Well, since today is indeed two years after the start of Celebration II, as this year is a leap year, I thought it'd be appropriate to share my expirences and allow you to rekindle your memories of the event.
Techniclay speaking it's two years after the day long journey up to Indy, so I figure that's where I should start. Par usal, no one was ready to leave the house on time, as my mom was dragging her feet to leave. I had for several days professed the advantage of leaving the house in the pre-dawn hours due to the fact that we would miss most, if not all, the severe weather present on May the second 2002. But that jerk wad Murphy had other ideas as we left the house at about 7:15 AM.
That is by no means is an indication of when we got on the road finally. We had to stop at multiple places, including my elementary school's spring 'festival' to drop off a cake for the cake walk. Jump foward to 8:00 AM, I am now resting in the third seat of our vehicle with my half eaten Snikers bar tucked neatly into the second seat pocket. I recall looking up at the sky inbetween the mountains and thinking how unstable it was going to be that day because of how sunny it was and how warm it already was. I decided that it was ineffectual to worry about such things at that time and went back to sleep.
It got way to warm to sleep in the vehicle by 8:20 or so, as the sun was glaring into my seat. I then moved to the second seat, where I picked up my Attack of The Clones Comics and began to thumb through them. I then took another bite of the Snikers.
Fastfoward to around 11ish in the morning, at which time we stoped at a Citgo in the Tennesse Mountains, and infact we returned there yesterday on the two year anneversary while on our way to Knoxville, however, that's not the point. My sister got a peice of pizza from there, and that was the start of a long term affair with the pizza, one that continues to this day. I noticed that the clouds were realativley small at this point so, I allowed myself to go to sleep. I was also now in the front passenger seat.
As we got into Knoxville, the clouds had become dark and threating, and the wind began to gust at about 30 or so MPH. I at the time I still had a rather large phobia of severe weather (lay off I was only 12) so my stomach was turning, and I got that sickly feeling. However as we got into Knoxville, things improved and I relaxed. As we headed North I noticed Cumulo Nimbus clouds, big ones at that. However, they were not in our dicrection, so I continued to relax. As we entered Kentuky, a light rain began to fall, I then began talking to my sister and dad about C2.
About twenty or so miles into Kentuky, we stopped at a rest area, I like a moron didn't realize that the time zones had changed, so when I look at a radar and saw that it said 1:55 I thought it was an hour old. Anywho, the radar showed two large supercells close by, one with the classic hook tail. Not sensing any danger, I got into the second seat and laid down. Not long after I began to thumb through the ATOC comic again, only to be greated to really bright lighting and strong winds. I then saw a funnel cloud, which luckly didn't touchdown. The hail then began to barrade the unit of transportation, the size was comporable to golfballs, and the windsheild got a couple cracks.
As we left the London area (as that's where we were at the time) a small purple jeep beside us on my side slid into the wall and flipped over on it's roof. My dad being a doctor got out and went to go check. They were alright but their cargo of books was utterly ruined as it was tossed about the intersate.
After a twenty minuet delay, we continued to Indy, with stops in Lexington. We took the Cincinatti route up there and arrived at 7:00 PM. We were staying on the west side of the city near the interstate. When we got out of the vehicle, I was promplty punched by my sister, Michelle, as a bumble bee flew into her face. This resylted in me falling into a thron bush and loosing my glasses. She did find them, with one lense poped out of the frame. I fixed them, and then began to talk to other Star Wars fans about tonights events...ROTJ on Fox!
I went up to the room a got two super battle droids, with the variations inside the plate. We all started talking about collecting when one guy came and put down an R4-M9, Taun We, and Teebo. I asked him how much and he said 70. What an fing scalper! I then offered to show him the variation I found when he made a wise crack about, ''I've got some droids in my pants I'd like to show you!'', He was quite the comedian, not. As the night progressed I started to talk to some girl from Boston about the EU, we talked for about two or so hours and it was fun. There was plenty of pizza to go around, as well as donuts.
At 12:00 AM my time I went up to my room and feel asleep on the couch. And I knew that the next day would be a lot of fun...
To be continued! Next up: Celebration II: The lone shopper!
EDIT: Problem solved...