The Omaha and Oakland trips are Day Job-driven. There will be an Omaha Beach Party the night of 10/18. Also, I will be up for a Bay Area dinner the night of 10/23. (frankwu, zellandyne, are you listening?)
The CT/NY trip will take lasirenadolce and me to Choate, into NYC for the Australian Reception, to the Tor offices in Manhattan, then off to WFC, where I will be (among other things) attending the banquet.
The Dallas trip will take the_child, lasirenadolce and me to visit my parents, then the whole crew of us to Galveston to spend Thanksgiving at the beach with yet more relatives.