We are up here at the Stowe Weekend of Hope and so far its pretty good. We got here later than we wanted yesterday and there was a registration snafu - we went where they told us but then had to go some place else - a little crabbiness ensued but it worked out in the end. The opening speakers were very good and gave a good idea of what we will see today.
Unfortunately it appears my back does not like car rides. It was very sore last night so I iced it and took pain meds. Then in the middle of the night, I had an incredible pain in my left calf - not like a charley horse - much much worse than that. It went away and I got back to sleep so I probably slept a total of seven hours last night - which is nearly a record for me these days.
But now we are running late. Off to breakfast and then the opening ceremony at 9.