01.05.2014 - 01.05.2014
It has been a long day. Starting yesterday at 10:15pm we have been moving all day. The first flight didn't have any air conditioning, and I awoke at 4am with sweat dripping off my forehead. When we arrived at Ft. Lauderdale, we had a discussion about the best course of action to head to a pharmacy to pick up a few items like razors we couldn't get through security. That ended up in a 3.6 mile hike, in 88 °F weather with the sun beating down. Even managing skipping a few lines, it still took a few hours to board the ship.
About 3 o'clock I turned to my travel companion Ben, and pointed out this was only halfway through the first day of a estimated 150 day journey. For the next nine days we will be crossing the Atlantic, and will be back in communication then. Hopefully everyone back in Oregon is having as fantastic weather as we are having. Now I am off to have another ice cream before I climb another ten stories.