Originally I had planned to stay at the host hotel the entire week and make a mini family vacation out of it. As it turned out Amy and I both had to work much of the time, and we couldn't justify the cost of staying in the hotel only to rush out to drop kids off at daycare and head to our respective jobs. In the end I set aside Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday for the show. Wednesday I would attend by myself (the first agonizingly long trip described before) and take care of registration and a quick peek at the swap meet. Friday I'd drag the entire family around for an hour or so, and then Saturday my son Justin and I would accomplish the not unpleasant task of documenting a cross section of the popular vote cars.
Put this on your trailer...