Usually, going to a conference in late March gives me a chance to escape the winter weather here. I remember a conference in Phoenix that included swimming in the hotel pool, soaking in the hot sun on the hotel patio, and hiking in the desert in a t-shirt and shorts. I can remember sitting at an outside restaurant in San Antonio a few years ago, savoring the sun on my bare arms. I can remember walking to the botanical gardens in Atlanta, enjoying the feel of a warm wind. March is a nice time to travel to someplace warm and get a taste of spring.
Today, before packing my suitcase, I hopefully checked the weather forecast in the Big Midwestern City Where The Four Seas Conference is Being Held This Week. What did I find? It's snowing there. With temperatures in the 20s.
Oh, well. At least I will feel right at home.