I've been here for about two hours, during which time I've painstakingly scrubbed the 20 hours of travel grime off my person. This hotel is nice. And I'd forgotten the conference events don't start up till tomorrow, so I've arranged to use this evening to meet up with one of the many lovely people I'm planning to do lunch (or dinner, or whatever) with in the next few days. If you're waiting on a call from me, don't worry - Jennifer and Besha, I'll likely text you two tonight, and dianyla, I just sent a response to your comment re: sushi possibilities on the 30th.
It's beautiful here, much warmer than I had expected. I can't wait to start poking around tomorrow morning!