100 One-Night Stands
21 hours in Finger Lakes. 19 hours in Grand Rapids. 24 hours in Ojai. 18 hours in Orlando. 20 hours in Hilton Head. Sorry I couldn't stay for the dancing!
My road trips since our convention in August have involved meetings with wonderful folks in great settings, but the proximity of ETA to ETD has begun to wear on this old road warrior. Arriving in time for sunset over Canandaigua Lake or the Pacific leaving the next day before lunch isn't exactly an ideal schedule. Many thanks to the McKinney Chamber and the chambers of North Texas for forgoing one such scheduled trip, thus allowing me to be in the hospital waiting room for the birth of my first grandchild. Lovely Lilah Catherine is out of NICU and beginning to add a few ounces, but she's still a wee little thing. Your prayers and good wishes for mother and child were answered.
Anyway, it's time to spend some extended quality time with ACCE volunteer leadership this week as the Board meets in Lexington for a couple of days, instead of a couple of hours. Discussions will range from global to local -- from party politics to party planning. It should be good. Debrief to all members on those discussions coming soon. Regular updates on Lilah too.