Yesterday I drove from Chicago down to Independence (about eight hours driving, ten with stops). The drive was lovely, except for when I almost killed myself because all the traffic in front of me for some unknown reason had all inexplicably stopped on the interstate, and I just barely managed to avoid creating a multi car pile up with my squealing brakes and two rapid lane changes. But I’m still alive to tell the tale.
I arrived in Independence, checked into my hotel, and then went to the CoC temple where the conference is being held. I had never seen it before, much less been in it. It’s an impressive building.
After a business meeting, Barbara Bernauer gave a delightful presentation describing the history of the development of the CoC archives.
My hotel is close to a Krispy Kreme, and I may or may not have stopped there on my way back to my room.
I’m not liveblogging the conference, because I don’t want to have to deal with schlepping a laptop around. But in the comments below I’ll type up some notes from some of the presentations I attended today.