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storm 54 °F

Help. How do I get to China? Airports closed on the East Coast by a Giant Storm!

When I began planning for this trip; it never occurred to me to factor in that I might be on another trip when I'm supposed to be getting ready to leave for China. I'm scheduled to leave Wednesday Oct 31st - 2 days from now and here I am in Bloomfield, Connecticut, right in the path of Hurricane Sandy with no flights in or out.

Nor did I factor in that I would stick my hand under the tractor mower, severely cutting & breaking the bone of my right index finger. Oh well, that eliminates dealing wtth carry on luggage.

The planning of this trip started in late April when Susan asked us to join them on a trip to China. I dithered around responding beccause I was trying to determine how many ways Philip could come up with to say "NO." You should know that I always wanted to see China (to be more accurate ... I've always wanted to see _______'fill in the blank.') What I didn't expect him to say was "I dont want to but if it's the only way you'll go......" After more thought I decided I didn't want him on a Forced March & I'd be traveling with Susan & Ed - sign me up!

Throughout the summer I've read China travel books, economic books, history books, fiction, biographies, current affairs - I'm pretty much on China overload. My daily thoughts rocket between...I'd be more secure if Philip went...what was I thinking???....this will be
wonderful!

Basically, I'm so completely outside my comfort zone, I doubt if my emotions settle down until we arrive in Beijing. Just to be clear...Susan, Ed and I aren't going on this jaunt on our own. We'll be joined by approximately 20 others and a tour guide.

So...that's what's happening.

Posted by ChinaBecky 13:14 Archived in USA Tagged ct bloomfield

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