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20Mar/140

USA Trip 2014 – Thursday, March 20th

Since Henrieke did something to her elbow prior to the trip, our first stop today was a doctor, which naturally meant filling out lots of paperwork. The doctor did suggest that it might be a dislocation and wanted us to go to an emergency room, but since that would mean tons of paperwork, spending half a day there and paying a 4-digit amount which would probably reached my credit card limit, we decided to just see of the arm sling, muscle relaxers and painkillers would help for now. We picked up our medications and other stuff for the con at Walgreens and then had lunch with Chris, Kanu and Scott at Fresh2Order, pretty tasty and absolutely amazing wild mushroom soup!
It took a while to get to the (massive) convention hotel due to rush hour traffic, but we made it eventually. The hotel the convention was at was the Westin Atlanta, the tallest hotel in the U.S.! After waiting a bit in the Lobby for Nicole, our roommate, we got to our room in the 5th floor which granted us a wonderful view over Atlanta and far beyond the city borders. First event of the con was the opening ceremony where we already met Louve, Booboo, Foxjump, Clawed and Sapphire. Louve was guest of honor, so we sat there and watched her sitting on stage in all her glory, silently cheering for her. Right afterwards, there was the GoH meet and greet panel where Louve answered questions mostly about horses.
We all then went to Metro Diner, a restaurant we've already visited in 2011, except this time with horrible karaoke in the background! We enjoyed the dinner a lot though, drawing a bit while trying not to fall asleep due to jetlag.

Henrieke, me, Louve, Booboo, Clawed and Shannon at Metro Diner.

Henrieke, me, Louve, Booboo, Clawed and Shannon at Metro Diner.

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19Mar/140

USA Trip 2014 – Wednesday, March 19th

Naturally jetlagged, we took a challenge by walking to the supermarket, which meant crossing streets with no pedestrian crossings and walking on what definitely wasn't a sidewalk! We still made it though, got some breakfast supplies and some pecan waffles from waffle house. In the backyard of the house we were staying in there was lots of wildlife to see: Squirrels, Rabbits, Cardinals and many other animals. According to Kanu, sometimes you can see deers there too.

A backyard squirrel.

A backyard squirrel.

In the evening we went to Marlow's Tavern with a few local people who also worked for FWA, the con we'll be attending.

Afterwards there were some people over at Kanu's house and we ended up watching ridiculous cartoons and passing out eventually due to jetlag.

 

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18Mar/140

USA Trip 2014 – Tuesday, March 18th

Once again, these entries are more for myself, but if you're interested you can read them or look at the photos!

We are going to the States again! This time we had quite a different experience with our trip to the U.S. than last year! No Blizzard, no lost luggage, no AirFrance troubles, just a smooth flight from Vienna to Amsterdam and from there to Atlanta, where Kanu and Melo (sp?) picked us up at that felt like 3AM for us. We didn't do much that day except dumping our stuff at an amazingly 70s-looking house and falling asleep on a very comfy futon!

Obligatory airplane food photo.

Obligatory airplane food photo.

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