So my GPS won't power up anymore. I used it this afternoon and then *blam* nothing. It recognizes when it has power, but that's it. I sent email to TomTom but meantime my GPS is lifeless.
Any suggestions would be appreciated!
Hmm... we decided to have breakfast at Panera as the hotel was having crazy expensive breakfast buffet. That was very tasty.
Afterwards, I drove to Inner Harbor and met up with Stephanie for the first time in too many years. We had a great time hanging out and wandering around Inner Harbor.
Then it was back to the hotel for party foodstuff shopping, followed by a short nap and then party setup. The party photos can be seen here. Needless to say, it was a good party.
Breakfast in the hotel as they had the regular, not overpriced buffet. Then room cleanup. Packing. Goodbyes. And driving off into the sunset. Well, not the sunset since we left a little before noon, but you get the picture. We had lunch at a Red Robin somewhere in PA. In the end, we got to Somerville right around 9:30 pm and I got home a little after 10.
I didn't get to see a whole lot of the actual con, but the parts I saw were enjoyable. And I got a fair amount of socializing in. And got to see 2 friends who I hadn't seen for a number of years. Not much more you could ask for for a weekend away.
We ended up not keeping the party open until 3 am last night/this morning. It was fine -- we gave our perishables to the Kansas City World Con bid party and closed up shop.
This morning, Clara drove up from her place to hang out with me. We stopped at Panera and then wandered around DSW (where I bought a pair of Tevas) because she likes to go window shopping. It was great to see her again (the last time was in 2003 when I still lived in Colorado).
Then it was time to move stuff out of our room. See, we weren't able to get a hotel room in the main hotel for tonight so we were going to stay at the overflow hotel, but Kansas City (his name is really Adam) said we could crash on his extra bed, so that made life simpler. And better yet, his room is right across from ours.
This afternoon, we had lunch at Chipotle (I'm helping to spread the yummy goodness of Chipotle so that maybe more will open in the Boston area) and then went to Wegman's to pick up a couple of things. Wegman's is a really nice store.
Tem and I hung out for a while in the lobby, where I managed to fall asleep while reading amid the chaos.
Then it was off to dinner! We had Maryland Blue Crabs at Ocean Pride Seafood and they were just as tasty as I remembered them. Plus it's a lot of fun to share something you enjoyed growing up and have fond memories of with your friends.
Next, it was time to go back and change clothes so we could go to the parties. There were more active parties tonight, so that was good. I got a tasty fruity drink. Mmm.
Anyway, I think I'm going to head to the lobby for a while and people watch. Tomorrow at noon I meet up with my friend Stephanie for lunch and visiting. Then it's another trip to the grocery store (to buy party supplies for the Arisia party), moving our stuff to our own room, party setup and then the party!
We're here! The drive was long (not shocking considering that it's a holiday weekend), but not unpleasant. We had ADD music DJ woman in charge of the music. ;) She's still alive to play DJ again.
The con is slowly starting up. It's a different pace than Arisia is, but that's ok. We just spent some time wandering around the Dealers Room and I got a present for someone, with more presents spotted. I need to find a place to buy stamps tomorrow.
We're having a room party tonight (Montreal Worldcon Bid party) and one on Sunday (Arisia party). The hours are 9 pm - 3 am. Oy! Well, I'd better go nap so I can survive the party. :)
After I post this, I'm going to shut down my computers and finish loading the car. Then I'm off to pick up 2 friends and head to Baltimore for the weekend. I get to visit two old friends while I'm in Baltimore too. Good times ahead!
Have a great Memorial Day weekend and see you back here on Tuesday!