All that can be said of the drive itself is that it was long. I stopped once to get gas and other than that it was a non-stop trip. I set out a little over 11am and got into town a little after 7pm. One thing I realized as I tried to haul my stuff to the hotel room is that I am incredibly out of shape. I don't mind out of shape in the normal usage of the word either where someone bitches about not being able to run a mile like they used to. Just trying to walk with the load I was carrying and dragging exhausted me and left me puffing. It's not exactly a good distance and I still had to stop multiple times to recover. Part of it is I'm just gimpy in my walking and it's extra tiring to walk the way I do. Second, it's like pain itself takes up resources somehow. I should really try to do something about this, but I'm not sure what. It's not like I could get exercise with my issues and it's not like I'm fond of it to begin with. Maybe eventually all of my muscles will just atrophy and I can spend the rest of my days like a bowl of jello.
Anyway, I got to my room and it looks like I'm the only one here so far. Two other people are supposed to be here but I guess they decided to not get here until tomorrow. I claimed one of the two beds and spent the rest of the night watching tv. It took a long while for the pain and inflammation and other horrors to die down, but that's pretty par for the course. I couldn't bring myself to go and actually get something to eat, despite the hunger I'm feeling. I'll definitely have to pick up something tomorrow, whenever I manage to be functional enough to leave the room. I signed up for a few events, but I'm going to play it by ear. Things are way too iffy to do anything else.
Oh, and I should mention that I'm paying $9.95 for the privilege of updating this right now. It's a ripoff but whatcha gunna do? I think future updates will be sporadic since I'm not dropping that amount of cash each day. It'd be ridiculous to pay $60 for net access the entire length of my stay here.