Many months of planning all led up to this moment. Bags are packed and heading off to the airport. Really not much interesting to report besides the long flight to Honolulu and then the really long flight to Sydney. Left Los Angeles around 8:30am on Friday and arrived in Sydney 7:30 pm Saturday (crossed international dateline). Went straight to apartment and to bed.
One interesting thing to note is the loss of 17 hours. We’re basically traveling into the future, so once we get back to Los Angeles we will only really have been traveling for 117 days even though 118 calendar days have passed.
Since I forgot to change the date (well to be specific the date is correct, the time zone is incorrect) on my cameras my EXIF data is a bit odd. I think from now on I will try to remember to set the correct TZ when arriving in a country so that my EXIF correctly displays local time, not the time and date back home.