First off, I am another to agree that all those people who were going the wrong way were pretty f*****, er messed up! I'm sure they loved feeling superior over a poor young kid that they could take it out on. I hate to generalize, and there are a lot of parents who do a great job, but there are some that LOVE to be right even when they are dead wrong. I'm sure the woman with the stroller fit in that group. Just having come from a few nights in SLO, I would urge you NOT to stay in Bakersfield if you can avoid it. Stay in SLO, Santa Maria, Ventura, I know you're looking into Hilton chains and all those towns have them. You're probably talking about a 30 degree difference in temperature. The coast was 72 degrees and beautiful, I'm guessing Bakersfield was at least 105. But it's a dry heat, at least that's what everyone in the SJ Valley tells themselves to make them feel better over East Coast temperatures! I just got back from one, so I hope that I'm still somewhat relaxed when I meet you gals! We have the D23 Expo the week before so I have a feeling that I will be back into tension mode! Jenny, I need to message you about your DL day, Ellen and I are going to meet up for drinks on the 21st at a nice and serene place. If that's the day you want to go, maybe we can all meet up!