Our LAST DAY in China - Missy and I got up before the crack of dawn, packed up all our junk, and grabbed an early morning cab to the train station:
A strip of lights tracked our progress towards the airport:
The Hong Kong International Airport was decked out and ready for the Olympic games:
A nice sentiment on the moving sidewalk:
We could not get over the spacious hanger-like ceilings in the airport. We waited patiently by our gate for our flight to Beijing:
Missy and Xie Xie hunkered down for our marathon flight back home:
As Missy slept, the plane flew out and back over Hong Kong and Victoria Harbour:
Before we knew it, we were back in Beijing, rushing to catch our flight to Newark, NJ:
We made our plane in the nick of time...and then we sat on the runway for over an hour. The hour delay caused us to almost miss our connecting flight in Newark to Atlanta. Fortunately, we eventually made it back home, after an entire day of traveling. I had run out of batteries for my camera, but it didn't matter anyways. We were way too tired and frazzled to take photos on the trip back, and instead, entertained ourselves by trying to watch as many movies as we could before succumbing to sleep (we managed to watch JUNO and LARS AND THE REAL GIRL back-to-back before conking out).
THE END! Finally.
And now...I'm getting ready to fly back to China once again! I'm leaving this friday, flying from Atlanta straight into Shanghai in just 13 hours. Seems like we were just there last week. Unfortunately, Missy won't be coming with us on this trip...I'll miss my traveling partner! Worse still, I'll be in the middle of China when Missy's birthday comes around on the 17th. Whaaaaa! I ended up giving Missy her birthday presents tonight, because tomorrow I'm going to be busy packing and running around getting last minute details nailed down. Ugh. I'm not even sure if I'll have time to post tomorrow. If not, then I guess you won't be hearing from me for a couple of weeks. I'm sure Missy will post while I'm away, so please check back to see what is going on