So, it looks like I may have succeeded in convincing my husband that I need to go to FOSDEM! Which of course means, we’re going on vacation for… well, the first time!! A few hours spent talking it over and then looking up airfare, train tickets, hotels, hostels, etc has led us to conclude that going to Brussels first for the conference, then taking a train down to Paris and hanging out there for a couple days before coming home sounds like a plan. So, tomorrow we inform family of our plans and (hopefully!) arrange child care. Keep your fingers crossed. With luck I’ll be booking a hotel in Brussels within the week!