Well, I finally got back from Katsucon. Observant readers may notice a problem with this, as I was supposed to return on Sunday and it is currently Tuesday. Well, have no fear, for I am alive and relatively well.
Well, first things first. DC was wonderful, Marvelous even. I enjoyed Katsucon and had lots of fun hanging out with my friends from FFAF. I got to try pocky (^_^), expanded my anime collection a bit (Project A-ko and FLCL #1), and got some random souvenirs (Trigun kitty plush, FLCL poster). I pretended to know how to rave, and got glomped by Roy; all was right with the world.
We should have stayed in DC. Peter and Mike decided to try and leave early on Sunday to try and beat the worst of the storm. Well, that would have been nice…. if it had worked. We got stuck in the snow several times and had to push the car out. It took us 3 hours to go 70 miles. Then Maryland closed all state-run highways, and we got trapped in Jessup, MD for two days. That’s right, folks. In the boonies. With no food save some beef jerky and some cheerios. For two days. All the places selling food were closed- with the state of emergency no one could get to work. The snow stopped in MD on Monday…. but by that time the roads still hadn’t been cleared, and the storm had moved to NJ, so we still couldn’t leave. We finally got to leave this morning.
So, we merrily begin out trek back to NJ, only to be faced with insurmountable traffic caused by accidents and such along I-95. After about a half hour we run over some debris and get a flat tire. So, Peter puts on the donut and the car gets wobbly. Now we have to call AAA and find out where we can get another tire capable of traveling at highway speeds. We finally do that, get a new tire, get lunch, etc, etc, etc. On the road. AGAIN.
Well, to make a long story short (TOO LATE)…. we left Jessup this morning around 11. I got back home around 6. That’s 7 hours for all you ladies out there. Such a trip should normally take about 3. Yeah, I am SOOO glad I ended up not driving.
I know that all the other FFAF people’s flights were delayed…. I hope their time getting home was easier than mine, overall ^^;;
And I am hereby suggesting that all future FFAF get-togethers occur in the summer. Of course, just watch we get a hurricane….