We drove down from Milwaukee today--I'm sure glad I don't have to drive in downtown Chicago traffic every day!

We took the shuttle bus to the McCormick Center where the conference will be--that place is huge! I had to laugh when I saw other attendees huffing and puffing like I was: Let's take a whole bunch of people who spend their lives behind their computer screens and put them all together in a huge, four-building complex, and make them run all over to find their sessions. Seems like someone's idea of a joke!

Finally, our day off ended with the Monkees at the Chicago Theater. Really fun! (Peter Tork always was my favorite...)