The excitement... I packed up my 2 little girls (5 and 9), wife (a true redhead) and headed into Toronto (about 40 miles to go). The book-signing was between 2-4pm... and I even called ahead of time to confirm the timing (and was told there was lots of time for us to make it).
The disappointment... We arrived at 3:10, only to find out Sammy and his crew had packed up and left. I tried explaining the situation to my older daughter (9), but she too was a little disappointed. Her favourite song is Dreams, and she wanted to meet Sammy in person to tell him that.