I have to agree with Amy on this. I have thought of bringing the laptop on several occasions, and needed to for some MBA course work on year, but unless you have to have something it offers, its best to just leave it at home, and really disconnect. You can always email and FB on the lounge computers.
And as for getting pics off your digital cameras, I have two ideas.
1. get a second (or third!) memory card and just fill em up. (My 10MP DSLR gets about 700 max rez pics on an 8 gig card, over 1k on the next step down which is fine for 95% of my photography).
2. There are some adapters for iPods that allow you to transfer images to them from your memory card. Not sure how well they work, and of course, you need to have room on your iPod.
E. Lee Cunningham
Social Technologist, GE