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All our bags are packed and we've officially checked in for our flight online, so I guess that means our trip has started. Now comes to anxious process of waiting for our flight. It's set to leave at around 11:00pm tonight and arrive in Fort Lauderdale tomorrow morning. It's a Red Eye flight and I'm notorious for not being able to sleep on planes. Thus, I'm fully anticipating being deliriously sleepy tomorrow. Thankfully we have two days to relax in Boca Raton with Josh's grandmother, so I should be able to recover. If not, I'll do what I always do and guzzle caffeine until my heart is beating out of my chest (you aren't suppose to consume copious amounts of caffeine while traveling as it will dehydrate you, so do as I say and not as I do).

Due to unforeseen circumstances, we've added an extra day in Miami. We'll be arriving on Thursday instead of Friday. Josh and I have decided that we have to check out the club scene, even though neither of us are really club goers at all. We are actually both tragically un-hip. But fear not! We have studied scenes from Dexter and Burn Notice in order to pack the right attire. I think that the very fact that we are studying TV shows to fit into the club scene means that we are both far too dorky to get into a club in the first place. But we'll try!

I also have a brand new DSLR to play with on this trip, which should be interesting. As many of you know, pictures are an integral part of my travels. However, this camera is intimidating me. Thankfully I've had a crash course in outdoor shooting from several people who actually have a degree in photography. I was a Film and Digital Media major, so I'm familiar with things like F-stops, ISO settings, and white balancing, but it's completely different having to explain them on a test and actually putting it to use in the field. I've had two photography jobs where I've worked with DSLR's, but they were both in portrait and studio settings. Shooting outside with varying lighting situations is an entirely different story. Hopefully I get some decent shots. In the one week I've owned this thing my pictures have improved by a ton, so maybe by the end of this I'll actually understand what the hell I'm doing. Here's hoping!

I'm going to try to take a nap before the flight. As promised, since AirTran is offering free WiFi via Google, I may post at 30,000 feet just because. But other than that, there's not much more to do but wait.

Posted by slugtrek 15:41 Archived in USA Tagged florida photography preparation planning air_travel

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