I am on my way back home from the 2012 NWFA convention in Orlando and wanted to get some thoughts online before the distraction of being back home starts. It was a lot of fun to be able to say hello to fellow bloggers Scott Avery, Wayne Lee, and Elizabeth Baldwin. But the real news is …
There was a remarkably different vibe this year. A lot of people who had recently been absent were back, and the exhibits looked very busy all day on Wednesday. A number of people commented on how great I looked (which isn't true), which I attribute to the growing optimism about the renewal going on at NWFA. Everyone I encountered was happy to be there, and the negativity that had accumulated in the past half dozen years is gone.
My thrifty travel planning was a rousing success. But I have to admit that it might have been a little nicer to have stayed at the convention hotel/center. Here is the final expense tally:
- My hotel (the Broken Arms _otel-the "H" is missing) was $270
- Air fare $350
- Rental car $110
- Misc $160
My next effort will be back to our thought experiment on cupping…