Considering the air traffic and the failures of US Airways, it was fortuitous that I made it out of Charlotte. Although this is a numismatic blog, I will say that US Airways has a lot of work to do in order to regain the confidence of this traveler.
In short, I had a good time at the ANA National Money Show. I attended all day on Friday and for a few hours on Saturday. Although it was smaller than I expected, I was impressed with the show, the exhibits, the attendance, and the people I met including Ken Bressett (editor of the Red Book), Dave Lang (NGC), and Cliff Mishler (Krause Publishing). To all of them, I appreciate their time and the discussions we had. They are excellent ambassadors to the hobby.
I have not recovered from the trip, but I have a lot to tell including the special edition I purchased from the US Bureau of Engraving and Printing, a GSA packaging that I did not know existed, my first no-problem CC Morgan Dollar, autographs, and the coins for my 1976 registry set. I also want to comment on the ANA Board of Governor candidate forum that was held Friday evening.