I just finished teaching an ASP.NET class in Boise, ID and am headed home bright and early Saturday morning. I just realized that I’ll be traveling on 9/11. I’m sure airports will be extra watchful for suspicious activity tomorrow, so I feel reasonably safe and secure. Hard to believe it’s been three years since 9/11. My, how different the world is today than it was then.

I haven’t had any time to sightsee in Boise. I’m the world’s worst about going to places I’ve never been before and seeing nothing but the inside of a hotel room. Mostly that’s because it seems that I always have deadlines looming. This week I worked until pretty late every night in my hotel room. Hope to get more work done on the flights home tomorrow. I haven’t finished writing the Power ASP.NET 2.0 Programming talk I’m delivering at the Boston .NET User Group next week, so one of the tasks on my to-do list this weekend is to finish that talk. The other big item is to make some last-minute changes to the ASP.NET 2.0 course I wrote for Microsoft. If I can get that done, perhaps I can rest for a few days.

Sunday I hope to test-fly my new Corsair. The new parts I needed arrived in the mail this week. I also got back the P-51 retracts that I sent off for repair, so if I can get them installed tomorrow night, I might be able to take two warbirds to the field Sunday. Joy!

Next week I make a swing through the Northeast, visiting user groups in Maine, New Hampshire, and Boston. I’m looking forward to it and I’m sure I’ll see some familiar faces there. The week after that I’ll be in Atlanta for Devscovery. While in Atlanta, I plan to take the Wintellect gang out to eat at one of my all-time favorite restaurants: Fogo de Chao in Buckhead. At the Austin Devscovery, I’m taking everyone to my favorite barbecue restaurant in the world: Rudy’s. If you haven’t eaten at Rudy’s, you haven’t had barbecue. Is it really a coincidence that we’re holding Devscovery conferences in cities with great food? 😉