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06 June 2017 @ 10:10 pm
Best and Worst driving day today  
So I left fairly early from ACtipton's house today and started my trip to Virginia. But there was an accident on 77 holding everything up. If you guys are interested in seeing uncut raw vids of my driving I can make a locked post just for that since I don't have time or the memory on my computer for a nice edited video. This laptop is too slow for using sony vegas and even just uploading gopro videos to youtube directly takes forever. But that I don't mind and will do if you guys want to see this accident. But driving past that wasn't the worst part. Not long after I got into Virginia the road went between two mountains and it funnels the wind in. It is 65 mph but there are signs saying adjust your speed to meet demands of the weather. My gosh that's the scariest thing I've done so far and I was freaking out. The wind comes in hard and you're on a cliff. I had to slow down to 50 it was intense and everyone was slowing down. Trucks were flashing their hazards. I was pretty scared but I made it. And after that nasty place it was smooth sailing and rather comfortable speeds. What I liked was that a lot of it there were hardly any cars. I could go the speed limit if I wanted to OR go under it without worrying about jerks behind me.

I finally made it to my hotel in Winchester VA.



Here it is. The Aloft. It's so colorful, techie and modern inside. I got a strong sense of being in college again. A tech feel like the engineering area or something from MIT. Well that vib was right and later I found out this is a college town which I wasn't too thrilled about. There is a university here. I thought the hotel was pretty empty but after 5 everyone came home and now there are cars everywhere. I'm glad i parked when I did and got a good spot.



Find me room. Hint, find Fear and you'll find my room. I am on the 3rd floor.



Here you see Fear looking out the window. That thing next to him is cool and something I nee to try out. You can hook up your tech to it so I could play my ps4 on the TV here or watch my dvd's on the laptop. This is what I mean by this hotel is so techie and I love that it's nerd and electronics friendly.



Fear is watching over my Jeep. I'm glad I parked where I can see it from my room.



I love all these Sfears in the garden by the lobby. So colorful.
I have more pics to share but I'm so tired I'll stop here for tonight. I'm not sure what I'm doing tomorrow. I want to go to one of those parks that has the look outs or the blue ridge pass but I don't want to drive far away. Maybe I'll just go to the downtown and try to find the George Washington office and statue or just stay in my room. It will be nice to sleep in for once. Though I do sleep with the windows open because I love being woken up by the sun light of sunrise. I'm getting the urge to draw as I think of Fear and Pyranax.

An it's cold here. WTF? It's June. Summer already. What's with nights in the 50s? No help, I'm up north. Haha. I don't want to bust out the long pants and light long sleeves but I may have to. I've worn shorts up til now on this trip.
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rollertroller: Master Fiendishrollertroller on June 7th, 2017 08:27 am (UTC)
That accident on 77 must have been irritating, yet I can understand how scary it can be driving by a cliff at strong winds so I'm glad you made your way through that to safer driving. It's a nice hotel you're staying at with Scary Fear, especially since it can work with your PS4 and DVD player, and it's nice that you got a parking spot before 5. It also sounds like a fun place to explore with the parks along with the George Washington office and statue. Glad you're thinking about drawing again, speaking of Pyranax, I recently told Chris that I have started playing the PS4 Doom game and it's excellent, especially when weakening enemies from a distance and then going up to them and ripping them apart.
Des: Gamingthagirion on June 7th, 2017 11:55 am (UTC)
It was. It wasn't scary but more of an annoying delay that took too long. That windy cliff was definitely the worst thing I have done so far. Now I know about it on the way back to go very slowly. Unfortunately today the weather is bad I may not be able to do any out door stuff. It's supposed to rain most of the day. We'll see. Oh that's great you've started the Doom game. Yes it is fun. I love how amazing it look. Only first person shooter I have liked. I miss Pyranax and want to work with him again.
audes_ljaudes_lj on June 7th, 2017 05:55 pm (UTC)
Hmm, the traffic jams caused by incidents on mayor highways can cost hours at times. I have almost missed exams at some points. And the route does sound unnerving on some parts.
The hotel does look nice, and it is probably a good place to get to when you want to avoid the annoying people that live in university cities. Namely the party students. *chuckles* And the tourists.
50 degree Fahrenheit.... 10 degrees Celsius. Well, that is the temperature at night over here. Pretty nice for someone like me, who is not very heat resistant, but you are way more south than I am. Like, Canada should have those temperatures, not Virginia.
Des: Makes No Sensethagirion on June 7th, 2017 09:20 pm (UTC)
I think I lost an hour because of the accident. Yes that part with the wind was very bad. I wish I could avoid it on the way back but I don't think so.
It has been a very nice hotel. I haven't done anything today. My plans all went out the window but not in a bad away. I'll talk about it later tonight. Gosh yes I was very worried about party students but luckily all my neighbors were quiet. I hope it is the same tonight. This is a university town it seems. In fact it's very close to the hotel. About 5 minutes away.
Yes it's stupidly cold for this latitude. I would expect that for temps at night in Canada but not here. New York's forecast tomorrow is warmer than here. That makes no sense and they are further north.
audes_ljaudes_lj on June 7th, 2017 11:42 pm (UTC)
Kind of like how Germany had 42 degrees Celsius in the Summer of 2015, while Turkey had 40 degrees, and South France 37. The weather nowadays is just weird.
Desthagirion on June 8th, 2017 02:00 am (UTC)
This reminds me. I downloaded a units converter for my phone. It has temperatures, distances, currency etc. It will be very helpful when I cross the border. But yes the weather has been odd this year.
shanglong87: easy-goingshanglong87 on June 11th, 2017 09:38 am (UTC)
I can understand how annoying it can be driving by a cliff at strong winds even if i would be more "scared" than annoyed since wind if it is very strong can make me feel uncomfortable. I'm glad you finally made^^

Wow that hotel is very cool, i like the nerdy-like appearance and the fact it is tech friendly. Ahahah glad to see Fear plush looking at and controlling your Jeep. The hotel reminds me of a college. Aww those Sfears are too nice, i love those vibrant colours and how they stand otu greatly the overall hotel.

Speaking of Pyranax, i miss him. Last time i saw him it was during June. I hope to see him again because he has the potential to be a great character.
Desthagirion on June 11th, 2017 11:09 am (UTC)
Yes it was rather scary. I'm not looking forward to driving home through New York and Virginia again. I'm glad to be here finally too but I've just about had it and can't wait to start going home now. Just one more friend to visit. It will be nice but I miss Chris a lot.

I'm glad you like it. Yes it's very nerdy and cool. I love this hotel and it does have a college feel. It is a college town and the Shenandoah University is super close. Fear is my protector most of the time. Hehe. The sfears were cute. I had to take pics.

I've been thinking about him on this trip. I hope to draw him again or color an unfinished art when I get home.