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NelsontheKindle hasn't even arrived yet, and I'm already excited about our first trip together!

In April I have to travel to Minnesota for a week for training (I live in upstate NY).  I will never admit it any other place, but I'm kind of disappointed about the trip.  I have a very, very good friend who works in another city.  We are going to the training together, and we both have layovers in Chicago and then we'll fly on to Minneapolis together.  I kind of want the layover/flight time alone!  I don't often have uninterrupted reading time (simply because I'm addicted to TV and the internet, too). 

Where was your first trip with your Kindle?  Did it change how you felt about layovers?
 

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I had just picked up my kindle in SE TX and was in the Houston airport layover and downloaded all kinds of stuff.  My DH kept interrupting me, he had no idea what I was doing and how important playing with my kindle was.  Since then he has not been anywhere, he is grounded!  Spending too many pesos on books  ;D
 

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I got mine right before Christmas, and then over the holiday we drove from Michigan to Florida.  And I have to say not having to haul a bunch of books along was a wonderful thing!!  Now if I'm going out alone I leave it home, but if my hubby is driving it usually comes with me everywhere.. 
 

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My Kindle's first trip was an overnight to Fall River, Massachusetts (exciting, huh?). It was great because when I finished reading one book, I was able to read a sample and then buy a second book -- at about midnight from the comfort of my bed in the motel! My Kindle was very new then so I wasn't loaded up with samples, free books, and partially read books like I am now. LOL

My next trip was a week in southern Illinois and the Kindle was magnificent. I had the New York Times to read every morning and plenty of books to read the rest of the time. The project I was there for had lots of "hurry up and wait" time so I could surreptitiously pull out my Kindle and read (no one knew what it was or what I was doing) while the rest of the folks tried to make themselves look busy. That's the trip that I say the Kindle really paid for itself.

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My Kindle arrived three hours before we left for the airport to go to a friends wedding in St. Louis. Tavar ahd just enough time to start charging, freeze on me, be reset, and then download eight books. I downloaded a few more at the airport. Then at the hotel. I was good an left him at the hotel during the wedding.
 

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My Kindle has yet to take it's first trip, but will on May 27th. I'm flying to Michigan to visit family, and it's going to be a long flight.
 

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My first Kindle trip will be the weekend after it arrives 0n 2/25.  I'm taking my girls to a camp with the Y-maidens (mother-daughter group).  I also have jury duty in mid-March where the K will come in handy.  We're also taking a 3-week vacation in an RV during the summer.  I've got lots of K-time lined up.  I can't wait.....
 

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I am travelling to California for my engagement party and then later for a wedding shower. Then the Chicago for a family wedding. Then we have the honeymoon. We are planning on New Zealand. So while I plan to be pleasently occupied for the two weeks we are vacationing, I am sure that there will be time on the plane for some reading.

hmmm I wonder if the K2 could be justified so I can get a copy of the Kama Sutra on it?
 

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My Kindle's first trip was to Key West, FL. I had 2 girlfriends from Dallas fly into Fort Lauderdale (I live just north of Fort Lauderdale) where I picked them up and we drove down to Key West. We were there a week and they kept accusing me of spending more time with my Kindle than I did with them. Luckily they both had brought books and we were able to sit out on the patio, enjoy the view and read to our hearts content. I think that is when I really realized how nice it was not to pack books. :)
 

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ProfCrash said:
I am travelling to California for my engagement party and then later for a wedding shower. Then the Chicago for a family wedding. Then we have the honeymoon. We are planning on New Zealand. So while I plan to be pleasently occupied for the two weeks we are vacationing, I am sure that there will be time on the plane for some reading.

hmmm I wonder if the K2 could be justified so I can get a copy of the Kama Sutra on it?
You'll have plenty of reading time on the flight to New Zealand (I'm jealous!). The flight to the Cook Islands was 13 hours from Los Angeles so New Zealand has to be at least another 4-5 hours on top of that, and that's from LA.
 

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ProfCrash said:
I hmmm I wonder if the K2 could be justified so I can get a copy of the Kama Sutra on it?
Wow. I hadn't ever thought of that. Upon searching....there 29 different versions of the kama sutra available for kindle. And a bunch of versions of The Joy of Sex as well. Do you think this is why so many KB members are opting to get K2??? For better photographic resolution?
 

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You'll have plenty of reading time on the flight to New Zealand (I'm jealous!). The flight to the Cook Islands was 13 hours from Los Angeles so New Zealand has to be at least another 4-5 hours on top of that, and that's from LA.
And we are flying from DC. It is going to be one long trip. I hope my replacement battery gets here before January.

Wow. I hadn't ever thought of that. Upon searching....there 29 different versions of the kama sutra available for kindle. And a bunch of versions of The Joy of Sex as well. Do you think this is why so many KB members are opting to get K2??? For better photographic resolution?
This might be how I justify a K2. heheheh
 

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Ladybug's first trip will be a half way around the world. Orlando> Chicago> Hong Kong> Singapore> San Francisco> Chicago and finally back to Florida.

My daughter and I are taking our annual mother daughter vacation. She works as a flight attendant for United and this is my mother's day present. The flight to Hong Kong is 14 hours non stop from Chicago so I need to make sure she is fully charged before take off.

 

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deMoMo - Welcome to Minnesota!  Let me apologize now for the weather, it always sucks.

I always hated hauling around books, so I never took them on trips.  But it's so easy to take the Kindle, it's great.  It fits so well in your carry on and is so easy to quickly grab and start reading.  You'll love it.

My only trip with my Kindle was with family members, so it was really hard to get uninterrupted time to read.  When we did our seat assignments, I thought it would be rude to say "we don't need to sit together".  I wish I would have.
 

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My first trip other than an overnight to Houston, was Christmas road trip to Midland. That was a 7 hour trip in which I got to read the entire time because my sweet hubby offered to drive so I could rest!! ;)  I am hoping for a cruise later in the year. It will be so great not to pack books! :D
 
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