I found a solution to my picture uploading problem. I decided to use Picasa web albums. It turns out an account was automatically created though Google for me as that is where the pictures for the blog are stored, so it was easy to access. Additionally, Picasa grants you 1gb of free space so I will be able to post a lot more pictures.
So while it was incredibly time consuming with the speed of the computers I am using, I was able to get pretty much all of the pictures I have taken online today. Here is a link to the public gallery, even though you should be able to link to it though the photostream at the top of the page.