Well, I survived the trip here. Travel was okay until about Virden along the TCH. Then I picked up ditch to ditch ice and a cross wind. The second stage (Winnipeg to Elgin) was really fun. I had to alter my route to avoid the flooding in Fargo which meant I ended up taking a less familiar route from Grand Forks to the Twin Cities. Even so, the road conditions were better and I eventually arrived in Elgin very late yesterday.
So far at the ‘fest, there have been presentations, chats, and stuff. It’s been pretty calm, really, but there has been a much fuller schedule than recent years with the topics being more relevant.