How Do You Spell Relief? A-U-S-T-I-N

6 May 2008

Austin, TX

When you have as many reasons to look forward to arriving in Austin as I did today, you keep a constant eye on the speedometer, and that eye is ceaselessly disappointed. It was by no means a slow drive, but reduced-speed bridges across Louisiana’s wetlands and traffic congestion around metropolitan areas like Baton Rouge, Lake Charles, and Houston made for some uneven speeds, despite the fact that I spent nearly 500 miles on one road (I-10). Still, the arrival made it all worth it.

Rob reunited with his card

I was invited to join some evening fun at Knowbility’s John Slatin Access U conference, which meant a meal and an accessible movie (Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium, complete with subtitles for the hearing-impaired and audio description for the vision-impaired) were waiting for me at my favorite cinema anywhere, the Alamo Drafthouse. It’s an early day for everyone tomorrow, so I didn’t get as much time with friends and colleagues in attendance (Derek Featherstone, James Craig, and my Austin hostess with the mostest Glenda Sims) as I would have liked, but the familiar faces were a very welcome sight. But before we get all weepy-eyed about the virtues of friendship, I should also mention that the most welcome sight of all was my replacement debit card, which got to Austin even before I did. If there was an eleventh commandment, it surely would be:

Thou shalt not doubt the customer service of Commerce Bank.


What’s This All About?

Rob Weychert circumnavigated the United States of America in his luxurious 1994 Toyota Corolla during the month of May, 2008. His adventures are chronicled here.

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