Let's see...well, we attended the rally in KC for Barack Obama. It was very exciting, not least because there were more than 70,000 people there. I think I might have gotten a picture of his elbow, but I can't be sure. We got nowhere near him. I've decided not to be disappointed about it; I'm sure security was an issue, and it really was thrilling that so many people were there, and it was such a diverse -- and happy! -- crowd.
Yesterday we took Seth to the Homecoming Parade in Warrensburg, just for fun. Seth C. and his mom Cindy (from preschool) met us there and while we were pretty damn cold, we had a nice time. Seth learned really fast to stand there and hold out his bucket and be cute; he got a lot of candy that way.
Now, this week will be spent prepping for the Key West trip. We're spending Friday night at my Dad's up in the city, and he'll take us to the airport early (EARLY!!) Saturday a.m. to catch our 7:00 o'clock flight. We decided (okay, I decided) to ship our largest piece of luggage down there ahead of us, to avoid having it get lost. We no longer have a direct flight; Midwest Air so kindly cancelled many of their Florida flights and forced us onto an AirTran itinerary that now includes a connection in Atlanta. I have read NO positive reviews of AirTran's customer service or baggage handling skills, so we're sending our luggage down by UPS this week and hopefully the folks at the resort won't throw it in the ocean. I'm trying not to dwell on the whole luggage issue, tho. I'd rather be excited about the trip. I've told Seth about going on a glass-bottom boat cruise and he thinks that sounds pretty cool. We're also going to do a day cruise out to the Dry Tortugas, to see Fort Jefferson and some blue, blue water. Maybe we'll find some pirate treasure!