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Leaving on a Jet Plane

I am feeling so cool right now because I’m writing this post on one of the free iPads in the Delta terminal! This morning marks the start of our 2 week trip to China and I’m both excited (for the actual trip part of it) and dreading it (13.5 hour flight is so exhausting!). There’s also the imminent language barrier so it’s time to brush up on my very elementary Mandarin!

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Surprisingly enough neither me nor my husband are very tired considering we spent much of yesterday driving down to NYC from Syracuse – although I did take a nice long nap when we got home! We woke up at 4:30 and by 5:30 we were on the road, getting a ride to La Guardia Airport courtesy of my wonderful dad! It was a quick half hour drive and then we were in! We had checked in online the night before (I love this!) so all we needed to do was drop our bags off and we were good to go. Being used to the chaos of JFK, we had arrived super early but at LGA the security check line was insanely short – we were done in 10 minutes and then we were on to the food court! As expected expensive but actually pretty decent.

Delta Terminal D also has a pretty cool lounge area where they offer seating with mini iPads with free Internet usage – quite surprising in this day and age of charging fees for breathing the air and whatnot.

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Chilling with our free iPads before our flight! Also they keep you updated with your flight status at the bottom so you don’t miss your flight while playing with their electronic goodies.

So our trip will be mostly visiting family, starting with Shanghai to visit one of my husband’s cousins and his wife. It’s a little mind blowing to think that the last time we saw them, his wife was pregnant and since then they’ve had a little boy who is now 3 years old! Time seriously flies.

While in Shanghai we will be visiting Zhujiajiao, a water town just an hour away. I’ll admit I’m a little disappointed because the weather is great in Shanghai today (78 degrees and sunny!) but by the time we land it will be down to 50s with chance of precipitation. Similar weather in Jinan, the main city we will be staying in and my husband’s hometown. Why does bad weather follow us wherever we go?!

Still, it’s warmer than the 30’s weather we are used to so I suppose I can’t complain! In fact it’s practically swimsuit weather for us!

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