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And it's off to Arizona

This weekend being the North American Discworld Convention, fabula_umbrae and I have driven out to Tempe, Arizona*. The con won't start until the day after tomorrow, giving us a day to recover from the trip and visit friends (in fact she's off in the pub with some as I type) and stuff. We're also waiting an extra day before returning, to recover from the con before driving back to Los Angeles. Then another day to recover, then ConChord starts out in the San Fernando Valley. Let's hear it for scheduling... Leastwise the Kazoo Awards are finished, and waiting in the garage for my return.

Actually the trip (which included some really nice scenery - must get pictures on the way back) didn't need as much recovery from as did our arrival when we discovered that the offramp listed on my triptic had been closed a few minutes before we got there, and that the detour wound around in several directions and then dumped us back on the freeway going the other direction. Sigh... Fortunately a local friend was able to guide us over the phone.

This is a nice hotel room I must say, complete with refrigerator. Plenty of room compared with the ones we usually wind up in at conventions. Not really enough drawers containing actual storage space as opposed to the aforementioned fridge or the room safe, also not enough power sockets for the stuff we brought, but that's not unusual; fortunately for the latter, I also brought a power strip. I will forgive the hotel a lot anyway - they've provided Internet access whence I'm typing these notes.

Phoenix, as usual, is hot. The Valley of the Sun emulates the Surface of same... though considerably moister. Tis muggy out and it's currently 12:21 in the morning. During the day... bleah.....

*Yes, after Iguanacon I did swear I'd never return without full environmental gear... but I have no intention of missing the first North American discworld con, complete with the author as GOH. Besides, the car does have a good air conditioning system, as does the hotel - that's close enough.

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wordslinger
Sep. 3rd, 2009 03:45 pm (UTC)
Have fun! I wish I could be there!
doodlesthegreat
Sep. 3rd, 2009 04:35 pm (UTC)
I am jealous, but also glad to hear you got to go. Give our best to PTerry!
shana
Sep. 3rd, 2009 04:48 pm (UTC)
Have fun.
ap_aelfwine
Sep. 3rd, 2009 10:54 pm (UTC)
Have fun! Best of luck dealing with the climate.
kayshapero
Sep. 4th, 2009 01:46 am (UTC)
Thanks - right now it's outside and I'm inside so all's well.
ap_aelfwine
Sep. 4th, 2009 03:08 am (UTC)
Most welcome. And I'm glad you're inside and it's outside.
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