I just re-read you post and realized that it was Thanksgiving weekend. Great! I had originally thought I would have to use a vacation day on Friday to get down there but, I have Thursday and Friday off. I guess it helps to look at the calendar once and a while.Well, I just register this past week, so I'm in!
If all my plans work out I should to able to have Thanksgiving dinner with my folk back in SoCal, fly out early the next morning into MD and drive down to VIR by Friday night in time for day 1 of the event!