Off to My First TB Meet Up!
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My friends in Austin thought I was totally crazy to take off for a three day weekend trip to Kansas City to meet up with a group of people I had never met in person. First of all, it was Kansas City (most of them still think it's in Kansas, and just a small cow town totally lacking in culture). Secondly, I knew no one in the group. Thirdly, it was a great weekend to hit the lake in Austin! Lastly, I was not in the best of shape that morning -- partied a bit the night before, not a lot of sleep, etc. Maybe I am a bit crazy -- but travel is my passion and I love to meet new people. I was really looking forward to meeting some folks I had been trading messages with recently, particularly Erin (Poohstanggt), Shawn (Geerbox) and Eric (Yecoh).
I got up early, packed my bag and was off to the airport to catch my 9am flight. I flew on American Airlines' regional jet service -- a smaller plane that flew first to Dallas Love Field and then on to KC, MO. I slept most of the way up there, which helped tremendously on the lack of sleep from the prior night. I got to KC right at noon.