The commute to Albany for festivities was uneventful, really, altho we should have stopped and changed T.'s diaper. He peed through the one he had on and we had to clean the cushions on his seat.
Once in Albany, I decided not to cheap it up on the suites hotel like last year (that place was a dive); we stayed at a Marriott Towneplace with two bedrooms and a sleeper sofa in the living area. This successfully isolated nursing noisemakers from snorer from thrashing toddler. We didn't spend much time in the room, but it was perfectly adequate -- and the sleeper sofa wasn't broken, like where we stayed on T-weekend.
But it sure is nice to be home, where it is quiet and there are no dogs to stress T. out.