Well, I arrived at SMTAI a few days early to take my wife, daughter and two granddaughters to Disney World. We averaged 7 miles of walking a day, Friday through Sunday. My 2 year old and 4 year old granddaughters had a great time. However, we learned that the 3D movie, "Honey I Shrunk the Audience" is a little too scary for a 2 - 4 year old.
It ends up that mid August is a good time to visit DW, as many families have stopped coming as they prepare for their youngsters to attend school.
The weather was also mild (i.e not extremely hot and humid) as a prelude to tropical storm Fay. So my family had 4 good days of touring, before the strong rains came.
The Show? The tech sessions and workshops seemed quite well attended on Sunday-Tues. Hot topics: the need for recycling driving "design for disassembly, counterfeit components, and conversion of lead-free alloys to a few standards seemed of interest to many.
Sadly, it looks Fay has reduced traffic on the show floor as I write this note on Tues afternoon.
If you are here and can make it, join us at our "Meet the Bloggers" meeting on Wednesday, August 20 at 11AM at Indium's booth # 517. It should be fun. Five of Indium's bloggers will be there.