I've had an awesome time! That vacation was exactly what I needed. I really needed some time off just to get away and be with my friends. It felt so good to be among furries again! I'm also proud to say that I went through far less drama this year than last year. That's always a good thing!
And now here's the break down my vacation:
The Drive: It was the longest road trip I've ever been on by myself. (2,086 miles total up and back) It was an interesting experience; just me and the open road. Well two if you count my wolf puppet I brought with me. My car handled really well. Did great on gas. It did however struggle a bit going up and down all those hills in Virginia and Tennessee. On Wednesday I left my house around 10:00 AM. That night I stayed at a Motel 6 outside Knoxville, TN. Left the next morning just after 8:00 AM. Around 2:35 PM I arrived at the Whispering Woods hotel. Monday morning I left the hotel a little after 8:30 AM. That night I stopped at a Red Roof Inn just north of Roanoke, VA. Left the next morning around 9:30 AM. Six hours later I arrived back home.
The Con: MFM was really well run. Did the usual stuff. Bought stuff in the Dealer Room, hung out with friends, talked with others. Didn't do much drawing. I actually spent more time writing than drawing. I was working on my stand-up routine for the Masquerade. I did...okay. It was my first time doing stand-up in a partial fursuit. When I find video of it I'll let you know.
The Weather: Tropical Storm Isaac kinda messed things up for us weather-wise. We mostly got the remnants of it. The most severe weather hit us on Saturday night when we got a thunderstorm with heavy rain. Then on Sunday we had another passing thunderstorm. We even a tornado warning! The power in the hotel went out a couple of times. During the tornado warning we all had to be amphitheater. Afterwards the hotel was on auxiliary power until the lights came back on. Never went to con during a severe weather warning before.
To My Friends the Millers: Recently Saizaku (https://www.furaffinity.net/user/saizaku/) and his family moved to Bartlett, TN; within the Memphis area. I got to hang out with them before we parted ways. Thursday night we had dinner at Marlowe's Restaurant (Best BBQ in the world!) Saturday night was dinner at Coletta's Italian Restaurant. As of right now they are looking for a house in the Bartlett area as well as new jobs. I hope they get settled real soon. I wish them nothing but the best of luck to them all.
Summary: Mephit Fur Meet was great. My entire trip was very interesting. For next year; I'm just gonna fly down to Memphis and get a rental car for the weekend. It would be much easier.