this week. Because of that, I'm not really going to talk too much about the event itself in this blog entry. Needless to say, we had a good time, and it was nice to be able to hang out with all of our friends for a weekend. Socializing is, in fact, a good thing. If we didn't say goodbye to you when we left, I apologize, but we had a long drive home and had to get out of there at a reasonable hour.
Driving to Stevens Point actually wasn't that bad, nor was driving back. On the way back to Lafayette, we swung by my maternal Grandparent's house for a small family gathering. While I'll see all of these people on Thanksgiving, it was literally three turns off the highway - so not stopping by seemed silly.
Of course, Crysta and I will yet again be traveling North to Thanksgiving at my parents house this year. This means more driving. Fortunately, while we were out of town, our I-Pass showed up, which means I won't have to stop for tolls anymore... you have no idea how nice that is. Really, anything that makes the drive through Chicago faster is a good thing.
After that, we'll spend the next few weekends thankfully at home - and quietly hopefully. Driving for four hours straight honestly does a number on my back.
After that though will (of course) be the massive Christmas event. For those who know my family, Christmas is sort of a big deal. It's a multi-day, usually multi-city event, and I am very much looking forward to it. With Christmas falling on a Saturday, I get Christmas Eve off this year -- so I don't even have to worry about doing a familial hit-and-run like I have had to on some other occasions.