October may seem like eons away, but plans for the 14th At-Home Dad Convention are in full swing and it might be a good idea to start planning a trip. The event will be held the weekend of Oct. 10 in downtown Omaha, Neb., and organizers hope for a strong showing after last yearís convention took a bit of a hit from the economy resulting in a smaller crowd and a pared-down agenda. But the hosting LinOma Dads group has already put together a good foundation and it looks like a great early plan.
For those Omaha doubters out there who just think itís a cornfield in the middle of nowhere, let me tell you the site chosen is top-notch with plenty to do. This is coming from someone who lived there for four years. The city has done a great job revitalizing the downtown area. The Old Market, which splits the hotel and convention site, has plenty of food and drink options and is a nice place to hang out for an evening or two. There also are several parks and the Missouri River area to explore. All of it is within walking distance and a short trip from the airport.
The economy surely will continue to be a factor, but hopefully with a little planning many fellow at-home dads will be able to make the trip. Should be a good time, and no better way to network and connect with other stay-at-home dads.