So far, I am not impressed. Writing this at 12:25 AM. I left school at 3 PM and left home at 4:30. Hit traffic on the parkway immediately, then took a suggested route from Google Maps. Wrong choice!
My trip to DC was punctuated by horrendous stop and go traffic and pelting downpours.
Once I got into Delaware...Shall I tell you about my bridge phobias? Not yet. Google Maps took me away from I95 to another route, which I followed. 310(?)/ 50. It was scenic. But, I had to drive across a bridge, which basically caused me to panic/white knuckle/ remember to breathe experience that totally freaked me out.
I learned from my ophthalmologist recently, that I am starting to have cataracts. This means that night driving can be challenging. Yeah.
My four hour drive to DC turned into a six hour drive.
I chose my hotel based upon availability and proximity to the convention center. Little did I know that it is a "no frills" hotel. Meaning, off site parking (a whole nother blog post) and very little, read, no amenities. I truly hope its proximity redeems itself.
I received a drink chit, which I truly needed after getting lost trying to find the parking, which is not well marked and has truly horrendous directions. When I settled my bill, there was a surcharge of $4, which was as "food" charge. Bogus. Not impressed so far.
My room is weird. Just weird.
Oh dear. I hope this is not a harbinger of ALAAC19!