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FIRST STOP - LOS ANGELES

sunny 75 °F

I still find it hard to imagine – in 48 hours; I’ll be sitting on an Air China plane enroute to Beijing. Yesterday we received a memo that our hotel is changed to the Sheraton Dongcheng due to the Marriott being oversold because there is The Peoples Congress meeting and airline crews are still stranded in Beijing due to Hurricane Sandy.

I feel as tho I’m living in a time warp. This time last week I was in Connecticut to attend my mother-in-laws memorial service; due to HS I didn’t return home until 10 hours before I had to go back to the airport to fly to LA. Monday morning at 12:40AM our plane leaves for a 12.5 hr flight to Beijing.

Because I didn’t think I could manage the 17 hour + flight from Lexington to Beijing – my hope is to be able to walk and talk at the same time – we decided to take a break and stop in LA. I should note that Susan could have a second career as a travel guide. She made all the arrangements, did all the booking and here we are. My role is driver of the car. Having lived here – loooong time ago, how old are you Jacob, that’s how long ago it was – I have a general idea of where places are located.

We’re having a great time. Spent a day touring Universal Studios and yesterday we spent the day at the Getty. The Getty has long been on my list of I Have To See. Now it’s on my list of I Have To See It Again and Again. I’m afraid I spent most of the day staring at the buildings. Against the brilliant blue sky. In every direction, the eye was drawn to a new view. I loved how the term "Art" takes a journey at the Getty.

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Posted by ChinaBecky 09:16 Archived in USA

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