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August 4, 2009

travel panic
posted by soe 1:36 am

You may have noticed I am not a good traveler. I’m a great visitor. I love being other places and seeing new sights and meeting new and old friends. But I’m terrible at the traveling part, probably because it relies on things I’m not especially good at — timeliness and organization.

I leave for Portland for Sock Summit in 25 hours. Yup, that’s right. I will have to walk out the door to catch a cab to Union Station at approximately 3:15 Wednesday morning. (Please let Amtrak be running on time for that train…) Who was it who thought a 6:15 a.m. flight from BWI was a good idea again?

Oh, right…

Just in case I don’t get a chance to post tomorrow during my pre-travel frenzy, I will have a laptop with me in Portland and will be sharing the fun of the conference and my Northwest visit as I go along. I have a new camera card, so posts might even include pictures.

But, in the meantime, if you imagine a rather frazzled knitter frantically throwing around balls of yarn (the class that requires five yarns would have to start before the Marketplace opens!), every dpn she’s ever owned, books, and her bathing suit while muttering under her breath about C-Tran buses to Vancouver, the Fareless Square, and Saturday market while repeatedly removing cats from a carry-on, you probably wouldn’t be far off the mark.

Category: knitting,travel. There is/are 5 Comments.

You know this already, but I am so jealous that you’re going to the sock summit! I should have had faith (as you did) that some of the longer sessions would open up when I couldn’t register for anything but a couple of short classes. Ah, well. Live and learn. Have a blast & take a lot of pictures!

Comment by Sarah 08.04.09 @ 1:27 pm

You should be on the plane right now! Have fun!!

Comment by Jenn 08.05.09 @ 5:25 am

I can verify that she’s en route to Portland, likely asleep on the airplane.

Comment by Rudi 08.05.09 @ 11:35 am

@Jenn and @Rudi: I was, and I was!

Comment by soe 08.24.09 @ 1:04 am

@Sarah: Thank you! I totally missed you on this trip, though! (And you may well be sick of my blathering on about it in the blog by now…)

Comment by soe 08.24.09 @ 1:05 am