I spent the morning running some errands, getting my haircut, packing my suitcase, running by the bank, etc. I got to Lisa's shortly before 1:00 and we took off together to attend Time Out for Women this evening and tomorrow. We will stay over in a hotel since it is being held at the Convention Center near the airport.
Our first stop was at IKEA to pick up something Lisa had found for Brooks' Halloween costume. We enjoyed wandering around and looking at things. We had a little frozen yogurt before we left there.
Our next planned stop was the hotel. However, the traffic on the interstate was so bad that we couldn't even get back on. So, being the brave souls we are, we just took off cross city to try to get around the problem. Using the less than wonderful GPS map, we managed to get down to I-20 and from there we had free sailing. Needless to say, we were quite proud of ourselves!
We checked into our hotel, the Crown Plaza, and rested for just a few minutes. Then we headed out to Ruby Tuesdays for dinner. About 5:30, we headed on over to the Convention Center, arriving just before they opened the doors.
The evening program was really good - 2 speakers and a singer. It was fun and uplifting. Then we headed back to the hotel after stopping to pick up a few snacks. We turned on the TV, Lisa worked on the Christmas stocking she is making for Brooks, and I read.
What a great day!