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China Adventure

The plane ride

Monday, August 3, 2009

I met our group at the airport with great excitement in the air! Just before boarding the plane we found out the results from the “Follow Me” contest. Emilie pulled out a win, coming from behind! She is now the lucky winner of a new Itouch phone! Congrats girl, you deserved it. She had almost 200 followers. Great job! Our group departed O’Hare Airport for our 13 hour flight to Beijing.

We were excited to find that we had been seated together in the back. We took up the whole back two rows. Yes, the flight was long and well; long. We watched movies, read books, listened to IPods, played games, and got to know one another. Our plane was a Boeing 777; having 42 rows deep and 9 seats across.

Half way between Chicago and Beijing, our group decided to take a stretch break. Before we knew it, we were swarming the back portion of the plane, having snacks and talking. The airlines stewards were so accommodating and allowed us to “Stretch” in the dinette in the back of the plane. After an hour of discussion and hype about our future destinations, we decided to rest a little. Beijing was waiting for us and just around the corner!

-Stephanie Wolfe


Essential Programs Details

Duration 15 days
When August 1st - 14th, 2009
Focus History/Culture
Martial Arts
Modern/Ancient Architecture