Just Checking In From The Land O’ Orlando

Well, I’m here in Orlando, comfortably ensconced in my 11th floor room at the Peabody where I can see a big round thing that must be Epcot Center waaaaaaay off in the distance… and not much else.

Like most of Florida there’s no place to hide in Orlando. No variation in the terrain. It’s so flat and wide open that a five foot tidal surge seems like it could swamp the whole of the city’s limits. In fact I think the entire state is just a series of huge geological shower pans that slope inward to center drains.

But anyway I’m here after a relatively quiet and turbulence-free flight, the wifi’s working and I’m just gonna order up some room service and keep to myself tonight.

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Will Campbell arrived in town via the maternity ward at Good Sam Hospital way back in OneNineSixFour and has never stopped calling Los Angeles home. Presently he lives in Silver Lake with his wife Susan, their cat Rocky, dogs Terra and Hazel, and a red-eared slider turtle named Mater. Blogging since 2001, Will's web endeavors extend back to 1995 with laonstage.com, a comprehensive theater site that was well received but ever-short on capital (or a business model). The pinnacle of his online success (which speaks volumes) arrived in 1997, when much to his surprise, a hobby site he'd built called VisuaL.A. was named "best website" in Los Angeles magazine's annual "Best of L.A." issue. He enjoys experiencing (and writing about) pretty much anything creative, explorational and/or adventurous, loves his ebike, is a better tennis player than he is horr golfer, and a lover of all creatures great and small -- emphasis on "all."