Friday, June 22, 2007

Pics from the plane

On the plane. Shortly after my big crying breakdown. The lady across from us was thinking I was unhappy with my noodle bowl.

You asked questions!

Gotcha Day is Sunday Afternoon. We leave Hong Kong Sunday morning for Nanchang. Get off plane and.... not sure what happens but we WILL get our babies Sunday!

Life behind the Great Firewall is a breeze here in HK. On the Mainland, I have some tricks to use to get around them. Let's hope it works.

Katie- yes that flight is HARD CORE! The Hogans kept asking, while in a daze, "How are we going to do this with a baby?"

I would love the jet set lifestyle. If I had a private jet. Waking up in Hong Kong is blowing my mind. I could get really used to this.

To those who are traveling soon, let me give you a list of items for your carry on.

Make sure these items are in a purse or a back pack under your seat, not in the suitcase in the overhead bins. Much easier for access.

1. Eye wetting drops - so so so dry in there
2. Saline nose spray
3. Tissues
4. Lip balm
5, Food- food of all kinds.
6. Anything to help freshen up and make yourself smell better. You will smell when you get off that plane.
7. Lots of things to do. Those movies were a joke.
8. Eye mask and ear plugs Target sells a kit that has a blanket, eye mask, ear plugs, and blow up pillow. Get one. It's great.
9. Head phones. THey ran out of them but we had our own.
10. Hand wipes. You won't want to touch anything when you sit down after using the toilet until you wipe your hands.

If you ever get worried, tune into the Flight Deck audio channel. When the turbulence got out of hand, I'd tune in to be sure all was normal. It's easy to tell when there's a serious problem- like when we were in SIberia. (note below.) Otherwise, it's fun to hear the captain check in with the towers in the various countries. You will hear the languages and the accents. It's entertaining.

More advice and tips as I get them. Breakfast time.


Anonymous said...

Is that the Siberian tundra in the first pic?

--Jack H.

tubelessstl said...

Cool pictures. Glad you got that grumpy man to switch seats on the plane. DH just looked up the time difference and I keep thinking of when you will meet your daughter. COOL.

kathryn said...

i'm so excited for you guys! reading every second! can't wait until you get your daughter!!!!

Arlene said...

I just wanted you to know I'm reading and thinking about you guys.

twolinesonastick said...

I am so so so excited for you and can't wait to hear about you meeting your baby!

Katie said...

Good advice about having it in the purse. Wish I had known that. Totally cracked me up about crying over the noodle bowl. To tell you the truth that noodle bowl was tear worthy.

nads said...

You forgot tweezers!!
The flight sounds very familiar. I don't miss business travel :)
Hong Kong is very beautiful and the view flying in is probably one of the better views you'll see from a plane.
Have a safe trip back and congratulations Jaden and family!