2 Days... I'm HERE!!!
I slept a bit but was wide awake at 3:45 when the alarm went off briefly. I caught a cab to the airport which wasn't too bad since the hadn't completely closed off access to the highway. I got to the airport at 4:30 am, cleared security and took the 6 am flight to Toronto.
Hopefully Nick got back to sleep and neither of the girls woke him too early. I really am lucky to have a husband that has been so supportive of my crazy dream, even if he can't understand why on earth I would want to do this!
Customs was SO busy this morning that I was really glad I had almost 3 hours between flights. The customs officer raised his eyebrows a bit when I explained that I was going to DragonCon for fun... but just wished me a "pleasant trip". Once I got on the plane, I discovered that the woman next to me and the 2 ladies across the aisle were also going to DragonCon! What a hoot!
Atlanta was warm and steamy as we got off the plane and took the long walk/eventually jump on the train ride to the baggage claim area, then 3 of us shared a taxi ride downtown since that was faster and cheaper than the shuttle.
The Hilton is beautiful. We actually pulled into the Marriott and I walked across the street already filling with costumed con goers. The downtown streets of Atlanta are now crawling with Storm Troopers, Goth gypsies, ninja, Jedi and fairies of all kinds. I even passed a crowd of hobbits who did a double take at my height!
I picked up my membership badge and banquet ticket, then found out where they'd moved the Masquerade registration to. I have now officially signed up for Sunday night as She-Hulk, so there's no turning back now. Judging from some of the incredible costumes I've seen in just the past hour, painting myself green is going to be rather on the tame side!
Time to find my partner in crime for the weekend and see if Teresa has arrived yet!