We are here!
After getting up at 4:00 a.m. to begin our journey west to the Land of 10,000 Lakes, we arrived early and made it to our hotel where the Virginia crew was waiting to greet and sign in everyone.
Travel was excellent -- hats off to US Airways. It was rainy in Richmond but we left on time, arrived in Philly on time, and then left Philly on time. We must have had a tail wind because we cruised into the Minneapolis-Saint Paul airport 30 minutes early. Everything went perfectly.
Many from the Pennsylvania delegation to the convention were on our plane ... spotty political talk was heard throughout. When we arrived in M-SP, there were greeters all over the place to welcome all delegates to the city and to offer coupons for discounted and free items.
The shuttle to the hotel was full of delegates from Oklahoma, North Carolina, and Virginia.
This is truly the land of 10,000 lakes ... we saw many from the airplane on our approach. The mighty Mississippi River divides Minneapolis with Scandinavian influence from Saint Paul with Irish and German influence. Saint Paul is the capitol; Minneapolis is the larger city.
I am uploading photos of the trip so far.