I've booked the flight and the hotel, I've got a babysitter for my cat, I've told my parents that Everything Will Be Alright...yes, it's finalized, I'm spending a week in Minneapolis in May! Three days at a conference, then two additional days of free time...what am I gonna do with myself?
Aha, that's the question. I know nothing about Minneapolis. I haven't even looked in an atlas yet to see if the Mississippi River starts there, which I seem to think it does but I'm not sure.
I think I'll use the technique that worked for me in Las Vegas: scout out the cool people at the conference (maybe with the use of "The Bridle") and see if I can't hook up with them at an equally cool bar. Sure, in Las Vegas this resulted in my being saddled with a nervous man who was constantly sweating...but it was fun!
So I'm on the lookout for ideas, but since I most enjoy the out-of-the-way surprises as opposed to the prefabricated thrills ("Orlando"), chances are I'll wind up finding The Fun once I've stumbled over it.