I'm gonna break this down into days instead of one giant post.
Day 1: Wednesday, August 14, 2013
We got up at 5 a.m. That's an evil time.
Got ready, packed the car, and headed to HyVee for donuts and gas. We decided to be those people. The ones that bring a box of donuts when meeting a group of strangers. 'Cause we're awesome, right?
|DON'T TOUCH THE SPRINKLES! Those are mine.|
The original plan was to meet at Meta-Games and leave at 8 a.m. That changed to 7. Because we are who we are, we showed up at 6:45. We didn't leave until after 8. *facepalm*
|Getting ready to leave.|
I created a Spotify playlist for the occasion: Road Trip to GenCon. We pulled out of the parking lot blasting the Doctor Who opening theme from Series 4 (yes, it's important you know which one is my favorite). We soon switched the The Muppets OST because we were wide awake with lots of energy and needed a sing-a-long.
|These moments are always oddly exciting.|
|Obligatory pic of the Arch. When in St. Louis....|
|Welcome to Downtown Indy!|
We finally got to Indianapolis at, like, 6p.m. or something around that. They're an hour ahead. We unloaded the Ozarks Rising supplies at the Hyatt then found a place to park and crashed in our game room for a while. And we got our official credentials.
Planning and building and arranging started. I tried to help, but being a girl and all I obviously knew nothing and was ignored. Even when I had properly read the instructions and they couldn't figure it out and improvised. So, I sat back and watched.
|This is Sally. Sally is our survivor. I like to call her Laurie.|
Around 9 we were all starving and decided it was dinner time. We walked to Scotty's Brewhouse. It took half an hour to get to a restaurant that was 2 blocks away because our "guide" forgot how to get there. However, we did get a fun walking tour of Downtown Indianapolis. And we passed real-live British people!
After dinner we went back to the Hyatt to finish setting up and do a practice run. Which never happened. So I fell asleep on the floor instead. We finally left to go to our motel probably around 1 a.m. We were absolutely exhausted. Driving 7+ hours is tiring!
Our motel was disgusting. That's all I'm going to say on that.
End Day 1.