Paul Whalen of Fort Thomas and his wife Teena were among 22 Kentucky delegates, guests and spouses who piled into a bus in Frankfort early Sunday morning for the long drive to Charlotte, site of the Democratic National Convention.
Whalen, who chairs the Campbell County Democratic Party, didn't seem to mind.
"Meeting a lot of nice people from around Kentucky as well as learning more about the Commonwealth,'' Whalen e-mailed from the bus.
The 72 Kentucky delegates and their guests are staying at the Country Inn & Suites about eight miles from the convention site downtown.
On their arrival late Sunday afternoon, the Bluegrass State delegates piled into shuttle buses for an early evening "Welcome to Charlotte" party at the Bechtler Museum of Art downtown.