Florida, Day 1

Smooth travel day today.  We headed to the airport at 6 AM.  We’d already checked in and just had to check out bags, head through a short security line, and catch the "mobile lounge" to the D gates.  We stopped at Dunkin’ Donuts for a snack, and got to the gate just in time to board the plane.

Smooth, quite, uneventful flight down to Tampa.  It was my first time in Tampa.  We were first off the plane, grabbed our bags, got the car, and were off for Treasure Island, where Kelly’s parents have a condo.  We got kind of lost.  There is all kinds of construction going on outside the airport and the new interchanges are not yet in the GPS software (and I have the Garmin 2009 GPS software).  It was also incredibly foggy, but after a short delay, we got ourselves going in the right direction, and half an hour later, we arrived at the condo.  It’s right on the beach, 6th floor, and has a great view of the gulf coast.

We walked on the beach, we went to Subway for lunch.  We went to a local place called Caddy’s for dinner.  Lots of "townies".  It was a lot of fun, and the sound of the surf is very soothing.  I expect a good night’s sleep tonight.

About Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.