Finally arrived at Pittsburgh! Our flight arrived early at 5:30 pm, but a few members had to get their luggage from baggage claim. I didn’t realize that not everyone packed light, so I had to call the transportation company for a bigger car. I hired a card to transport 14 of us from the airport to the hotel, and if everyone had a carry on, we could have used one car. Now we had to get 2 cars to accommodate the luggage.
The journey from the airport to the Doubletree city center was about half an hour. We arrived, Ryan greeted us in the lobby and we got our Road Crew gifts which included a specially made t-shirt, sweatshirt, hockey puck, and credentials. We agreed to unpack and meet back in the lobby for a 9:00 pm dinner.