I slept for a grande hour and a half in a motel along my route, and Glee! What does the weather band across the screen say? A high of 85 degrees!
Lies. All lies. It was fire-air all the way into Columbus. Tires still everywhere, and one car actually on fire as I passed right when I was entering the city.
I got lost for about 5 minutes heading into the city as 670 (part of my directions) was closed, but a series of rights led me to a 7-11 and a White Castle a little down the road from the convention center.
About 2 seconds after I walk in the door I won land for on of my RPGA chars.. the smallest, dingiest, most run down property on the list, in a bad neighborhood. Exactly what I've always wanted! :D I even had to update my RPGA/Organized Play membership and semi-convert my char to do it.. but it was quite keen.
Walking around the convention center I found myself thinking such winner lines as "OMG! There's the stairs! Right next to the escalators, just like I remember them!" Haha. It really was a shame though that no one was using the area which includes this enormous tiered, forking staircase/atrium. It's by far the most striking part of the entire place, and very useful.. but it looked like there was a little bit of construction going on near it, and the whole area on all 3 floors (and the ballrooms branching off from those areas) went vacant the entire con. Literally, mournful.
It feels like a drTY sort of mirth to know how much I enjoyed not saying hello to so many RPGA/con regulars. Seeing someone, recognizing them, walking right past, and smiling to myself. Shame, shame.