Monday, September 3, 2012

...many happy returns...

Friday, May 11, 2012

From our friends' apartment, we walked to the subway, our suitcases bouncing behind us.  We transferred once and arrived at the Maglev station, where the fastest of the fast trains spirited us to Pudong International Airport in 8 and a half minutes flat.  Its speed topped 300 km/hr for a brief moment before it had to start slowing down.  I should mention that taking this train saved us 45 minutes on a rush hour subway.  [*just a note to anyone traveling to Shanghai via air-- there are 2 airports, so be sure you know which one you are flying in/out of] 


What will this plot of ground look like if/when we get back to Shanghai?

2 minutes later--an increase of 297 km/h

Pudong International Airport

Hope the brakes work!

They did.

The Shanghai to Detroit flight was just as smooth as the one two months prior and we glided into the morning just as it dawned above the Canadian Rockies.  We gathered our luggage in Detroit, were welcomed by the border patrol, and breathed deeply of Michigan sunshine & blue skies before boarding the flight to Lexington. 

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