I'm not talking about the giant theme park rest stop at the South and North Carolina border -- which incidentally has a fireworks store the size of a costco -- I'm talking about the giant border to end all borders. The EQUATOR!! We just passed it about 20 minutes ago.
The ship blew its horn as we all waited on the decks to pass it -- which is very exciting for me considering this is my first time in all of my travels to go below it. I took a quick video and some photos to commemorate the moment. However, when I ran back into my office, about 10 minutes later, I discovered that the ship is just a tad off from the Department of State GPS system. So, i got to celebrate the crossing two different times, though the highlight is still a girl complaining on the deck that she couldn't see it.
When Britta and I were running around Ft. Lauderdale a few weeks ago looking for supplies, this scruffy security guard gave us directions, that a half hour later amounted to him saying "you're going to go north to go south." The Equator feels something kinda like that. North. South. Whatever. Now I just have to convince myself to not throw my external hard drive into the water that decided to crash. If only there were floating souvenir stands. I'd buy an equator thimble for sure.