So, D*C is today & this weekend. w00t!
For the past couple of days, I’ve been debating whether or not to go. It all came to a head last night when I totally had to make a final decision–so that I could cancel the room (or not).
Gas has been really funny this week; it’s gone up $0.50 in the past two days–it’s holding steady at $2.99/gal. The really odd part is that it’s $2.99 all over town, with no variation. Even Wal-Mart, which is usually the least expensive, is set at that price. It’s very ominous–a combination of that, warnings from the folks, and calls for conservation made me second-guess going.
But, I think I’m gonna risk it. My main concern was getting stranded. Gas prices are still generally tolerable. I don’t drive much as it is and, when I do, it’s usually to go across town or to carpool to work with my dad. Shortages would definitely be an uber bad thing, and getting stranded because of it would be extremely lousy.
Anyhoo, after totally deciding not to go, I changed my mind–for the last time. I don’t think things are necessarily so dire to miss out on such an awesome event (especially since it’s all paid for).
I’m going to fill the gas tank after using 1/4 of it, just so I have a big just-in-case buffer. Then, I think I might fill at the state line (since I think I can make it from the state line to Atlanta on around that same amount of gas).
Anyway, I’ll probably post a little from D*C–I don’t think internet is all that expensive (it may be free *shrugs*). But, if I don’t, a few postings will follow after I get back.