Had some fun with the iPad this weekend in Happy Valley for Alabama’s slaughter of Penn State.
Since I was going to go up anyway, figured I’d write a story about Yorkers making the trek, despite recent flooding and potential road closures.
I, myself, left York at 4 a.m. Saturday, making a few stops for gas and the like. All those early birds on the Twitter circa 5 a.m. probably saw me live tweeting my drive.
I love the way this thing takes photos. I took a bunch of them. This photo below is of the truck stop just after the Clarks Ferry Bridge along 322 in Perry County. The sex toy stores and strip clubs — iconic 322 landmarks (in my opinion) — were submerged in a filthy pool. After mourning the loss of these adult establishments, I forged onward.
Surprisingly, I arrived in State College without problems around 7:30ish. After spilling coffee down the front of my shirt, I headed up to the stadium, refreshed by the quick cat nap I had just taken in the backseat of my Toyota Camry. (Note: My weekend of vagrancy at Penn State is another blog post entirely. Stay tuned.)
I wasn’t thrilled about carrying an $800 technological device around mobs of unruly drunk people, but hey — you do what you have to do.
It worked out. I was able to photo and tweet things. Lots of things. From the long line at the portapotties to the horse cops trotting past the Bryce Jordan Center.
I wrote and e-mailed my story from the iPad, leaning against the BJC facing the stadium. It’s probably the coolest place I’ve ever sat while writing a story.
Then, I immediately downed some beers and talked technology with some friends who are more savvy than I. Learned of some cool apps I want to download, including this really neat one that takes 360 panoramic photos, which can be cool, if you’re trying to capture more of an area than just one frame.