It's just after 10:00pm and my wife and I are ready to hit the road. The car is packed up with all the essentials - and some things that aren't so essential - and now we have but to wait till morning. The plan is to get up at 6:00am, freshen up a bit, and get on the road as soon as we can. Having never been to New Orleans before I can only speculate as to how long it will take us to get there. I'm guessing it will be somewhere in the neighborhood of 8 to 9 hours. I can't stand to ride in a car for an hour much less 9 but we plan on making the trip as painless as possible with lots of music and some photos. Looking at the map it appears we'll be driving over part of the gulf that New Orleans nearly surrounds. The view there should be worth a photo or two. I'm very excited about finally getting the opportunity to attend Macromedia's annual conference. It's something I've wanted to participate in for several years but I've never had an employer willing to pay my way and until this year I couldn't afford to send myself. When you add together all the sessions, keynotes, and time spent putting names to faces it should be one fantastic week.

Monday, is Community College which is specifically held for Team Macromedia members and User Group Managers. The day is spent in sessions with product managers focusing on specific information or new technology. We'll also participate in break-out sessions designed to better equip TMM's and UGM's in our efforts to support the various Macromedia communities. Monday evening is host to the first keynote speaker and the general conference kickoff.

The rest of the MAX attendees will arrive some time before Tuesday when the main conference starts. Sessions will continue through Thursday. Oh I nearly forgot, CF Underground is being held on Sunday but due to traveling I won't be able to attend. Adam Bell is hosting "Mini MAX" which is slated for Monday evening. I'm planning on checking that out if Monday's keynote doesn't run over.

Right now, it's time to get some sleep, especially considering I won't be getting too much of it in the days ahead. Tomorrow, after arriving in New Orleans and getting settled I plan on providing a quick update with photos.

Here we come New Orleans!!

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