I made it to Beantown. The flight was uneventful, and a few minutes early. Somehow, though I’ve been to Boston many times before, this was the first time I ever flew into Logan. The water approach reminded me a little of the approach into Oakland.

Cabs are expensive. $20 from the airport to the Westin Waterfront, and it’s only 3 miles and change. About $7 was for the tunnel toll, but still…

No problem checking in early. I’ve got a nice room on the 16th floor of the Westin Waterfront with quite the view of downtown Boston right outside my window. (See the photo below.)

(The big gray thing at the bottom is the roof of the convention center.)

The first session I plan on attending today isn’t until 6 or 7 PM (I can’t recall offhand). I also need to check and see what time I get pick up my pass. For now, I’m going to find something to eat.

About Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.