After a couple of days doing pre-conference FDIC workshops with some pretty average weather (not an issue as I was inside all day), the sun made an appearance on the opening day of FDIC. Even though the sun was out, I am sure the temperature didn’t go over 12C.
In fact, this morning I had to wait for the car to thaw out before heading into the city as there was a layer of ice over it. Now I know why the rental car company provided me with an ice scraper. 🙂
The opening ceremony was both a eye opener and a tear jerker. How to make 3000 grown ups shed a tear – bring in 20 bagpipers playing amazing grace as they flash the names of the Line of Duty deaths in the US over the last 12 months. There were a few of them last year. 🙁
The first speaker Bobby Halton certainly was confronting and he was in a good mood. Hate for him to be my Chief and be in a bad mood.
After some interesting morning classes, it was time to get some fresh air and have a walk around downtown to enjoy the sunshine. Indianapolis certainly embraces FDIC with most buildings having some form of FDIC banner on them albeit they are advertising.
Some more classes in the afternoon, then my head cold got the better of me. My nose was like a tap so back to the hotel for an early night. Hopefully it clears up tomorrow. 🙂