I was up at 6:00 A.M to finish any last-minute packing and to confirm everything was charged up for the trip home. Then I cleaned up quickly with my two-in-one shower/toilet combo. Alice if we redo our bathroom I was thinking, if we installed a mirror in front of the two-in-one system we would have a 3-in-1 setup – I could Shit Shower and Shave all at once – What do you think, could be a new trend…
I picked up a few snacks for the trip and 2 green and 2 yellow mangos for Jake, if I can get them through security!
I had breakfast at the same place as yesterday and was in a taxi by 7:30 AM. The trip to the airport was uneventful, except for the pit stop my driver made in the middle of Hanoi trafic – see picture.
At 10:30 AM Hanoi time I was on my flight to Shanghai China. Great flight and good food for the back of the bus.
Getting into China was a bit of an issue – I had to exit the airport and then re-enter. My flight path is not a typical one and this was a bit of an issue as I did not have a Visa. When I went through customs I was put in a holding pen for 20 minutes and did not know what was going on – All I could think about was the 4 mangos…
Finally, I was escorted to another security station and was free of no-mans-land. I had a few hours of layover time and tried to access the internet without much success – what would take 5 minutes at home to up load required more than an hour in China – I was told this week the government had put new restriction in place – I miss the good old USA.
I was next on the wait list for Business Class, but missed it – I did have “the poor man’s” version of Business Class – an emergency exit aisle seat by the bulk head – Best seat in coach!
14 hours later and several movies, etc. I landed in Chicago before heading on my last leg into Boston and a taxi ride to King Street!
Home, Alice, Jake and Maggie!