Rather than take Amtrak, which is a 10 hour ride down and a little over 8 hours back, I drove. The trip was uneventful and I've enjoyed my stay in Austin so far. I have to head back home Sunday morning since I have to be at work Monday but at least I get to spend a couple of days with my sons. Rod seems to feel fine and he's watching his diet. Better than that, though, he hasn't had a smoke since Saturday! Needless to say, I'm going to quit, too.
Wish us well in that! More to come later from Austin.