The day started out in Sarasota. All packed up I was ready to go
At the airport the family people were showing me off
The plane that begins my journey.
The journey from Sarasota to Atlanta was uneventful. Atlanta, to me, an interesting and well organized airport, but just very long.
Flight from ATL to LA again uneventful, except for an englishman doing his damndest to pick up this blond girl that was sitting in front of me. This provided much amusement for the rest of the flight.
I meet with Uncle in LA.
God, what a bitch this place is. As uncle puts it "They still have this place setup for 707's" Very old and dilapidated. Now, as most security persons are socially mal-adujusted people these had to be some of the worst. They treat this place like the army when half of the people going through the security in the terminal don't speak english.
Anyway, after quite a long wait and a new pair of sunglasses purchased(Can't beat duty free prices) we finally board. Nice, older airplane. I fall asleep far before we actually take off. Insert photo(China Southern Pre take off)
I believe we were delayed an hour taking off, but I can't be sure. We are due in about thirty minutes early. That will be nice as we have to quickly go through Guangzhou airport to get to our final flight to Nanning
We arrive in Guangzhou about thirty minutes and with much luck the change over, customs and check in were done in about twenty minute. So, not the mad dash we were expecting.
So, after our final connecting flight we arrive in Nanning. Aunt and cousin greet us and drive us into the city
School business was finished up today and tomorrow we go shopping for books and a few other things. This will be an interesting experience.
Friday, April 27, 2007
Well, the day has arrived. I leave for China in a little over twelve hours. Wow, I can't believe it. Many emotions have been going through me the last several months as I prepare, but I am going. No turning back now. This is an adventure of a lifetime. I head out with people missed and mixed feelings, but I go.
I can't wait.
I can't wait.
Thursday, April 19, 2007
Saturday, April 14, 2007
Friday, April 13, 2007
Sunday, April 8, 2007
Wednesday, April 4, 2007
I continue through "Riding The Iron Rooster" By Paul Theroux.
A fascinating book dealing with his trip by train from London and through China. I was given this book on a recommendation from a friend who considered this essential reading before my trip. I must say, not essential, but a second of my time has not been wasted on it.
My work has been on a creative upswing as of late, all the better too. I continue on my progress of a "singing album" My lyrical ear is still being developed. So maybe some poet friends could help in this matter.........
One song has been completed to the rough stages thus far, a preview of said song may be put here in the near future.
tis all for now, back to work!