Well,me and my family drove up from SC.Ohh yeah,thats a joy.It was actually pretty good until we got up into Kentuky.We were just short of London when we got caught in a supercell thunderstorm,hail about the size of golfballs,lots of cloud to ground lightning,and a wall cloud with a little ropey funnel at the end.We made it through ok,but the just as we passed through London,the car next to us slammed into the median and flipped over.Well,see my dad is a doctor and he had to get out and go check on them.Well,an hour later we were on our way.(The people didn't even get scratched,BTW)Well,we statred running low on gas about 10 miles outside of Lexington,and man,did it start to rain,absoloutly no visibility.
Somehow we made it to the gas station, got some snacks,and were on our way.Now for somereason we took the Cincinatti route,well,that is a VERY
boring route,nothing but farms for 100 miles.
At about 6:00 CST me arrived in Indianapolis,got some subway and went to our hotel.
As we were getting out of the car,my sister was ''attacked'' by a bumble bee,and THAWK!I was blindsided by her into one of those god foresaken prickly bushes.To make matters worse I lost a lense from my glasses in that bush.While she was forced to look for it,I went in the hotel lobby.Some other SW fans told me that ROTJ was coming on soon,so I decided to fix my glasses,take a shower and come back down.
It was pretty cool,we ate some donuts and pizza,talked spoilers(I wasn't very helpful in that regard)and watched ROTJ.Eventually the topic turned to collecting and I showed them the variation on the super battle droid.
Not long after a big triumphant scalper dude showed off his latest scores R4-M9,Teebo and Lama Su.He offerd to sell them for $50 each.I turned him down,knowing that I could get a better deal at the con.I offered to show him the SBD variation(the part with the variation was in my pocket)to which he and his scalper buddies proceeded to have a good laugh because,''Hey,I've got some droids in my pants I'd like to show you,''.Not cool,I was only 12.
Well,after a while I started talking to this girl form Boston about the EU.And then around 10 everyone went to bed.
The next day,was my first convention going expirenece.Wow,those lines were long.So 3 hours later,I'm in the dealers room getting some new figs.Then I went to see The Star Wars Trilogy in 30 min.Then I got picked up and spent the rest of the day with my family.
Saturday I did pretty much the same thing,well other than chatting it up with people at the Galactic Battlegrounds area(I spen the better part of the weekend there actually)
On Sunday we left and got home 11hrs later.All in all,a good expirence.I know that in 05 a couple of my local friends are going and were probably going to stay at the same hotel.Should be fun,and I look foward to meeting many of you at Celebration 3.