Laura has a conference in DC, so I decided to tag along for the weekend to visit our friends John and Kate. At four on a Friday we boarded a flight at GSP straight to Reagan International.
The flight was uneventful, which is just the way I like a flight to be. The air was clear, and as I looked at the passing landscape I was immediately reminded of Google Earth. A Brainstorm! I grabbed my digital camera and started snapping pictures out the window. The idea is to try to match the real aerial views with Google Earth when I get home.
We took a low sweeping turn around Arlington, and the pilot requested that all electronic devices should be turned off. This left me wondering. Is a digital camera considered an electronic device in the airline sense of the phrase? I kept snapping until Laura made me stop.
As we made a low pass over the upper Potomac I noticed several rapids. At one, a group of kayaks had gathered to surf and play in the standing waves. I’ve never had a direct overhead view of such and activity. Made me want to get down there, too.
Speaking of electronic devices, Laura has restricted my gadgetry this trip. I only have my tiny Nikon S1 and the LifeDrive with its keyboard – no laptop and no GPS. While our hotel has wireless, it’s limited, and I apparently can’t update Flickr from this.